COVID-19

Dental Office Now Open

As the coronavirus situation has unfolded, all of us -our patients, the dental team, and Dr. Flax- have been faced with questions about how to lead our daily lives while being told we must stay home. And we’ve all felt how uncomfortable and frustrating, as well as, the uncertainty and restrictions can be. Our team has seen that those feelings are magnified when your health, or that of a family member, is the cause of that uncertainty.

We’re now getting numerous questions every day from our dental patients, about handling their dental appointments and needs, since the stay at home measures went into place.

We are now open as of May 13th

At Flax Dental, we have chosen to follow the safest path for our patients and community by respecting National Social Distancing Guidelines and the Governors mandate of postponing elective procedures until May 14th.

Not only will this help limit exposure to and transmission of the virus for patients and staff, but it also helps preserve and extend the supply of personal protective equipment which is badly needed in both hospitals and dental offices.

Unfortunately, this pandemic is very unpredictable, and if anything changes we will keep you in the loop.

This is a very fluid situation and at times, very confusing.

Some background:
On March 16th, the American Dental Association issued guidelines advising dentists nationwide to postpone elective procedures for 3 weeks (until April 6th). Then, on March 31st, the Georgia Dental Association recommended that until further notice, all Georgia licensed dentists and dental facilities should continue to postpone elective procedures pursuant to CDC guidelines, through April 13, 2020. In addition, on Sunday, March 29th, President Trump announced that he would be extending his National Social Distancing Guidelines to April 30th. Recently, our Governor has chosen to extend shutdown of non- essential businesses until May 13th.

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