Dear Valued Patients and Friends,
Let us first start by letting you know that we miss seeing your smiling faces in our office. We look forward to the day when we will be able to open our doors back up to you. We at Eggert Family Dentistry are working hard to figure out how we can continue our care for you in this ever-changing time. Until further notice, we must severely restrict patient care to keep our community safe. This is based on the March 19, 2020 order from Governor Walz that all dental practices close and the March 25, 2020 Stay at Home order. We are limited in what we can do right now, including how we can respond to emergent needs. Here you will find an update as to how we are able to serve you during this unprecedented time.
Please read the following information carefully.
All appointments scheduled with us through Friday, April 10 have been
. We have reached out to all patients that had appointments scheduled prior to that date. The Executive Order for postponement of non-emergent or elective dental treatment remains in effect until Monday, April 13; however, it is possible that the Executive Order could be extended. We will continue to provide updates to our patients via Facebook and email as we receive them and we will work with you to reschedule any canceled appointments at our soonest opportunity.
Urgent or emergency care will be provided at the discretion of Dr. Jeff and Dr. Elizabeth, as there are strict guidelines from government sources on emergency procedures allowed during this time. Please be aware that we can launch into “teledentistry” as needed and it is likely we will be recommending pharmaceutical management more during this time than we normally would. Our patients experiencing a dental emergency should call our office at 651-482-8412 for further instructions on how to contact the doctors so they can help to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.
We are sorry that we must restrict our patient care this way at this time, but don’t panic. We’re all in this together. We will work with you to get your treatment plan back on track when we reopen. There’s a lot of uncertainty right now, but the one thing we know for sure is that we at Eggert Family Dentistry look forward to seeing you back in our office soon! We continue to provide Dentistry for a Lifetime of Smiles, even when it is challenging to smile. We are here to make a difference in the lives of our patients.
Lastly, be sure to scroll down or check out the links in this paragraph for some great resources on the airway system. The COVID-19 virus can be less virulent if we take the right precautions. We've included resources for you about how improving your airway and air exchange will help you be your most healthy. This can help protect you not only from COVID-19, but all diseases. You can read through this
scientific article about airway and COVID-19
, put out by the Breathe Institute. We have included a video put out by Dr. David Price, an ICU doctor in New York City, about how to
empower and protect you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic
. To help you understand the airway system better and how to breathe better, check out this
from the author of Close Your Mouth, Patrick McKeown. Finally, we have 3 blog articles about conditions that are affected by airway like dry mouth, sleep apnea, and more. Happy learning!