Current response to COVID-19:
UPDATED: TEMPORARY CLOSURE 3/18 – 4/17 – Our response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community. To that end, we have decided to close our practice from March 18 – April 17, 2020, in accordance with guidance provided by the American Dental Association, the Iowa Dental Association and the United States Government. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively adhere to the recommendations provided by those groups and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance of social separation.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in “flattening the curve” in order to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. Our office will be closely reviewing our appointment schedule. If you have a non-urgent appointment scheduled with us this during this time, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment.
If you have a dental emergency, please call Emergency Dental Care USA in Des Moines, Iowa at 515-318-7248. They are open during this crisis for emergency dental care. It is recommended you call ahead. For more information, please visit their website at: EmergencyDental.com/DSM.
Should you require routine dental care, please call our office at (515) 462-4474 and leave a voicemail. We will return your call when we return to the office.
We did not make this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research, and planning guided our decision. We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and frontline health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Dr. Christopher W. Blanchard