March 15, 2020
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In light of what is going on in our community and the world, we want to let you know what we are doing to protect our patients and staff.  Our offices are currently open on our normal schedule.  However, effective immediately, we would like to limit the amount of traffic coming in and out of the office.

• To minimize the number of people in our office, we request that you not bring siblings, friends, or relatives to your orthodontic appointment.

• When parents are accompanying children, we ask that only one parent, rather than both, attend with your child.

• Some families desire that their children be seen without an adult present in the office (for example, a parent may wait in the car).  We strongly encourage you to do so.  Please assume that no treatment update from us is good news and that your child’s treatment is advancing normally. We will contact you as needed for any treatment updates.

• If you have a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please do not come to the office.  Please call us and we will gladly reschedule your appointment.

• If you have traveled to a high-risk area known to have COVID-19 or have been on a cruise in the last 14 days, please call the office to reschedule your appointment until after you have at least 14 days of being symptom free.

• If you have known exposure to someone diagnosed with COVID-19, please call to reschedule your appointment. 

Unlike many public environments, our office remains a very safe space to continue administering care, as we are constantly disinfecting our facility and equipment by following CDC, and State of Illinois regulations and recommendations pertaining to dental care settings.

In addition to our standard levels of sterilization and disinfection after every patient visit, our team is disinfecting common areas frequently, including waiting room chairs, front desk and brushing station.

Fortunately, routine orthodontic care seldom carries with it any urgency.  Please rest assured that should the changing environment require a deferring of appointments, or our office hours require alteration, your orthodontic treatment will not suffer any significant delay.  Although we are hopeful that it will not be necessary, should it become prudent to delay office operations for any reason, we will be able to continue your treatment unabated as such time that operations return to normal.

We thank you for your time in reviewing this update, and remind you to keep calm and wash your hands.  We will get through this together.

Sincerely
Dr. Varble and the entire team at Varble Orthodontics.

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