Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Virginia Endodontics has decided to remain open during the COVID-19 health crisis.
To Our Patients and Referring Dentists: We believe strongly in our professional and moral obligation to provide emergency care to our patients, many of whom are in pain or experiencing infection that must be treated to avoid more serious health consequences.
We do want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more.
We are taking additional measures to keep our staff and patients healthy- including making schedule adjustments to avoid crowding in the waiting room and to allow more time for increased cleaning, allowing patients to wait in their vehicles until the patient room is ready, screening patients for COVID-19 and triaging appropriately, and increasing the frequency of sanitation procedures.
To Our Colleagues, Friends, and Family Working in Hospitals: We know that root canal-related pain leads to over 400,000 hospital emergency department visits each year and considerable costs to our healthcare workers and hospitals (http://www.jendodon.com/
article/S0099-2399(10)00797-1/ abstract). We are committed to remaining open to do important work on our end, so you can keep hospital beds open for those in need on your end.
As always, we will be checking our voicemail around the clock, and responding ASAP to all patients and referring dentists. We can be reached at (703) 539-0400.
Please note: Though a referral from a general dentist is always appreciated to provide guidance, it is not necessary in order for a patient to make an appointment. For those dentists working remotely, you may fill one out for your patients (https://www.vaendo.com/referring-doctors/) or via email at [email protected]
We look forward to speaking with you. Until then, be well.