Notice from the ADA regarding Governor Hogan's termination of State of Emergency and all COVID-19 related mandates:
State of Emergency and Guidelines for Dental Practices:
"As you probably heard, effective July 1, 2021, the Governor is lifting the state of emergency for Maryland. However, even though the state of emergency is being lifted, there are NO changes to the COVID protocols and guidelines for health care facilities, including dental offices. Social distancing, patient screenings, and facemasks/fit-tested respirators/PPE all remain as appropriate for the protection of the dental team and your patients. Maryland's regulations follow the guidelines of the CDC and OSHA. Not until these agencies adopt new guidelines will there be any changes to the procedures for your practice."
UPDATE - 1/3/2022
In order to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and other illnesses, we have temporarily implemented the following procedures:
- If you are not scheduled for an appointment, you will not be permitted to enter the building. We encourage you to call the office for scheduling, billing, and any other questions you may have.
- NO GUESTS will be permitted to enter the building. Only the patient with a scheduled appointment may enter. Patients under 18 years of age will be allowed ONE parent to accompany them.
- Anyone entering the building is required to wear a face covering.
- If you, or anyone in your household, have traveled outside of the country, come into direct contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, experienced a fever OR experienced any flu-like symptoms within the last 10 days, your appointment WILL be rescheduled.
- If you, or anyone in your household, are currently awaiting COVID-19 test results, your appointment WILL be rescheduled.
Touch of Smiles Dental Care greatly appreciates your HONESTY, understanding and cooperation as we continue to follow the protocols set forth by the ADA, CDC, and OSHA as we work to safeguard the health of our patients, our staff, and the entire community.
WELCOME BACK! ❤️