Beginning April 27, 2020, we will begin scheduling emergency and urgent patients for treatment at Barataria Dental. In an effort to curtail exposure to the coronavirus, we will limit our days and times for treating patients.
Please call to speak to one of our team members about whether you should be seen at this time. Some dental conditions can be evaluated over the phone with Dr. Burmaster or Dr. Hemphill.
We are busily preparing our office to handle the current situation with increased infection control standards. Each of our team members will be monitoring themselves for fever twice a day as well as following ADA/CDC hand washing guidelines and infection control procedures.
We will begin every patient contact by screening for fever before the patient enters our building. We will review all risk factors as well as presence of fever from your car in our parking lot. You will be given a facemask to wear to enter our building. Then we will call you on your phone at the time for your to enter the building.
Because of the necessity of increased personal protective equipment, we may look very different when you see us now. In addition, we are implementing increased suction capabilities and increased isolation in our treatment rooms.
We will not be doing cleanings and routine dental appointments at this time. We hope to be able to get back to a more normal situation as soon as possible. For now, we choose to limit exposure for you and our team by only treating urgent and emergency situations. Thank you for your understanding.