Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update
On March 14, Gov. Andy Beshear announced that non-emergency medical procedures should cease until
further notice. The Board of Dentistry has confirmed that he and Commissioner Steven Stack intended for dental procedures
to be part of this request. In that light, the Kentucky Board of Dentistry is asking all health
care providers (including dentists, dental specialists and hygienists) to
reschedule all elective dental care which will not negatively affect the
patient. This should begin as soon as possible and
continue until advised otherwise by the Department for Public Health.
Due to the nature of this respiratory illness, the Board highly encourages its licensees to utilize rubber dam or similar isolation whenever possible for patients that must be seen. These actions will not only protect our patients but you as a licensee, your employees and their families.
We understand the financial difficulties this decision may cause some of our providers and their staff. However, it is imperative that all health care providers in the state are on the same page in order to "flatten the curve" and beat this disease. For the latest information on coronavirus, please visit the following resources:
- Kentucky COVID-19 Update
- ADA COVID-19 Handout
- CDC Information for Healthcare Providers
- CDC Guidelines for Infection Control
We are committed to keeping our patients healthy and continue to monitor the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation daily. The safety of our patients has always been our number one priority.
We have state-of-the-art infection control policies, procedures and systems in place that demonstrate safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare that meet or exceed the Centers for Disease Control’s Standard Precautions for Dental Practices.
During these uncertain times, our clinicians and team members remain here to assist you with your emergency dental needs and are available to answer any questions you might have.
How to protect yourself and stop the spread of germs
- Sanitize your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
- Stay at home when you are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- You may be asked to put on a face mask to protect others.
If you or your child feels sick
If you or your child are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please inform our team members and we will kindly reschedule your appointment:
- Shortness of breath
- Chest Pain or Respiratory symptoms
Visit the CDC's website at CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/ for the most current information.