I hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy, both physically and mentally. The selflessness that we have seen from those on the front lines of battling this pandemic has been truly inspirational.
Please do everything possible to take care of your dental health. In stressful times, we have a tendency to overindulge in high sugar, comfort food and neglect our brushing and flossing. Let’s do all we can to minimize this. Exercise is vital, since the endorphins released are extremely beneficial. I’m out on my bicycles most days, try and find something that works for you.
I have created a Teledentistry portal for patients to be able to have a face to face consultation. Obviously not too much we can do to physically treat , but certainly, if there is something you need me to see, or for a new patient to become a patient of record, this will be useful. All you need to do is call our regular phone number, (805) 495-0187, and tell the operator that you need a video consultation and I will send you a link to a HIPPA compliant site.
I have used this time off to research the best sterilization and preventive measures to implement when we return to work. Rest assured that the safety of our patients and staff will be our highest priority.
I miss my normal life and seeing our wonderful patients. Hopefully this will end soon.
Very Best Wishes,
Philip Shindler DDS