Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Our office is open to see patients for all their dental care needs.
Call us at Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS Phone Number 301-384-7800 to schedule your appointment!

Reopening of Office

We are excited to announce that we are open again for all patient care as of Tuesday, May 26th! We wish to reinforce and assure you of the following changes that have been made as a precaution, as the safety of our staff and patients is our top priority; below are some of the changes that you can expect as we re-open:

Scheduling

There have been some changes to scheduling and check-in to due to COVID-19. We are scheduling our patients in such a way to ensure no patient crossover in the waiting room or at check-out.
For patients who had appointments that were missed in March, April and May due to Coronavirus, please call our front desk Office Phone Number Elsabet H. Tekle, DDS Phone Number 301-384-7800 and we will work you back into the schedule based upon when your original appointment was and how soon you call to schedule.

Screening

COVID-19 symptom screening of all customers prior to their appointment
Once in our waiting room, you will notice some changes. We will meet you already in upgraded Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with hand sanitize for your hands and take your temperature with a touchless thermometer. All staff are also being screened daily.

Protocols and Equipment

Our front desk windows have large plexiglass guards on both sides now with transaction windows at the bottom. Our standard sanitizing protocols, that we have always used to clean our patient rooms and instruments,we will continue to do what we have always done. In addition to this, however, waiting room door handles and all transaction counters will be regularly wiped down after patients.

All of these precautions meet and exceed all current recommendations from the CDC, OSHA and the ADA.

We may look different and sound different (It can be hard to talk under all that equipment!), but we are still the same friendly team you’ve always been used to. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

We are really excited to see you all again!

Sincerely,

Dr Elsabet Tekle & Team


COVID-19

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we 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. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.

Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.

We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.

Please view and share our latest COVID-19 Symptom Comparison Chart with your friends and family.

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