To All of Our Patients:
Re: COVID-19 Plan
At this time, the Maine Dental Association is recommending that all dental practices in Maine follow the Maine CDC and Governor Mill’s recommendation to suspend non-urgent dental procedures for the next 14 days and then re-evaluate at that time.
As of March 17, 2020, Dr. Brookings will be treating only emergency cases for patients who are in dental pain or have developed infections. Our current plan is to re-open on Wednesday April 8th, 2020 subject to change based on our health authorities recommendations.
The office will be available by phone or text to speak with those patients needing assistance, keeping in mind that only emergency cases can be seen.
Any existing appointments scheduled with Dr. Brookings or our hygienists within this two week period will be called to reschedule. We are developing a plan to accommodate these cancellations. Our telephone number is 207-947-6239. You may call or text to this number.
Thank you for your understanding and patience during this period of unprecedented experiences. We all have an important part in preventing the spread of COVID-19. As a reminder, please follow the recommendations below to help in this respect:
1. If you are ill or have the symptoms of COVID-19, such as a fever, cough or shortness of breath, please stay home and call your healthcare provider to see if you should be seen or tested.
2. Remember to wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer for at least 20 seconds. This will kill viruses that are on your hands.
3. Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth with your hands as best possible. Hands can transfer viruses to these areas.
4. Cover your coughs and sneezes with tissues or into your elbow if no tissues are available. Dispose used tissues promptly. Keep your distance from others who are coughing or sneezing.
Reach out for help if you need it and remember we are all in this together and together we will get through this.
Stay safe and well,
Dr. Robert Brookings and team