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Office Reopen Protocol

I hope this letter finds you and your family well.  This has certainly been an unsettling time for all of us.  Hopefully, it will resolve soon. Dr. Frederick Lehmann, DDS, PA I will be reopening Frederick G. Lehmann, DDS, PA on May 18, 2020. When I reopen, my staff and I will be taking the following steps for your safety: 1.      If you currently have an appointment with us, please call the office to confirm the appointment. 2.      We ask that you do not bring friends or family with you, especially children, to the appointment.  If you need someone to drive you to the office, that person will need to stay in the car or outside of the office during your appointment. 3.     On the day of your appointment, when you arrive at the parking lot, please call us from your car to let us know you are here.  We will let you know when to come into the office to be seen.  We are taking this step to reduce traffic in the office. 4.      Before you enter the office, you will need to be wearing a mask.  If you do not have a mask, we will provide you a disposable mask at the door. 5.     At the entrance to the office, a staff member will take your temperature.  We are also taking temperatures of all staff at the beginning of each work day.  Anyone with a temperature of over 101 degrees will be asked to reschedule his or her appointment.  Employees who present with a fever will not be allowed to work until the fever has resolved. 6.     We will ask you to fill out a form letting us know whether you or any member of your household has flu-like [...]

By |2020-05-30T22:35:19+00:00May 30th, 2020|Services|0 Comments

What is a Dental Emergency?

In an effort to provide guidance to its licensees and the public, The NorthCarolina State Board of Dental Examiners has defined emergency and nonemergency dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic as set out below. The recommendation (issued 16 March 2020) that dentists treat only emergency cases during the current State of Emergency remains in effect until further notice.Non-emergency Dental Treatments are those procedures that can be postponed or delayed without causing patient harm or pain. Dentists should refrain from nonemergency treatment of patients during the State of Emergency surrounding the COVID19 pandemic. Examples of non-emergency treatments include, but are not limited to: • Initial or periodic oral examinations and recall visits, including routine radiographs, • Routine dental cleaning and other preventive therapies, • Orthodontic procedures other than those to address acute issues (e.g., pain, infection, trauma), • Extraction of asymptomatic teeth, • Restorative dentistry including treatment of asymptomatic carious lesions, • Aesthetic dental procedures, • Placement of dental implants. Emergency Dental Treatment consists of managing conditions that require immediate attention, including to relieve severe pain or risk of infection. Dentists should use their professional judgment to safely offer emergency care to patients, including to treat pain and infection, and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments and urgent care centers. Examples of emergency dental treatments include, but are not limited to: Uncontrolled bleeding, Acute abscess, or localized bacterial infection resulting in pain and swelling, Extensive caries or defective restorations causing pain from pulpal inflammation, Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma including avulsion/luxation, Surgical postoperative follow-up including osteitis or dry socket dressing changes, including suture removal, Dental treatment required by physician prior to critical medical procedures, Pericoronitis or other causes of [...]

By |2020-03-31T23:57:36+00:00March 31st, 2020|Services|0 Comments