We are Re-Opening on June 2nd!
Dear Artful Smiles Patients and Families,
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines.
We are glade to announce that we are reopening Artful Smiles Dental Studio to all patients starting June 2nd, 2020.
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
- We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
- You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
- Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
- We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 847-905-0790 or visit our website at artfuldental.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Artful Smiles Dental Team
Teledentistry Appointments Available
At Artful Smiles Dental Studio, we are fully committed to health and wellbeing of our patients. We are taking every precaution to ensure your safety. Currently, as recommended by the Illinois Dental Society our office is only open to accommodate emergency patients by appointment.
Please know that we are also available for dental consultations and emergencies through secure online Teledentistry portal. By utilizing this problem-focused evaluation we are honoring social distancing and preventing the worsening of dental emergencies. Our dentist will assess and remediate your dental emergency, as well as prescribe medications if necessary. Email us at [email protected] to make your appointment today or visit our Teledentistry page for more information.
Please feel free contact us to schedule your consultation or emergency appointment, and to reach out to our team with any other questions or concerns.
We are looking forward to seeing you soon.
Stay safe and heathy!
Artful Smiles Dental Studio Team
DEAR ARTFUL SMILES PATIENTS and FAMILIES:
In order to protect our patients, staff and community, we are supporting the “ALL IN ILLINOIS” initiative established by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker. Therefore, we are extending our office closure through May 30th, 2020.
We hope to reopen to all our patients as of June 1st, 2020.
Our staff will be reaching out to reschedule any appointment(s) currently scheduled within that timeframe, but you are also more than welcome to contact office to reschedule.
We will be available to see patients with an emergency on a limited basis and by appointment only.
We recognize that this may inconvenience many patients. However during this pandemic we know that every day counts in our collective fight against COVID-19. We must be guided by our ethical duty to ultimately save lives.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING DURING THIS TIME.
WE WILL ALL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!
Stay SAFE and HEALTHY!
Artful Smiles Dental Studio Team