So many things have changed in the past few months … from children’s schooling to the way we grocery shop. Gone are the days of just running to pick up something quickly .. I was never known for my patience. I would certainly say I am much more patient now then I ever was !
I have been fortunate to continue working throughout this period and although I miss being with the Maple Mews Dental team and seeing patients, I am confident the day will come soon that we will be able to open the dental practice to see patients, and do what we do best, work alongside our patients to maintain oral health and create beautiful smiles. For the time being, I am in the office working closely with Dr Rzepka and Dr Parker to triage and take care of dental emergencies. Like many other professionals, dentists including Dr Rzepka and Dr. Parker started offering phone and video services to take care of patients and clients with urgent needs. “ Teledentistry” has become the norm during this time to address our patients dental concerns and emergencies, seeing in office patients only as necessary to reduce risks for both patients and our team.
Just like grocery shopping, the visit to the dentist looks very different. We are social distancing, we are wearing masks, even me at the front desk, we are screening every patient and visitor to the office over the phone and upon arrival and taking the temperature of each person upon arrival to the office. A glass front desk enclosure was installed last week … I am so pleased with it … I know I feel safer and know you will too when you visit Maple Mews Dental ! We are working diligently to be prepared to see patients for more than just emergency services, and when we get the green light from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons to do so, we will be ready!
Laura Mara, Office Manager, Maple Mews Dental