People who acquire the sickness, covid 19, show an array of symptoms. Some people are termed at high risk category because if they develop covid 19 they have worse symptoms and have a higher chance to not recover. High risk category factors are pregnancy, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, lung diseases including moderate to severe asthma, active malignancy, immunocompromised, or are over age 70. We must weigh the pros and cons of having dental treatment.
Even though the risk of being in contact with the corona virus at the dental office is extremely low we do offer high risk patient some options:
1) Defer treatment until the pandemic is over or a vaccine is developed
2) Schedule patient for early morning or after lunch when our office is less busy and there the possibility of less aerosol producing procedures
3) Modify dental treatment to limit clinic exposure
Please ask us if you have any questions or concerns or if you want us to expand on anything listed above. If you feel comfortable to proceed please complete the next paragraph.
I verify the information I have provided on this form is truthful and accurate. I consent to have dental treatment completed during the COVID-19 pandemic.