Dr. Walker Deployed During COVID-19
We at Walker Dental Group 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 regular habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your oral health.
I wanted to give you an update on my status, the current state of my practice, and how we will continue to respond to the threat posed by COVID-19. In late March, I deployed with the Georgia Air National Guard in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I am thankful to be able to answer the call, and the overwhelming support of our state and nation is genuinely humbling. I am very proud and honored to be a part of the national response to defeat this virus.
I wanted you all to know that I look forward to returning to my practice as soon as I complete my mission with the Georgia Air National Guard. Due to my absence, I coordinated with other dentists and specialists in our area to provide emergency care for my patients. My thoughts and prayers are with all our patients and families during this challenging time, and I look forward to seeing you all very soon!
Infection control is and has been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. We utilize our infection control measures to ensure that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. Given the recent crisis, we want to share some information regarding how we determine which infection control procedures we follow in our practice.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (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. In conjunction with their guidance, you may see some changes during your next appointment. In the coming weeks, please watch for additional communications regarding the specific changes we are implementing to protect you and our staff for future dental appointments.
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. Please visit our website for any additional updates.
Thank you for being our patient! We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.
ASH P WALKER, DMD
WALKER DENTAL GROUP
OFFICE: (478) 477 2761