COVID-19 - Information will be updated as it becomes available
Eric G. Piascik, DMD
46 Hosmer Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
May 19, 2020
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. 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’s 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.
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’ll 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’re 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 one 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 (508) 485-2960 or visit our website at www.drericdmd.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Eric G. Piascik, D.M.D.
Wednesday March 18, 2020
Notice of Temporary Closure
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community. To that end, we have decided to close our practice for the next three weeks, starting on March 18, 2020, in accordance with guidance provided by the Massachusetts Dental Society. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively adhere to Governor Baker’s recommendations and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance of social separation.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in "flattening the curve" in order to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. Our office will be closely reviewing our appointment schedule. If you have a nonurgent
appointment scheduled with us this week, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment.
Dr. Piascik will be on-call in the event of a dental emergency. Should you require emergency dental care, please call our office as you normally would at (508) 485-2960 and there will be directions for Dr. Piascik to get in touch with you.
We did not make this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research, and planning guided our decision. We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for
emergency dental care and frontline health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Eric G. Piascik, DMD