Oakdale Dental Associates, P.C.
Notice of Temporary Closure
March 17, 2020
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 until further notice from Governor Baker, 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 non-urgent appointment scheduled with us this week, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment.
There will be a doctor on-call in the event of a dental emergency. Should you require emergency dental care, please call our office as you normally would at 413-536-1782 and one of our doctors will 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.
Manohar Lalchandani DDS, MAGD