In order to comply with state and federal mandates and for the safety of our patients, their families, as well as our staff we are temporary closing our office starting March 18th until further notice. Please know that we will continue to monitor our phones and all calls will be returned promptly. We’re also available to see patients on an emergency basis. We understand that these are difficult times and we would like you to know that Dr. Salmassian and the entire team of Bridgeport Aesthetic Dentistry is committed to providing whatever assistance possible. We miss you and we are all looking forward to seeing you very soon.
We realize you may have a lot of questions during this health crisis so we have compiled a list of commonly asked questions to assist you and resolve simple issues until we can get back to the office:
Why does the office need to close?
Given the gravity of this health care crisis and a notional emergency, the California Dental Association has requested all dental practices to suspend care with the exception of emergency cases that present as life threatening. The purpose of this recommendation, consistent with the statewide shelter-in-place order, is to minimize the risks of virus exposure to patients and the dental team and to preserve critical health care workers’ personal protective equipment which are currently in extremely short supply. We agree with the recommendations and will comply with the closure request for the health of our patients and our staff and to limit the spread and escalation of this pandemic.
How long will our office be closed?
The State of California has placed a shelter in place order until April 19th which may be extended even further depending on the escalation of the pandemic. We are closely monitoring the current situation and will be ready to resume normal business operations as soon as we deem it safe for our patients and our staff. This health crisis is rapidly increasing with more cases diagnosed daily. We will continue to update you on any new developments and here to assist during the shutdown.
How Can I contact the office during the closure?
Our phone lines are open and we can be reached by calling our main line at 661-222-9229 Monday thru Friday from 9am to 5pm. You can email us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will get through this as one big dental family. We ask that you follow our recommendations, that you practice the necessary physical distancing guidelines and stay home, that you wash your hands at least for 20 seconds on a regular basis, but most importantly that you stay positive and enjoy every free minute of your day. Spend quality time with your loved ones, exercise, read, listen or play music, watch movies, and always always smile! We miss you and hope to see you again very soon.
Stay safe everyone!