Dear friends, colleagues, patients and others in our human community –
I do hope this letter finds you very well amidst our ongoing turmoil. It is true that the threat of this viral invader is very real, and we must take significant action to protect all members of our society. This being the case, please remember that the combined intelligence, ingenuity and integrity of the human spirit is far superior to that of any foreign contagion. We will get through this together, especially if we cooperate in careful consideration, thoughtful communication, and diligent action.
As we resume prosthodontic care, we will do so cautiously, responsibly and with limitations. Please understand and know that this practice intends to meet or exceed all guidelines set forth by the CDC, the Florida Department of Health, and the Governor’s Office to control the spread of this virus, particularly as it may pertain to the delivery of dental care. Our exact and thorough protocols are available in a separate document available upon request. Please know that these procedures are being evaluated and updated as conditions change and new knowledge becomes available to provide the safest environment possible. In response, we also now offer video teledentistry consultation, which may help significantly with patient questions and confidence.
In closing, please know that we take this pandemic, as well as the responsibility to provide safe and exceptional dental care, very seriously. With that understanding, it is also known to medical science that happy patients, or those in a better emotional state, are more resistant to illness and respond better to therapy. Please take care of yourself both physically and mentally. We wish you peace and all our best.
C. Scott Schmitt, DMD MS
I was very pleased with the care, warmth, attention, and excellent dental care that I received at Dr. Schmitt's office. His whole team was incredible.