Corona Virus Update
Our goal at Potomac Surgical Arts is to take precautions to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff as best we can, while still ensuring access to emergency medical care for those who need it.
Now offering Virtual Office Visits!
As of March 21st, 2020, in keeping with the American Dental and Medical Associations and INOVA
Health System’s recommendations to help aid in the effort to control containment of the current Corona
Virus Outbreak, we have temporarily suspended new appointments for all non-emergency patients.
We felt it necessary to take this step to protect the health and safety of our patients and staff as best we can, while still striving to ensure safe access to medical and dental care for those who need it.
If you have a true Medical Emergency, please call 911.
For all Urgent Surgical and Dental Emergencies, we will be on call during this Health Care Crisis. If you are not a patient of record, you will need to be examined by one of our doctors before treatment is rendered.
This list provides some guidance on what constitutes a Surgical/Dental Emergency vs. a Surgical/Dental Urgency:
Dental Emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection, and include:
*severe pain and swelling in the mouth and/or face and neck
*trauma to the face involving the teeth and jaw
Urgent Dental Care requiring more immediate attention:
*Severe Dental Pain from an irritated nerve in your tooth
*Wisdom tooth pain or infection
*Surgical Postop infection such as Dry Socket
*Dental Trauma involving loosening of the teeth
We hope to re-open to non-emergency patients and regularly scheduled surgeries on Monday April 27th.
We will be updating this message in the future as needed.
Our entire staff at Potomac Surgical Arts hopes to see you soon and we all hope for a speedy resolve to this crisis.
Instructions for scheduled patients
- For Social Distancing purposes, and to limit the number of people who enter our office, drivers, parents, etc., will be asked to remain in the car for the duration of the patient’s appointment.
- Please call the office at 703-723-5366 from your car in the parking lot and we will greet you in the front lobby of our building.
- Upon Arrival you will be asked to wash your hands in the lobby bathroom prior to entering our office.
We are following the American Dental and Medical Associations Corona Virus Protocols in our Reception, Treatment, and Back Office areas in every way. We will continue to follow OSHA and Hospital Grade Sterilization procedures. Sterilization and cleanliness, have always been and will always be our first priority, just as is each of our patient’s and staff’s health.
How to protect yourself and your family:
– Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds, or use hand sanitizer with a 60% or higher alcohol base when unable to wash with soap and water
– Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
– Avoid close contact with people who are sick just as you would during cold and flu season
– Stay home from work and self-quarantine if you are feeling sick
– Cough and sneeze into tissues or your elbow
– Clean and disinfect household surfaces regularly
– Avoid unnecessary travel and social engagements
– Avoid crowded indoor and outdoor activity places like gyms and public parks
– Do not utilize vital medical supplies such as facemasks and gloves if you are asymptomatic and healthy
Thank you for your patience during this trying time, and we hope to see you soon
Some helpful links:
Loudoun County Public Schools: https://www.lcps.org/COVID19
Additional Information Regarding COVID-19
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links: