Important Information Regarding COVID-19
Update #2: 3/17/20 – Given the recent recommendations by both the ADA and AAOMS, we have decided to reschedule all elective cases for at least the next 2 weeks. Elective cases are those in which there is no infection, abscess, or pain and can withstand a delay in treatment for at least the next 2-3 weeks. Drs. Sexton and Weiskopf will continue to see patients who need urgent care. We will be closely monitoring all agencies for updated recommendations as they are made. Thank you again for your understanding.
Update: 3/17/20 – As we all know, this situation is very fluid and recommendations are constantly being updated. We are constantly monitoring the latest recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS), and the Tennessee and Shelby County Dept of Health. We have also been in contact with local infectious disease experts. As stated yesterday, the safety of our patients and staff is our top priority and we will be updating this page with the latest information when we have it. Thank you.
Dear patients and members of our community,
Sexton Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery would like to update you about COVID-19 (coronavirus) and its impact on our practice. At this time, we will continue to be open for regular business hours. We would like our patients to know about some of our safety policies in light of the current events. First and foremost, as healthcare providers and the fact that we are a surgery center, Sexton Oral Surgery has always followed the infection prevention and control guidelines as directed by the highest standards of OSHA and the CDC. The use of personal protective equipment (PPE) such as masks and gloves have always been a standard practice here. All equipment is sterilized after each patient encounter and sterilization equipment is monitored daily. All consultation and surgical rooms are disinfected after each patient encounter. In addition, all high touch surfaces at our offices, such as doorknobs, phones, and computers, are frequently disinfected.
We have also implemented some new policies to further protect the health and safety of our patients and staff. When you arrive to our office your temperature will be checked, and a screening questionnaire performed. In addition, we ask that you bring only one additional family member with you to your appointment and that he or she waits for you in your vehicle during your appointment. This will help reduce the flow of patients through the office and minimize contact with others.
Finally, if you or someone in your household is experiencing cough, fever, difficulty breathing, or other flu-like symptoms, please call us to reschedule your appointment.
Please know that the safety of our patients and staff is of the utmost importance to us. Thank you for your understanding,
Drs. Sexton and Weiskopf
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html