We just wanted to give everyone a quick update on the current COVID protocols in our office. We understand that there is no longer a state or federal mask mandate in many settings. However, regardless of vaccination status, the CDC does still require masks to be worn by patients, visitors, and staff in health care settings, and we must comply with this guidance. In addition, a significant percentage of our patients are under 12 years of age, and therefore have not been vaccinated and are susceptible to being infected with COVID. And although we do everything we can to minimize the generation of aerosols in our office, some of our procedures, such as polishing when braces are removed, may produce aerosols, and the best defense against aerosols is the wearing of a mask. Therefore, we are still requiring mask wear for anyone who enters our office.
In addition, our waiting room remains closed. Unless we specifically ask for a parent to come in with a child, whoever brings a child patient should wait in their car, and we will update you at the end of the appointment. (But if you would like to speak with a doctor or staff member prior to the appointment, please do not hesitate to ask! We are happy to accommodate you.) With the utmost caution in mind, we are also still staggering appointment times and maximizing the distance between patients in our treatment areas. The health and safety of our patients, their families, and our staff is our foremost concern, and we thank you in advance for your cooperation and understanding of our policies. Our patients and their families have helped us safely navigate the last year and a half, and we truly appreciate all of you.
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I love this orthodontist. I got my braces today, they feel weird but Dr. Cook and Gutsche reasured me that I will get used to them and I will be fine. Very happy with treatment, very nice employees and doctors.
Apr 25, 2019 by S.F.
The office staff is friendly and couldn’t do enough to make you and your child feel comfortable and informed. My son has just started orthodontic treatment and every time he comes out he’s smiling. Can’t say enough good things!!
Apr 15, 2019 by B.C
Finally got the braces off and my teeth look great!! Great staff and good work
We had our first visit and everyone in the office is amazing! And I love how they communicate directly with my child and keep her involved!