Healthy bites and beautiful smiles to last a lifetime.
Linda J. Krebs, DDS, PhD
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COVID-19: Doing Our Part for the Public Good
Dear Patients and Families,
The health and well-being of our patients is our top priority, now and always. In response to the coronavirus pandemic, we are closely following and adhering to precautions advised by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and recommendations from the Massachusetts Dental Society, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.
- Based on the recommendations from state and local authorities, the office will be closed for all non-urgent appointments through the month of April, 2020. This time-frame is subject to change pending further recommendations from the CDC, Massachusetts Department of Public Health and our state and local dental boards and organizations.
- We will continue to be available to our patients for questions and emergencies at 978-256-8531.
- We will be calling to reschedule appointments during this time frame in the coming days.
- For patients who need to be seen to alleviate pain or discomfort, we request that only the patient come to the office for the visit. For younger patients, one parent or care giver can accompany the patient.
- We are developing virtual consultation services. If you are interested in virtual services through a HIPAA compliant Zoom platform, please let us know.
We want to assure you that we are taking continuous steps to ensure that our office remains a safe place for patients. It’s important for you to know that orthodontists and orthodontic care teams are experts in infection control. For instance, we have been trained to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as flu, HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis. The precautions we take every day will also help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
We follow precautions developed by the CDC to protect both health care personnel and patients. We sterilize all instruments after each use and clean each dental operatory after each patient visit, using surface disinfectants that kill all known infectious diseases, including coronavirus. Dedicated hand washing and one-time use disposable materials also help maintain a safe environment for our patients. Our staff are regularly trained in these procedures.
Working with our facility managers, we’ve ensured that our cleaning team has a sufficient stock of supplies. We have asked them to apply additional focus and time on cleaning door handles, faucets, and other items with high-traffic hand touches. Magazines in our waiting areas are also a risk from frequent contact, so they have been removed.
Seeing your dentist and dental specialists is a vital investment for your general health. Our office remains open to handle urgent orthodontic needs for our patients following the above guidelines. If you have a fever, are exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness, or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, you may be a risk to other patients or staff members. If you are experiencing fever (greater than 100.4), cough, or shortness of breath, please remain at home and contact your primary care physician immediately.
Remember, the best way to protect yourself and your community is with everyday preventative actions, like washing hands often and disinfecting surfaces regularly. These actions will help minimize and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
For the most up-to-date information and guidance, please visit the CDC website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.
Let’s all work together to do our part to weather the challenges posed by this new virus. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we adhere to the social-distancing recommendations in the coming weeks.
Dr. Linda Krebs and our Entire Team
Orthodontic Solutions for
Children and Adults
Dr. Krebs provides orthodontic treatment for children, teens, and adults. We use the most current and proven techniques to create straight teeth and a properly functioning bite. The orthodontist personally manages every case and sees each patient at every visit. You will find that Dr. Krebs is extremely caring, knowledgeable and highly skilled. Her top-notch credentials, paired with her warm and caring demeanor, ensures that all of our patients get the best results possible.
We would like to invite you to take advantage of our complimentary consultation to learn if you or a family member could benefit from orthodontic treatment. Come meet us and you’ll see how we provide personal orthodontic care, utilizing the most up to date and aesthetic techniques to create beautiful smiles and healthy bites.