With the ongoing concern of COVID-19 exposure, we take patient safety seriously and understand the importance of keeping our patients informed. Effective 03/18/2020, Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery will be open on an emergency basis only. All elective surgeries currently scheduled will be re-scheduled starting April 14, 2020 in our efforts to reduce the risk of exposure and the spread of viruses in our communities. This decision is under the advisement of the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA), the Michigan Dental Association (MDA) as well as the Governor’s stay at home executive order. We are working diligently to contact all previously scheduled patients to re-schedule their appointments starting April 14, 2020. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time. If you wish to call to re-schedule your appointment, please contact us at (586) 286-1600 Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm ONLY. If you need to set up an emergency appointment ONLY you may call (586) 286-1600 anytime and someone will get back to you.
Our Macomb office is accepting emergency patients ONLY. Please click here for location information for our Macomb office.
For those that do need to come in for emergency care: patient safety and care are always top priority at Summit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. As an AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) accredited organization, all of our offices operate with higher standards of care and cleanliness. These standards have been heightened even more during this time. See below for the precautions we’re taking to keep our staff and patients safe.
- Staying up to date with the latest announcements and guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) as well as the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Staying up to date with the latest local announcements and guidance from local authorities and reliable news sources.
- Increasing the frequency of our sanitation practices in all areas of our offices including continuous wiping down of areas that have patient contact such as waiting rooms, chairs, counters, and door handles.
- Allowing patients and drivers of patients to wait in their vehicles or outside our offices for those that prefer not to wait inside.
- We are asking all patients the following pre-screening questions:
- Have you returned from a foreign country in the last 14 days?
- Do you or have you had a fever in the last 14 days?
- Do you or have you had a persistent cough in the past 14 days?
- Have you been experiencing any shortness of breath in the past 14 days?
- Have you been in direct contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19?
- If patients answer yes to any of the above questions, we are asking them to reschedule to at least 14 days from their original appointment date.
- We are limiting patients to one accompanying visitor, unless a pediatric patient is in the office then both parents would be allowed to attend with their child.
- We are encouraging staff to stay home if they experience any of the known symptoms, and staff in attendance are taking all usual safety precautions including wearing personal protective equipment (PPE).
How you can help…
Due to safety concerns, we will not be able to accommodate you if you meet any of the following:
- Have traveled outside the U.S. or to a U.S. “hot zone” within the past month
- Have had contact with someone that traveled outside the U.S. or to a U.S. “hot zone” and they were/is now sick
- Have had contact with someone who was diagnosed with the flu or COVID-19
- Are experiencing a fever, active cough, or trouble breathing