Hello Sage Orthodontics Patients, Friends, and Families,
Beginning March 17th, Sage Orthodontics WILL BE CLOSED in response to the Coronavirus COVID-19. At this time, I am planning closure from Tuesday, March 17, 2020 through at least Wednesday, April 8, 2020. The length of our closure may change as new guidelines and recommendations emerge. I was struggling with making this decision when the Michigan Dental Association released a statement “strongly recommending that Michigan dentists close their offices beginning March 17 for at least two weeks to patients seeking preventive and elective care, and limit treatment to necessary treatment and patients requiring emergency care.” The American Dental Association later released a statement requesting at least a 2 week closure.
I will be reviewing all scheduled patient charts and our office staff will be contacting you as soon as we can.
Orthodontic emergencies and appointments for very specific procedures will be made on a case-by-case basis during this closure. The majority of orthodontic procedures and appointments are not crucial and will be postponed.
We will continue to have our phone lines available during normal business hours to answer any questions you may have. We will try to manage any orthodontic issues remotely and will only schedule true emergency visits after thorough review. We are looking into our best options for telehealth or virtual appointments to allow continued treatment for limited procedures.
I will post further updates as they become available.
Making the call to shut down my office literally brought tears to my eyes today! However, I think it is the right call to protect my patients, my staff, and their families in this time of uncertainty. Please take care of yourselves and thank you for your understanding.
Jamie Sage, DDS, MS