As your doctor of Oral Health, I care about much more than your smile. My goal is to support your total well-being, and that includes helping you consider what steps to take in protecting yourself from COVID-19.
That’s why I plan to ask you what you’ve heard about the COVID-19 vaccine and if you’ve received it at your next dental visit. The pandemic has affected all of us. Prevention is crucial if we’re going to stop the virus from spreading here at home and across the country.
I’ve already gotten the vaccine because I believe it is a wise and effective step. My decision is based on the scientific studies I’ve read and the guidance coming from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and others.
Still, I realize you may have many concerns. So I’ll be asking for your thoughts when I see you and offering to answer any questions about vaccination that you may have. My staff will also be happy to email you facts sheets to help inform your decision.
I look forward to your next dental visit. As always, you can continue to expect our strict health and safety protocols to be in place, including keeping our office and exam rooms spotlessly clean and disinfected, continued use of enhanced personal protective equipment and screening questions before your visit begins.
JONATHAN W HILL, DDS