Posted on May 21, 2020
“We are ready to serve you safely.”
New safety and infection prevention measures in place to resume preventative, postponed, and non-emergent care
VCU Dental Care is ready to resume preventative and postponed procedures for both pediatric and adult patients, such as placement of restorations and tooth replacements, gum treatments and cleanings, tooth extractions, cancer screening, and routine dental exams.
“We never stopped providing emergency care through the Nelson Clinic at VCU Medical Center,” said Dr. David C. Sarrett, dean of the VCU School of Dentistry and associate vice president for VCU Health Sciences. “Since early March, we have strategized to resume routine dental care and postponed procedures, with safety as our top priority. We activated this plan, and we are in the process of re-introducing services gradually beginning May 26. Our dental clinics are safer than ever.”
VCU Dental Care has taken steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and to keep our patients, team members and community safe:
In addition to resuming oral health care safely, VCU Dental Care is urging the community not to postpone necessary or emergency dental care. Dental and other oral diseases, including gum issues, cavities, and cancers are chronic and progressive. Delaying treatment usually leads to poor outcomes and increased health risk.
For appointments, call (804) 828-9190. For after hours or weekend emergencies, call (804) 828-0951. For more information, visit vcudentalcare.com.