Dr. Hardinger offers complete family dental care services in a relaxed setting. Our friendly and professional staff have the experience to meet your personal dental needs. Let Dr. Hardinger provide you with a choice of dental services and financial options you will be comfortable with.
As of Friday May 8, 2020 the Governor has modified the COVID-19 proclamation to allow all dental services.
I am glad to live in a county with 20 cases! Fourteen have recovered.
Dental services are allowed contingent on compliance with “Back To Practice” document by the Iowa Board. There remains a shortage of PPE and this document, which among other things, states that “the dentist has adequate inventories of PPE without relying on state or local stockpiles.” This will limit my practice and priority must be given to patients with dental problems. Certainly risks remain yet we have taken many safety measures, which I can sum up by this,
“If it is safe and healthy for us then it is also for you.”
The dental office will be open, albeit slowly at first, for current patients during our regular office hours from 8-5 on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays.
Aside from the local resources through Mercy One, the Governor has announced a screening service called TESTIOWA and can be accessed at https://www.testiowa.com/. This will become more widely available over time. I read today that there 5603 screened individuals in Cerro Gordo County. With this assessment you can find out whether a COVID-19 test is needed or not. I like the way it asks for weekly updates on your health.
It is a lot of extra time and attention to detail, and I am sure you will notice these changes when you come. My office staff and I don’t mind protecting you and ourselves as we strive to implement the “Back To Practice” safeguards and requirements allowed by the governor.
Here are a few of the main safety precautions:
- Please call to reschedule your appointment if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, or have been in contact with anyone symptomatic.
- We will be seeing one patient at a time.
- Only scheduled patients will be permitted into the dental office at the time of their appointment.
- Scheduled patients will be screened prior to being treated and temperatures will be taken.
Don’t hesitate to call our office at 641-423-6172 if you have any questions or concerns.