Please note that our office is closed until March 31st as per the recommendations of the Minister of Health to help stop the spread of Covid-19. We will continue to monitor the situation and will contact anyone scheduled after March 31st should an extended closure be necessary. Currently, all BC dental offices are restricted to emergency-only care as per recommendations from the BC College of Dental Surgeons and the Minister of Health.
Our recommendation for the extended time between visits in our office includes continuing the current elastic and appliance wear protocol. If you are in braces, please take extra care to prevent breakage as repairs will be deferred whenever possible. The same applies for retainers as replacement of lost or broken retainers will also be deferred whenever possible.
If you are an Invisalign patient, please take extra care to prevent breakage or loss of your aligner. You should extend your time in each aligner to 3 or 4 weeks so that you can defer your next appointment without running into a situation where you have to use the last aligner for months. For extended us, aligners can be soaked in a 50/50 mixture of water and white vinegar for 30 minutes then brushed gently to remove some deposits/discoloration. If the closure is extended beyond April 15th, we will develop a protocol to deliver additional aligners in a safe manner.
If there is any particular concern you have, you can send a photo of the situation to: email@example.com for advice. If you or your child are experiencing any painful emergency related to your orthodontic appliances, an exception can be made, but otherwise we will follow recommendations from our Minister of Health to suspend all non-emergency appointments.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time, and we thank you for your participation in helping us keep our patients and staff, as well as their families, as safe as possible.
If you have a dental emergency please go to patient education for information regarding home care of emergencies. If you still need extra assistance for your emergency please contact Dr. Rosang's cell number 2508821594.