To all of our valued patients,
Cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019) continue to increase in the United States. The state and the entire nation are mounting a coordinated response to fight this pandemic.
Fountainhead Dentistry is committed to protecting our patients and community; therefore we have decided to close the office from 3/16/20 until 5/12/20.
We will continue to remain available over telephone 301-797-6950 during normal office hours. We will still see patients for any dental emergency treatment.
We are sorry for the inconvenience, but your health and safety are our primary concern.
You can call Meritus Health – 301-790-9170 – if you are concerned that you may be experiencing COVID-19 symptoms. You can email questions and concerns to [email protected], which should be answered within 48 hours. To see the rest of Meritus Health’s updates, follow this link (https://www.meritushealth.com/patients-visitors/public-notice/).
We have included the current CDC guidelines below. If you are experiencing fever and symptoms of respiratory illness, have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19, or have recently traveled to an area with ongoing spread, we recommend that you contact your doctor.
What are the Symptoms?
- Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure
- Shortness of breath
- Emergency warning signs – if you have these seek medical attention immediately!
- Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion of inability to arouse
- Bluish lips or face
How does COVID-19 Spread?
- Mainly person-to-person
- Between people in close contact (6 feet)
- Through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs or sneezes
Areas with Widespread or Sustained Transmission
- Most European Countries
- United Kingdom and Ireland
- South Korea
How to Prevent
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at
least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and
after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a
- CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings