COVID-19 Updates And Dental Procedures
March 31, 2020
Today, Governor Abbott extended his Executive Order No. GA-08 by issuing Executive Order No. GA-14. EO GA-14 extends the agency’s work from home status, as well as other provisions, from an end date of April 3, 2020 to April 30, 2020. However, provisions of Executive Orders GA-09, GA-10, GA-11, GA-12, and GA-13 have not been extended at this time.
As a reminder, Executive Order GA-09, issued by Governor Abbott on March 22, 2020, remains in effect until April 22, 2020. EO GA-09 mandates that licensed health care facilities must postpone all surgeries and procedures that are not immediately medically necessary. The goal is to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while limiting the number of patients being seen at emergency facilities and hospitals.
At this time, dental offices are not mandated to close. Dental offices may stay open to see patients for emergency procedures only. Patients in pain and/or suffering from infection/abscess would fall under the executive order provision that states “a patient who without immediate performance of the surgery or procedure would be at risk for serious adverse medical consequences.”
Non-essential dental procedures, such as cleanings and fillings, must be postponed. Again, only emergency procedures are allowed at this time, period. Violation of executive orders could lead to potential fines and even jail time for those who do not comply.
If you have a dental emergency please click below to request an appointment. Or call us at (512) 447-0808.
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Even though they offer a wide variety of treatment modalities, their practice philosophy remains that “the best dentistry is the least dentistry.” Together, they are committed to the prevention of dental disease, both gum, and tooth.
They can also correct a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile. Utilizing the revolutionary onsite CEREC®️ milling machine, Dr. Yarbrough can provide same-day service for Crowns and most tooth restorations. This process allows you to forego or shorten the length of time wearing temporaries.
Dr. Yarbrough, prefers to keep the practice as a “one-stop” shopping experience by providing as many procedures as “in-house” as possible. One thing you can count on with Westgate Family Dental is consistency and proficiency. From the moment you walk through our door, get taken to the back, and checked out, you will be taken care of by the same staff members that have been taking care of you for the past 39 years, from the front to the back we want our patients to feel like family.
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dr. STEVEN L. YARBROUGH
dr. REBECCA RIGHTMER
Dr. Rightmer received her undergraduate degree in Bioengineering from Rice University where she was a proud member of the MOB (Marching Owl Band).