Important Information Regarding COVID-19
March 17, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) – An Important Update from Boca Jaw Surgery
In these uncertain times, I wanted to reach out to you personally about what we are doing here at Boca Jaw Surgery to support your office and your patients requiring oral surgery. As the situation around the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, our highest priorities are the health and safety of your patients, our team, and the well-being of the communities we serve.
Boca Jaw Surgery is in contact with the PBC Health Department following CDC Guidelines and WHO recommendations in implementing our procedure to further define our response in relation to COVID-19. As this data continues to evolve, Boca Jaw Surgery wishes to assure you that we are working hard to maintain the level of quality and patient care our community expects and our standards demand.
***As part of its efforts to reduce the spread of Coronavirus, Dr. Ronald Katz and Boca Jaw Surgery will begin canceling all “elective” surgeries and procedures for the next 2-3 weeks. These new guidelines will NOT apply to emergencies or for patients with severe acute pain (not just a twinge), infections, swelling, bleeding, and/or maxillofacial trauma. We will reschedule all non-emergent procedures once this crisis is over.
We will NOT see patients (1) with both a fever and a cough or (2) those who have traveled internationally within the past 14 days or (3) those who have been in contact with a positive/suspected COVID-19 person.
We have enhanced our cleaning and sanitation policies. We take great pride in maintaining the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. In response to COVID-19, we have taken additional steps to make our cleaning and hygiene protocols even more rigorous:
- We have increased the frequency of cleaning our public areas (including the waiting room, bathrooms, door handles, etc.) and have continued to use medical-grade disinfectants.
- Our surgery team will be responsible for immediate cleaning of all patient areas of contact between every patient procedure, consultation or post-surgery visit.
- We have increased the deployment of antibacterial hand sanitizers.
Our Team – We are monitoring the health of our entire team on a regular basis. Any team member who is possibly contagious will be required to stay at home for 2 weeks. Our entire team continues to follow proper hand washing and use of hand sanitizers.
At Boca Jaw Surgery, we believe in these challenging times that we will continue to serve you and your patients at the same high level of quality and patient care that you expect from us.
Ronald L. Katz
Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Fellow, American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Fellow, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Adjunct Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University Department of Maxillofacial Surgery