Dear Patients,



As all of us continue to watch and manage the current public health crisis, we want to reach out to you and keep you informed of our efforts to keep our community safe. We believe that the oral cavity is an entry point to the body and deserves careful attention. By continuing regular dental care, we can help mitigate and prevent oral disease and some system diseases.


The community focus on and the rapid spread of COVID-19 has brought up many concerns about daily life. We want our patients to know that we are continuing our care using the CDC and American Dental Association guidelines of healthcare professionals. In keeping with this we do ask our patients to carefully consider the following:



1) If you have travelled out of the country in the last 2 months

2) If you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or being tested for the virus

3) If you have a fever, cough, or flu like symptoms



If you can answer yes to any of these questions, we strongly recommend that you contact your primary care physician as soon as possible and refrain from coming to our dental office. In an effort to help stop the spread of this virus we are encouraging regular hand washing, be aware of not touching your face, and practice “social distancing.” The CDC defines this as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet from others when possible.”


We, along with our communities are hoping this public health crisis will end quickly. If you do need to cancel your appointment with us, we do want to continue our care for you and will happily reschedule your appointment at a later date. As more information and changes occur with this situation, we will continue to update you.



Thank you,

Dr. Claire-Marie Bender and the staff at Windermere Family Dentistry

Dear Patients,

As all of us continue to watch and manage the current public health crisis, we want to reach out to you and keep you informed of our efforts to keep our community safe. We believe that the oral cavity is an entry point to the body and deserves careful attention. By continuing regular dental care, we can help mitigate and prevent oral disease and some system diseases.

The community focus on and the rapid spread of COVID-19 has brought up many concerns about daily life. We want our patients to know that we are continuing our care using the CDC and American Dental Association guidelines of healthcare professionals. In keeping with this we do ask our patients to carefully consider the following:

1) If you have travelled out of the country in the last 2 months

2) If you have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or being tested for the virus

3) If you have a fever, cough, or flu like symptoms

If you can answer yes to any of these questions, we strongly recommend that you contact your primary care physician as soon as possible and refrain from coming to our dental office. In an effort to help stop the spread of this virus we are encouraging regular hand washing, be aware of not touching your face, and practice “social distancing.” The CDC defines this as “remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining a distance of approximately 6 feet from others when possible.”

We, along with our communities are hoping this public health crisis will end quickly. If you do need to cancel your appointment with us, we do want to continue our care for you and will happily reschedule your appointment at a later date. As more information and changes occur with this situation, we will continue to update you.

Thank you,

Dr. Claire-Marie Bender and the staff at Windermere Family Dentistry

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