COVID-19 Communication (Coronavirus) Updated 3/23

COVID-19 Communication (Coronavirus) Updated 3/23

Mar 26 2020

Dear Gutiérrez Orthodontics patients, families and friends,

As some of you may know Governor Ron Desantis has directed all hospitals, surgery centers, dental, orthodontic and endodontic offices to cease performing elective services until May 8, 2020 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The executive order by the governor is intended “to conserve all medical supplies, including personal protective equipment (masks, gloves, etc), to only that which is necessary to be used in response to this emergency” As a result of this executive order, our office will only see patients with urgent or emergency orthodontic dental needs, causing a patient discomfort and pain, or a retainer patient that has lost or broken their retainer.

Our North Tampa Location will be open for the following:
  • Patient emergencies 
    • If you are experiencing an emergency please call our clinician and doctor on call at 813-968-1611. They will try to help you get the patient comfortable before arranging to meet you at the office.
  • Patients wishing to pick up Invisalign aligners. with Doctor approval.
    • If you wish to pick up additional aligners please reach out to our office to arrange for pick up.
  • Patients scheduled to pick up any previously ordered retainers.
    • You will be contacted by a member of the team to schedule a pick up when your retainer is ready.
  • In the interim will be also providing virtual checks and consultations.
We will be contacting patients to reschedule appointments for the following:
  • New patient In Office consultations
  • Patient recall consultations
  • Patients scheduled receive their braces or appliance for the first time.
  • Patients scheduled
  •  to have their braces or appliance removed or placed
    • We know that is will be difficult, and assure you that we will do our very best to reschedule at the earliest possible time
  • All braces and appliance checks
    • If you have questions if you should continue with turns for your expander, please call the office to speak with a doctor or technician.
  • In the interim will be providing virtual checks, and consultations.
    • https://www.finestsmiles.com/smile-assessment-request-evaluation-form/
    • https://www.finestsmiles.com/evaluacion-de-sonrisa-on-line/
As always, Gutierrez Orthodontics we simply love our patients. ❤

We will be monitoring the situation closely and will get our offices back up and running as quickly as possible. We will be reaching out to reschedule appointments as soon as we can. If you have a matter that needs attention we can be reached the following ways:
Email us: [email protected]
Text: 813-906-9598
Chat us on our website: https://www.finestsmiles.com
Phone Message: 813-968-1611

We appreciate your support and understanding with this matter and look forward to seeing you all very soon!

Additional inormation can also be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html and https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Be Safe! Alex Gutierrez, DDS, M.S.