Alpenglow Dental cares about your long-term overall health. That means we are putting your health and our staff’s health and needs first, and we are restructuring our clinical practices with great care, to respond to the risks of the COVID-19 virus.
First, we have enrolled in a teledentistry program to provide dental care to patients through a live video visit with our dentist, to support recent recommendations for limited travel and interaction.
Dr. Hallie is available to schedule a video visit with you so that you can remain at home. Teledentistry video visits are now covered by most insurance and will be billed by our clinic to your insurance. Self-pay discounts are also available, when applicable.
Many times, an acute issue can be managed through the video visit, and necessary prescriptions can be sent directly to pharmacies. On some occasions, the patient will need to follow up in person in the clinic (e.g., if an in-depth exam, root canal, or other procedure is necessary). Still, the initial evaluation can be completed via video.
For those patients that require an in-person appointment for medically necessary treatment, we have strict protocols in place for patients, staff, and clinic space. We will have limited days available for these appointments, and we have spaced our appointments out throughout the day, reducing the number of patients in the clinic per day and minimizing any interaction between patients. We will take extra precautions with patients that are at higher risk for COVID-19.
Thank you to the other community members who are responsibly adapting their practices during this time. Thank you to our wonderful patients. We know this time is trying for everyone. Know that we are working as a team to provide you the care you need and in a safe setting.