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COVID-19-Nashville-768x576Published May 22, 2020

All OMSNashville Locations Open

All OMSNashville locations are now open for emergency, urgent care, and elective procedures for patients.

In order to continue to provide a safe environment for our patients, visitors and employees, we have modified our schedules, clinic workflow and waiting area according to the guidelines of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) and CDC.

Some of our COVID protocols to note include:

  • Patients ONLY will be allowed in the clinics (unless a parent is accompanying a child under 18 years of age). We are asking all family and/or patient drives to wait in their cars and we will call you when the surgery is complete.
  • We will now also be asking all patients to please wear a mask when entering the clinic and while sitting in the waiting room.
  • Chairs in our waiting room are positioned to allow adequate space between patients. If a chair is not available, we will ask you to please wait in your car and we will call you when it is time for your appointment.
  • All patients will have their temperature taken before entering into an operatory. If you have had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, have had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient or have traveled to a Coronavirus affected geographic region within the past 14 days, we will reschedule your appointment.
  • We are still offering patients teleconsults when appropriate. Patients can contact our office for details and our schedulers will work with them to determine eligibility.

Thank you for your help and understanding as we work together to safely reopen our clinics.

Published April 29, 2020

OMSNashville Clinics Update

As of April 30, 2020, we are pleased to share that all OMSNashville locations are open for emergency and urgent care, except the Hendersonville clinic which is under renovation until May 11th. Starting May 6, 2020, we will also we providing elective procedures to patients.

In order to continue to provide a safe environment for our patients, visitors and employees, we have modified our schedules, clinic workflow and waiting area according to the guidelines of the Tennessee Dental Association (TDA) and CDC.

Please give us a call to schedule a new appointment or to reschedule a past appointment. (615) 822-8403.

We are still offering patients teleconsults when appropriate. Patients can contact our office for details and our schedulers will work with them to determine eligibility.

Additionally, we ask if you or a family member has been experiencing any symptoms of respiratory illness, cough or fever within 24 hours of your appointment, please call to cancel and reschedule your appointment.

Published March 23, 2020 (Updated April 21, 2020)

OMSNashville Coronavirus Update

We have been closely following the protocols involving COVID-19 and with the recommendations from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the American Dental Association, and the Tennessee Dental Association, OMSNashville has closed 5 out of 7 of our office locations effective March 19, 2020 lasting through April 30, 2020. It is our hope that we can come together as a community and do our part to flatten the curve.

Our Hendersonville and Brentwood locations will remain open 5 days a week, from 9am-3pm to see emergency or urgent care patients only. If you believe you need emergency treatment, please call our office at 615-822-8403 and our staff will discuss and triage your symptoms to determine your urgency and immediate need for an appointment. If you do schedule an emergency appointment with us, we ask that you bring the minimum amount of people with you to avoid crowding in our waiting rooms.

Additionally, OMSNashville is now offering teleconsults. Patients can contact our office for details and our schedulers will work with them to determine eligibility.

To our referring offices, if you have any urgent care patients that need to be seen by one of our doctors please call our office. We will work them in at one of the two offices locations that will be open.

Dental Emergency Vs. Urgent Care

Dental emergencies are potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding, alleviate severe pain or infection and include:

  • Uncontrolled bleeding
  • Cellulitis or a diffuse soft tissue infection with intra-oral or extra-oral swelling
  • Trauma involving facial bones, potentially compromising the patients airway

Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection and to alleviate the burden on hospital emergency departments. These will be treated as minimally invasively as possible and include:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

  • Severe dental pain from infections and inflammation
  • Third-molar pain
  • Post-operative complications including dry sockets
  • Abscess or localized infection causing pain and/or swelling
  • Tooth fracture or dental trauma

Non-emergency or non-urgent dental procedures includes:

  • Initial consultations and recheck visits
  • Extraction of asymptomatic teeth
  • Dental implants and aesthetic dental procedures

The health and protection of our patients, team and community are our top priority. Our team is working diligently on the phones to reschedule non-emergent patients that will be affected by this closure period. In response to the crisis, we will also be operating at the minimum amount of staff so phone wait times may be increased.

We will continue to monitor the evolving situation and will update our patients and referring offices with any further changes made to our business operations. It is a difficult time for business owners, but we are committed to doing our part to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Thank you for your understanding and support during these unprecedented circumstances.

Published March 9, 2020

We know currently there are many questions and concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19). It’s important for patients to take health precautions, but not to panic or change their day to day activity. Our patients’ health and safety is a top priority for our team at OMSNashville.

In order to ensure a safe environment for our patients and employees, we kindly ask you to evaluate the following before entering our clinic:

  • Do you have fever AND signs/symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough or shortness of breath)?
  • Have you had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) patient within the past 14 days?
  • Do you have fever or signs/symptoms of a lower respiratory illness (cough or shortness of breath) AND a history of travel to a Coronavirus (COVID-19) affected geographic area within the last 14 days?

If you answer YES to any of the above questions, we kindly ask you not to enter and call our office at 615-822-8403 so we can reschedule your appointment or make other arrangements for you.

To ensure all our visitors feel comfortable while at OMSNashville, masks and hand sanitizer are provided in our waiting areas and our employees will be using personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate.  Our operatories are thoroughly cleaned between every patient and clinics thoroughly cleaned every night.