COVID-19 Notice of Temporary Closure
At Amity Street Dental, our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community. Although we sent out an email a few days ago, we have now decided that, for the next three weeks, our office will be open only for emergencies (until April 7, 2020). This decision was based on guidance provided by the Massachusetts Dental Society in response to developments surrounding COVID-19. As we’re sure you understand, this is a rapidly-evolving and uncertain situation, and we believe that this closure will allow us to adhere more effectively to Governor Baker’s recommendations and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance of social separation.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in "flattening the curve" by following sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. Like other area practices, we feel this is the right decision for our community. Our office will be closely reviewing our appointment schedule, and if you have a non-urgent appointment coming up, we will be in touch to reschedule.
There will always be a doctor on-call in the event you have a dental emergency. Should you require emergency dental care, or if you’re unsure whether your situation constitutes an emergency, please do not hesitate to call our office at 413-549-8100 and we will get in touch with you promptly to make assessments and arrange treatment, if necessary.
We did not make this decision lightly. We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and front-line health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind. We’re here for you if you need us, and we wish you and your family all the best during this difficult time.
Drs. Hunt, Castenson and Ivancev