March 16, 2020
As the facts and situation around COVID-19 (coronavirus) continue to evolve, and in step with Gov. Newsom’s recent Declaration of a State of Emergency, The California Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California voluntarily suspend nonessential or non-urgent dental care for the next 14 days. Accordingly, for the health and safety of all patients and your families, our OrthoBee Team, and the community, I have postponed non-urgent orthodontic services. We will continue to monitor the situation and update you as it evolves.
I understand the inconvenience this will create for our patients and their families and also how disappointing this will be for those who were scheduled to have your braces put on or removed. This was an extremely difficult decision to make since my livelihood as a small business owner depends on seeing patients. By suspending non-urgent orthodontic services, we will stop consuming the essential PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) and sanitization supplies that are running in critically short supply at hospitals across the nation. This is one way I am do my part as a healthcare professional and community member to lessen the negative impacts COVID-19 will have on us all.
We will continue to post updates on our Facebook page and on our website. I am committed to the health and safety of my patients, my team, and the community. Together, we can “flatten the curve”. Please STAY HOME, stay healthy and look out for one another.
During this time, I will be conducting virtual appointments and exams as well as be available to answer your questions by phone and email. Thank you for your patience and understanding. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you and look forward to seeing you soon. If you have any questions, we are here for you; please call us at 714-962-8880 or email us at [email protected]
Chi Bui, DMD, MS