As many of you are aware, the state of Michigan will allow resuming non-essential dental services on Friday, May 29. We would like to share with our patients how we will be re-opening over the next month. Just because the state allows us to be open, does not necessarily mean that we are able to resume our practice in the same manner. Our office has always had very high safety standards and we will continue to maintain that level of integrity. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, our office used about 390 disposable surgical grade masks a week. In order to fully service our patients safely, we will still need that many masks a week in addition to other PPEs such as hair coverings and additional clinical gowns. Currently, we are unable to obtain enough masks to see more than dental emergencies. This is not a problem unique to our office, it is a national shortage that all dentists are currently trying to manage.
We will not put our desire to open quickly ahead of staff or patient safety by using substandard PPEs. We are having barriers and medical grade HEPA air filters installed in our office. In addition, we also are installing high volume evacuation units in all the treatment rooms. This work will need to be completed by our contractor before we are fully operational.
Our entire office misses seeing you and our work so much. This is disappointing for us as well. We would love nothing more than to return to our normal schedule, but we will need some additional time to acquire the supplies we need.
We truly appreciate your patience and loyalty to us. Know that we are taking the safety of you and our staff and their families seriously and that we will fully open when it is possible to do so.
Brian Wiedemer and Sarah Webb
At Dentists on Eastcastle, Dr. Sarah A. Webb and Dr. Brian A. Wiedemer believe everyone deserves a healthy mouth and great smile. So they provide a range of painless dental care that helps each patient achieve and maintain optimal oral health.
Working with our patients on an individual level, Dr. Webb and Dr. Wiedemer create treatment plans tailored to each person’s unique needs and goals. As a family-friendly dental practice, we deliver treatments that are timely, comfortable, and effective. Our team members are attentive to each person’s needs, and we strive to ensure a positive visit, every time.
We emphasize preventive care in order to keep your mouth healthy and stop problems before they progress. We also focus on minimally invasive treatments that deliver the strongest, longest-lasting results.
Some of the dental care available at Dentists on Eastcastle includes:
- Regular dental exams, cleanings, and fillings for all ages
- Laser and pediatric dentistry
- Periodontal treatments and care for gum disease
- Crowns, bridges, dentures, and implant restoration
- Mouthguards and nightguards
- Wisdom teeth, extractions, and root canals
- Cosmetic dentistry, including teeth whitening and veneers
- Emergency dental care
Dentists on Eastcastle is located in Grand Rapids, MI, serving residents of Kentwood, Caledonia, and all nearby communities. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Webb or Dr. Wiedemer, please call.
Our team looks forward to welcoming you to our dental family and working with you toward exceptional oral health and a beautiful smile!