CONSENT FOR EMERGENCY/URGENT APPOINTMENT DURING COVID-19

revision 5/4/2020

I knowingly and willingly consent to an in-person dental appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
I understand the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period, during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be highly contagious.  It is impossible to determine who has it and who does not, given the current limits in virus testing.
 
Some dental procedures create water spray.  It is unclear as to how long the ultra-fine nature of the spray may linger in the air, which can transmite the COVID-19 virus.  A weak or compromised immune system (including, but not limited to, conditions like diabetes, asthma, COPD, cancer treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, and any prior or current disease or medical condition), can put you at greater risk for contracting COVIDÔÇÉ19.
 
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    (initial) I have been made aware of the CDC and ADA guidelines that under the current pandemic, all non-urgent dental care is not recommended.  Dental visits should be limited to the treatment of pain, infection, conditions that significantly inhibit normal operation of teeth and mouth, and issues that may cause anything listed above, within the next 3-6 months.
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    (initial) I confirm I am seeking treatment for a condition that meets these criteria.
I understand that a COVID-19 screening will be required on the day of my appointment, to confirm that I do not present with symptoms or risk for having COVID-10.