Happiness. Hope. Joy. Confidence.
A smile has the power to unleash these emotions and so many more.
With the COVID-19 outbreak, our lives have changed with stay-at-home and social distancing guidelines intended to protect community wellbeing.
In a world where change is constant, people are looking for certainty, comfort, hope and normalcy. Smiles have more power than ever to connect and inspire us.
In eight short weeks, across the Aspen Dental network, we rescheduled or canceled hundreds of thousands of patient appointments as COVID-19 began to spread. Where possible, offices remained open to care for patients with emergency dental needs, following state and local guidance and safety measures recommended by the American Dental Association (ADA) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
As the curve continues to flatten and offices reopen across the country, great joy comes from once again seeing patients come through our doors. Access to care is absolutely critical— even beyond immediate, emergency needs. Oral health is an essential, contributing factor to overall health. Now, more than ever, we want to do all we can to keep our communities well.
Keeping communities well comes with an incredible responsibility to ensure patient and care team safety. As practices across the Aspen Dental network resume care, our Smile Wide, Smile Safe Promise brings our commitment to offer everyone a safe treatment environment front and center. We’re proactively taking steps to protect patients and team members, from smart scheduling and symptom screening to paperless check-in and virtual care.
For more than 20 years, Aspen Dental care teams have lived into a single purpose: to help patients get the care they need, today. That purpose is more important than ever and we stand together, ready to unleash the power of a smile—one patient, one team member, one community at a time.
Be well and we look forward to seeing your smile very soon –
Dr. Michael Dickerson, Dr. Cristina Griffee, Dr. Katie Heald, Dr. Ashley Keen, Dr. Brandon Meckelberg, Dr. Nathan Oakes, Dr. Kevon Rennie, and Dr. Mithila Sharma; independent practice owners serving patients in Aspen Dental offices across the United States