April 9, 2020
Hello from Simsbury Pediatric Dentistry. Our office is currently closed and we anticipate a reopening date in early May, pending information and updates from the federal and state authorities, as well as the CDC, CDSA, and ADA. If your loved one is experiencing a dental emergency, please call our main office number at 860-658-7548. Dr. Azadpur will return your call and speak with you directly. We will hopefully start rescheduling patients starting on April 22. Be sure to look for updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website as this situation constantly is evolving.
Make sure you and your loved ones are keeping up your dental health routine while we are stuck at home!
Dr. Azadpur and our team recommends brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Be sure to stay away from sugary and sticky sweets as much as possible. A healthy diet makes for a healthy smile. Remember to stay hydrated as well. Reach for water as your first drink of choice.
While spending more time at home, our team is keeping busy by a variety of different activities; cleaning out closets, reorganizing shelves, donating or giving away books, keeping up our social media presence, reading books, watching movies, and playing games with family. Our dental assistant, Lilly, finished redoing her dining room and our marketing director, Shari, is practicing her chorus music. Susan, who you have probably seen at the front desk, is power washing her deck and taking walks by the lake near her house while Cindy, our hygienist, is making videos and taking pictures. Jill, our Financial coordinator, (besides keeping up with the finances at work) is helping her children with distance learning. Emily, another front desk staff member, is learning cross stitching.
To stay connected while social distancing, the team video chats with loved ones. We also work on home projects, take walks, and reconnect with old friends. To stay connected as a team, we have a group text chat for the office to keep each other laughing with funny pictures, jokes, and posts. Through this we have been able to share our home projects, our concern and joys, and it has allowed us to stay connected to each other. Some of us have families at home while others are on their own. We check in with each other throughout the day. It has really brought us closer together as a team.
It’s important to remember we will come through this and eventually life will resume, albeit with some new normals in place. In times of stress and uncertainty, there are always people willing to step up and lend a hand. As Fred Rogers said, “Look for the helpers.” We are grateful for all the blessings of family, friends, and faith in our lives. As a dental office, we contribute to the well-being of our community and are looking forward to seeing our patients and their families again soon.
Stay safe, stay home, save lives. We can’t wait to see you in our office again soon!