The Team at Swett Dentistry is looking forward to seeing your smiling faces again! We will be opening our doors on June 1.

You will receive a phone call to reschedule your canceled appointment. You do not need to call the office to reschedule as we have kept track of the time and date of all canceled appointments and will be rescheduling them in the order in which they were canceled.

We have made several changes to our scheduling and office protocols that are designed to keep everyone safe while we follow all CDC requirements and ADA recommendations. We will, as always, provide a positive and comfortable experience for our patients even though you'll notice the following changes:

  • On the day of your appointment, wait in your car and call us at 434-979-3940 to let us know you arrived.
  • Fill out the COVID screening and consent forms if you haven't done so already.
  • Please wear a mask to your visit and we will be taking your temperature when you arrive. (extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available)
  • We will ask you to wash your hands when you get to your room as well as have you do a 30 second hydrogen peroxide rinse.
  • We will be wearing additional PPE to keep you and the team safe as well as have installed HEPA air filtration to minimize aerosols in the office.
  • We will be seeing a much smaller number of patients a day to insure your safety and being able to maintain 6ft. social distancing practices.
  • Our team members will also taking their temperatures and completing COVID screening daily to insure your caregivers are healthy. 

Please know that behind all this PPE will be the same loving caregivers you have been used to seeing.  We are grateful to you, our patients for your understanding while we navigate through this epidemic together.

Very truly yours,

David & Rebecca Swett and Team

Dear Patients and Friends,

We are eagerly anticipating getting back to care for you, though we are still limited on our PPE (personal protective equipment). The supply chain is severely broken and we do not have enough of the proper masks, face shields, and gowns to care for you in the highest standards that we are known for.

We are working hard on getting what is needed and are currently seeing emergencies on a limited basis. We will keep you posted on our opening and will begin calling those of you we know to have a current emergent issue.

We appreciate each and every one of you. We miss you and pray you are all healthy. Thank you for trusting us and for having patience while we prepare to return to work.

Most Sincerely,
David & Rebecca Swett and TEAM

Dear Patients and Friends,

We want you to know that we are here for you during this difficult time.

In light of the COVID-19 Epidemic and in response to your many questions, we would like you to know what conditions we are able to treat based on the current ADA treatment guidelines: 

    • Dental Emergencies:

    • Potentially life threatening and require immediate treatment to stop ongoing tissue bleeding and alleviate severe pain or infection. Conditions include:

      • Uncontrolled bleeding

      • Infection with intra or extra-oral infection compromising patient's airway

      • Trauma involving facial bones, compromising patient's airway

    • Treatment of Dental Emergencies with dental extraction, surgical intervention, and medication is advised.

    • Urgent Dental Needs:

    • Management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection, with the purpose of alleviating the burden on hospital emergency departments. Needs include:

      • Severe dental pain

      • Abscess, or localized infection with localized pain and swelling

      • Tooth fracture resulting in pain or soft tissue trauma

      • Dental trauma with avulsion/luxation

      • Dental treatment required prior to critical medical procedures

    • Treatment of Urgent Dental needs should be as minimally invasive as possible, and include palliative treatment of pain, antibiotics, rinses, and other medication.

If you are experiencing any of these conditions please call the office at 434-979-3940 so we can care for you appropriately. We are doing all we can to prevent the spread of this deadly disease and anticipate returning to work once we deem it is safe for you and our caring staff.

Our best to you and your families,

David & Rebecca Swett

As we've been monitoring this rapidly changing nature of COVID-19, we want you to know that we are doing our best to navigate. Together, as a community we are facing trying times and the current pandemic is affecting all of us. We wanted to reach out with an update on how we are handling our business to our best to support the health and safety of both you and our team.

We want to do everything in our control to mitigate the spread of the virus in order to protect our communities. Governor Ralph Northam has ordered all dental offices to close down temporarily until April 24, unless otherwise communicated.

In this world of uncertainty, we appreciate your understanding. We hope at the very least that times like these remind us that we are all in this together. We as a team appreciate your small business support now and always.

We hope to see your healthy, happy faces soon and know that we can always be reached quickly for anyone experiencing a dental emergency!

Sincerely,

Drs. David & Rebecca Swett

Dear Patients,

In the interest of keeping you and our staff healthy, we have decided to only see emergencies in our office for the next few weeks.  If you have a scheduled appointment we will contact you to reschedule in the future.

Our best to you and your families in this difficult time.  

David & Rebecca Swett

We want you to know that the health of our patients, staff, and community is our first priority! 

During the rapidly evolving Covid-19 situation, we are taking extra precautions and have established a protocol to attempt to prevent or minimize the spread of Covid-19.

Patients please call or email to reschedule appointments if you or a family member have:

·  Fever (confirmed or suspected)

·  Signs of a fever

·  Coughing, sneezing, shortness of breath

·  Traveled anywhere with widespread, ongoing transmission of Covid-19 within the last 14 days

·  Had close exposure to someone with these symptoms

Please DO NOT come to our office until you have been symptom-free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). Employees have been instructed to follow these same guidelines. 

Please remember you are contagious until you are symptom-free for 24 hours. 

In addition to our rigorous daily disinfection protocol, we are disinfecting/sanitizing more frequently throughout the day.  We have also provided masks, hand sanitizer and tissues at our front desk for your use.

We appreciate all of our patients and their families and want to assist in keeping everyone healthy.

For further information about the Covid-19 virus, please see the Center for Disease Control & Prevention link here https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

Please call (434-979-3940) or email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Drs. David & Rebecca Swett