COVID-19 Guido Family Dentistry Update

As you have probably heard, Governor Holcomb lifted the executive order to allow dental

practices to reopen beginning on April 27th . This reopening is to happen ONLY if the office has the

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that you have heard about for the past month. When we were

asked, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to donate our PPE to the hospitals and other front-

line workers, we donated most of what we had as we continue to want to protect our community.

Since we have been unable to see and care for you, our patient family, we have been working diligently to get new and upgraded forms of PPE. Most PPE has been going to hospitals and front-line people, as it should. What that means is that we do not have enough to re-open to care for a full day of appointments. Thankfully, we currently have enough PPE to allow Dr. Guido-Walker to help you in the case you have a dental emergency. I have been in contact with our suppliers trying to restock now that it seems that the hospitals have an adequate supply. Unfortunately they continue to be unable to provide us with an adequate supply in order to reopen.

The American Dental Association has recommended that dental offices stay closed till at least

the beginning of May, and Governor Holcomb has not lifted the stay home order yet.

As much as we want to see everyone and provide you with outstanding dental care, we will not be able to reopen until we have an adequate and reliable supply of PPE to properly protect our team and our patient family.

Dr. Guido Walker will continue to help you if you have a dental emergency. Please call 765-337-6205 if you are experiencing any sudden pain or sensitivity.

On a positive note, as I have investigated ways to make the office safer, we already had a

medical grade filtration system as part of our heating and cooling system. I have ordered a further

refinement to our system to kill any bacteria or virus that gets past the filter.

We continue to wish you and your family safety and good health, and we can't wait to see you soon!

Dr. Vince Guido

Dr. Valeri Guido Walker

Guido Family Dentistry Team