***UPDATE FOR UPCOMING APPOINTMENTS***
At this time one guardian will be able to be present for their child’s appointment. Siblings or any other family members will not be able to come into the office at this time.
We will also be changing our check in procedure.
- The Covid-19 Screening Form will be sent out with the reminder message for your upcoming appointment. Please fill-out the day of your appointment. ***PATIENT AND GUARDIAN WILL NEED TO FILL OUT A SEPARATE SCREENING FORM FOR EACH APPOINTMENT**
- When you arrive for your appointment please go ahead and come on in for your appointment to get checked in. We are doing away with the remote check in process.
Please give us 48 hrs if you need to Reschedule or Cancel your appointment. If you know you will be unable to make your appointment please give us a call at your earliest convenience so we can offer your appointment time for someone else. With everyone’s crazy schedule we have waiting list of people who would like to come in sooner if possible.
Please be sure to do the following before you leave home:
- New patients: Please fill out your online forms at home prior to getting to the office. This allows us to verify insurance before you arrive and to minimize contact on computer keyboards.
- Please brush your teeth at home. Our brushing station will be closed
- Please bring your own mask to your appointment. If we have to look ridiculous, so do you! We also don’t have enough extra supplies to give them out.
When you arrive at the office:
When you arrive at our office, please come into the office and check in for your appointment. It is required that everyone wears a mask and wash their hands upon entering the office.
Dr. Brad Jennings
My last update had us being closed until April 22. Well, Governor Abbott passed Executive Order GA-15 last Friday which now mandates that all dental offices be closed, except for emergencies, until after May 8 at 11:59 pm which of course is a Friday night. This applies to all dentists and orthodontists in Texas. The current plan is to open on Monday May 11. Some may be concerned if a dental office will be “safe”. Every health care provider uses universal precautions which basically means that we assume all of you jokers are carrying cooties so we disinfect or sterilize damn near everything in site. Dentists are getting hammered because of the use of our handpiece (drill) which is a critical tool to every type of dentist EXCEPT orthodontists. The only time we use a handpiece is when removing glue which is only about 2% of the time. Again, I implore you to tell your kids not to break any brackets! I’ve already ordered instruments to remove glue without a handpiece. I hope that helps to ease any possible concerns.
I will be sending out an update as I get more info on what our opening will be like at the office, how we will schedule you, etc. It will be very detailed and very important. I will post this same information on the top of my website as well. We are still not scheduling appointments right now as May 11 is the Governor’s “planned date to open”. If you have an appointment already scheduled on May 11 and after, we are keeping those on our books as is.
If you call my office and leave a message, we will get the message remotely via email. Our office email is email@example.com.
I can’t say this enough about how understanding all of you have been. April has told me that everyone has been very kind when contacting us, and she wanted to say “Thank you!”. Trust me this has not been the case for some of my other friends in California. So, thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Howdy Jennings Orthodontics peeps!
I wanted to tell you the current game plan so you know what to do over the next few weeks. I will repost this on the website main page as well. The Texas State Dental Board and Governor Abbott have mandated for us to close the office except for emergencies until April 22 now (no April fools here). They are not playing either. So far all of you have been very understanding, and that helps with my stress level. We are checking email and phone messages remotely if you have questions after reading below. My staff and I miss you guys a ton! When we open, it’ll be on like Donkey Kong!
Dr. Brad Jennings
Dear Jennings Orthodontics Family,
With the “Stay at home” order in place until April 3, if you had an appointment during this time, please do not come to the office. As we speak I am installing a virtual consultation ability to our website where we can do appointments remotely for some patients to check progress. We will be reaching out to those that we can. I won’t be able to use this for everyone though. If you are in braces, your wires are still active and moving your teeth. They have no idea what’s going on out there. If you’re in Invisalign, continue to wear your aligners. Do not stop!
Please check my website or emails for future updates. We miss you guys. It’s too dang quiet at the office right now!