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COVID 19 - Operational Update

GREAT NEWS: The state of New Mexico has given health care providers and offices the ok to open up for regular patient care.

If you do not already have an appointment please call the office as soon as possible to set up an appointment. We have plans to accommodate everyone.

The staff and I are so excited to be able to treat our orthodontic and dental patients again.

We are well prepared to keep patients, visitors and staff safe. I have posted before about what to expect when you arrive. Please review those posts or call the office if you have any questions or concerns.

See everyone soon: Dr. David Herman and Staff


1) Social distancing: Only patients and, if the patient is a minor, one family member will be allowed entrance. If the patient is over age 10; the person accompanying the minor, with a few exceptions, will only be allowed to stay in the office a few minutes and then will need to exit the building. To follow social distancing, we will also have orthodontic chairs that are not in use. This means that less patients will be seen at the same time in comparison to pre-closure.

2) Face masks: By now everyone should be aware that when in a public building, you need to be wearing a face mask. Any person in our office will be required to have a face mask. If you are being worked on as a patient, you will remove your mask.

3) Health screening: Anyone entering our office will be met at our entrance to undergo 2 screening procedures. First, a staff member will take your digital temperature. Then, we will conduct a brief questionnaire on Covid-19 contact.

4) Act responsibly: I understand that none of my patients or their accompanying visitors want to be a risk to others. To help assist everyone with this responsibility, no one with a temperature over 100 degrees or who has had or been in contact with someone with Covid-19 within the last 14 days will be admitted into the office.

The staff and I are super excited about being able to see you all again.

See you all soon!

Real Patients, Real Results.