Kentucky dentist offices closed due to coronavirus


HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) –Dentist offices across Kentucky are closing their doors and rescheduling upcoming appointments.

This comes after the American Dental Association advised the suspension of all non-urgent dental care.

Dr. Zack Gregory is one of the many dentists following the ADA’s guidance.

“We’re a very clean, very sanitary office; I’m sure just like most other dental offices. This is kind of a shock to have to be making such drastic changes, but we’re here to help and do whatever we need to do to help the community stay healthy.”

Audubon Dental is seeing serious dental cases this week, before closing it’s doors next Monday.

The office phones will still be open and Dr. Gregory will still meet with patients on a case by case basis who need emergency care.

“We’re just seeing patients that are in pain, have things that need to be done just to get people stable and get them through these difficult times.”

With his regular care being suspended indefinitely, Dr. Gregory is uncertain of when his business — and his life — will return to normal.

“It’s my wife and I both here so we’re both going to be twiddling our thumbs for the time being. So I’m hopeful we can get back up and running in the not so distant future.”

For the time being, Audubon Dental has increased its sanitation by asking patients to wait in their cars instead of the waiting room, and removing reading materials from their magazine rack.

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(This story was originally published on March 18, 2020).

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