Coronavirus Update 3/17/20

To Our Valued Patients,

Like you, we have been monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. We have done our best to navigate through the guidelines set forth by our governing agencies and public heath experts.

We have been delicately trying to balance our commitment to serve our patient’s dental needs while also trying to understand our social responsibility to public health and safety. After careful consideration, we have decided to limit our practice to emergency based dental care for the next 3 weeks and have reduced our office hours. Our actions are in an effort to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19 in hopes to protect our patients, our WRR team and our community to exposure.

For the next 3 weeks we will need to postpone all hygiene and non-essential dental appointments.  Our team will be contacting you in the coming weeks to re-schedule your appointments.

We are following all CDC guidelines and as an added precaution have installed PECO air purifiers with the most current technology to both offices.  If you are experiencing a dental need that requires immediate attention, please contact our office.

In order to allow us to continue to treat our patients we ask that you let us know if any of the following apply:

·         You or anyone in your household  feels sick; fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms

·         You or anyone in your household has traveled by airplane in the last two weeks

·         You or anyone in your household has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

·         You have a weakened immune system or underlying health conditions

We will continue to take things day by day, focused on making the best choices for everyone’s well being. When we all get to the other side of this situation, we anticipate being available and accommodating to minimize the impact this will have on your dental care.

Stay Well, Stay Safe, Stay Positive

Coronavirus Safety Measures – Update 3/12/20

Update 03/12/2020 – Our Office Remains Open! 

Our top priority at Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental is the safety of our patients and staff members due to recent public health concerns involving the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will be establishing screening measures and increased infection prevention protocols. We want to reassure our patients that in addition to our already excellent sterilization standards, our offices have increased the frequency in which we will sanitize high touch areas (counter tops, door handles, etc.).

In order to allow us to continue to treat our patients we ask that you call to reschedule your appointment if any of the following apply to you:

  • You feel sick – Especially if you have fever, cough, shortness of breath or flu like symptoms
  • You or anyone in your household has traveled to a high-risk country or area in the last two weeks
  • You or anyone in your household has been in contact with a person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • You have a weakened immune system or underlying health conditions

As a safety measure to our patients and staff, we are unable to treat patients who present with any of these symptoms and we require a two-week waiting period for an appointment.

If you have any questions or need to reschedule your appointment, please call us at 215-723-2162 or 215-723-1109.

We will continue to monitor the CDC guidelines and make changes as needed.

Our number one consideration is to keep everyone safe and healthy while we continue to care for your dental needs. Thank you for working together with us!

Coronavirus Safety Measures

To our Valued Patients,

While we know our dental offices are safe for our patients and staff, the ongoing news about the virus has made people nervous.  We want to reassure you that our infection control protocols and the Standard Precautions we already take are an excellent deterrent to any virus, including COVID-19.   In addition to our regular sterilization procedures, we will be cleaning counters, door handles and other high touch areas multiple times throughout the day. Please know we are following the CDC guidelines,  monitoring their website regularly and will make changes as needed.

To protect the wellbeing of our patients and staff we kindly ask:

  • Anyone who has been experiencing fever or flu like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment
  • If you have been in contact with someone with a confirmed case of coronavirus, we would ask for your cooperation by delaying your appointment for 2 weeks.
  • Please wash your hands frequently and thoroughly for at least 20 seconds.
  • Refrain from touching your face, nose & mouth as much as possible.
  • Please use your best judgement if you are medically compromised or in an at risk group.

Our number one consideration is to keep everyone safe and healthy while we continue to care for your dental needs.  Thank you for working together with us!

If you would like more information regarding the coronavirus, please visit:  cdc.gov

School Visits, Coloring Contest and Kids Activities to Celebrate Children’s Dental Health Month

In recognition of Children’s Dental Health Month, which takes place nationally every February, hygienists from Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart visited schools in the area to demonstrate proper brushing techniques and promote dental health. Catherine, one of our hygienists is pictured here with students from Grandview Health Children’s Center. According to a representative from the GVH Children’s Center, “They loved the presentation and talked about it all day long! They were very excited to have their goody bags as well!” For the past 12 years, WRR has been participating in this program with local schools to support their mission of educating the community on dental health issues and sharing their resources with those who need them.

Additionally, both of our Harleysville and Souderton offices held a coloring contest for our youngest patients. Interactive posters and displays were set up in the waiting rooms to show children the benefits of eating healthy to maintain a healthy smile.

 

WRR Partners with The Bean Bag Food Program in December

This holiday season, WRR is pleased to announce a partnership with The Bean Bag Food Program. This program provides the basic nutrition that children need to focus and be successful in school. One in four students in the Souderton Area School District are faced with food insecurity. During school days, children receive a nutritious breakfast and lunch. On weekends and holiday breaks, food may be scarce or even non -existent. The Bean Bag Food Program strives to provide continuous nutrition by providing identified students with weekend packs filled with breakfast, lunch and snack items. Currently, 200 students in the Souderton Area Elementary Schools and Indian Crest Middle School receive weekend packs. Throughout the month of December, we will be collecting donations in both the Souderton and Harleysville offices.  The food collection list for this year includes: Kraft Macaroni n Cheese Original Dinners, 2.05 oz cups; Nature Valley Protein Bars, Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate; Quaker Instant Oatmeal Packets – any flavor; Carnation Breakfast Essentials High Protein, Rich Milk Chocolate; Applesauce – Unsweetened, 24 oz plastic jar; Orville Light Butter Microwave Popcorn (other brands can be substituted but must be light butter); Materne 2 % Milk or Parmalat 2% Milk, one quart, non-refrigerated; Peanut Butter – Creamy, 18 oz plastic jar; Fruit Cups 4 oz cups; Pepperidge Farms Goldfish Cheddar Crackers or Pretzels, 6.6 oz bag.

All financial contributions made to the Bean Bag Food Program go towards the purchase of food for the children. A gift of $400 will ensure one child has a good meal seven days a week for the entire school year. Checks may be sent to: Zion Mennonite Church 149 Cherry Lane Souderton Pa 18964 memo: BBFP. For additional information, visit https://zionmennonite.org/.

WRR STAFF GIVES BACK WITH THANKSGIVING BASKET DONATIONS

Weaver, Reckner and Reinhart Dental Associates staff members packed up 17 bags of Thanksgiving dinner trimmings and other essential items for families in our community. Each year, the office comes together to create beautiful Thanksgiving baskets which are delivered to the Keystone Opportunity Center. The Center serves families every month and always welcomes new donations and volunteers. If you would like more information on how you can help this holiday season, visit their website at www.keystoneopportunity.org.

WRR HOLDS PINKOUT FOR BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

WRR doctors and staff dressed in pink for our first annual PINKOUT to help spread Breast Cancer Awareness. Wearing everything from pink scrubs and gloves to pink protective masks and even pink hair, our team was determined to come together and show support for all of those, including some of our own staff, who have suffered or are suffering from breast cancer. During the entire month of October, staff members wore pink ribbons in an effort to spread the word and help make a difference!

Participate in Our Summer Postcard Contest for a Great Prize

Show us where you are smiling this summer during our Summer Postcard Contest. Send us your postcards from your favorite summer destinations! Postcards can be mailed to either office and will be entered into a drawing.

 One lucky winner will receive a $200 gift certificate to Great Wolf Lodge. Entries are valid for the months of July and August and will be displayed in our offices. We would love to see what makes you smile this summer and are excited to offer this fabulous prize to one of our lucky patients!

Annual Patient Appreciation Movie Night June 18th

PATIENT APPRECIATION MOVIE NIGHT IS COMING… June 18th! This year, we are happy to announce that we will be holding our event at the Sellersville Theater, 24 W Temple Ave in Sellersville. Our selected feature is Incredibles 2. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the movie will start at 7:00 pm. There will be free popcorn, candy and water available. Children can come in costume, and we will have staff available to take your family picture.

We are proud to be partnering with Manna on Main Street this year, and ask that you bring a donation of baby products, cleaning supplies, pasta, grains, or canned fruit and vegetables to support their efforts.

Please call one of our offices at 215-723-1109 or 215-723-2162 or stop by to reserve your tickets ASAP. Tickets are available at both offices. You must have a ticket to enter the Sellersville Theater.

We look forward to spending an incredible evening with our patients and their families!

 

WRR Recognizes Oral Cancer Awareness Month

“An oral cancer screening is a quick and painless part of your ordinary dental examination,” says Dr. John Reckner, D.M.D. M.A.G.D. “Although we perform cancer screenings all year long, in April we support OralCancerCause.org, a national foundation that helps patients and their families undergoing treatment for oral cancer.” Throughout the month, the WRR team will be wearing purple ribbons, and educating our patients about the importance of early detection.