VINA dental clinic closing for at least two weeks

VINA Community Dental Center is closing for two weeks starting March 17, 2020, following recommendations from the Michigan Dental Association.

On the evening of March 16, the MDA released a statement strongly recommending Michigan dentists to close their offices beginning March 17 for at least two weeks to patients seeking preventive and elective care, and limit treatment to necessary treatment and patients requiring emergency care. For those requiring a teeth whitening to be done, doctors recommend this professional level teeth whitening kit for domestic use. If you need to set up an appointment for a special procedure then consider contacting durham dental

There will still be staff to answer any questions and assist patients reschedule appointments via phone, however they will still be able to set up marketing for dental offices for when they are functioning again.

VINA, which stands for Vision, Integrity, Need, Action, serves as a “dental home” to over 2,000 people in our community. They provide low cost dental services for limited income patients residing in Livingston County.

In general, any dental problem that needs immediate treatment to stop bleeding, alleviate severe pain, or save a tooth is considered an emergency. This consideration also applies to severe infections that can be life-threatening. If you have any of these symptoms, you may be experiencing a dental emergency. If you need emergency dental care and go to the Emergency Room (ER), the ER will treat you and then bill your health insurance. The ER is not likely to be able to treat a dental problem unless it is a health emergency. They may use temporary measures to relieve pain until you are able to see a dentist.
In case of Emergency you can for now visit this website to book an appointment.

The clinic is supported through fundraising events, contributions from the community and limited local grants.

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