COVID-19 Statement to Patients and Colleagues

Dear Wave Endodontics Patients and Colleagues,

You are probably feeling mounting concern over the Coronavirus, also referred to as COVID-19. We want to assure you that the health and safety of our patients is our top priority. We are closely monitoring the regular updates and recommendations from the CDC and taking every precaution to keep our patients and team safe.

We continue to follow infection control standards in our office and have expanded these measures as recommended by the CDC. We are regularly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces such as countertops, desks, telephones, door handles, keypads, pens, magazines, toilets and faucets. Our healthcare team continues to wear gloves and face masks and has increased the typical infection control standards in the treatment room.

Our team and patients are asked to stay home if they feel unwell in an effort to protect the rest of our team and patients. We are screening our patients who may be ill and rescheduling their appointments until they are healthy if they have a fever or any flu-like symptoms. We also ask that any ill family members and patients stay at home and not sit in the waiting room where they can infect other patients.

Here are some frequently asked questions with the latest information and advice to help you feel prepared:

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes respiratory illness – an infection of the airways and lungs.

What are the symptoms?

Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, or shortness of breath – similar to the flu.

How does it spread?

The virus is thought to spread person to person – mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) through tiny droplets made when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It also may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a person or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose or eyes.

How can I protect myself and my loved ones?

Some people are more vulnerable to the virus, including older adults and people with chronic conditions, but everyone should take steps to protect themselves:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water regularly for at least 20 seconds. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are also effective.
  • Try not to touch your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Stay home when you’re sick (except to get medical care). Keep sick children home from school.
  • Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects or surfaces


Dr. Randy Garland, Dr. Steven Lu, and our entire Team

Wave Endodontics

531 Encinitas Blvd., Suite 101 Encinitas, CA 92024

Phone: 760-944-0048
Fax: 760-944-1432

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