Dear Barkate Orthodontic Patients and Families,
As you now know, both the California Dental Association and the federal government have required all dental offices to close completely until at least the end of April in order to preserve personal protective supplies for the first responders, who need it most.
We will be forwarding our phones to answer your calls and questions Monday-Thursday 9am-2pm. If we do not answer the phone during this time, it is because we are helping another patient at the moment, or If you call before 9am, or after 2pm, please leave a message as we will be checking our messages and call you back Monday-Thursday. Office Phone # 949-722-9010
Thank you for your patience as we have tried to respond, each step of the way, to this rapidly evolving crisis and do what is right for the community, our patients and our team.
Until May 1st, here is what you need to know...
APPOINTMENTS: If you had an appointment scheduled during this closure, we will be in touch to reschedule, once we know when we can resume care.
EMERGENCIES: Many of your questions may be answered on the Emergency Care section of our website. In addition, I have set up a personal cell phone at (949) 500-5232 to answer your questions or concerns and to do some virtual consultation. Please be aware that I am not allowed to work on any patients, unless it is an extreme medical emergency.
Thank you for your understanding and be assured we are monitoring all updates for further direction for what we are allowed to do for our patients during this unique time.
Stay well and we will get through this together,
Hal Barkate DDS, MSD