Governor Tim Walz has mandated all Minnesota dental clinics restrict services to emergency treatment only. Following this order, until further notice we are available for the treatment of dental emergencies with immediate need only.
Immediate need includes but is not limited to:
1. Severe dental pain
2. Facial swelling from a tooth or jaw related problem.
3.Trauma or fracture of teeth.
4. Removal of sutures (only for sutures placed by Dr. Brian)
If emergency treatment in our clinic is required:
We ask that you call us from your car when you arrive and wait in your car until a treatment room is ready for you.
You will be screened for symptoms of COVID-19 infection prior to your appointment.
If you have a fever you will not be treated in our clinic.
If it is likely that the cause of a fever is tooth related, medications may be prescribed and palliative care will be performed three days after fever subsides. No narcotic prescriptions will be made in this manner.
Dental Care by Phone
We may be able to provide some assistance over the phone. Emergency legislation has relaxed HIPPA regulations on teledentistry. If you have a dental need we may be able to help using facetime or pictures sent electronically to assess your dental needs. *Fees will be charged for teledentistry services, dental insurance will be billed but patients will be responsible if service is not covered.
Tips for Dental Health and Dealing With Minor Dental Issues
Please click this link to our Blog on what you can do to preserve and protect your dental health during this shut-down
PLEASE STAY OUT OF EMERGENCY ROOMS FOR DENTAL ISSUES unless you have reason to believe you have been in contact with COVID-19.
We would like to express our gratitude to the wonderful community of patients who have supported Mondale Dental over the years.
We are extremely grateful for our terrific family of coworkers who have shaped the warm and welcoming environment we work in. We’re proud of everyone here, as you have been so helpful and reliable in the early days of this crisis.
For ourselves our staff and countless others who have been impacted by restrictions and shutdowns, take solace in the fact that our current “social distancing” actions are saving lives and protecting our families.
We look forward to the day we can call our team back into action and get fully back to serving this amazing community.
Roger Mondale D.D.S.
Brian Mondale D.D.S.