It feels strange to release this newsletter from home and not amidst the hustle and bustle of caring for our HDD smiles. We've never seen anything quite like this COVID 19 pandemic, and it certainly has changed so many lives and day to day activities, ours included. As we've announced on social media, we're remaining closed to routine and preventive care as requested by the State and are awaiting further instructions as to when we may return to our normal schedule and procedures. You will be the first to know when that is possible. If anything comes up, even if it's just a question about something, please reach out to me. A number to call me directly is listed on the office voicemail.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the current state of our country and the world, especially without a definitive end to our "shut downs." Despite it all, keep in mind that there are still some things you can control. I think the most important is your attitude. Try to focus on the positive, and I guarantee you'll feel better weathering this storm. I personally have been able to spend so much more time with my kids and talking to family who are out of town. I've been able to work on my fitness routine and play the piano, one of my passions besides dentistry. What have you been able to do during your self-quarantine? Think of this time as a gift -- it will change everything. Until I see your smiles again, stay safe and healthy!
Dr. Jose A. Gil