David Shannon, DDS Offers Emergency Dental Care in Northridge During COVID-19

May 9, 2020

Dr. David Shannon says, “We won’t close our doors,” and that he will continue to provide emergency dental treatment for patients in the San Fernando Valley who need immediate attention. The COVID-19 crisis will not prevent him from seeing those who need his care.

"We won’t close our doors." Dr. Shannon emphasized. "Despite our own risk to exposure, we will keep our doors open during this healthcare crises. As a frontline provider, I believe it’s my responsibility to detect and eliminate those oral issues which threaten your immune system and your ability to ward off infectious diseases including the coronavirus and the flu. It’s our mission to do all we can to preserve and protect your health in good times and bad."

Since California has implemented its stay at home policy for most citizens and has called on non-essential businesses to close their doors, it has been difficult for some residents of the San Fernando Valley to find the emergency dental care they require. That has meant forgoing needed dental attention for many residents of Northridge, Porter Ranch, Granada Hills, Chatsworth, and other surrounding San Fernando Valley cities. Dr. David Shannon, DDS has been determined to make himself available for emergency care since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak, and has taken special steps to ensure that his patients remain safe while visiting his office.

David Shannon has been practicing dentistry in Southern California for over 35 years, and has always made the safety and well-being of his patients his number one priority. During this coronavirus emergency, he has gone to new levels to assure the safety of his patients and staff. His office will only be open for emergencies by appointment, and only one patient will be allowed into the office at a time. After each patient is treated, the office is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before another patient is allowed to enter. In this way, Dr. Shannon feels that he can safely make his office available to those who need treatment while protecting the health of his staff, his patients, and his family.

"As a health care provider, I am held to a higher sanitary standard by law. We must all follow OSHA requirements, including fully sanitizing exam rooms and equipment and wearing protective gear, such as medical gloves and masks." Dr. Shannon said. "Even so, due to the gravity of the current coronavirus situation, we are exceeding even those standards by taking many additional precautions."

If you are experiencing dental pain or have suffered a dental injury, you should not let it go unattended due to the emergency shutdown of so many dental offices. My office will make every effort to accommodate your needs and your schedule. You can learn more about how we are operating during this emergency by visiting our website at https://www.davidshannondds.com/covid-19. Or, call Dr. Shannon's Northridge dental office at (818) 772-7096.

For more information, visit Dr. Shannon's website at https://www.davidshannondds.com or call his office in Northridge to schedule an emergency dental appointment.

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