Dear Summers Ortho Friends and Family –
We will not be seeing patients for routine appointments until Monday, March 30, 2020
First, please accept my sincere apology for the email that you may have received from our office earlier this evening. It was sent to our communications server on Sunday evening and apparently, they have had some issues. That information is now out of date! I am disappointed with their service and sorry for the confusion.
We are all aware of the ever-changing environment surrounding us with regards to COVID19 and Coronavirus. New information is coming to us at an alarming rate, and we are trying hard to respond to the best of our ability based on updates as they become available. We are juggling the challenges of meeting our patients’ needs who are in various stages of treatment, with the concerns of public health and safety.
Today, the South Carolina Dental Association Board of Governors released a statement which reads, in part, that they “recommend to dentists across the state to suspend all but urgent and emergency care in all dental offices for 14 days.” Unfortunately, that includes orthodontic care. I am working with the SCDA, outlining what protocols we implemented in our office today while seeing patients, and asking that they permit offices to use discretion if they can remain open for select procedures. I believe the patients we saw today would agree that extreme precautions were taken, and they felt more than safe and protected, as always, during their visit. I believe people are safer in such offices, utilizing universal precautions and personal protection equipment (masks, gloves, gowns, etc), then in other public places.
With my communications throughout the country and internationally, I fear we will be subject to further restrictions, personally and professionally. Certain cities on the west coast are seeing serious restrictions being enforced. With this in mind, I don’t foresee South Carolina becoming more lenient.
The good news is that there is no true orthodontic emergency. We will remain available to handle patient concerns for the foreseeable future, to the best of our ability in a limited capacity. We ask for your continued patience and prayer during this challenging time. You can feel confident we will handle this with the Summers Ortho standards of care, which you know are nothing “standard.” We will get through this, and all will be well. We will continue to deliver unparalleled customer service to each of you and your dream smile will be back on track in no time! This too shall pass… And in the end, I pray the country comes together for the betterment of our communities and this small delay will not have any negative lasting effect. We will do our best to make up any lost time, rest assured. But you already know that about Summers Ortho.
We will not be seeing our regularly scheduled patients until Monday, March 30, 2020, per the SCDA recommendations. If you have an urgent orthodontic need, please know we will make ourselves available to help you during limited hours, which may be fluid in the coming days.
Please continue to look for updates on social media and in emails from our office, and on Google for office hours.
God bless each of you and your families. Stay healthy and make good choices!
Warmly, Dr. Jeff Summers and the Summers Ortho family
When you need orthodontics, you need a personalized touch. At Summers Orthodontics, we provide patients with a customized approach to treatment that involves teeth alignment. Every aspect of treatment is tailored to fit the unique needs and smile goals each patient has. No two patients come to us with the same case, so we ensure that our braces do not come in a one-size-fits-all package. Does your child's general dentist think it's time for braces? Contact us today when you call (864) 244-7545 to schedule your consultation!
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Many things set us apart as an orthodontics practice. Each patient is greeted to a friendly and welcoming series of appointments. Patients will be coming back to us monthly for the next couple of years, and we provide a non-intimidating environment so all can feel comfortable. Since 2003, we've been helping patients through cutting-edge technology and things like the i-CAT FLX imaging system to take accurate images of your mouth. It's why we can design teeth alignment treatments that work and last! Don't feel like wearing metal inside your mouth? Just let us know, and we have a solution for you as well.
Dr. Jeffery Summers
Dr. Jeffery C Summers is an approachable orthodontist with one goal in mind — to make your orthodontic experience something you smile about for years! Along with the rest of his team, Dr. Summers makes his patients' smiles beautiful and straight for the rest of their lives. Whether it's a child needing Phase 1 braces or an adult requiring extensive orthodontics for the first time, we ensure that each patient gets what they truly need for straight, healthy, and happy smiles!
"I love Summers Orthodontics! My oldest daughter just came out of her braces and my son gets his in 2 weeks. My youngest daughter will be a patient next year. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Summers is down to earth & loves the kids. My monthly payments are so affordable!!" — Yolanda.
"Took our 7 Year-Old to Summers Orthodontics with a cross-bite and 4 months later her teeth look AWESOME!! Dr Summers is great at what he does and his staff are the best around! Highly Recommend to anyone looking for the best Orthodontist around Greenville SC!!!" — Keith.
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