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Update about dental services in Itasca County and what to expect

Updated: May 22, 2020 06:44 PM

Going to the dentist is going to be different, if you haven't already guessed.

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Practices in Itasca County have been talking for weeks about what's to come. They have been offering emergency care throughout the initial shutdown.

Now, more patients are starting to come back. "All of us in some way, are screening patients. Via phone, and then we'll meet them at the door and take their temperature. And then we'll walk them straight back to the treatment room," shared Dr. Peter Miskovich, of Miskovich Dental.

He said people have been taking the changes well, and it's been a relaxed atmosphere with no rushing.

Travis Luedke from Scenic Rivers Health Services said it was challenging getting the PPE they need. "Through the month of June will be prioritizing the dental care. We are going to have a backlog of patients seeking care."

Itasca County Public health said there are 51 confirmed cases and six deaths.

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