Michigan Dental Association asks offices to close for 2 weeks

The Michigan Dental Association recommended dental offices throughout the state to shut down for the next two weeks, beginning March 17, according to local NBC affiliate WOOD.

Some offices closed their doors starting March 16 to stop the spread of COVID-19. Many also expect the downtime to last longer than two weeks.

"Honestly, it might be four weeks," said Eric Hull, DDS, of Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry, to WOOD. "I don't really know. But, at least just letting everything develop over two weeks will give me a better picture about what to do long term."

As of now, offices are expected to open again March 31.

"Obviously, financially there'll be a hit," Dr. Hill said. "But I mean if you're looking big picture, the biggest thing is the health and safety of patients, as well as staff. They're more important than any financial hit I might take in the short term."

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