UPDATE 3: Continued Mandated Closure Until 4.22.2020(at least)
4.11.2020: 10:30am


For Immediate Release from the desk of Dr. Wilson:

We continue to be in the same holding pattern of temporary closure as we were 19 days ago. My staff and I continue to be available via phone and email for any needs of our patients. Remember, unless it is a near life/death emergency, we are not allowed to see you in our office HOWEVER, reach out to us and we can guide you through some steps at home that you can take to achieve comfort as we wait out the pandemic. 


We are all very eager to get back to work when allowed to do so in a safe manner for our staff and patients. We ask kindly for your understanding as we are not making these calls for closure and re-opening, this mandate is coming from Governor Abbott.


Update on our 3D Printed Mask Initiative: As of last night, we have donated 50 printed masks to local frontline healthcare workers and emergency personnel. We are incredibly thankful for the contributions of a handful of 3D printing labs donating their time, material and expertise to this incredible mission. Our goal is to donate 200+ masks to get through this worldwide pandemic-we can do it!!!!


To help donate, goto: https://www.gofundme.com/f/slow-the-spread-of-covid-19. This GoFundMe Page was set up by our largest printer of the masks  (The Printed Meeple) and we are blessed to receive their generous gifts of the masks! 


Be safe, wash your hands, stay healthy and we CANNOT wait to get back to work!


~Dr. Wilson



UPDATE 2: Continued Mandated Closure Until 4.22.2020(at least)

3.31.2020: 10:30am


For Immediate Release from the desk of Dr. Wilson:


We continue to be in the same holding pattern of temporary closure as we were 8 days ago. My staff and I continue to be available via phone and email for any needs of our patients. Remember, unless it is a near life/death emergency, we are not allowed to see you in our office HOWEVER, reach out to us and we can guide you through some steps at home that you can take to achieve comfort as we wait out the pandemic. 


We are all very eager to get back to work when allowed to do so in a safe manner for our staff and patients. We ask kindly for your understanding as we are not making these calls for closure and re-opening.


I have been keeping busy with a side project to help out local frontline healthcare workers that might be facing mask shortages. We are utilizing our 3d printing capabilities and printing N95 mask equivalents to then custom fit our healthcare workers with. See: www.firedbycorona.com for more information on this exciting project! 


To bring more awareness to the project KSAT12 has asked to interview me tomorrow at 9am on their live program-tune in to see what this is all about and how we are helping our colleagues in the medical field!


Be safe, wash your hands and stay healthy!


~Dr. Wilson


UPDATE 1: Mandated Closure Until 4.22.2020

3.23.2020: 11:25pm


For Immediate Release from the desk of Dr. Wilson:


Communications Need: ALL staff is working from home during our Mandated Closure. However, our normal staff is available via phone (210-822-7797) or by email (missionorthodontics@yahoo.com) from 8am-8pm 7 days per week. We are still available for each of our patients needs!

 

As of 3.22.2020, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has mandated that all healthcare professionals that are not treating issues that are severe in nature and potentially life or death situations, those offices need to close until midnight April 21, 2020. As an orthodontist provider, no procedure that we complete with patients reaches the threshold of being able to see patients in our office. This mandate was put in place to limit the Personal Protective Equipment(PPE) utilized outside of hospital settings. The goal is for nearly 100% of PPE being shipped into the state of Texas is reserved for use at the hospitals to help treat patients with COVID-19. Please read proclamation here if you are interested: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-issues-executive-order-increasing-hospital-capacity-announces-supply-chain-strike-force-for-covid-19-response.


As of 3.23.2020 at 6pm, San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenburg issued a "Shelter in Place" order for the city of San Antonio. With our main office being located in the city of San Antonio, we must abide but this order. By nature of not carrying out life/death emergency procedures, we are prohibited from opening our practice for patients. Please read the Mayor's proclamation here if you are interested: https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Shelter-in-place-order-to-slow-coronavirus-15151183.php. 


For current braces patients: Our scheduling coordinator will be reaching out to you to reschedule your appointment as soon as is feasible after we anticipate being able to reopen. Please be patient with us during this time as we rebuild our schedule having to reschedule over 400 patients with this 4 week closure. Should you have a bracket broken or wire poking, please call our office at 210-822-7797 for our staff to assist you. REMEMBER, we are NOT allowed to meet you at the office to treat you until after April 22, 2020. 


For current Invisalign patients: Our scheduling coordinator will be reaching out to you ASAP to reschedule your Invisalign patients. We had near 150 Invisalign patients affected by this 4 week shutdown. For the vast majority of you, Kevin and I spent hours today dating and packaging new aligners for each of you to be sent through the mail and received by approximately 3.27.2020. The trays have been pre-dated and your next appointment will coincide with what aligners you were sent. PLEASE NOTE: We had to change the interval by which some of you are wearing your aligners so please double-check how I dated your aligners. This was a HUGE task but what we did allows you to continue your treatment will as minimal interruption as possible. WooHoo!!!


In closing, we have huge obstacles in society, in our personal lives and in our business to overcome in the days and weeks ahead. I was greatly empowered today by the commitment and resolve of each of my staff today as we busted our tails to start/finish closing up shop for the next month without leaving our patients to suffer. I truly appreciate my team and could not do what I do without their dedication and hard work. As always, our mission is still:


OurMission.YourSmile.Always.Forever


​~Dr. Wilson



Mission Orthodontics

155 West Sunset Rd. 

San Antonio, TX 78209

210-822-7797

(f): 210-568-2189

missionorthodontics@yahoo.com

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