COVID-19 Update: In accordance with recommendations from the American Dental Association and in the best interest of all of our families, our office is closed until further notice.  If you have a dental emergency, you are welcome to call our office for advice on where to seek treatment.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  The health and safety of our community is our greatest priority at this time.
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March 25, 2020
COVID-19 Shutdown - Day 7

I'm really trying to learn this new routine at home.  I was up with the kids this morning, made our daily pour-over, and got the kids through their first meal of the day.  Before we were shut down, I roasted a few pounds of coffee so I didn't have to worry about roasting coffee in the middle of the work week.  It seems like we always run out at inopportune times.  But since I haven't been able to work, I've actually been looking forward to roasting another batch, so of course it feels like it's taking forever to use up what we have.  I'll roast ...

March 24, 2020
COVID-19 Shutdown - Day 6

How does one count COVID-19 Shutdown days?  Is it the number of days that my dental practice would have been open if it weren't for the outbreak?  Is it total days, including weekends?  Or what about the number of days since the government-mandated "shelter-in-place" order?  I'm going with Day 6.  Six workdays missed since the outbreak hit the Chicagoland area.

Over the weekend, Governor Pritzker announced something he called a "shelter-in-place" order.  Add that to the modern vernacular: coronavirus, COVID-19, social distancing, self-isolation, shelter-in-place.  Who would have guessed that each of these words or phrases went from unheard of to commonplace in ONE WEEK?!

Delegating in a ...

March 20, 2020
COVID-19 Shutdown - Day 4

Day 3 came and went, but it was really more about settling into new routines than anything else.  Honestly, it was a rough day.  Some (read: one) of my kids have a difficult time transitioning to new routines, whether it is school starting or school ending.  Yesterday was just one of those days.  In the end, we all agreed to get along, and we came up with a daily schedule/routine, subject to change.  It seems to have helped today.  But too small of a sample size to say if it is going to work long-term.  Here's a shapshot:

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