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COVID-19: A Message from Dr. Handa

To all my patients

With so much unknown and angst in the global environment, it certainly is hard to not feel uneasy, unstable and anxious. As a global community, we are rocked at the very base of our existence on this planet. I write to all of you … from my heart. Slowly yet swiftly, I watch myself and others let go of planning for tomorrow and living for the moment as the virus situation is ever-evolving. Not knowing what tomorrow holds is scary yet the only piece of stability we have is within us. We can only look at the very next step ahead of us, and then the next one and the next one. To not look ahead and only look one step ahead of us is a difficult decision because the collective fear of the world is telling each and every one of us to be united in the fear. But to be present to who you are as you take only the next step is a true practice of mindfulness and presence which is ever present, even in outwardly changing times.

I invite each one of you to live each moment consciously as if you were on a difficult hike and if you looked up at the dizzying mountain it was scary and impossible to imagine being on top. But if you looked at each step ahead of you, one foot in front of the other, you would pay attention to the terrain right where you were within one foot of you. In that place, you would know how to step ahead and how to be safe.

As we all have so many worries and questions about COVID-19 these days, I wanted to communicate with you openly during this time as we all learn valuable life lessons and continue to be warriors within our practice, community, and families.

Based on the CDC guidelines and other organizations like the American Dental Association and Massachusetts Dental Society, we have decided to temporarily close our dental office to elective dental procedures. You will get a personal call in the next few days, to reschedule if your appointment falls between March 17 th and April 7th.  However, we will be open for dental emergencies.

If you do have a dental emergency, please call or text me at 7816407245 or email me at handaratti@gmail.com.

Be well. Rest. Rejuvenate.

See you on the other side!

Dr. Ratti Handa