Coronavirus Update


The Classic Smile will continue to Pre-Screen all patients and Team members, for the safety of all.

The City of Medford BOARD OF HEALTH COVID-19 EMERGENCY ORDER FOR WEARING OF MASKS IN PUBLIC INDOOR SPACES IN THE CITY OF MEDFORD.  Starting on September 10, 2021, at 12:01 a.m., the following Order MUST be implemented at all times at all public indoor spaces in the City of Medford.


Please follow the steps below appropriately:

- Text us once you have arrive for your appointment.

- Wait in your parked car until we are ready to see you.

- Wear a mask to enter the building.

- Fill and sign the COVID-19 Questionnaire, under the Patient Portal (please check your email for the link - New Users ONLY).

- Update your medical form and all other forms under the Portal (Log-in to Portal with your Username and Password)

Existing Users follow link if needed:

 **Scheduling restrictions. We will be prioritizing patients with emergency and urgent care. 

Please call with any questions, so we can get back to providing the care our beloved patients and community expect and deserve.



We are no longer charging the PPE fee!... Thank you for your understanding, we hope you keep save.


Schedule your appointment to talk with Dr. Short via Video conference


You may have questions and concerns about Coronavirus, as it relates to visiting our practice. Unless we are instructed by the government to cease offering emergency only dental care, we remain open during limited hours to serve your emergency dental needs.

As of March 15th, 2020, we have been instructed by the government to limit dental visits to non-elective emergency care, until May 18th.

What is a Non-Emergency Dental Emergency?

Our team at The Classic Smile is taking every precaution possible to ensure a healthy environment for all of our patients. We are stringently following the recommendations provided to us by the CDC to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus. WE have implemented an increased in-house cleaning schedule with frequent disinfection of all surfaces. Complimentary tissues and hand sanitizer is provided for all.
In order to best protect you and our team members, we are asking patients NOT to visit our office if you have ANY signs of fever, cold, flu, coughing sneezing, etc.... If you have symptoms of a cold or flu and you are experiencing dental pain, infection, bleeding or swelling, we recommend that you visit your local emergency room.

Most hospitals have an Oral Surgeon on staff that will be able to render care and relief in this situation. You can also Call 221- which is a Help Line Call Center that provides information on the Coronavirus.


If your appointment has to be cancelled, please know that we will reschedule you as soon as the ban is lifted. We will be adding extra hours to our schedule to help accommodate our patients in timely manner.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call us. We wish you and your loved ones health and safety, and those who have been directly affected by the virus, a speedy and complete recovery.

Best regards,
Dr. Richard Short

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