Welcome to Our Practice
Lucia Ditch, D.D.S.
6201 Greenbelt Rd.
College Park, MD 20740-2358
Dentist College Park, MD - Lucia Ditch, D.D.S.
At Lucia Ditch, D.D.S., we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care that you deserve from a dentist in College Park. We work hard to make you feel at ease by providing exceptional patient care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. We strive to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and compassionate staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.
We also believe that patients should have sufficient information to make educated decisions about their oral health, treatment options and choice of dentist in College Park. You'll find all of this important information on our website, including directions to our College Park office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources and more.
Not only are we a leading dentist in College Park, we are a full-service practice providing for all of your dental needs. Our services include:
- General Dentistry
- Teeth Whitening
- Preventive Care
- Periodontal Exams
- View a Complete List of our Dental Services
Should you ever need additional information about our practice, we are always available to answer your questions. Let us care for your entire family! We look forward to meeting you.
Hello Dental Family,
We hope you are all in good health.a
As our world is changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so are we. We are working very hard to provide a safe environment for all our patients and for ourselves.
As of May 7 th , Governor Hogan has allowed for dentists to provide non-emergency care.
We will start working Monday through Friday on May 18 th . Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8-5 and Wednesday and Fridays from 7-11. We are allocating extra time for each visit to allow for screening.
You’ll notice some changes in advance of your next appointment. We will be calling you prior to your appointment to screen you for any symptoms which would require us to postpone your appointment and direct you to a healthcare provider for treatment. On that call, we will also answer any questions you may have and explain our new procedures for when you arrive to your appointment. We will take your temperature and screen you in-person for symptoms prior to your appointment. While these steps are inconvenient, they are necessary to ensure we are doing everything we can to protect all of our patients as well as our team. We are not accepting any walk-ins.
You must wear a mask or equivalent when you come in to our office. The mask must remain on until we ask you to remove it.
Dental care is important in order to stay healthy and prevent minor issues from progressing into more painful, complex and expensive conditions. We understand that during times like this that it is important to weigh the risks and benefits of treatment. If you’re in any doubt, we encourage you to use the information in these letters to discuss the situation with your healthcare provider.
How We’re Protecting Ourselves
We would not be providing care if we were concerned that we could not do so safely. The comprehensive steps we have always used to clean, sanitize, and create a healthy environment continue to protect us today. We believe the additional actions we are taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are effective, including carefully following CDC’s new guidelines. Just like you, we have family and loved ones who rely on us, so working safely is extremely important to us.
How We’re Responding to COVID-19
We are taking extra precautions to preventing the spread of COVID-19 including:
-Cleaning our office using products from EPA’s list of registered surface disinfectants for use against COVID 19.
-Carefully following all national state and local guidelines, including the CDC’s specific recommendations for our care providers to use Personal Protective Equipment like masks, eye protection, face shields, etc.
- Pre-screening patients and not treating anyone with a fever, cough or other symptoms of respiratory illness.
-Not allowing staff members to work if they experiencing any fever, cough or respiratory symptoms.
-Taking extra care to regularly wipe down commonly touched surfaces like door handles.
-Streamlining our procedures for check-in, removing unnecessary items from our reception area, asking patient to come alone to their appointment (unless the patient is a minor), and making accommodations for patients who prefer to wait outside or in their vehicles.
As a result of all this changes, we are allowing extra time need it for screening, setting up, disinfecting the operatory rooms and taking care of our PPE in between patients
There will be a $20 dollar OSHA fee per patient and per visit.
We have heard from so many of you how safe you felt when you came into our office for treatment.
We appreciate your understanding and support during this difficult and challenging time for all of us.
We look forward to seeing all of you.
Dr. Ditch, Elizabeth, Nancy, Caren, Vanessa, Jennifer and Mary