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In any case, based on recent social distancing measures, she doesn’t foresee people wanting to “rush out” to see a dentist.
As a result, some dentists’ offices may not reopen on May 4, even though they are allowed: “If the demand’s not there, then the services aren’t going to be provided,” said Hamm.
Knezacek said people wanting to see their optometrist should call to see if they’re open, and could possibly arrange a telehealth appointment instead of having to visit a clinic.
Keeping the curve flat
Phase 1 is more than allowing dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapists, podiatrists, occupational therapists and opticians to practice. It also allows campgrounds and golf courses to open, and permits fishing.