COVID-19 Update


To our Patients and Families,

At Orthodontic Associates, our top priority is always the care and well-being of our patients. Amid growing concerns surrounding COVID-19, we want our community to know we are taking all necessary precautions to ensure the health of our patients and staff.

In accordance with the Illinois State Dental Society’s recommendation, our office will be closed for the next couple weeks and will tentatively reopen Wednesday, April 8th. We will be available as needed for emergencies, and our staff will be reaching out to reschedule appointments when we open again. At this time our office staff is available and phones are still open Monday – Friday: 8am-12pm. Please feel free to call with questions or concerns.

As always, we will continue to use universal precautions to ensure our office is safe for those that need to come in. We are implementing the following measures recommended by the ISDS:

  • Treat only patients requiring emergency orthodontic procedures.
  • When possible, ask patients to remain in their cars instead of coming into the waiting room. Notify them by cell phone when their treatment room is ready.
  • Communicate the utmost importance of the health and safety of our patients, the dental team and our community in implementing these measures.


We apologize for any inconvenience and hope everyone stays safe and healthy. Keep on smiling!!

Drs. Lauder, Peterson, and Finlen