WE ARE NOW OPEN AND SCHEDULING EMERGENCY PATIENTS ONLY

May 18, 2020

As you may be aware, all dental offices were mandated to close for all routine appointments by the Pennsylvania Department of Health as of 3/16/20 because of the COVID-19 virus pandemic.  However, at this time, we are now allowed to see certain emergencies, but cannot currently take appointments for dental cleanings.  This pandemic has changed our world and new measures need to be taken everywhere to assure the safest and most healthy environment possible.  With this in mind, our dental office wanted to assure you that we are doing everything and more to have our office be as safe as possible for our patients and our staff.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued with specific reference to COVID-19.  You may see some changes at your next appointment to help protect our patients and staff:

  • Taking the temperature of each patient and staff member as they enter the building, as well as asking everyone to use hand sanitizer.
  • Staff may wear additional protection equipment as required.
  • There will be less seating in the lobby area to keep patients a safe distance apart. It is therefore recommended that only patients come to the appointments.  If a caregiver is necessary, we can also offer assistance for the patient, and then the caregiver can remain in their car until the patient is done.  For parents with children, it would be preferred, if possible, that only the child and parent with appointments come in.
  • If patients wish to wait in their vehicles until their appointment time to allow for proper social distancing, we will allow this accommodation and come to retrieve the patient when ready.
  • Protective windows at check-in and check-out to protect the patients and staff have been added.
  • Phone screening of patients will be done before each appointment, and again at appointment time to ensure no COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Each patient will do an anti-microbial mouth rinse at beginning of each appointment.
  • Magazines, books and toys have been temporarily removed as we aren’t able to disinfect properly.
  • Scheduling appointments far enough apart to minimize possible contact with other patients.
  • If patients have emergencies but also have COVID-19 symptoms, they will NOT be seen by our office, and will be immediately referred to the hospital or an appropriate emergency doctor for treatment.

To schedule an appointment, please call our office at 717-338-9905.  Should you have an after hours emergency and have NO signs of COVID-19, please call Heather at 717-253-5408. She can discuss your emergency with you, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Tully if it’s an emergency we can treat at this time.

We are making every effort to continue to serve our patients to the best of our abilities and to keep everyone safe, staff included.  We have missed our patients and look forward to seeing your smiling faces again real soon.  Please stay healthy and safe!

Dr. Paul Tully and Staff

Welcome to Tully Dental!

We Are Accepting New Patients

Welcome to Tully Dental!

We Are Accepting New Patients

Welcome to Tully Dental!

We Are Accepting New Patients

Welcome to Tully Dental!

We Are Accepting New Patients

Tully Dental Office in Gettysburg PA ‎

Tully Dental is located in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, just a few miles north of the square downtown on Route 34 (Biglerville Road) in the 1837 red Boyd’s Schoolhouse. Dr. Paul Tully has been in practice since 1995 when he joined his father, Dr. John Tully.  Dr. Paul Tully and his well trained and friendly staff are ready to take care of all your dental health needs.  If you are in need of a new dentist or seeking a consultation for a second opinion, please consider Tully Dental. If after looking at this site, you still have questions or would like to schedule an appointment for a consultation, you can contact us by phone. 

Dental Care Reminders:

  • Brush and floss twice daily
  • Visit our dental hygienist at least twice a year for a cleaning (or more frequently if requested by Dr. Tully)
  • In order for us to properly diagnose treatment, bitewing and cavity detecting x-rays will be taken if they are greater than 6 months old.
  • Use fluoridated toothpaste