Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures, such as performing hand hygiene and offering facemasks to patients who don't already have one. We follow routine cleaning and disinfection strategies, using an EPA-registered, hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We also use facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the FDA and CDC.
While our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories.
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed.
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms.
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the dental treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
The following is our new procedure for appointments:
Prior to your appointment please fill out the health questionnaire that will be emailed to you. If you answer "yes" to any of the questions please reschedule your appointment.
Prior to leaving your house, please have the patient brush his/her teeth.
When you arrive for your appointment please park and stay in your car.
Text us at 973-838-7888 upon your arrival.
We will text you back when we are ready for your appointment.
We ask that everyone entering the office be wearing a mask.
We are limiting entry to the patient and a maximum of one parent. We want to keep the number of people in the office to a minimum so if you feel comfortable allowing the patient to come in alone please do so. We will be sure to call you after the visit to provide an update about what was done and to schedule a follow up appointment.
When entering the office a staff member will greet the patient and will be taking the temperature for anyone entering the office. Patients with a temperature above 99.5 F will be rescheduled.
The assistant will then take them back into the clinical area to begin the procedure.
After the procedure we will text or call the parent waiting in the car to let you know that the appointment is over, give an update, and schedule your follow up appointment.