New Appointment Check-in Procedure
- Download the Patient Screening Form from the website and complete it immediately prior to your appointment time and bring it to the office completed. We will review these questions when you enter for your appointment. If you have trouble downloading the forms call and we will email or text you the forms.
- When you arrive for your appointment you will call the office, 973-228-0039, to let us know you have arrived. You will then wait in the parking lot until we call you to come into the office.
- When you come up to the office and at all times except while in the chair you should wear a mask. There is a hand sanitizing station in the waiting room for your use as you enter and exit the practice.
- Once in the office we will review the screening questions with you and take your temperature.
- At the end of the procedure, all pertinent questions will be answered in the operatory and any follow up appointments will be scheduled either at that time or over the phone to limit interpersonal contact in the office.
Any patient who is deemed high risk will not be seen.
For Patients who have tested positive for COVID-19, you must meet these criteria before being treated
- You must wait a minimum of 4 weeks before scheduling an appointment or
- You must provide a note from your physician of your medical clearance.
Upgraded Infection Control practices at our Office
While our practice has always taken great pride in our Infection control practices, We will be upping our game to meet new CDC, ADA, and OSHA guidelines. Some of these changes include:
1. The staff will have their temperature taken at the beginning of each day and will also answer screening questions.
2. The Staff will all wear masks for the entire time we are in the office and will also wear gowns, and glasses or face shields.
3. All surfaces that are touched will be disinfected before and after each patient. This has always been our practice. You may notice more disposable coverings for the harder to clean surfaces like the keyboards and mice, and some of the buttons.
4. We will use secondary suction outside of the mouth to reduce the potential for aerosols, and our HVAC heating and cooling system now has a bipolar ionization unit to sanitize the air. We will also use rubber dams when appropriate to also help reduce aerosols.
5. We have removed articles like magazines and toys from the waiting room because they are difficult to clean.
6. You can continue to count on our attention to detail in our efforts to protect both our patients and staff from Covid and any other insidious pathogen that may arise and we will continue to monitor all guidance from the CDC, ADA, and our State Board of Dentistry for any future changes.