Important Information Regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus
In recognition of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) pandemic, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice has always strictly adhered to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly, obese, have heart and lung disease, diabetes, and/or are immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice we have made some changes to our workflow. We are following the CDC, NY State, American Dental Association, and the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons guidelines on how to treat patients in these difficult times. We request that everyone who enters the office wear a mask at all times. We will take the temperature of every person to be seen and keep the waiting room clear. If you have a ride, especially for sedation patients, the escort will be asked to wait in the car. If you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, sore throat, and/or flu-like symptoms our office is not an appropriate setting to be seen. In addition, our office is not an appropriate setting to be seen if you have been exposed to the COVID-19 virus within the past 14 days.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
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