Covid-19

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety and the safety of our staff.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations. We are located on the ground floor so there are no elevators or stairs. Our facility is cleaned daily by a professional clean-ing crew that specializes in medical cleaning services.

You may see some additional upgrades when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You may be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We ask that you wear a mask to your appointment. If you do not have a mask, please let us know a few days before your appointment, and we will mail you a mask for your commute to our office.
  • We have hand sanitizer in the foyer when you enter, and also throughout the office. We ask you to use the Purell station upon entering. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • We measure everyone’s temperature with a contactless thermometer prior to dental treatment. We will also check your oxygen level.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. Ample amount of time is set aside between patients to sterilize key areas: i.e dental Chair, counters, keyboards, light-switches, door-handles, dental equipment, the patient bathroom and the waiting room area. We use medical grade sterilization cleaners that are both safe and effective.
  • We are increasing the time between patients to reduce waiting times, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
  • We have made key upgrades to some of our air and aerosol filtration equipment. Medical-grade air filtration units have been installed throughout the office filtering any particulates that may be in the air. With this new filtration system, the air in the office will be turned over 8 times every 15 minutes, and with .1 micron effectiveness, it can capture COVID-19 in the dental chair as well as the waiting room area.
  • Chairs have been equipped with aerosol suction system that removes 98% of aerosols that are emitted during a dental cleaning and/or a dental procedure.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 212-882-1102 or click here for our online form.

What will not change in our office:

  • Our commitment to excellent dentistry in a comfortable and safe environment as well as protecting patients and staff from the coronavirus during a dental procedure.
  • Transparency and communication.
  • Our relentless pursuit of excellence.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.