Important Information Regarding COVID-19
An Update from New Jersey Oral Surgery and Dental Implants
May 18, 2020
To our Patients, Family, and Friends:
Our New Jersey communities have been through a great deal over the last couple of months, and we hope you and your families are in good health. We are looking forward to resuming your care, and we appreciate your cooperation during this time. As you have already known, cases for Covid-19 are still relevant. We have been working diligently to improve our services and protocols to help prevent the spread of the disease and to protect our team, patients, and our community. We will begin resuming care in phases. At this time, we will be taking care of patients that are emergent, symptomatic, and urgent cases that were postponed during our “stay at home” order. We are available for consultations and examinations. We will be scheduling elective and non-emergent surgeries for the middle of June. The following Protocols will be carried out indefinitely:
- Covid-19 prescreening: to be completed 2 days prior and in-person on the day of your scheduled appointment
- “In-Your-Car” waiting: Please call us when you arrive and remain in your car until it’s okay for you to enter the office
- Mask requirements: All patients are required to wear a mask while in the office. If you do not have one, we will provide you with a disposable mask
- Hand sanitizer to be used by all patients once entering our office
- Temperature checks: Please take your temperature before coming to our office and we will be screening patients’ temperatures with our accurate thermometer upon arrival
- Social distancing reception area: You will be escorted to the treatment room soon after you enter the office
- Limitations on companions: Patients should not bring a companion to their appointment unless the patient requires assistance (e.g., pediatric patients, special needs patients, translation needs, elderly patients). A patient’s companion will also be screened for objective temperature, signs, and symptoms of COVID-19 during patient check-in and documented.
While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same:
our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice as you may have noticed during your visits to our office. Our strict infection control processes are implemented so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We closely follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.