We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to returning to the next phase of the reopening process. While we are not yet available to provide all our services, starting on 5/26, the Governor’s office is now allowing us to provide on going procedures that could cause issues if not treated. This includes the treatment of decay , gum disease, oral surgery, root canal therapy, and fractured or broken teeth.
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 and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. 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.
You may see some changes 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’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
You can go to our website at www.drdubowsky.com. Please download and fill out the Covid 19 questionnaire and bring it with you to our office to save time. If you have not been to our office in the past year, fill out a new medical dental history also.
For now we will ask you to not to enter our office before calling us to give you specific instructions. Our office number is 201-339-1486 We will ask you to remove any gloves that you are wearing and either wash your hands in our restroom or use hand sanitizer that we will provide.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment. We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
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 201-339-1486 or visit our website at www.drdubowsky.com. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends. Sincerely,
Scott M Dubowsky, DMD