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Updated May 29th, 2020 11:35 pm We hope that everyone is doing well and staying healthy. We are now open for regular business, per Executive Order No. 145 of Governor Murphy. We are exercising great care in keeping the clinic as hygienic and safe as possible, including prescreening all patients and staff for signs and symptoms of Covid-19, and using teleconferencing for remote dental care. If there are any changes to your pre-scheduled appointments, we will be calling you in advance to reschedule. We wanted to let you all know that we are continuing to take great precautions during the COVID-19 crisis. It is important for us that our staff and our patients stay safe and healthy during this time. Here are some of the actions we have taken:

  • Our staff has been thoroughly briefed on how to handle this condition and is screening any patient who is walking into our office. We have advised all patients, including staff to not come to the office if they have flu like symptoms, have traveled , have been in any contact with someone with these indicators, or are elderly with underlying conditions. This is being done as an effort to ensure the health and safety of the public.
  • Each clinical staff is required as always, to wash their hands with antibacterial soap and water after each patient and every time they use the restroom. There is ample hand sanitizer in our office as well, but there is no substitute for good hand washing.
  • Our common areas are being cleaned as usual on the clock regularly with antibacterial cleaning supplies so that there is no buildup or cross contamination of any kind.
  • As always, we have a zero-tolerance policy on our sterilization and infection control protocols. This means that we do not, in any circumstances tolerate any breach in our sterilization and infection control protocols. Our patient safety is most important to us.
  • We have advised our staff to stay home if they develop any flu like symptoms to minimize the potential that our staff or patients get sick.
  • Work on keeping your immune system healthy. Take your vitamins, eat healthy at home and practice social distancing. This will ensure less exposure to public places. Our staff has been advised to do the same.
  • Lastly, it is important to us that all of our patients get any active infection taken care of. This includes treatment for cavities, infected teeth that need root canals, and any pain that you may have in your mouth. Viruses cannot survive if a person is healthy. Active infection will reduce a person’s immunity. In order for you to be protected, it is important to us that your body is strong enough to fight any infections. Anything that compromises this will end up being a potential health issue.

We would like to wish all of you a very healthy rest of 2020. We will keep you updated with all developments!

Lot’s of Healthy Thoughts,

Dr. Alcantara

& ProDentalFX Team

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