COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed, as was mandated by local and state regulations.
We are happy to say that we are planning to reopen our office for preventative and restorative dental treatments beginning Saturday, June 6th. We are excited to get back to providing the care our beloved patients and community expect and deserve. If we are notified of any mandate changes, we will be sure to send further updates. Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority.
We have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them. Therefore, the measures we will be taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:
Prior To Your Arrival At The Office
Patients will be screened BEFORE entering the office with a pre-screening form. These forms need to be completed when you enter the office.
Temperatures will be checked at the time of your visit. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
ONLY scheduled patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and/or other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.
Patients are asked to wait outside the office until their scheduled appointment time. We will be limiting both our quantity of staff and patients in the office at one time. This will change available appointment times and we ask for patience during this time.
Please be sure to be wearing a mask or face covering prior to entering the building.
We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk. The front reception area may look different as we have removed the coffee station, magazines, newspapers and literature from the reception area.
The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.
Please use the hand sanitizers throughout the office.
There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.
All rooms, as always, will be COMPLETELY disinfected before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and disinfected frequently throughout the day.
All operatories now have more air filtration and purification units. The units are capable of removing particles smaller than COVID-19 viruses.
Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office cleaning.
During patient care, PPE will be worn by all providers and assistants.
The usage of the ancillary advanced dentistry instruments may be used during treatment to help limit the number of aerosols produced during routine dental treatment. including but not limited to: SOLEA dental laser, Isolite suction and other evacuation ancillary devices.
Checking Out After Your Appointment
A clear panel will be in place at the front desk to protect against sneeze droplets from either side.
After every transaction, the checkout desk and glass will be wiped with a disinfectant.
Please be sure to alert the office PRIOR to your appointment regarding any dental insurance changes or questions.
We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one. We look forward to seeing you soon!
We are here for you, as always. Dr. Rosario-Leger and Team
May 29, 2020 Statement to Patients:
We are happy to announce that we will be reopening on June 6th, 2020! As the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all of our lives, we have been faced with the new challenge of how to live our lives in this "new normal". Dellanira Rosario-Leger Dentistry is following ADA and CDC recommendations to guide the most up-to-date infection control protocol and will be rehearsing the operation prior to re-opening. We will be as transparent as possible by providing up to date infection control to ensure that our patients and team members are safe. We want to express our sincere appreciation for the many of you who have been so supportive and understanding. We hope you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy and look forward to seeing you in the very near future in a safe environment.
To our family of patients, All of us at Dr. Rosario's office have been empathetically watching the events as they have evolved over the past month in regards to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Due to the new guidelines for COVID-19, and in consideration of our staff, their families and yours, we are temporarily suspending all scheduled appointments for our patients. At this time, our call services remains available for your dental needs and emergencies as they may arise. We will be listening to the recommendations of local and state health authorities, and we will advise you of any changes to the suspended schedule. We will re-open as soon as possible. We remain committed to serving you during this time and will continue to be available to you. Please call the office phone with any questions or concerns.. If you need to discuss any emergencies and dental/medical concerns, our staff is committed to working with you, by phone, at 212-740-1208 and following the prompt. We are honored to be a health care partner with each of you, and care about each of you! Our thoughts are with all of you through these trying times. We look forward to seeing you soon.