Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community. To that end, the practice is currently closed, in accordance with guidance provided by the American Dental Association. Subsequently, the Governor of New York stated through Executive Order that this must continue through at least April 22. UPDATE 4/16/20: This date has been changed to May 15 by Governor Cuomo. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively adhere to the government’s recommendations and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance of social distancing.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in “flattening the curve” in order to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. Our office will be closely reviewing our appointment schedule. If you have a non-urgent appointment scheduled, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment.
For current, active patients only, should you require emergency dental care, please call our office as you normally would for instructions on contacting us for an emergency.
We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and front- line health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind.
Please stay safe and healthy.
David E. Tepel, DMD