April 7, 2020
Given recent events regarding COVID-19 and consistent with state and federal recommendations, we are suspending all elective and routine dental procedures until further notice. In the interest of safety, only true emergencies are being treated at this time.
The health and wellbeing of everybody is our primary concern. Please be assured that we are here to answer any questions you may have and give guidance on any dental related issues you experience during this time.
If you have any questions or are experiencing a dental emergency, please call our office.
We will be reaching out to reschedule all routine visits once normal operations resume.
We are thinking of and miss seeing our treasured family of patients and are looking forward to seeing existing and new patients when we resume our regularly scheduled appointments.
Until then let’s do all we can to help stay safe and healthy!
March 17, 2020
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is certainly on everyone's mind. Please know that in our office your safety and well-being, as well as that of the Doctor and Staff, remain our number one priority. We carefully monitor the information coming from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Dental Association, and other authorities regarding the Coronavirus situation and how it relates to dental treatment.
According to their latest recommendation:
“At this time, it is recommended that dental offices provide only emergency dental care for patients. Elective and non-emergent services should be postponed for a minimum of three weeks. That policy shall be revisited at that time to accommodate further developments regarding COVID-19 and further actions/recommendations from government agencies.”
Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely and will incorporate the latest recommendations.
Fortunately, these standards are effective against Coronavirus. We are also taking additional precautions including extra cleaning of reception areas, exam rooms, and frequently touched surfaces such as countertops and doorknobs. (As an additional very helpful precaution, let’s all pledge to break the habit of touching our eyes, nose and mouth. This will help even if our hands are contaminated which is, of course, unavoidable in the real world.)
Symptoms of coronavirus are similar to seasonal flu, with different degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be most at risk for severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and that of everyone at our practice, please reschedule any appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled by airplane within the past 14 days.
Please be patient as these are extraordinary times which require creative solutions and precautions. Please be assured we are doing all we can to ensure your dental treatment can continue and be completed in a safe, timely and exceptional manner. Thank you in advance for your understanding! Should you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 631-243-2929 or use the link on this page. We look forward to hunkering down, a vaccine, effective treatment, or warmer weather hopefully helping to bring everything back to normal, as soon as possible!
All the best always, Dr. Haas, Noe’l & Staff