Office opening update:



To our patients,


Below is the directive we, as licensees of the State, have received from our licensing Board.  This has gone out to all Medical and Dental facilities and licensees:


On March 21, 2020, the Board of Dentistry issued an Advisory stating that dentists should cancel or postpone any elective, non-essential, or “routine” service until at least April 20, 2020, to limit exposure to and transmission of COVID-19 and preserve personal protective equipment.

 

On March 23, 2020, Governor Murphy issued Executive Order No. 109, which suspended all “elective” surgeries performed on adults, whether medical or dental, and all “elective” invasive procedures performed on adults, whether medical or dental, effective March 27, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. An “elective” surgery or invasive procedure, for purposes of this Order, is defined as any surgery or invasive procedure that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of the patient as determined by the patient’s treating physician or dentist.

 

Executive Order No. 109 remains in effect until further notice. Therefore, dentists are not permitted to resume “elective” surgeries and invasive procedures for adult patients until further notice, notwithstanding the reference to April 20 in the Board’s Advisory.



The office had anticipated being able to open on April 20th, and then we moved the date to May 18th.  Once this directive arrived,  we now must cancel those patients scheduled in May.   We will speak to all patients who have scheduled appointments to determine the medical necessity for the appointment. Once PPE is available for the office and in discussion with Dr. Steve, it will be determined those procedures that will be scheduled.



For all appointments please note the following requirements:


      1)    All patients are to wear masks into the office and will be required to replace the mask upon

            completion of their service.

        

  1. 2)All patients are required to fill out and return medical updates electronically 24 hours prior to their appointment.  No forms will be accepted in person or will be distributed in person.  No patient can be seen without the medical update.


  1. 3)Patients are to call the office when they arrive in the parking lot.  To insure personal distancing, the patient will be asked to stay in their car and will be called when the office is cleared and ready for their appointment.


4)Only the patient may come into the office, the exception will be :

      Parents accompanying a minor

      Aid or healthcare worker accompanying a patient.


    In both of the above we will require both the patient and caregiver wear a mask


  1. 5)All patients will have their temperature taken prior to coming into the office.



  1. 6)The hand sanitizing station is just inside the door and we request all patients use this when then enter and before leaving. 


  1. 7)Depending upon the situation, appointments and payments will be done over the phone or electronically so the patient will not have to spend extra time beyond their service in the office. 


  1. 8)For health and safety reasons the office door will remain locked and opened only to admit the scheduled patient.     


Keeping our patients and ourselves as safe as possible while being able to continue dental service is our primary concern.     If you have any questions or concerns regarding dental appointments please contact us via email @ doctorcandio@att.net


Stay safe   


Dr. Steve, Beth and Robin