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Safety Protocols and Procedures

Pre-Appointment

Our priority is to ensure a safe and seamless visit via digital paperwork, no wait times and contactless check-ins.

Digital Forms - paperless form completion & signatures for a contactless check-in

We ask that you please complete all required forms (COVID-19 questionnaire, safety liability form and new patient registration forms - if applicable) prior to your arrival. New medical history forms must be completed by all existing patients. Forms can be accessed in the Forms tab on our website: www.uppereastdentist.com

If you have trouble accessing the forms, please call our office and we will email them to you.

Appointment Arrival

Ensuring your safety throughout your appointment is our top priority and it's important that we work together.

Arrival Time - please arrive on time and not too early for your appointment to reduce waiting room traffic

Guest Policy - please come to your appointment solo, unless accompanying a child for their pediatric visit (1 parent/guardian per child, no siblings unless they have an appointment as well)

Masks - required for entry

Temperature Check Upon Arrival - contactless IR thermometer

Social Distancing - seating arranged for social distancing with signs

Longer Appointment Times – to facilitate 1 visit vs. multiple visits

Sneeze Guards - added protection during check-in and checkout

True HEPA Air Purifiers with UV-C Sanitizer- reduced bacteria and viral particle circulation

Safer Clinical Experience

Safe and clean environment with sterilized equipment, medically sanitized space and an experienced dental team in enhanced PPE (personal protective equipment)

Sterilized Equipment – as has always been our standard, 100% cleaned and sterilized in accordance with OSHA guidelines

Enhanced PPE – N95 and KN95 masks, isolation gowns, face shields, goggles, gloves

Stringent Cleaning & Disinfection Schedule – enhanced cleaning schedule

Air Circulation & Purification -
True HEPA air purifiers with UV-C sanitizer throughout office and in every patient treatment room

Same-day Dentistry - longer appointments, 1 appointment vs. multiple whenever possible

Patient Scheduling - fewer patients scheduled per day

Staff Daily Health Checks - every team member will have a daily health screen & temp check

COVID-19 Safety/PPE Fee - $10 per appointment

While gowns, N95 masks, and gloves are a major concern when caring for patients, they’re also in short supply, and more expensive than ever. Unfortunately, we have little to no leverage with insurance companies and they have refused to raise their reimbursement rates. In an effort to mitigate risk exposure to patients and staff and create the safest treatment environment, the American Dental Association has authorized dental offices to charge this safety fee in lieu of increasing procedure fees. --- need help with this wording

Continued monitoring

We are actively monitoring statements and guideline changes from the CDC, ADA, WHO, OSHA, Federal and NY State agencies. We will update our safety protocols in real time as updates/changes occur.

175 East 79th Street, Suite 1B
New York, NY 10075