DeSanti Family Dentistry COVID-19 Protocol Updates

Throughout the Coronavirus Pandemic we have followed recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as diligently monitoring our local community infection, hospitalization, and vaccination rates. Based on current guidelines and our CDC Community Level being LOW, effective Friday, April 1, 2022, we will be fully reopening our patient waiting room. Patients arriving for appointments will no longer be required to call and wait in their vehicles but, instead, may choose to simply enter the waiting room. As you know, our waiting room is small and there may be days of the week or times of day where the seating capacity is full. If you are not comfortable entering a full waiting room, please feel free to remain in your car upon arrival and call the office. The Reception Team will advise you when to re-enter the building for your appointment. To aid us in this transition and to minimize congestion we ask that you continue to be mindful of your appointment time, try to minimize idle time in the waiting room, and refrain from bringing additional people to your appointment when possible.

While our CDC COVID-19 Community Level remains LOW, we welcome patients to wear a mask, but it will not be required. Our Clinical Team will continue to wear masks in the treatment areas of the office for your health and safety. We will still conduct verbal COVID-19 screenings, temperature checks, and pre-procedural rinses at the beginning of each appointment, as well as encouraging the use of hand sanitizer. We will continue to monitor changes in our CDC Community Levels and will continue to keep our patients informed as we adapt our office policies and protocols accordingly.

We are dedicated to your safety and want to provide you with the best possible experience while at our office. We thank you for placing your trust in us.

Respectfully,
The Team at DeSanti Family Dentistry