Updated COVID-19 Closure Information As Of : 3/30/2020
Hudson Dental Center has had to temporarily close our practice due to the evolving pandemic and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order until further notice. This executive order requires all dental offices in New Jersey to suspend care with the exception of emergency cases that present as life threatening.
The purpose of this closure, consistent with the statewide stay at home order, is to protect our patients, team, families and community from virus exposure. It also preserves personal protective equipment (PPE) which is in extreme short supply. PPE is vital to our front-line healthcare professionals who are tirelessly treating COVID-19 across the country.
Emerging information regarding COVID-19 is dynamic and updated regularly. The most reliable source of information and newest recommendations are found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/.
We encourage everyone in our community to take steps to minimize the spread of the virus as directed by the CDC and State of New Jersey.
If you have an appointment scheduled within the closed timeframe, our office will be in touch to reschedule your appointment. If you have any questions please leave us a message at 201-662-1922, we will try and get back to you as soon as possible. Please be patient, as it may take us some time to return your call.
In the event of a true life threatening dental emergency and you require emergency dental care, please call our office at 201-662-1922 and press option 8, you will be directed to the dentist on call.
We will be closely monitoring this Pandemic and update you by email and social media as changes happen.
Please know that words cannot express how much we appreciate your loyalty, patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. You are truly at the heart of everything we do.
We know that this is impacting everyone’s life in many ways, please stay healthy and positive during this incredibly challenging time.
WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER!
Dr. Hudson Dental Center and the team at Hudson Dental Center
In an interest of public safety, and maintaining accessibility to emergency services, Hudson Dental Center will be postponing any non-urgent, non-emergency care appointments for a period of two weeks effective Monday, March 16, 2020.
Our office will remain open with limited staff members to answer calls and treat patients with urgent dental care needs which cannot be postponed. For emergency appointments, we will require you to schedule an appointment for facetime or video screening and upon assessment, either Dr Payal will prescribe medications or we will schedule an appointment to come in for a treatment. At this time we are not accepting walk-in patients.
We appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. In addition to delaying non-urgent care appointments, we will also be implementing the following changes recommended by the American Dental Association, in an attempt to limit the spread of this novel virus:
• Enhanced screening of patients, including travel history, and histories of recent illness
• Temperature readings will be taken as part of our routine assessment of all urgent care patients
• Patients will be required to rinse with a 1% hydrogen peroxide solution prior to dental procedures
• High volume suctions will be used to help reduce the spread of aerosols
• Safe practice measures currently in place will be continued. These include universal precautions, the use of personal protective equipment, as well frequent cleaning and disinfecting of our practice environment, including the reception area.
If you are asked to come to our office, please come alone so there is no crowding in waiting room.
Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions or concerns about our policy, or if you are unsure if you need to be seen. We hope that through an abundance of caution, and social distancing, our community can avoid some hard lessons learned from other cities and countries.
Dr Payal Kshatriya DDS
Hudson Dental Center