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A Message from Dentistry For Special People Regarding COVID-19

March 16th, 2020

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

3/17/2020

UPDATE: Dentistry For Special People has continued to monitor the rapidly changing circumstances related to the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our office has been continually taking precautions and making necessary adjustments in our everyday operations and interactions, to safeguard our patients, staff, and doctors during this time.

Due to the COVID-19, a State of Emergency was declared by Camden County officials. The American Dental Association has made the recommendation to postpone elective dental procedures. Therefore, out of an abundance of caution, and to assist with the social distancing efforts of our community, Dentistry For Special People will temporarily close effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020 through Tuesday, March 31, 2020, with a tentative reopen date of April 1, 2020.

*For any patients who experience a true dental emergency, we will have a doctor working on-call 24/7. You can reach our On-Call doctor by calling our office and listening to the prompts.

- If you are looking to reschedule your cancelled appointment, you can make an online request HERE, and we will be in touch once our office re-opens.

The health, safety and security of our patients, our employees and their families, will always be of the utmost importance to us. Thank you for bearing with us and for allowing us to continue to provide you with an exceptional and safe Dental Home for your children.

 

A Message from Dentistry For Special People Regarding COVID-19

As you all are aware, the circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) are continuing to develop each day, and with the rapid-fire nature of today’s modern media, details vary from channel to channel, Tweet to Facebook Feed, leaving us feeling confused as to what next steps should be taken, and how quickly. Our goal at Dentistry For Special is to stay well-informed, plan effective protocols, and, as always, keep the wellbeing of our patient families and team at the forefront.

The health and safety of our patients, families, employees and colleagues is our number 1 priority, and you can rest-assured that our team always has and will continue to adhere to strict OSHA and CDC (Center for Disease Control) infection control guidelines and sterilization measures. We have been closely monitoring both State and Federal developments, including the CDC, and have implemented their recommendations to ensure a safe environment for all of our patients and staff, as well as the community as a whole. As of now, our office will remain open to provide care for your child unless directed otherwise by the governing authorities. While as a pediatric dental practice we have always practiced Universal Precautions to the highest possible standard when it comes to sterilization and disinfection, as an added precaution, we have added to our Infection Control protocols to ensure that we can continue to provide quality dental care in a safe environment. From the waiting area and play area to the front desk and patient rooms, we are hard at work sterilizing and disinfecting in between patients and behind the scenes. We are also prepared to address the needs of individual patients on a case-by-case basis to ensure that no one if left to feel vulnerable.

What Are We Doing To Keep Our Office, Patients, And Staff Safe?

- We’ve expanded our office cleaning protocol to include (but not limited to): wiping contact surfaces like doorknobs, toys, toilet handles, bathroom faucets and desk countertops every 30 minutes throughout the day.

- We will continue to utilize emerging information regarding COVID-19 to establish, and modify if necessary, screening procedures for all patients and team members, as well as enhanced safety protocols to minimize the chance for transmission within our dental office.

What Can You Do To Help?

- First and foremost, we ask that if you or your child are having any symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, breathing difficulties, etc.) please call our office and we will reschedule your child’s appointment

- If you or your child have traveled to or been in contact with anyone who has traveled to a high-risk area, we ask that you please call to reschedule your appointment to a minimum of 2 weeks out or longer. This is to allow enough time to pass to ensure you have not been infected by COVID-19

- We encourage you to go online to our Patient Portal at http://bit.ly/DfspPatientPortal to fill out any necessary paperwork prior to your appointment. This will ensure minimal hand to hand transactions and the use of communal pens at our office.

- If you are anxious about bringing your child into the waiting room for extended periods of time, many of our parents have elected to wait in their vehicle until the exam room is prepared, and we are ready to bring your child back. If you choose to wait outside, please call our office once you have parked, to “Check In” with our Front Desk. We will then contact you when we are ready to bring your child back to the operatory.

- When you come into the office, please use the hand sanitizers at the front desk, or wash your hands in the patient bathroom

- If/when possible, we ask that you kindly, do not bring siblings into the office who do not have a scheduled appointment.

IMPORTANT SCREENING INFORMATION:
If you, your child, or anyone you are in close contact with has been sick, or displays symptoms including coughs, fevers, respiratory illness within the last 14 days, please call us to reschedule your child’s appointment. Similarly, if you, your child or anyone you have been in close contact with has travelled domestically or internationally please inform our office prior to your child’s visit. Because we do see a number of medically compromised and fragile patients, as well as infants who have not had the time to build up an immune system, we are taking extra precautions with our patient screening process, to avoid doing anything that could place these children, or anyone else, in jeopardy.

Remember- We are here for you and your children. If you feel uneasy or unsure of whether to bring your child to their scheduled appointment, the best thing to do is CALL US! We will work with you to decide the best and most responsible plan of action.

Dental Emergencies: If your child is sick and has a dental emergency or is in pain, again, please call our office right away. We can discuss options with you and arrange to treat your child in the safest manner possible.

On a final note, you can be confident that all of us at Dentistry For Special People are committed to offering you the top-notch service you expect from us, while also protecting our entire TeamDfsp family. We will remain vigilant and continue to do whatever we can ensure your safety.

Kind Regards,
Dr. Sayany and Staff of Dentistry For Special People

Dentistry For Special People is Now Laser Certified!

May 8th, 2019

"We offer an unbiased, understanding atmosphere to discuss Tongue/Lip Tie issues"

Dentistry For Special People tooth logo and kidsIs your infant having a difficult time nursing? Is your child experiencing speech, eating, or orthodontic problems? Have you tried the exercises, met with therapists, and continued to persevere with your child, all while thinking, "why aren't we seeing the results that we expected to see by now?" Did you know that these are all common symptoms of a Tongue and/or Lip Tie? If not, let us be the first to tell you that it's true. This could also mean that a frenectomy may be needed to help remove the barriers that are causing the therapy, exercises and treatment that you have been using to correct these issues to fail. In the past it may have been hard to find a local doctor to turn to even to get an evaluation for your little one.  That’s why we are excited to announce that our very own Dr. “Zu” Sayany has been awarded a certificate from the American Board of Laser Surgery for achieving proficiency in Laser Dental Surgery and can now perform Laser Dentistry in the office! You heard it right- you can now have your infant or child evaluated for a tongue or lip tie by Dr. Zu, and if it is determined that a frenectomy is needed, you can also have the procedure done at Dentistry For Special People with a simple laser procedure. Call our office or request an appointment online for an evaluation for your child. We also do Parent-to-Doctor consults to discuss your questions with the doctor first and determine whether your child should have an evaluation done. We are here to answer your questions and figure it out together.

"We are committed to always doing what is in the best interest of you baby." ~TeamDfsp

2018 Holiday Food Drive!

November 19th, 2018

❤️We are proud to announce that we are an official drop off location for the Holiday Food Drive for South Jersey Food Bank.

With inspiration and motivation from our friends Sun News Paper, we have drop off boxes at both our Cherry Hill and Turnersville locations! Now we need your help to fill them! From now through 11/30/18, bring in non-perishable food items to be donated to the food bank for those in need of a little help this season. We’re asking all who are able, to please “Help Us Help Others” by donating what you can and fill our boxes to the brim! We are accepting donations from everyone in the community so feel free to spread the word and spread some kindness to your neighbors❤️ #fillthebox #helpushelpothers #fooddrive #holidayfooddrive #giveback

Dentistry For Special People's 4th Annual Halloween Candy BuyBack

October 1st, 2018

Dentistry For Special People is super excited to invite you to our 4th Annual Halloween Candy BuyBack! This year’s Buyback event will be held on Saturday, November 3rd, 2018, from 10am to 1pm, at both our Cherry Hill and Turnersville locations!

If you are new to our Candy BuyBack event, it’s like this: Kids go Trick-or-Treating on Halloween and collect tons of candy, right? So parents, you then sort through their candy, take all the king size for yourself (wink, wink), and the let the kids pick out a certain amount that they keep for themselves. The kids then bring their unwanted, (or should we say, unneeded) Halloween candy to our office and we will “buy” that candy back at $1 per pound. The kids leave with the cash for their hard earned trick-or-treating, and we then send all of the candy we get off to be put into care packages for our troops who are overseas, serving to protect our nation.

We will also have special prizes for the littler “ghouls and goblins” who still prefer toys over money, as well as a craft table for the kids to make cards and draw pictures to send to the troops with the candy that is sent  : )

Last year we collected well over 700 pounds of candy, and we are expecting no less this year. We’ve said this before and we will say it again- the kindness and generosity of the kids in this community never ceases to amaze us- and the “BuyBack” part of this is our little way of giving back to the kids and families, who always give so much!

For more details feel free to reach out via phone or email with any questions as well!

We hope to see you all there!

#candybuyback #pediatricdentistry #dentistry