Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff and community. To that end, we have decided to temporarily close our practice in accordance with guidance provided by the American Dental Association. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively adhere to the government's recommendations and the Centers for Disease Control's (CDC) guidance of social distancing.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in "flattening the curve" in order to follow sound, scientific, public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. To accomplish this and comply with the Governor's current Executive Order, we have cancelled all appointments until Monday, April 20, 2020. Should events dictate that our office closure be extended, we will update this notice.
We will be on-call in the event of a true dental emergency. Should you require emergency dental care, please call our office at 516-739-1851 for further instruction.
We did not make this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research and planning guided our decision. We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and frontline health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Eugene G. Porcelli, DDS and Staff