Hello Patients and Friends,
As the celebration of one year anniversary of our relocation to Parsippany approached and now has passed in such a truly unlikely fashion! The world as we knew it, especially in health care, experienced an unexpected upheaval including changes that will likely have long lasting after effects on the way we practice and how we personally interface with our patients.
One of the most important and special things for me about practicing dentistry are the relationships and friendships we are so fortunate to form and how they allowed the joy to relate and add value to our lives and families. We have always taken the time and to personalize, customize the way we practice and the type of treatments that our patients desired and we all shared a passion for.
Not since the tragedies of Sept 11, and the days following have our lives been so affected. Similar to those somber days, we living here New Jersey have all unfortunately known a family or someone who has been affected in some way by this virus.
I hope also that you have experienced knowing the relief and joy of a patient recovering and returning home!
Thanks and prayers must go out to our healthcare professionals and first responders. I am fortunate to have a number of these special heroes as patients and it is quite obvious the ways they are giving and sacrificing so very much during this crisis.
The next layer of heroism are the teams of biopharmaceutical researchers in hospitals, universities and in the industry settings. Their tireless efforts will help bring our world to a place we can live our lives and come to rely upon it as the new normal.
Certainly we also must me ever thankful for the dedication and efforts of our amazing school teachers, for food service providers, our farmers and the folks that drive the trucks and vehicles to deliver the goods and products that allow all of us to stay at home and be safe.
In the meantime, we should all follow the basic Public Health Protocols we have become so familiar with. It is the most important role we have at the moment. Please persevere, exercise diligence and patience.
Try to get some exercise daily, get adequate rest, hydrate, and along with your comfort foods, eat leafy greens, take Vitamin D ! , and find a very funny movie to relax and cheer you.
Enjoy and hold your family close, even if the best you are able to do is a Face time session. Call an old roommate or friend.
I am so very grateful that so many of you have visited and followed us to Parsippany. Please know that we do welcome ANY of our previous patients at ANY time in the future. We do think of you and miss you.
As per the NJ Mandate, we are currently available specifically to treat dental emergencies. You can call the office at 973-428-1515. The office is staffed every day. There is a doctor designated to cover emergencies.
My cell in 201-572-7233. Call or text to speak with me directly. Tel-dentistry is in fact coming. We have been using cell phone cameras during this time to speak with patients and offer assistance.
As soon as the Governor lifts the Mandate and we can return to a more normal schedule, and the practice and the treatment of elective procedures we will be in touch and let you know. We will find an appointment time that works for you,
Please know that during this time we have been busy in an administrative capacity inside the office while closed to patient care. We have been re-visiting our patient flow, our procedural formats and our office policies in order to simplify, yet perfect things so that we will continue to remain protected and safe while providing dental care at the highest possible standards.
Many of our dedicated staff have been using this time to take online continued education courses, many which have dealt w