The resumption of dental services in New York City has now been made official by the New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo.
The resumption will come as a huge relief to residents and dentists alike, as dental healthcare has somewhat stagnated over the months since the implementation of lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Although there will be necessary restrictions on the mode of operation as directed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, it will be preferred by most dental practitioners, as opposed to no dental service.
Dentists, such as Dr. Amarilis Jacobo, have expressed their delight in the positive efforts made towards reopening. After two and a half months of lockdown and limitations on dental services, Dr. Amarilis feels resumption is the proper decision made, to help on the path to recovery and normalcy post-COVID-19.
The core prerequisites for the resumption of dental services, as stipulated by the state, would be to put on appropriate and government-approved protective equipment, such as N95 masks, before carrying out any form of medical and dental care. Also, strict social distancing policies must be adhered to by both practitioners and patients.
These policies have already started taking effect, with Dental centers within the city supposedly removing waiting room chairs and magazines, to provide spacing between patients, and prevent spread through contact. The use of Plexiglas has also come in handy to avert particle exchange between patients and receptionists.
The President of the New York State Dental Association, Dr. Craig Ratner, has also provided positive thoughts towards reopening, despite the slow pace. He highlighted that it’s preferable to have a gradual influx of patients and income alike than to have none at all.
The resumption of dental services in Queens, New York City would commence on the 8th of June. Contact us at Glendale Boutique Dental 68-35 Myrtle Ave, Glendale, NY 11385 https://www.boutiquedentalny.com/ to book your appointment.