We are excited to inform our patients that we are able to update our office policies regarding COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and the state of New Jersey have recently issued new guidelines regarding mask usage for individuals who are fully Covid-19 vaccinated. However, per CDC guidance, individuals must continue to wear masks in all health care settings including Stern Orthodontics.
Our new policies are as follows:
Before patients arrive at our office, review the following questions. If the answer is YES to any of these questions, please call our office and we will be happy to reschedule your visit.
- Does the patient have any flu like symptoms including, but not limited to fever, cough, shortness of breath or gastrointestinal upset?
- Have you/they experienced recent loss of taste or smell?
- Have you/they been in contact with anyone awaiting the results of a test, currently sick, or a confirmed positive COVID-19 patient?
When patients arrive at our office, they no longer need to call us to let us know they are at the office. Please have the patient enter the office and have them check in at the front desk to let us know they have arrived.
Whenever possible, only the patient should enter the office with the exceptions of New Patients, Observation Patients and Young Patients.
Everyone must wear a mask and social distance in the office.
We will continue to take temperatures with a forehead thermometer, if your temperature is above 99.5° your appointment will be rescheduled.
After your appointment you or your child will be given your next appointment. If this appointment does not work for you, please call our office and we will gladly reschedule it.
If you would like an update on your child's orthodontic progress, please let us know and we will make sure that someone gets back to you to regarding their progress.
These new guidelines are an exciting step moving forward to getting back to seeing your smiling faces.
We will continue to update you as requirements and guidelines change. Thank you for your understanding and support.
Drs. Stern, Stavisky and Staff