Updated May 19, 2020:
State Departments of Health and Boards of Dentistry recently removed the ban on dental procedures. As such, Dentistry for Children will be re-opening our offices on a gradual basis to resume seeing patients. If you had an appointment scheduled while our offices have been closed, a member of our team will contact you to reschedule the appointment.
As each office opens, we begin by seeing patients that required operatory or restorative procedures, followed by routine hygiene exams and cleanings. Please note that appointment availability may be limited, and we appreciate your patience and flexibility.
- Opening May 19th: Toms River – 1256 Indian Head Rd, Units 16-18, Toms River, NJ 08755
- Opening May 26th: Jackson – 21 S Hope Chapel Road, Jackson, NJ 08524
- Opening June 4th: Lakewood – 870 River Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701
- Opening this July: Howell – 5315 US Hwy. 9 N, Howell, NJ 07731
To schedule an appointment, please call us at 833-KIDS-DFC to speak with a member of our team. We hope to see everyone when all of our offices can resume seeing patients.
We’re Available to Treat Dental Emergencies
Updated April 14, 2020:
While our pediatric dental offices remain closed until further notice, we are available to assess and treat dental emergencies.
In the event of a dental emergency during this time, our doctors will utilize teledentistry to assess your child’s condition. We may ask you to provide photos, videos, or use video chat like Facetime to properly recommend a treatment plan. If your child needs to come into an office for emergency treatment, additional steps and precautions will be provided for both your safety and for our doctors.
Our Offices Are Closed
Based on guidance from state and local governments, as well as industry leaders like the American Dental Association, we are closing all Dentistry for Children locations beginning Wednesday, March 18th.
Any appointments scheduled during that time will be canceled. A member of our team will be in contact soon with details. When it is deemed safe and sound to resume business operations, we will update you immediately. We thank you for your patience during this interruption and hope to see you when we re-open, happy and healthy. In the event of a dental emergency, please contact us at 833-KIDS-DFC.
Additional Precautions Regarding Coronavirus
Dear Patients and Parents,
We want you to know that the safety of our patients and their families is of the utmost priority to all of us at Dentistry for Children. As recent events have made us all aware, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a highly contagious disease that is impacting individuals across the globe and within our local communities.
Even before these recent events, each of our pediatric dental offices abides by strict sterilization, cleanliness, and safety protocols and will continue to do so. As a supplemental measure during this period of increased caution, each of our offices is receiving additional deep cleanings and sterilizations every week.
Additional information and guidance on COVID-19 are detailed below. If you or your child are exhibiting any of these symptoms, we ask that you call us in advance to reschedule your upcoming appointment.
COVID-19 symptoms are similar to the cold or flu, and may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to the virus. Be vigilant as severe cases may lead to pneumonia, kidney failure or death.
Mild symptoms may include:
Runny Nose and Sneezing
Cough and Sore Throat
Muscle Pain and Weakness
Chills and Fatigue
Impaired Liver and Kidney Function
The World Health Organization (WHO) advises the following prevention methods:
Wash Hands Frequently
Use soap and water for visibly dirty hands or an alcohol-based hand rub frequently for non-visibly dirty hands.
Practice Respiratory Hygiene
When coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – discard tissue immediately into a closed bin and clean your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
Maintain Social Distancing
Maintain at least 3 feet distance between yourself and other people, particularly those who are coughing, sneezing and have a fever. If you are too close, you can breathe in the virus.
Avoid Touching Eyes, Nose & Mouth
Hands touch many surfaces that can be contaminated with the virus. If you touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your contaminated hands, you can transfer the virus from the surface to yourself.
Seek Medical Care Early
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early and tell your health care provider if you have traveled in an area where the virus has been heavily reported, such as China, South Korea, or Italy; or if you have been in close contact with someone who has traveled from these infected areas and has respiratory symptoms.
If you have mild respiratory symptoms and no travel history to or within highly infected countries, still seek medical care and be sure to carefully practice basic respiratory and hand hygiene and stay home until you are recovered, if possible.
Animal Proximity Precautions
Practice general hygiene measures when visiting farms, live animal markets, wet markets, animal product markets or contact with wild animals. Ensure regular hand washing with soap and potable water after touching animals and animal products.
Avoid eating raw or undercooked animal products. Handle raw meat, milk or animal organs with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices.
For the most up-to-date information on possible vaccines, treatments, FAQs, news and more, please visit the following official health organizations:
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
If you have questions or concerns, please call us at 833-KIDS-DFC.
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