Our COVID-19 Precautions

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the rhythm of many of our daily routines, from grocery shopping to taking our pet to the vet. At Queensboro Plaza Dental Care, your dentist in Long Island City, NY, we’ve found that simply knowing more about the process can ease patients’ concerns about visiting the dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve engineered the experience to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

Before Your Appointment

To help ensure that patients arriving at our office are healthy, we will contact you before your appointment and ask you some questions about your current health via our convenient online questionnaire. We may also repeat these questions when you arrive to make sure nothing has changed.

Finally, we ask that you limit the number of people you bring with you to your appointment. This could mean leaving your children or spouse at home or allowing older children or a spouse to go into the office alone while you wait outside during their appointment.

During Your Appointment

As of this writing, New York State requires wearing a mask in public, so be sure to wear one before entering our office. We may ask you to wait outside until we’re ready for you, to limit the number of people inside the office. If that is the case, we will stay in contact with you via text message or phone.

Once you enter the office, we will check your temperature and repeat the screening questionnaire.  You may notice that we have removed high-touch items from the reception area such as toys, magazines, and coffee station. We will have hand sanitizer available for you to use, and the reception room chairs will be socially distanced. And throughout our office we will have HEPA air purifiers to circulate and clean the shared air.

While in the dental chair, you’ll notice that your dentist and staff will be wearing different protective equipment than you’ve been used to seeing (such as different masks, face shields, and goggles). Before your procedure starts, we will ask you to rinse with a 1.5% hydrogen peroxide rinse to reduce the chance of disease transmission in saliva. Finally, we will augment our use of air/water isolation devices to reduce aerosol spread during your procedure. These additional measures will help to protect both you and the dental team.

After Your Appointment

After your visit, you can expect that our staff will thoroughly disinfect the treatment area with virus-killing disinfectant to prepare for the next patient. We will adjust appointment intervals to account for the extra disinfection time and reduce the risk of passing the illness to others.

If you have developed symptoms of COVID-19 (such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath) within 14 days of your appointment, please contact our office. You may already have been carrying the virus at the time of your appointment, so anyone in close contact with you could be at risk for exposure of the virus.

Do You Need Urgent or Emergency Dental Care in Long Island City?

We offer high-quality family dental care that puts your needs first. We would be thrilled to serve you and your family no matter your dental needs! Contact Queensboro Plaza Dental Care today to set up an appointment.

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Patient Reviews

Karoline PammerKaroline Pammer
20:52 30 Mar 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are extremely competent, friendly and professional. He is very thorough and explains everything very clearly. Finally I feel like I am in good hands when it comes to dental care.
Matt SmithMatt Smith
21:18 05 Feb 22
Great overall experience getting a dental cleaning. Very friendly staff, beautifully designed office, and a comfortable experience watching calming Netflix nature programming while in the chair. Complimentary beverages are in the waiting room and so is a little play area for kids.It felt to me that this was a patient-focused family practice as opposed to a cold, corporate dental mill trying to churn through as many patients as possible.I’ll definitely be coming back here for all my dental needs and I highly recommend.
Sundup SherpaSundup Sherpa
22:07 02 Feb 22
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are very welcoming and they provide an excellent experience every time I visit. I’ve only been here twice for annual checkups but would definitely consider and recommend this place to anyone who appreciates good customer experience and a very thoughtful approach to making sure that you feel at home. I have some procedures set up for later in the month and I must actually be the only person in the world actually looking forward to a dentist appointment.
Jayrockem GottemJayrockem Gottem
21:27 09 Nov 21
Great place wonderful staff they will be my go too dentist 100%
shawaf alishawaf ali
22:08 26 Aug 21
Very confident after leaving the office that my teeth are in greatttt hands. Above and beyond patient care. Very informative visits. A sense that they genuinely care about patient concerns. Added helpful guidelines I took home with me to reach dental hygiene goals before my next visits. Highly recommended you leave your old scary dentist ! 😁😁
Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Queensboro Plaza Dental Care