Is It Safe To Go to the Dentist During the Pandemic?

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You may want to avoid interacting with others unnecessarily during the pandemic but what about going to the dentist? Delaying routine or emergency care is a problem in its own right, so we recommend not delaying your visit. Queensboro Plaza Dental Care wants you to know why you can feel comfortable visiting our office.

Is It Safe To Go to the Dentist During the Pandemic?

As long as you and the dental office follow the proper safety precautions, there’s a minimal risk of getting COVID-19. However, it is important to visit a dental office that is following the American Dental Association (ADA) guidelines for safely operating during the pandemic.

COVID-19 Protocols at Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Our Long Island City office has updated our cleaning and disinfection procedures to minimize risk. Here’s a quick look at what to expect.

  1. Online Forms
  2. Before your appointment, fill out the on-line patient forms and the COVID-19 screening questionnaire. This will make your appointment smoother and quicker.

  3. Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  4. Please wear a mask when entering the office. We’ll let you know when you can take it off. Our dental team will also be wearing PPE to limit exposure.

  5. Hand Hygiene
  6. We’ve provided hand sanitizer for you to use during your visit. You can also wash your hands in our restroom if you prefer.

  7. Visitor Screening
  8. Besides your screening questionnaire, we’ll also take your temperature. If you have a fever or any other respiratory symptoms, we’ll ask you to visit a physician first and move your appointment to a later date.

  9. By Appointment Only
  10. We won’t take any walk-in visitors. If you have a dental emergency, please give us a call before arriving. Calling will usually be quicker than sending us an email. We are limiting the number of patrons in our office at one time so appointments are staggered farther apart than usual.

Schedule an Appointment with Queensboro Plaza Dental Care

Going to the dentist during a pandemic is a safe activity with the right precautions. Don’t put off necessary care. Without regular preventive care, you are more likely to experience a dental issue that can become an emergency. If you need to schedule an appointment, please give us a call. We’re happy to help and answer any questions you may have about visiting us.

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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%
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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