COVID-19 Updates

May 31st, 2020: New DFC Check-in Protocols and Office Upgrades!

May 27th, 2020: DFC COVID-19 Appointment Protocols

COVID-19 Protocols

May 22nd, 2020: New Safety Improvements

May 20th, 2020: Our New Uniforms

April 4th, 2020: Teledentistry Services

Tele-Dentistry - Dentistry For Children in Bloomfield, NJ

Announcing Virtual Visits

A new way to access EMERGENCY DENTAL care from the comfort of your
home.

Dentistry for Children is pleased to offer a teledentistry option for our patients, particularly during our current COVID-19 pandemic. Continue social distancing by connecting with our emergency dental team from home, using your:

Mobile phone (ideal)
Tablet (ideal)
PC/laptop/desktop computer

Our virtual visit is secure, HIPAA-compliant, and simple to use.

You can receive this valuable service in 4 easy steps:

1. Call from your CELLPHONE our emergency dental line at 860-501-9590
2. Inform us of your child’s name, DOB, and dental emergency.
3. At our earliest convenience, you will receive a text with links to our informed consent and insurance agreement form. 
4. Finally, you will receive a text for our secured weblink to our virtual portal website so we can virtually evaluate your needs better. The program requires no complicated login process, no password to remember. Once you receive the weblink, simply click to enter your waiting room with your provider, and be connected with real-time care and dental guidance.  
Please avoid going to hospital emergency rooms for emergency dental care that could have been treated by your dentist.​ Protect yourself from exposure.
 
Teledentistry appointments can be made with our Dentistry for Children emergency dental team when social distancing and staying at home is very important.  

 

Please call:

  • Our office (973-338-1383) for general questions to our dental team
  • Our emergency dental line (860-501-9590) for any dental emergency questions or needs. 

Sincerely,

Your dental family at Dentistry for Children

Monday -Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed

March 27th, 2020: At-home dental care during a pandemic

Links to help parents care for their children’s teeth during the pandemic

Dear DFC Family,

 

Even though we’ve had to cut back during this national health crisis, your little one’s smile is still at the top of our minds! Because we want to ensure the wellbeing of you and your family, here are some handy articles on how you keep your child’s smile looking great.

An oral health discussion for grades 5-8

5 ways to prevent tooth decay in children

Good food that’s bad for your little one’s teeth

Tips on saving for your family’s dental expenses

We are here to answer your questions and hope the following tips/guidelines for our ORTHODONTIC patients that will help until we are able to see you again in the office.

Patients with Expanders:
Please continue to turn the expander as was prescribed until the date of your original appointment. After this date, please STOP turning until we are able to reschedule your appointment.

Patients with Invisalign:
Please continue to wear and change your aligners as prescribed. If you are on the last aligner that you were given, please continue to wear this aligner until we are able to see you. Remember a little dish soap and water will help keep the aligners clean.

Patients with Braces:
Please continue to wear your elastics as prescribed, brush/floss, and follow the list of foods to avoid.

Wire pokes in the back: clean pair of nail clippers can be used to trim the wire. Wax will also provide relief

Wire pokes in the front: use a clean pencil eraser to tuck the wire in. Wax will also provide relief.

Broken Brackets: a broken bracket will generally slide along the wire and generally will not cause discomfort. Wax will also provide relief. We will fix these brackets at your next appointment

Patients with Retainers:
Please continue to wear your retainers as prescribed. If you lose your retainer we will address remaking them per individual situation once we reopen.

As always, if your child has an emergency, you can reach Dr. Shah (orthodontics) and Dr. Sultan (pediatric dentistry) by using our office number: 973-338-1383.

We miss you all and can’t wait to see you back at the office!!

Be safe out there. We can’t wait to see you and your little one’s smile when things return to normal!

Sincerely,

Your dental family at Dentistry for Children

March 18th, 2020: Office Closure Letter

Closure statement - Dentistry For Children in Bloomfield, NJ