Patient Advisory and Acknowledgment

Receiving Dental Treatment During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Dear Patient:

You have presented to the office today because you have an urgent dental condition which must be treated at this time and cannot be postponed until the current COVID-19 risk period abates. Please be advised of the following:

  • While our office complies with State Health Department and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention infection control guidelines to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we cannot make any guarantees.
  • Our staff are symptom-free and, to the best of their knowledge, have not been exposed to the virus. However, since we are a place of public accommodation, other persons (including other patients) could be infected, with or without their knowledge.

In order to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, we have asked you a number of “screening” questions below. For the safety of our staff, other patients, and yourself, please be truthful and candid in your answers.

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PLEASE ANSWER “YES” OR “NO” WITH YOUR INITIALS, TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:

Patient Request for Treatment, Representations and Consent

Responding to the public health hazard posed by Coronavirus disease 2019 (“COVID-19”), effective 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, Governor Philip D. Murphy ordered and directed the suspension of all surgeries or invasive procedures performed on adults that can be delayed without undue risk to the current or future health of the patient as determined by the patient’s treating physician or dentist.

I acknowledge and understand that there is an increased risk that COVID-19 can be transmitted in any place of public accommodation, including a dental office, and I have been informed that my dentist desires to protect the safety of the dental office and the patients, staff and other individuals who come upon the premises

Accordingly, as a precondition to rendering treatment, I have confirmed that I have no symptoms commonly associated with COVID-19, including fever, shortness of breath, dry cough, running nose or sore throat and that I have not, within the past 14 days, travelled by airplane, been in close proximity (less than 6 feet proximity) at a gathering of 10 or more persons, or had close contact with a person who has confirmed positive or suspected to be positive for COVID-19.

I consent to the performance of the treatment proposed by my dentist.

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