Corona Virus

June 29, 2020

Dear Parents, 

It’s been over a month since we re-opened our practice.  Thank you to all of you who have come in.  For those of you who have yet to schedule your children’s appointments, here are some of the changes to expect: 

  • We ask parents to fill out a wellness form prior to their child’s appointment.   
  • We have limited and spaced out appointments available to allow for the social distancing and cleanliness checks.  
  • We have limited team members in the office at any time.  
  • We have instituted a virtual waiting room and ask parents to text us when they are in the parking lot. We text back when their room is ready for them. We want to ensure you are not waiting too long in our reception area.
  • We have air purifiers in the rooms and common areas and germicidal UV lights in the operatories.  

Lastly our team is on full personal protective equipment.  We follow the CDC, ADA, CSDA and the Connecticut Governor’s office on their recommendations for safe practices. 

I want to take this opportunity to let you know we have closed our Seymour office and we are moving it to Stratford.  The new office will be at 7365 Main St, #4, it is located near the Sikorsky area.  Our plan is to open more operatories to serve our patients. It will be the same team and dentists working in that office. The target opening date is in mid July and we are excited to see you there. 

As always if you have any questions please feel free to text or call us at 203-590-1588. Our email is [email protected]  We prefer texts and emails because we have limited the people answering phones in the office.  We are here for you and your children.  Have a great summer, stay safe and healthy. 

Sincerely,

Dr. Sara


May 20,2020

Dear Parents, 

We are open as of today, May 20, 2020.  We are prioritizing scheduling patients that need dental work ( fillings, extractions, space maintainers ) then we will work our way towards our patients for their regular check ups ( cleanings, fluoride ).   If your child needs dental work please send us an e-mail at [email protected] or text us at 203-590-1588.  We are working diligently on calling you and/or sending you text messages to schedule your child’s appointment. 

We have instituted changes to our practice.  

  • Performing wellness verifications before each visit
  • Parking lot and text message check-ins to minimize stopping in the waiting room
  • Requesting everyone wear masks and use hand sanitizer in the office
  • Minimizing non-clinical ‘touch’ interactions (wireless pay options, digital forms, e-receipts, touchless trash cans and paper towel dispensers)
  • Placing air purifiers in every room
  • Employee daily health screening and temperature checks
  • Extended appointment times to allow for sanitizing rooms after each visit
  • Signs around the office to encourage social distancing

As always we follow the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association in best practices for the dental office.  I am proud to say we have met all of Governor Lamont’s requirements prior to opening the dental office and I have instituted more than what is required.  If you wish to know  more on how we are keeping you, your child and our team safe in the office please call me at 203-590-1588.   I miss all my patients and I look forward to seeing you all soon. 


May 12, 2020

We are opening next week! We’ve started scheduling appointments for those with urgent needs and will be working hard to catch up and see you all.  Here are some of the new protocols and changes we have implemented in the office

May 5, 2020

Dear Parents,

I wanted to give you an update on what is happening here at Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull.  As you know our governor has maintained his shelter in place order until May 20, 2020.  Our office is open to see emergency patients.    Please know I am still here for you if you need anything for your children’s oral health.  

In the meantime we are getting our office ready to start seeing patients.  With your and our team’s safety in mind we have instituted a few changes.  We have been keeping current with guidelines from the CDC, American Dental Academy, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Connecticut State Dental Association.  We continue to put safety first and always – for our patients, our team, and our community.  We have made some changes to prepare to welcome our patients back with:

  • Performing wellness verifications before each visit
  • Requesting everyone wear masks and use hand sanitizer in the office
  • Implementing a text message check-in process before going upstairs to the office
  • Minimizing non-clinical ‘touch’ interactions (wireless pay options, digital forms, e-receipts, touchless trash cans, paper towel dispensers etc…)
  • Placing air purifiers in every room
  • Employee wellness screening, including daily employee temperature screening and logs

Once we have the go signal to open we will do so slowly and prudently.  We will make sure the practice is safe for both our patients and team.  We will prioritize patients that have urgent needs, deep cavities and those in pain.  We will slowly add in our regular patients for their cleanings and check ups.  Please note that dental procedures generate aerosols and we will limit those in the next few months in order to protect you and our team members.  Prior to your child’s scheduled appointment we will send you what to expect of our practice and the procedures and any clinical changes we have implemented via e-mail or text. 

– Dr. Sara and Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull

April 9, 2020

Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull and Seymour will remained closed for non-emergencies until May 20.

All patients at Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull and Seymour scheduled between April 1 – April 30 are currently being rescheduled. We will still be available to see your child if they are in pain or have trauma caused by an accident.

We hope you and your family are well and staying safe. 

– Dr. Sara and Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull


March 18, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Connecticut State Dental Association (CSDA) has asked all dental practices to suspend non-emergency dental care until April 1.

All patients at Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull and Seymour scheduled between March 17 to March 31 are currently being rescheduled. We will still be available to see your child if they are in pain or have trauma caused by an accident.

We wish everyone the best during this time.

– Dr. Sara and Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull


March 12, 2020

A Message from Dr. Sara Ysaac-Garcia, DMD Pediatric Dentistry regarding COVID-19

I want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and preparing for any potential impacts to our dental practice community. Our goal is to stay well-informed, plan effective protocols, and, as always, keep the safety of our patient families and team a priority.

As a pediatric dental practice, we already follow the highest standards of infection control and utilize universal precautions with every patient. As an added precaution, we’ve expanded our office cleaning protocol and are wiping contact surfaces like doorknobs, toys, toilet handles, bathroom faucets and desk countertops many times throughout the day. We are utilizing emerging information to establish screening procedures for all patients and team, as well as safety protocols to minimize the chance for transmission of any communicable disease within our dental office.

Please keep in mind that we treat many kids through the course of our day and there is regular traffic in and out of our doors all day long. When you come into the office, please use our wipes, wash your hands in the bathroom, or use the hand sanitizers at the front desk. We ask that if you or your children are sick, please exercise caution and reschedule their appointments. Please reschedule if your child has any symptoms of acute respiratory illness such as a cough, fever, sneezing, or shortness of breath.  We can discuss options with you if your child is sick and has a dental emergency or is in pain.

Please call or email us if you have any questions at all. We are always happy to speak to you.

All the best and stay healthy,

Dr. Sara Ysaac-Garcia

Children’s Dentistry of Trumbull and Seymour

For our parents and their children with any illness, we generally follow the guidelines set by the Trumbull school system for when it is safe to bring a child into the office.

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The following are guidelines set up by the Trumbull School System regarding illness, both at school and at home:

Fever: If a student has a temperature of 100°F or higher, with or without symptoms, the student must be excluded from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication (i.e. Tylenol or Motrin).

Vomiting: Students must be excluded from school and may not return until 24 hours after the last incidence of vomiting.

Diarrhea: Students must be excluded from school if he/she experiences more than one episode of diarrhea. The may return 24 hours after the last incidence of diarrhea.

Conjunctivitis : Students may only return to school after taking medication for two days.

Undiagnosed Skin Rash : Student will need a doctor’s note with clearance to return to school and that a child is no longer contagious.

Strep Throat : Students should remain home for the first 24 hours after beginning a course of antibiotics.