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.
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.