Office Updates Relating to COVID-19

As per the recommendations of the New Jersey Dental Association, we are currently limiting in office appointments to emergency procedures only. We are still open and we are here to answer your questions, to evaluate situations, and to handle emergencies. We are currently only allowed to see emergency appointments involving bleeding, swelling, or severe pain. Treatment rendered will be geared only toward making the patient comfortable. You do not need to contact our office regarding rescheduling as at this time. We will re-evaluate this status each week for the upcoming week, until we are able to establish normal in office appointments.

Given this situation, there are several things of which you will want to be aware.

The best way to stay updated as to our office status, including best means of communicating is to visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/MoorestownOrthodontics/ I will keep a post “pinned” to the top of this page that lists our most current information. Please like and follow our page so that you will get updates as they become available.

If you have a non-emergency question, there are three means of reaching me. The first way is to call our office phone number 856-727-0177. Messages will be checked at least once per weekday and returned as soon as possible. If you have a financial or insurance question that it the best way of reaching us. The second way is through the top “pinned” post on Facebook. This post has a “send message” button that will instant message (IM) me. This would be for more pressing clinical questions.

Setting up a virtual appointment:

The third, and much more interesting way, is that you can set up a scheduled virtual appointment time where we can speak face to face. To set up your virtual appointment, click on the following link.  https://calendly.com/moorestownorthodontics. For existing patients, please setup a 15 minute appointment. For new patients, please set up a 30 minute initial consultation appointment, as these take more time. You will be emailed a link with the login information. I am actually looking forward to using this new means of communicating with you.

Prior to Virtual appointments:

For all patients:

You do not have to have a Zoom account to attend a Zoom meeting or interview. However, you will be prompted to download the software or app, once you have clicked on the link that you have been provided. You may also wish to create an account, but that is not required to participate in a Zoom meeting.

An instructional video on how to take photos of your teeth will be in our YouTube channel soon, if it is not there already. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkUvgS623WXhWUzF9xvH-6A

Photos should be emailed to me at DrKaz@ThinkStraightTeeth.com. Please do this by the day prior to your virtual appointment at the latest or ideally as soon as possible earlier. I will need a chance to review them.

For existing patients: If you have an area of concern, please take pictures of your teeth and the area of concern. Email these to me at the address above. Please don’t forget to let me know who you are.

For New Patients: Please take pictures of all your teeth as per the instructional video above. Please then email these along with your name, your phone number, and your dentists name and phone number as far in advance of your appointment as possible. We will reach out to you in advance to privately obtain needed information. We will also reach out to your dentist in attempt to obtain copies of your x-rays and any specific concerns that they may have as well.

If do you have an emergency, my emergency number is 856-979-7973. When you call please leave your name, the patients name, the nature of the emergency, and a phone number where you may be reached. I will call you back as soon as possible.

Lastly and mostly, I would like to thank you for being our patient, and for trusting me with your orthodontic treatment. We will get through this together.