How is COVID-19 transmitted?

SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is though to be spread primarily through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Airborne transmission from person-to-person over long distances is unlikely. However, COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are still learning about how it spreads and the severity of illness it causes.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms can range from mild to severe.  They may appear 2-14 days after exposure.  Symptoms include but not limited to: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell.

What are "Standard (Universal) Precautions"?

Standard Precautions are used for all patient care. They’re based on a risk assessment and make use of common sense practices and personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect healthcare providers from infection and prevent the spread of infection from patient to patient.  They include: hand hygiene, use of PPE, following respiratory hygiene and cough etiquette, properly disinfecting and sterilizing patient instruments, proper handling of instruments and sharps

Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

CEREC - One Visit Dentistry
What is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product.

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