A viewer named Paul asked News10NBC’s Brennan Somers: Could you tell us what phase the dentist fits in the scope of things, please?
That’s a good question. Right now there’s confusion for dentists all over New York.
They’ve been forced to cut non-essential procedures and only treat emergencies during this shutdown. They are still waiting for clear guidance from the state when it comes to appointments like teeth cleaning.
The state has posted this message on its NYS Dental Association website:
This is a very fluid situation and can change at any moment. We will update you as soon as we receive new information.
Let me describe the situation as it stands today, May 14, at 11:30 am:
- At this moment Dentistry is still considered an essential business for emergency and urgent dental treatments only in all areas of New York. Until we have a definitive response from the Department