Mark H Freedman, DDS
   East Northport Dental Care   
1023 Pulaski Rd
East Northport, NY 11731

To all our patients:

The CDC, NYS Dept of Health, ADA, as well as NYS and Suffolk County dental
societies have issued a directive designed to insure the maximum safety of our
patients during this unprecedented national health crisis.
The directive is copied below:

"At this time, it is recommended that dental offices provide only emergency dental
care for patients.  Elective and non-emergent services should be postponed for a
minimum of three weeks. That policy shall be revisited at that time to accommodate
further developments regarding COVID-19 and further actions/recommendations
from government agencies."

In compliance, our office will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays to take care of any needed urgent care. And as always, we will see our
patient the same day if possible for emergencies.

We have always defined an emergency, as anything our patient feels is an
emergency. And, we will do our best to continue this policy, however the agencies
listed above have defined what they consider a dental emergency to be.

Dental cavities or defective restorations causing pain.

Swelling inside or outside the mouth

Broken or fractured teeth


Trauma to the teeth or soft tissues

Denture repairs when function impeded

Uncontrolled bleeding

Any other pain

Dental procedures or clearances needed prior to critical medical treatment

We cannot see patients who have fever, a cough or other respiratory symptoms or
who have traveled out of the country in the past two weeks.

As of now, we plan to resume our regular schedule on Monday, April 6.  This is of
course pending any additional advisories from the CDC or NYS Dept. of Health.

If you have an appointment with Dr. Freedman, Pat, Valerie or Dr. Reyes prior to April
6, we will be in contact with you to reschedule.  Any questions or concerns please
call 631-261-2880,  or e-mail

We hope that life will return to normal as soon as possible, and we thank you for
your understanding.

               Dr Mark H Freedman