Dear Patients

We’ve been listening closely to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the NJ Dental Association to stay up to date with the latest information and we will continue to do so.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at 908-876-5225.

Dr. Goodkin, Dr. Pilek and our entire staff wish you good health and we look forward to taking care of you very soon!

59 East Mill Road
Long Valley, New Jersey 07853


We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. These last few months have been difficult for all of us. Our hearts go out to anyone who lost a loved one. We’ve missed each of you and appreciate your patience and understanding. As we enter the re-emergence phase of this crisis, we are writing to let you know of the changes in our workflow and infection control.

Simply put:

  • Heightened infection control including aerosol disinfection.
  • Sneeze protectors at the reception desk area.
  • Paperless communication-Electronic forms for patient medical history updates.
  • HVAC Hepa filter & purifiers to make the air you breathe more healthy.
  • Extra-oral suction system to evacuate aerosols during your procedure.
  • Using disinfectants that have a 1-minute kill time for Covid-19.


Here’s what you can expect at your next appointment:

Before Your Appointment

We will call you prior to your appointment to ask some questions about your current health. We will also repeat these questions when you arrive to make sure nothing has changed.
We ask that you not bring anyone to your appointment unless you are accompanying a minor or person in need of assistance.

At Your Appointment

We ask you to call our office, 908-876-5225, upon arriving in the parking lot.
Please be sure to wear a mask to your appointment and bring a pen.
Upon entering, we will take your temperature and if <100.4, we will be able to treat you.
You will be asked to use hand sanitizer.

After Your Appointment

After your appointment is over, the staff will thoroughly clean the areas where you have been using disinfectants that are approved on the N list from the EPA.
If you start feeling ill with the symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days after your appointment, please call us at 908-876-5225. For the health and safety of everyone who visits this office, please let us know.
Remember, regular dental visits are an essential part of your oral and overall health. We will make sure your visit is as safe as possible for everyone.
Thank you for your continued confidence in our entire office. We always strive to ensure the highest level of patient care and safety.


Howard Goodkin, DMD
Jarred Pilek, DDS
And our incredible staff who take care of you!


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