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An Important Message to Our Patients:

With much care and concern for our valued patients, I am writing today to alert you to a number of changes at Pittsford Dental Excellence Center due to the impact of COVID-19. Under the guidance of the New York State Dental Association, beginning immediately we will be seeing only patients in need of emergency dental care.

WHAT THIS MEANS. All elective and non-critical services will be postponed for a minimum of three weeks. We will be in contact with any patients that may be impacted to schedule a new appointment time. Our policy and timeline may be modified to accommodate further developments and recommendations from government agencies.

PLEASE BE ADVISED. Should you have a dental emergency or need our services, please call ahead. Our office number is 585.248.2575. DO NOT COME TO THE OFFICE IF YOU OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD ARE EXPERIENCING ACUTE RESPIRATORY SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING FEVER, SORE THROAT, COUGH OR DIFFICULTY BREATHING. Also, do not come to the office if you have travelled to an outbreak area or been exposed to another person with a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19. Patients over age 60 or those with health issues should take particular precautions.

IN THE MEANTIME. We are taking every precaution to ensure the health and safety of our patients and employees. While we’ve always maintained the strictest standards for cleanliness, now more than ever it’s important for you to know what that means:

  • Handwashing. Handwashing during and between patient visits has always been the standard. Now more than ever we are paying close attention to the protocol.
  • Sterilization. Our sterilization equipment is monitored and tested to ensure that it meets the correct temperatures.
  • Surface disinfectant. After each patient contact, all surfaces including chair, countertops, handles and lights are disinfected thoroughly.
  • Personal protective equipment. Our employees all wear fresh masks and gloves with each patient without fail.
  • Disposables and supplies. Every disposable item that touches a patient is used only once. Our inventory of supplies is in no danger of running short.
  • We’re healthy. Employees are not allowed to treat patients if they are feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms.

WE ARE HERE. Please contact us at 585.248.2575 if you have any questions. Please note we are receiving many calls, voicemail messages and emails and will respond to all as quickly as possible. If this is a true emergency, you may reach me on my personal cell phone at 585.721.0865.

Thank you for the confidence you place in our practice. We look forward to serving you again when things return to normal.


Sam Guarnieri, DDS

Excellence in dentistry in Rochester, NY

Patients throughout the Rochester, NY area seek the care of Dr. Sam Guarnieri for his outstanding treatment results, expertise, compassion, integrity, honesty and understanding. We are committed to dental excellence and passionate about your oral health care and well-being.

At Pittsford Dental Excellence Center, we elevate dentistry to an art form. Our team is committed to excellence through professional development and continuous education. The Pittsford Dental Excellence Center team can improve and restore your smile and health to achieve the end results you desire.

Do you want the smile you once had or the smile you never had? That’s the question we ask every patient. With cosmetic dentistry or general dentistry services, we can help you reach optimal oral health, total health and wellness. We do this by discussing prudent treatment options to help you successfully attain and maintain a healthy, attractive smile for a lifetime.

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