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First Touchless Pizza Serving Plate for Restaurants – A Solution to New Food Handling Safety Expectations

HUDSON, Ohio -- Nuova Vita Corporation is excited to announce the launch of the first No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border. This next generation pizza serving plate is designed for today's sanitization standards and makes other serving plates obsolete.

The patented No HandL Portion PadL(tm) enables restaurant patrons to avoid shared surface areas when self-serving pizza slices. This decreases the risk for spread of viral pathogens associated with the novel coronavirus and bacteria that causes food borne illness.

Each custom-made No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border is ideal for sharing pizza at the table. Three unique features give patrons peace of mind and convenience. Finger wells enable individuals to grasp and move the serving plate without shared surface contact, recessed grooves ensure fully cut slices to allow patrons to easily remove a slice of pizza from the plate and centering circles consistently ensure equally cut slices so every slice is as desirable as the next.

"The government provides restauranteurs with food preparation and serving guidelines and regulations, but it's ultimately consumer confidence that determines sales," said Greg Getzinger, founder and CEO of Nuova Vita Corporation.

He added, "The No HandL Portion PadL with the Touchless Pizza Border will help restauranteurs give people safe, familiar and convenient group pizza dining experiences, where they can feel a part of community again."

More information - and online ordering - now available at https://www.portionpadl.com/.

For further details and personal assistance contact Nuova Vita Corporation by phone at 330-608-5928.

About Nuova Vita Corporation:

Nuova Vita Corporation is a pizza and lasagna cutting board and portioning guide company. Their patented and patent pending branded products, the Portion PadL is the premier pizza portioning cutting board company specializing in customizing Portion PadLs for each customer's pizza size and slice applications.

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5,000 elementary schools across America are searching for a safe way to offer recess during the Pandemic

WEBB CITY, Mo. -- A pandemic recess solution is being released by Peaceful Playgrounds Inc. A 6-foot Distancing Playground, the brainchild of award-winning educator and playground designer, Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer, is an answer sure to thrill millions of children as they return to school in the fall. Why? Dr. Bossenmeyer has saved recess! While some educators assume that a 6-foot distancing requirement will eliminate recess altogether, Dr. Bossenmeyer thinks otherwise.

Dr. Bossenmeyer, a longtime teacher and principal from Southern California, asked: "Why should we eliminate recess from the school day?" With some paint and planning, she maintains that "recess can still be safe." She knows a little about school safety and recess. Her Peaceful Playgrounds Program has been shown to reduce injuries, bullying, conflicts in more than 8,000 schools across the nation over the past 20 years. Play structures are not part of her pandemic playground plan. Following CDC recess recommendations during Covid-19 she recommends recess area by class in activity zones.

Drawing on her strong background in playground safety and design, Dr. Bossenmeyer created a 6-foot Social Distancing Playground. She has created a series of Activity Zones with age-appropriate games and learning activities to be painted on existing playground surfaces using blueprints, and prefabricated stencils. QR codes can be scanned with smart phones or smart tablets for video instructions on all the games and activities which inform teachers teaching the activities.

The 6-foot Distancing Playground consists of 4 parameters to maintain social distancing, while still affording playground and recess activity for the kids:

* Activity Zones Painted on the Asphalt - The first object was to regulate movement but still allow children to move and burn off some steam. As a result, game courts are painted with painted dots and boxes to indicate waiting lines and to maintain suggested social distancing.

* Limited Equipment - To avoid spreading the virus with playground equipment such as red playground balls or playground structures, the 6-foot Social Distancing Playground is designed with age appropriate challenges and limited equipment which is not shared. An example of equipment used in the Social Distancing Playground is a plastic water bottle the children bring from home to play a bottle toss game. Schools have no need to sanitize school equipment and utilization of play structures is not recommended.

* Dots Mark the Spot - Each student must stand on a dot which indicates their spot in line, and it restricts movement but still allows movement while maintaining a 6-foot spacing between students and activities. No one should be wandering aimlessly around the playground. They select one activity zone by classroom and remain there for the duration of the recess period. (*CDC Guideline for recess during covid-19 outbreak.)

* Maintaining Control and Organized Supervision - A freeze bell is recommended. Student freeze at the bell ending recess and wait to be dismissed by each Activity Zone utilizing Designated Walkways to avoid crowding when lining up to exit the playground. As with all recess conducted, Social Distancing guidelines requires supervision from School Staff. Staggered recess periods are recommended which is also a CDC guideline.

In 1995, then Principal Melinda Bossenmeyer put the first Peaceful Playgrounds program into practice at an elementary school in Southern California. The concept was an overnight success and brought accolades and recognition. In 1999, Dr. Bossenmeyer's elementary school was honored with the State of California's Golden Bell Award in the Student-Safety Category from the California School Boards Association.

"With the COVID-19 lockdowns and children sheltering in place," Dr. Bossenmeyer said, "it is inconceivable that young children be further confined at school sites when school resumes this fall." She maintains that with a little paint and planning, children can resume recess while maintaining social distancing.

Learn more at: https://peacefulplaygrounds.com/covid-19-distancing-playground/

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Evaluations and Defense Testimony Expert, Dr. Jeffrey Freiden, Currently Offering a No-Fee Phone Consultation for Attorneys

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- For more than 20 Years, Dr. Jeffrey Freiden has provided pre-sentence and post-sentence evaluations for defense attorneys and their clients. Dr. Freiden is also an expert in courtroom testimony and has been engaged by numerous law firms in multiple states.

Because the vast majority of attorneys across the country are currently still in lock down or working from home, Dr. Freiden is now offering a free phone consultation for attorneys who need to discuss their cases and evaluations. Although the evaluations must be done in person, the initial phone consultation is designed for clients to cover any questions or missing details of the case.

"I consult with attorneys on a regular basis, discussing their cases in great detail," notes Dr. Freiden. "Often times, the reason they come to me is to remedy a poor or 'botched' evaluation from an ill-prepared therapist. Attorneys need to be aware that evaluations must be done in person and not over the phone, zoom, or via teleconferencing."

The process is as follows: Dr. Freiden will schedule a complimentary phone consultation with an attorney to discuss a case. This is followed by a face-to-face meeting between Dr. Freiden and the client. Please note that Dr. Freiden follows all COVID-19 safety precautions throughout every in-person meeting. "Our entire staff and our clients must follow all safety and sanitary precautions before and during our in-person meetings," says Dr. Freiden. "We regularly sanitize the office and require that masks be worn throughout our meetings."

About Dr. Freiden

Since 1996, Dr. Jeffrey Freiden has worked in the field of Sexually Offending Behavior, conducting Sex Offender Risk Evaluations, providing treatment and testifying in state and federal court. He is an evaluations and defense witness testimony expert working with numerous law firms located throughout the US. He is currently the evaluator and treatment provider for Shelby County Department of Corrections, Tennessee Department of Corrections, The Federal Bureau of Prisons, and the United States Court Office of Probation.

Learn more at: https://drjeffreyfreiden.com/

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Indie Music Star Luanne Hunt delivers ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ message in her Top 40 hit single, ‘WE RISE’

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Amid the Coronavirus lockdown, award-winning, critically acclaimed indie music star Luanne Hunt decided to use her free time to tap into her creativity and write the Top 40 Gospel/Inspirational hit "We Rise," a song the Hollywood Digest calls an "anthem for our times."

The uplifting song can be heard on radio stations around the world and is currently climbing the Adult Contemporary and Christian Music charts.

Other reviewers see it as a musical dose of inspiration, bringing the same type of hope and healing found in Jack Canfield's "Chicken Soup for the Soul" stories. According to Troy Johnston of FAME Magazine, "We Rise" is just what the doctor ordered to lead people from all walks of life to a brighter and more abundant tomorrow.

"Beautifully presented and enchanting from the start, Luanne Hunt's 'We Rise' is the Chicken Soup of song we humans need," said Troy Johnston of FAME Magazine. "It's a winner of a tune that puts humanity back into perspective and reminds us as listeners that thinking positive and spreading joy to others is as simple as it gets."

Hunt, who lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, wrote "We Rise" as the theme song for a philanthropic organization she is preparing to launch in early 2021 called, "We Rise Women's Network."

The network will aim to provide women across the nation opportunities to gather, make lasting friendships, heal from wounds of the past and tap into their inner strength through the power of togetherness, Hunt said.

"When I began making plans for the Network, the first thing I did was write the theme song for it," said Hunt, a native of Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. "As 'We Rise' came together in the studio, I realized it holds a message that people need to hear right now. So many are running out of hope but united, we are strong. I have no doubt we can rise above everything that's threatening all we hold true and dear."

Over her 25-year career, Hunt has scored numerous No. 1 hits on country, folk and gospel charts around the world. The award-winning, Grammy-balloted recording artist is best known for her chart-topping single, "Christmas Without You," which was named by Sweden's largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter, one of the Top 25 Christmas Songs of All-time.

She also is the recipient of three CD of the Year awards from the National Traditional Country Music Association (NTCMA) and six American Songwriting Awards.

The adult contemporary/contemporary Christian-inspired "We Rise" follow's Hunt's award-winning, critically acclaimed country album, "Backroads, Bottles & Blues," which features her No. 1 hit duet with Steven Bankey, "Lightning in A Bottle."

"Fans that love the Andra Day song 'Rise Up' should take a chance on Luanne Hunt's 'We Rise,'" said Garth Thomas, reviewer for the Hollywood Digest. "I'm positive that Hunt's country fans will stick with her and love this song, which is both inspiring and entertaining."

Find Luanne Hunt at
* https://www.luannehunt.com/
* https://www.facebook.com/luannehuntindiecountrystar
* https://www.twitter.com/luannehunt

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Kidventure to Open Texas Summer Programs

AUSTIN, Texas -- After much consultation with our health professionals including infectious disease doctors and pediatricians, with newly released Guidelines for Summer Camps from the Governor's Task Force, representatives from the CDC, and many families, Kidventure, one of the largest private summer camp organizations in Texas since 1994, has made the decision to open camp programs beginning June 1, 2020 at over 24 locations in Houston, Dallas, and Austin.

The decision involved a variety of questions and obvious concerns. Can we provide a program that will mitigate the spread of Covid-19? Do we have the infrastructure to provide for the guidelines set forth by the CDC and our State? Will camp provide for the greater good of our communities? And will camp, with all its new protocols and procedures actually be 'camp' for those that need it most?

Kidventure has operated summer camps in Texas since 1994. It uses the foundations of camp to help improve the lives of its campers, caring for the mental, social, and physical wellbeing of children.

Kidventure's President, Mike McDonell said, "Never has that need - camp - been more crucial for children than right now. We believe that camp affords children with a unique opportunity to grow in confidence, to provide for hope, to battle against fear, and thrive."

Kidventure will take 26 years of experience and combine that with guidelines and protocols designed to help slow the spread of Covid-19, create a camp physical environment that is cleaner, and will implement systems to keep small groups of campers as one, and limit the flow of larger groups together. In addition, Kidventure will prescreen all those entering campsites and plans to monitor the health and wellbeing of its campers and staff during the camp day.

McDonell added, "The guidelines are not designed to be fool-proof? But the mental health of our children and the economic viability of our families and communities is not either."

Together with health professionals, Kidventure will update guidelines and will make necessary changes when and where needed.

Camps Coordinator and Vice President, Michael Valka said, "We will do as we have always done, and work to do our best. We are certain your child's experience at camp will provide them with the opportunity to reunite with friends, to once again run free, and we are certain their time with us will be cause for happiness, joy, and fun."

Kidventure has created a comprehensive Summer Camp Handbook During COVID-19 that contains all the new guidelines recently presented by the State of Texas as well as many of their own.

Kidventure has also created information on its website to help assist parents and children with questions and information about Summer Day Camp 2020.

Learn more at: https://kidventure.com/

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Tev Hemmans Lives an Artsy Lifestyle

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- From mixing songs on his YouTube podcast, Artsy Radio, to writing self-help books like Artsy Life and designing the Artsy Classic I sneaker, Tev Hemmans is determined to empower creatives through the actions of his own creative projects.

"I want to communicate to the artist that is painting on canvas or drawing on paper. Wearing the shoe signifies that they too, can broaden their palettes," says Hemmans, "but this message is also to the everyday person that redecorates their home from time to time. Art is a lifestyle."

The Artsy Classic I's, is made of authentic Italian leather and are handcrafted in Italy. For more information on the sneaker and Tev's other ventures, visit https://www.tevhemmans.com/.

About Tev Hemmans:

Tev Hemmans, born as Tevonne Hemmans, is a DJ, Broadcaster, Designer, and Best-Selling Author from Brooklyn, New York. Hemmans studied Graphic Design at the University of New Haven.

As a performing artist, formerly known as T.E.V (The Educated Voice), Hemmans was featured on BET's Rap City, has performed on 106 & Park, and has performed at Madison Square Garden. In addition, he created and founded a national school tour, advocating for Anti-Bullying.

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California Bluegrass Association Announces Turn Your Radio OnLINE webcast series

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- The California Bluegrass Association (CBA) has announced the launch of Turn Your Radio OnLINE, a webcast series starting Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time, and continuing each Saturday through June 20. This new online music event is inspired by the CBA's annual Father's Day Festival, held in Grass Valley, California, since 1975.

The lineup includes nationally known and popular California bands performing online from their "shelter in place" locations and broadcast over the web to bluegrass fans worldwide. Performers featured in the series include Tim O'Brien, Laurie Lewis, Molly Tuttle, Lonesome River Band, Special Consensus, Joe Newberry & April Verch, and many more.

The webcasts will be accompanied by an online auction to raise funds for the CBA's newly announced COVID Artist Relief Fund. Items being auctioned include fine acoustic instruments, books, music lessons, historic bluegrass memorabilia, and items of interest from popular musicians.

Turn Your Radio OnLINE will also feature live interviews, online interaction, and more, connecting with the energy of California's thriving bluegrass scene. Watch for our expanded show on June 20.

"Bluegrass and Old-Time music have always been about people gathering together," according to Theresa Gooding, president of the CBA. "We approached this project with a sense of urgency to create a new infrastructure and fun content, in order to connect our community and support our talented musicians."

Geoff Sargent, CBA chairman, added: "Artists' livelihoods have been devastated. The CBA membership has mobilized to help raise money for these amazing bands, creating this exciting series of live performances to reach an even broader audience."

The Performance Schedule and info about the Auction can be found at https://www.turnyourradio.online/

About the California Bluegrass Association:

The California Bluegrass Association is a nonprofit organization, founded in 1974, and dedicated to preserving and promoting Bluegrass, Old-Time, Gospel, Traditional Instrumental and Vocal Music of the United States. The CBA is one of the oldest and largest Bluegrass Associations in the world with over 2,700 members and produces events throughout the year including the Father's Day Bluegrass Festival, music camp and jamming campouts. The CBA is devoted to encouraging and supporting the next generation of bluegrass fans, pickers, and professionals with pioneering programs such as our Youth Academy and Kids on Bluegrass. Please visit us at https://www.cbaweb.org/ and become a CBA member to help support our mission.

Current updates can be found at https://www.turnyourradio.online/

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New Touchless Hot Desk and Meeting Room Management Version Helps Better Workplace Safety for the Post-Pandemic Return to Work

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. -- To meet the changing work dynamic brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, ResourceXpress Inc. has announced a major upgrade to its flagship ResourceXpress Workspace and Conference Room booking solution to enable touchless booking, social distancing and support for safety restrictions in office hot desk or hoteling workspaces and conference rooms.

The pandemic has created pressure to implement socially-distanced office workspace and meeting room environments, reducing the density and capacity of existing real-estate and requiring organizations to better utilize the space they have. In many cases, employees will no longer have permanent desks, they will book hot desk usage for when they are in the office location.

Gartner Group suggests nearly three in four CFOs plan to shift at least 5% of previously on-site employees to remote positions. Similarly, a recent Osterman Research publication reported over 50% of organizations will increase their work-from-home policies.

Touchless Devices and Mobile First for Safety

To address the new office environment, Version 5 of ResourceXpress introduces hands free use of its Aura LED meeting room screens and QUBI3 desk screens to the workspace. This leverages built-in RFID technology to touchlessly read security badges to book, check-in and extend the use of a workspace.

Additionally, a QR code can be embedded into a meeting room screen display so the employee can use their mobile phone to scan the QR code and book the space directly from their phone. The kiosk capability of ResourceXpress allows a user to use their mobile device or a regularly sanitized touch-screen kiosk to view a floorplan map showing room and hot desk availability and out-of-service status.

Social Distancing and Safety Restrictions

ResourceXpress V5 introduces an automatic cleandown extension to a booking to allow cleaning staff to decontaminate a workspace before the next person uses it.

The new "ringfencing" feature restricts contiguous workspace usage, so if an employee books a space, the related workspaces are automatically put into an "out-of-service" color-coded status so they cannot be booked.

And by capturing data about when employees book hot desks and attend meetings, ResourceXpress can assist in contact tracing procedures.

ResourceXpress' Broadcast feature allows room screens to display policy reminders to employees on the use of workspaces.

ResourceXpress integrates with most enterprise calendaring and workplace management systems including Office365, Google, Accruent (EMS) and FM:Systems (Resource Scheduler). It can be installed in a SaaS cloud environment or in the customer's data center.

V5 of ResourceXpress will be available in June 2020.

Clive Horton, CEO of ReSoft International in New York City, the master reseller for ResourceXpress in North America, comments "The pandemic is bringing about enormous change to work practices and technologies like ResourceXpress will help in providing a safe, secure environment for employees".

Andy Fisher, Business Development Manager for ResourceXpress Inc. adds "We have listened closely to our customers and are committed to introducing a range of additional features which reflect new ways of working to ensure the workplace is a safer place."

More information is at http://www.re-soft.com/datasheets/ResourceXpress%20and%20COVID19v1.pdf

Contacts:
North America: Clive Horton 203 972 8462 clive.horton@re-soft.com

Europe/ROW: Andy Fisher +44 (0) 1934 836 960 andy.fisher@qedas.com

ABOUT RESOURCEXPRESS

ResourceXpress is provided by ResourceXpress Inc. based in Northvale, New Jersey with parent company QED Advanced Systems based in the United Kingdom. Established for over 30 years, QED is a manufacturer/integrator of room and desk booking hardware solutions. They are a software developer with an open connectivity policy which links our application and devices to a wide range of booking systems. They have a truly global presence, with ResourceXpress now being used in over 40 different countries.

Learn more: http://www.resourcexpress.com

ABOUT RESOFT INTERNATIONAL LLC

ReSoft International LLC is a recognized authority to hundreds of clients in Financial Services, Healthcare, Legal, Government, Industrial and Services. Formed in 1994 and headquartered in New York City, ReSoft specializes in addressing the challenges surrounding workspace management, space utilization and system availability.

Learn more: http://www.re-soft.com

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Therapeutic Music Video Reduces Stress of Coronavirus Lockdown

MADISON, Wis. -- The International Forgiveness Institute (IFI) announced today that University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist Robert Enright, Ph.D., has teamed up with acclaimed songwriter-performer Sam Ness to produce a "therapeutic music-discussion video" for adults who are struggling with the anguish created by the coronavirus lockdown.

Called "Forgiveness," the hour-long video incorporates original compositions written and performed by Ness with related summary discussion bites on the virtue of forgiveness to create what Enright calls "forgiveness therapy through music" or simply "music of the heart." The complete production is available at no cost on YouTube and on the IFI website.

"Every person in the world is dealing with some form of pain or toxic anger from being hurt in the past," Enright said in explaining why he and Ness produced the video. "The coronavirus lockdown has a tendency to amplify those internal feelings and cause additional stress so this is the ideal time to practice forgiveness by being good to yourself (self-forgiveness) and good to others."

The Forgiveness video includes a rolling discussion between Enright, co-founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, and Ness that summarizes the four phases of the patented Enright Forgiveness Process Model that has become the standard for forgiveness and forgiveness therapy around the world.

"Sam has added high artistry to the language of forgiveness with his voice and his guitar," Enright says. "Instead of reading a book to learn how to forgive, Sam's songs provide forgiveness therapy through music."

With the coronavirus pandemic shutting down most television and movie productions for now, would-be viewers of those non-existent productions are looking for something new to watch as they shelter in place, according to Enright. "This video is just what they need-emotional self-improvement."

In addition to the song "Forgiveness," Ness performs two other original compositions on the video: "Storm Inside of Me" (a ballad about self-forgiveness) and "I've Come for Grace" (a song he wrote about life's trials while he was undertaking a 96-mile winter hike through the Highlands of Scotland).

The 22-year-old Ness, a native of Sauk City, Wisconsin, began his song-writing career at age 15 and performed in show choir musicals throughout his high school years earning him scores of awards including two Wisconsin Tommy Awards for Outstanding Lead Performer and more than a handful of Outstanding Male Soloist Awards.

After high school, Ness passed up scholarship offers to study theater from half-a-dozen prestigious universities and music conservatories. Instead, he hitch-hiked and hopped busses for nearly a year across Scotland, England, France, Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland while learning the fine art of "busking" (street performing).

The following year, Ness busked across much of New Zealand before signing on for a 23-show tour across Thailand and Cambodia. Since returning to Wisconsin, he finished writing and recording an album, "Lullabies & Faerie Tales." He was nominated for several Madison-area music awards and won the Male Vocalist of the Year Award in 2019. Most of his music is available on his website: http://www.samness.us/.

Ness will be traveling throughout Wisconsin and Minnesota this summer (COVID-19 permitting) as part of a solo musical tour featuring performances in 19 separate venues including resorts, lounges, wineries and brewpubs.

That tour has been arranged and scheduled by Jonathan Little Productions, a talent agency owned by Jonathan Little-a life-long radio broadcaster and promoter of local artists. Little also helped arrange and produce the "Forgiveness" video. He received the Madison Area Music Awards Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and was inducted into the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame in 2008.

"As this new video demonstrates, forgiveness is a paradox in which people are kind to those who were unkind to them," according to Enright. "That's something we can all benefit from in this time of coronavirus lockdown. Forgiveness has the power you can use to free yourself from past hurts so you can live a better life."

For more information, visit: https://internationalforgiveness.com/.

About Robert Enright and the International Forgiveness Institute:

Robert Enright is a licensed psychologist and professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison who pioneered the scientific study of forgiveness. The university recently named him the Aristotelian Professor in Forgiveness Science. Time magazine has called him "the forgiveness trailblazer" and The Christian Science Monitor labeled him "the father of forgiveness research."

Twenty-five years ago, Enright co-founded the not-for-profit International Forgiveness Institute which has become the world's largest online repository of forgiveness information. The Forgiveness Education Curriculum Guides he developed for children in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade are being used in more than 30 countries across the globe including Canada, China, Colombia, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia and Rwanda. His grade-school Forgiveness Education Program in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has been in operation for 17 continuous years.

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SPODAK DENTAL GROUP Safely Reopens to Care for Community Members

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- It's been a trying time for everyone during the Coronavirus pandemic, but the Spodak Dental Group (SDG) team is reopening their doors to provide needed dental care to their community members. After following the Center for Disease Control (CDC), American Dental Association (ADA) and Gov. DeSantis' guidelines for flattening the Coronavirus curve for the past several weeks, the SDG team will begin seeing all current and future patients for emergency and routine dental procedures starting Monday, May 11.

"We've taken measures to ensure a very cautious reopening route with a goal to open sustainably, safely, and for the long term," said Dr. Craig Spodak, general dentist at Spodak Dental Group. "In fact, the safety measures we've put in place are above and beyond the recommended CDC and dental board guidelines, so we are confident we are doing all that we can to ensure the safety of our patients, team and community."

The SDG team has taken careful consideration to implement health-focused additions to the company's standard of care, with a goal to provide the highest level of care possible and ensure a safe environment for both patients and team members.

Rotating Teams

In an effort to offer continuous service to patients, the office will be open from Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and teams will treat patients in two shifts. One team will serve patients from Monday through Wednesday, and the second team will serve patients from Thursday through Saturday.

Safety Protocols

While safety has always been a top priority for the entire team, the SDG team has implemented new and additional protocols and personal protective equipment to elevate their safety standards to the next level. A thermal scanner will be used to register the body temperate of all patients and team members prior to anyone entering the building. Additionally, all patients will be asked COVID-related questions when making an appointment, confirming an appointment, and at the time of the appointment.

LEED Gold Certified Facility

Not only does the Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Facility have 66% more fresh air than than code requires, but 88% of the building is lit by sunlight, which research shows is germicidal and bactericidal. They've also installed UVC air filtration systems, which kills any germs or bacteria that can cause sickness, and perform nightly disinfecting protocols with high-grade cleaning products and a fogger that kills the COVID-19 virus.

Since 1976, the Spodak Dental Group, a 2017 Inc. 5000 honoree, has evolved to become South Florida's premier, comprehensive dental facility, and comprises a world-class association of dental professionals poised to provide full-service dental care second-to-none in both scope and skill. The Spodak Dental Group team includes General and Restorative Dentists, Endodontists, Periodontists, Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Master Ceramic Artists and Anesthesiologists, as well as one of the nation's only in-office dental labs.

Spodak Dental Group is located at 3911 W. Atlantic Ave. in Delray Beach, Fla. Please visit https://www.spodakdental.com, email inform@spodakdental.com or call/text (561) 303-2413 for more information or to make an appointment.

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