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Health Safety Protocols
Surprise, AZ

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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

Can Teeth Regenerate?


Posted on 12/10/2018 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
Can Teeth Regenerate?With self-healing mutant superheroes dominating the big screen, including Wolverine and Deadpool, the question may have crossed your mind – do they brush and floss regularly, or do their teeth just naturally regenerate from any decay and damage they experience?

While we can't answer that hypothetical, what about in real life, with your own teeth? Do you have the hidden superpower of auto dental reconstruction?

As of Right Now, The Answer is No

Unfortunately, the body does not naturally possess the ability to repair teeth, hence why it is so important to take care of the ones you have for life. As it stands currently, once you have your permanent adult teeth, there are no secret meditations you can do on top of remote mountains to bring back your smile.

But there is hope in the short future, thanks to the constant march of science. Doctor Jeremy Mao (Professor of Dental Medicine) has revealed a startling and near magical property of stem cells to do what was previously thought impossible. His research and discoveries, culminating in a procedure known as "cell-homing-based tooth regeneration", is not a fictional superpower, but a real possibility that patients in the future may use to regenerate their lost or damaged teeth in as little as nine weeks.

This is also regeneration in the truest sense, not the repair or regrowth of an old tooth, but the development of a brand new tooth that rapidly blooms to take the place of the lost one. (No implanting or risk of rejection involved.) The procedure is expected to cost around $3,000 per tooth once approved, which is well within the range of the cost of currently used implant technology.

Soon, sprouting a brand-new tooth may be a decision as easy to make as growing your hair out. We're not there yet (and estimates place this tech far into the indeterminate future), so for now remember to take good care of the teeth you have! If you have any questions about oral hygiene or the latest dental developments, we'd love to hear from you, so please give us a call!
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