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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!

What to Do Following Unexpected Oral Trauma


Posted on 12/20/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
What to Do Following Unexpected Oral TraumaOur office understands the trauma of losing a tooth. It doesn't matter if it's an accident- or sports-related event.

It can always be a little scary.  If you have small children, the odds are, you may encounter situations involving teeth that are knocked loose or out. Knowing when it is an emergency and when to wait for a quick appointment can help quell your anxiety.

The Most Common Oral Trauma

We would like to provide some information on the most common types of unexpected trauma. The first most common is cracked teeth. The National Youth Sports Safety Foundation (NYSSF) estimates that players who don't wear mouthguards are 60 times more likely to crack their teeth while engaged in a sporting event. When a tooth has been cracked, make an appointment with us. The tooth may require a cap or root canal to avoid infection.

When tooth trauma like that happens, it isn't always limited to the crown area of the tooth. It can happen when a blow at the right angle causes a fractured tooth root. Although difficult to see with the naked eye, schedule a dental check-up. We can see if you need root therapy. It can ensure that necrosis doesn't cause tooth loss down the road. The two injuries that require absolute immediate care are tooth extraction and intrusion.

An extracted or lost tooth should be either reinserted while you immediately seek help or keep the tooth in some milk. Intrusion is when the tooth is knocked into the jawline. Without care, it can die and develop an infection. The tooth has the greatest chance of reattaching if emergency care happens within two hours of either trauma.

Emergency Care

It's important you have the emergency contact numbers for our office. You never know when an emergency can strike. Keep in mind, when the tooth is bent, has an intrusion, or it's knocked out; it's of the utmost importance you seek care within two hours. This can give the tooth a chance of avoiding permanent loss.

If you need more information or to get caught up on our emergency dental procedures. Call today, we are here to assist with all your oral care needs.
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