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To Our Valued Patients,

As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS
epidemic.

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

Link to article:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/

hat Goes Into Composite Fillings?


Posted on 12/7/2020 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
hat Goes Into Composite Fillings?Tooth decay, if untreated, can result in dental diseases and tooth loss. Therefore, to save your natural tooth, you need a filling. Fillings restore the tooth structure and prevent further decay. Different types of fillings can be used to restore teeth, depending on your preference and tooth location. If the decay is on your frontal teeth or is visible when you smile, you need composite fillings. Composite fillings are available in different shades that naturally blend with your natural teeth color, giving you an aesthetic natural smile.

Placement of Composite Fillings


Composite fillings are ideal in restoring chipped, decayed, and cracked teeth, closing the spaces between teeth. Placement of composite fillings is a less invasive procedure that requires a single appointment. For the procedure, our professionals will start by numbing your teeth. They will then remove the decay, clean, and prepare the tooth to receive the composite filling. Afterward, they will place the filling, use a high-intensity light to cure it, then polish it, restoring the tooth to its natural shape. After this procedure, you might experience some sensitivity, but our team will prescribe some ibuprofen to ensure your comfort. Also, once your tooth acclimatizes with the filling, the sensitivity will stop.

Benefits of Composite Fillings


Composite fillings effectively restore your smile, given that their shades easily match with your natural teeth. Also, composite fillings help conserve your natural tooth. Unlike other filling materials whose placement requires removing a larger chunk of your tooth, composites' placement requires removing the infected part of the tooth only. Composite fillings also take a shorter time to bond with your tooth, unlike other fillings enabling you to resume normal tooth functions. Finally, you don't need to worry in case of fracture or chipping since these fillings are repairable. Contact our office today for more information on composite fillings.
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