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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!

Are Dental X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?


Posted on 2/7/2022 by Candice
Are Dental X-rays Safe During Pregnancy?The experience of pregnancy may be exciting. You should not overlook your oral health when pregnant, even if your body undergoes significant changes. To avoid diseases such as pregnancy gingivitis, it is important that you take extra care of your mouth. A dental x-ray will almost certainly be taken at some point during your pregnancy if you have frequent dental appointments. During pregnancy, some people may wonder whether dental x-rays are safe. The answer is yes. There are certain things to be aware of when taking dental x-rays during pregnancy.

Pregnancy and Dental X-rays


The amount of radiation emitted by dental x-rays is so small that it is unlikely to cause harm to a pregnant woman or an unborn child. Dentists provide an additional level of security to the x-ray procedure. Before using the x-ray equipment, they will drape a large apron over you to minimize radiation exposure. This apron is large enough to cover the tummy, ensuring the safety of a pregnant woman's unborn child. Using the apron during pregnancy is safe, and it only needs to be worn for a few minutes, so the discomfort will not affect you or harm you at all.

Make The Right Choice


While dental x-rays are safe for pregnant women, some choose to minimize their exposure. If you are pregnant, you should notify your dentist as soon as possible. An individualized treatment plan can be designed for you and your pregnancy. Many women put off getting x-rays until after they give birth or until the end of the first trimester because the first trimester is critical for their baby's development. A routine dental x-ray can be postponed as well. Nevertheless, this isn't recommended since x-rays are vital for detecting issues that can become severe if not treated promptly. A dental x-ray shouldn't be avoided in emergencies, and it can't be delayed until after delivery.
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