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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, 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!

Intraoral Camera
Prescott Valley, AZ

Intraoral Camera - dentist Prescott Valley, AZAn intraoral camera gives the patient a view of what the dentist sees. This is an important dental tool that allows Dr. Frausto to better communicate with their patients, showing them potential hazards and restorative work that is necessary. Our team at Bradshaw dental want to assist our patients in maintaining a healthy mouth. Our best way to do this is to educate, demonstrate, and create an active working relationship between you, our dentists and your teeth. An intraoral camera is able to capture images, and share them on a screen near your chair, and is able to air a live stream of video as our dentist shows and discusses necessary work. Patients have found that they appreciate this tool and being part of the process of their dental care.

Will an intraoral camera hurt?

No, the intraoral camera causes no pain or discomfort. This tool is about the size of a toothbrush, allowing it to fit comfortable in your mouth. Resembling a wand, an intraoral camera is not hot or cold, causes no vibration, and is not oversized in your mouth as some other dental tools may sometimes seem. It allows Dr. Frausto to show images or video from every angle, allowing patients to see the entire tooth, even if it is placed far back in their mouth.

What can you see using an intraoral camera?

With this tool, we can see:
•  Decay
•  Fractures
•  Cracks
•  Damage from injury
•  Lesions
•  Cysts
•  Broken fillings
•  and more

What are the benefits of an intraoral camera?

The largest benefit of this tool is communication. Sometimes patients express fear of what they can’t see or feel. We want our patients to understand and be part of the process. We hope to answer our patients questions and help them feel more comfortable. An intraoral camera is both a fantastic diagnostic tool and a great educational aid.

Another benefit of the intraoral camera is the ability to save images. We can use the images taken to review future work in comparison. We can send images to specialists or to other dentists at your request. We can send images to an insurance company who is disputing work that was done. These images are saved in a high resolution in a file in our computer. They will never be lost, never mistakenly under another name, and will always be instantly available.

A great benefit to intraoral cameras and its software is that it allows us to print out images for patients to take home. This allows patients to discuss treatment with their partners, and consider the proposed treatment plan. We want our patients to feel comfortable and to hopefully become motivated to improve their oral health.

Can other areas be examined as well besides my teeth?

Yes! An intraoral camera is not just for teeth but for the entire oral cavity. With clear, high definition images, we can examine the soft tissues and surrounding cavity of your mouth. We are able to spot precautionary symptoms that may indicate other health risks. We can examine lesions or cysts, damages from eating disorders, and possible signs of disease including the health of your gums. Our images help us explain the diagnosis to patients and how to proceed with treatment. What’s more, we can explain to your insurance providers and other members of your healthcare team including medical doctors what consequences may come to a patient if the condition is left untreated.

An intraoral camera is an excellent diagnostic tool helping us to discuss with you any treatment needed. With a clear understanding of your dental needs we can decide together what the best treatment is for you. Our dentists are happy to answer your questions about intraoral cameras. Contact us at our Prescott Valley, AZ 86314 office by calling us at: (928) 277-0076


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Intraoral Scanner - Prescott Valley, AZ • Bradshaw Family Dental
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