A dental laser makes it easy to have gum treatment. It will numb nerves as it is used to remove diseased tissue. This means NO NOVOCAIN. and that means no pain whatsoever!! What a wonderful development! We have had the privilege of using the dental laser in our practice for over six years. In fact, it seems hard to believe that we ever practiced without it! It is not usually found in other dental practices--only about two percent nationwide have one. Dr. Graeber has been chosen to present full-day seminars on laser treatment to other interested dentists on behalf of the Institute for Dental Technologies.
The use of air-abrasion in the treatment of cavities is also gaining wider use throughout the country. Novocain is usually not needed because only a gentle stream of warm air and aluminum oxide (SAND!) gently and silently sprays away the decay. About five percent of dental offices have now purchased them. Dr. Graeber purchased the first unit sold in the United States five years ago! He is a nationally recognized leader in this field and has lectured to hundreds of dentists on how to use this new technology.
We hope you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable.
We will be calling patients to arrange previously schedules appointments. To make an appointment. Please call our office at 97-884-1046 or through our website.
We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings and guidance that may be issued. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment, we made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use.
You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient safe in our practice.
Thank you being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.