WE ARE OPEN SO PLEASE CALL FOR AN APPOINTMENT!
Dear Patients and Friends of village dental group:
We hope this announcement finds you and your families 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 want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practices 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 (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 or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency's recommendations.
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 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 an appointment.
-We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as 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. To make an appointment, please call our office once reopened which we now anticipate Monday June 8th!!!!!
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr Gross and staff at village dental group
We feature Minimally Invasive Dentistry!!!!!!
Minimally Invasive Dentistry is respecting the health, function and aesthetics of oral tissue by preventing disease from occurring or intercepting its progress with minimal tissue loss.
The most important factor in being able to perform this treatment(quick, easy,painless, no Novocain, no drilling etc), is to be able to diagnose the cavities early. Minimally invasive techniques such as " Air Abrasion", which we have been doing for about 25 years", have helped us set a new standard of care, where, " Less is More" is our motto!
Maybe more importantly, we are sometimes able to arrest and even reverse the mineral loss associated with cavities, if we can get to see these teeth early, before it's too late for an actual visible "hole", (which we call cavitation) to develop. The problem is that a great percentage of the population doesn't see a dentist regularly enough to find cavities BEFORE they become painful and /or a problem. Then it is too late for this minimized treatment, and often leads to premature tooth loss, and the concurrent bad feeling about dentists and dentistry in general. This can be absolutely prevented with painless examination of the teeth BEFORE the patient realizes that they have a problem. Let's not fool ourselves...dental cavities are DISEASE! It has been known for decades that dental cavities(caries) is a communicable, infectious disease caused by dental plaque, an oral biofilm, and by exposure to fermentable carbohydrates(sugars). These bacteria produce acid which demineralizes the calcium component of hard dental structures(enamel and dentin), and leads to infection and loss of tooth structure, and eventually tooth loss if untreated.
"An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"....should now be thought of as a dental disease referendum! Please let us help you help yourselves, by scheduling a "minimally invasive dental examination" with the Village Dental Group.
Dr. Evan Scott Gross