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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

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,

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What We Do During an Oral Biopsy

Posted on 4/10/2019 by Andrew Zeiger
What We Do During an Oral BiopsyAn oral biopsy is when a small amount of tissue is taken from your mouth so that it can be analyzed. When people hear the word biopsy they automatically think about cancer, but that is just one of the things that the tissue could be tested for.

When we do a biopsy, we are looking to find information on what might be causing issues within your mouth. Here is what you need to know about an oral biopsy.

Gum Line

If we are looking to get a general idea of what could be going on, we could take some tissue from your gum line. We might even decide to take it from a couple of different places along your gums, in case we want to compare samples. Do not worry, the amount of tissue that we will take will be small. You will not walk about with a sore mouth for days after the biopsy.

Sometimes it is the bone that needs to be biopsied. This is a little more complex than taking some gum tissue, since we will need to go through your skin to get to the bone.

If you have a lesion in your mouth or another type of sore that we want to check out, we could remove part or all of it during the biopsy. That will then be sent to our lab for analysis.

In most cases, a biopsy will not take long. It is often the best way to find out what is causing a problem. As already mentioned, a biopsy does not immediately mean cancer, but that is one of the things that we might look for. If you do have cancer, we will want to figure out the best course of treatment for your situation as soon as possible.


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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
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Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200

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