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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
epidemic.

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,

Link to article:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/
Uses of an Oral Splint
Posted on 9/21/2020 by Candice
Uses of an Oral SplintWhen it comes to a device such as an oral splint, there could be a number of reasons why our dental professionals may recommend, or even custom fit one for you. Oral care is one of the most important aspects of our overall health care and it is crucial to being able to function on a daily basis and performing basic necessary tasks such as eating, drinking, and talking. It is also tied directly into our self-confidence and esteem. Although, as we mentioned, there are several uses for an oral splint, we would like to share two particular benefits to using one that some of our readers might find would be helpful in their own cases:

Ease Tension and Provide Stability


For patients who are struggling with issues like TMJ, often times the jaw muscles stay very tense and clenched up. A device such as an oral splint provides the wearer with the ability to relax those stressed and strained jaw muscles.

Help To Prevent Bruxism


Another fantastic use for these appliances is for people who struggle with grinding their teeth. If you or someone you know has an issue with this condition then you already know the damage it can do, not only to the teeth and gums, but also the pain it can cause in the jaws and all throughout the rest of the mouth. An oral splint can help drastically reduce those problems.

To find out how one of these dental devices might help you with these or other issues, all you need to do is get in touch with one of our staff members here at our office. We would be glad to discuss your options with you further, as well as set up an examination to see if you are a good candidate for this method of treatment.
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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
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

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


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