Dear patients.

We are happy to say that we are now open and operating under our full schedule.

COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us. Many of you have been forced to wait for dental care, and we deeply appreciate your understanding while we kept our office closed to help control the spread of the coronavirus.

Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we opened with carefully planned and revised office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members. Our own families are also patients here, so you can be assured that we’ll be taking care of you just as well as we’ll be taking care of them.

For your peace of mind, the measures we are taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

●     Patients will be screened BEFORE treatment and temperatures will be checked. Any patients showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.

●     ONLY patients will be allowed entry into the office. Parents and other family members will be asked to wait outside whenever possible.

●     Patients are asked to wait in their cars or outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.

●     The waiting area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing.

●     We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.

●     The front door and the door between the waiting area and operatories will be propped open all day.

●     There will be no physical contact with patients with the exception of treatment.

During Treatment

●     All rooms will be COMPLETELY sterilized before each patient is seated, and public areas, including restrooms, will be cleaned and sterilized frequently throughout the day.

●     All operatories have high-volume air filtration and we have installed a whole office purification system. This system will kill the Covid virus along with other contaminates

●     Our team will STRICTLY follow guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, and ADA in regards to personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.

●     During patient care, goggles or face shields will be worn by everyone and changed between patients.

●     All surfaces that came in contact with the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair.

Checking Out After Your Appointment

●    We will be requesting prepayments when we know the amount of payment which will expidite your visit 

●     All efforts will be made to complete scheduling in the back of the office so you can leave without stopping at the front desk

We are proceeding with an abundance of caution, but we want you to feel as confident as we do that any visit you make to our office will be a safe one.

We also realize that many of you have been impacted financially during this outbreak, and we have solutions to keep dental care affordable for you and your family.

To discuss these payment options, schedule an appointment, or ask us any questions you may have about your next visit, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 757-473-8482

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Dr. Parr, Dr. Frey and the Smile Center Team

Dental Exams and Professional Cleanings: Why They Are Important By drfrey on January 13, 2015

A patient undergoing a dental examAt The Smile Center, we believe that good dental care is rooted in an understanding of the fundamentals. That means providing comprehensive general dentistry services that are aimed at improving your total wellness. At the heart of this is routine dental checkups, which can go a long way toward maintaining your smile.

Routine Dental Visits Should Not Be Taken for Granted

Regular visits to your dentist take place every six months. This may not seem like much, but you'd be surprised just how much a single visit to you dentist can make a major difference when it comes to your overall health and wellness. Your dentist is able to perform certain services that you cannot possibly provide for yourself at home, and all of them are intended to enhance the overall beauty and wellness of your smile.

Dental X-rays Are Crucial for Great Dental Health

During your visit with a dentist, you will likely undergo dental x-rays. These x-rays are key to ensure your mouth is as healthy as possible. The digital x-rays will provide a close analysis of the inner structures of your teeth, gums, jawbone, and jaw joint.

Professional Cleanings Get the Hard-to-Reach Places

Professional cleanings at your dental visit will allow your dentist and a dental hygienist to get those had-to-reach places of your mouth. This includes the corners of the rear molars and the very backs of your teeth in general. Scraping may be done to remove plaque and tartar deposits on your teeth as well.

Careful Examination of the Teeth, Gums, and Lips

Once your teeth are fully cleaned, your dentist will check your teeth and gums closely to ensure that they are healthy and look all right. For the teeth, your dentist will note chips, cracks, discoloration, and other signs of potential damage. For the gums and lips and other soft tissues of the mouth, your dentist will note any lesions or sores that may be the sign of a more severe dental health or general wellness matter.

Discussing Your Dental Care Concerns in Greater Detail

When you meet with your dentist in person, you will be able to discuss dental health matters that may not be readily apparent from x-rays or a close check of your teeth and gums. This includes grinding or clicking of the jaw, toothaches or gum pain, chronic bad breath, or persistent dry mouth. Be sure to bring up any matters that trouble you with your dentist. By having an open dialogue, you not only make your treatment more enjoyable but you can have minor problems identified and treated before they become more serious down the road.

Covering Your Future Dental Treatment Needs

If you require additional dental work of some kind, it can be discussed in greater detail during your dental visit. This goes for advanced dental therapies and oral surgeries or dental restoration treatments. By planning ahead, you can have a better grasp about what your treatment will entail and how your dental wellness will be improved.

Schedule a Consultation at The Smile Center

For more information about getting the dental care you need to have a beautiful and healthy smile, be sure to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. The team at The Smile Center looks forward to your visit and helping you have the healthiest smile possible.

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The Smile Center

The Smile Center in Virginia Beach has been providing high-quality dental care since 1988. We are proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics
  • The American Orthodontic Society
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (757) 473-8482 today.

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