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

Enhance Your Smile with Porcelain Veneers and Instant Orthodontics By drfrey on September 20, 2016

A woman with beautiful, straight, white teethIf you've always wanted beautifully straight teeth but don't want to undergo the lengthy treatment process associated with traditional orthodontics, instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers may be right for you. Porcelain veneers mask dental flaws, including crooked, irregular looking teeth, to dramatically transform the smile's appearance in only a few dental appointments. When used as instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers can create an even, flawless looking smile in a fraction of the time of traditional orthodontics. To find out if instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers is right for you, schedule a consultation with Virginia Beach, VA dentists Scott Parr and Tara Frey.

Instant Orthodontics with Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, tooth-shaped shells used to enhance the smile by masking dental flaws and imperfections. When used as instant orthodontics, porcelain veneers can create straight, even teeth, similar to the results of traditional orthodontics, but without the pain or long wait. In fact, instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers can provide dramatic results in as little as two or three dental visits.

Although many patients can benefit from instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers, this treatment is not suitable for all alignment issues. Those with significant bite issues, or malocclusion, generally require traditional orthodontics to achieve their desired results. With that said, instant orthodontics may be used to treat such orthodontic issues as:

  • Mild crookedness: Mildly crooked teeth can be addressed and made to look straight with porcelain veneers.
  • Gaps between the teeth: Unwanted gaps between teeth can be closed with porcelain veneers.
  • Overall appearance of the teeth: Unlike traditional orthodontics, instant orthodontics can be used to improve the overall appearance of the teeth, including correcting tooth shape, size, and color.

The Benefits of Instant Orthodontics

There are many benefits to instant orthodontics using porcelain veneers, making them a popular choice for those with minor alignment issues. Some of the many benefits of instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers include:

  • Treatment is painless: Many find the porcelain veneer procedure to be completely painless, especially when compared to traditional orthodontics.
  • No discomfort: Traditional orthodontic techniques, such as braces, can leave the jaws, teeth, and mouth sore throughout the course of treatment. Some people may even develop skin irritation or sores where metal braces rub the inside of the lips. Instant orthodontics feel like the natural teeth, eliminating the discomfort felt from traditional braces.
  • Provides immediate results: Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers provides immediate results, unlike traditional orthodontics, which can take 18 months or more to achieve the desired results.
  • Easy to maintain: Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers are as easy to care for as the natural teeth and don't require special care like traditional braces.
  • Enhances the overall appearance of the smile: Instant orthodontics with porcelain veneers have the added benefit of being able to improve the overall appearance of the smile, correcting dental flaws, discoloration, and irregularly shaped teeth.

Schedule a Consultation

For more information about instant orthodontics, and to find out if treatment is right for you, we welcome you to schedule a consultation with our dentists at the Smile Center.

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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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