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

The Importance of Preventive Care

General Dentistry Virginia BeachThe secret to a fabulous smile begins with routine care. Complicated cosmetic and restorative treatments are available to reverse the effects of inadequate care, but you can prevent the conditions that require such procedures by taking good care of your teeth. Brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing at least twice a day are two excellent at-home preventive techniques, but regular trips to the Smile Center for general dentistry exams are every bit as important. Our Virginia Beach office is equipped to provide you with comprehensive and thorough dental care.

If you are looking for a dentist with whom you and your family can establish a long-term relationship, and who values your health and satisfaction, Drs. Scott Parr and Tara Frey can help. Contact our office, conveniently located near Chesapeake and Norfolk, to schedule your consultation today.

Anxiety-free Appointments

If you suffer from mild to severe dental anxiety and have neglected the health of your teeth, it is time to take control and ask us about our anxiety-free dentistry options. Designed to help you relax during your appointments, oral anxiolysis is incredibly safe and effective. With just a few pills or nitrous oxide about an hour before your appointment, you will feel at ease by the time your appointment begins. Your visit with us will seem to fly by, and before you know it you'll be back in the comfort of your own home.

Our Philosophy

Over the last twenty-four years, our doctors have proved time and again the interconnectedness between your general and oral health. When you invest time into the upkeep of your smile, you will be rewarded indefinitely with good oral, physical, and emotional health.

Each part of your body plays a role in the intricate workings of your physiology, and the condition of your gums and teeth is directly related to your general health. When our dentists sit down with you to organize a treatment plan, it will detail the specific dental treatments and habits that are needed to maintain the health of your teeth. They will also provide a big-picture perspective on how those treatments affect your whole body.

Besides preserving your physical health, good oral hygiene plays a big role in how you think and feel about yourself. Having a healthy, beautiful smile contributes to your sense of well-being and is a good reminder that you deserve a healthy and positive lifestyle.

Oral Systemic Connection, The Smile Center in Virginia Beach

Your mouth is not isolated from the rest of your body. Call us today if you have any questions on this connection.

Something for Everyone

When we first opened the Smile Center in 1988, we knew how important it was to create a family-friendly atmosphere in which good hygiene and positive dental habits could be fostered in our young patients. Now, more than two decades later, the necessity of that environment has not changed. It is imperative that we start working with your children at a young age, not only to keep their growing smiles healthy, but to instill in them the importance of at-home maintenance and routine checkups.

Kids who adapt early to being in our office are less likely to be fearful of going to the dentist, and more likely to take their oral health seriously. We are always excited to walk your children through their first visit, answer all their questions, and send them home with a clean smile and a new toothbrush. For a dental office fit for the whole family, contact the Smile Center today.

The Services We Provide

Our Virginia Beach practice provides comprehensive general dentistry services that are designed to improve your oral health, prevent damaging disease and decay, and to simultaneously benefit your general health. The services offered by our Virginia Beach practice include:

  • Dentures: a cost-effective, convenient solution to missing teeth
  • Extractions: used to remove damaged or decayed teeth to improve the health of your smile
  • Periodontics: a treatment technique to treat gum disease and reverse its damaging effects 
  • Root Canals: repairs damaged tooth roots that cause high sensitivity
  • Crowns: used to cap damaged teeth or restore dental implants
  • Tooth-colored Fillings: a natural-looking way to protect your teeth from excessive decay

Learn More about General Dentistry

We are always looking to invite new patients into the Smile Center community, so if you’re interested in a practice where patient care and treatment quality are held to the highest standard, contact our general dentistry practice in Virginia Beach today.

The Smile Center

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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200 Grayson Rd
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