We are able to resume full patient care on Monday, May 4, 2020. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same, our commitment to you and your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. We have implemented some additional new infection control procedures following this COVID-19 pandemic to keep our patients and staff safe.
Our office is following the infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association, CDC and OSHA. We are following the recommendations of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
· Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
· We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
· You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
· Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. We have rearranged our waiting room to comply with the new social distancing recommendations.
· We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the waiting area at any one time.
· We now have advanced filtration units with UV-C sterilization and HEPA filters in our operatories and have implemented pre-procedural oral rinsing.
Be Well, Dr. Bergens and Staff
We congratulate you on taking the first step toward better periodontal health.
Our Practice is focused on your dental health. We will treat our patients as we treat our families, with respect, dignity and unconditional care. Our patients are the heart of our practice and the reason we are here. Being of service to our patients is the definition of our purpose and the mission of our practice.
We offer many specialty Periodontal Services including:
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.
Periodontal disease, or gum disease, is an infection of the gums caused by dental plaque. Gradually, periodontal disease will destroy the gum and bone structures needed to support natural teeth. Many times, the early stages of periodontal disease are best treated by non-surgical periodontal therapy. Our practice is conservative in the treatment of periodontal disease, limiting periodontal surgery to areas where it is absolutely necessary. Proper periodontal treatment will restore your healthy smile.
Laser dentistry is one of dentistry's latest advances. The laser procedure LANAP(Laser-assisted New Attachment Procedure) is an alternative to traditional gum surgery. It can be done in one office visit with minimal discomfort and bleeding. The treatment is not a cut and sew procedure therefore healthy gum tissues are not injured and you rarely have sensitivity. Your gums will look and be healthier.
Pinhole Surgical Technique
The Chao Pinhole® Surgical Techniqueis a minimally invasive option for treating gum recession. Unlike traditional grafting techniques, PST™ is scalpel and suture free. Traditional gum recession treatments involve the use of donor tissue or soft tissue grafts in order to rebuild the gumline. This soft tissue would be sutured in place and would join with existing gum tissue as it healed. While this traditional grafting treatment is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through the Chao Pinhole® Surgical Technique.