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Health Safety Protocols
Prescott Valley, AZ


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To Our Valued Patients at Surprise Smiles,

Welcome! We are open, looking forward to seeing returning patients, accepting new patients, and operating under normal business hours! The Arizona Department of Health Services (AZDS) is still not recommending any type of closures or modification in hours. We will continue to monitor information coming from both the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and AZDHS and keep you apprised of any changes or updates. We will stay on top of this information and bring it to you as soon as possible through our website, email, and social media.

As we continue to navigate through the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, our dentists and dental team want to assure you that we are continuing to do our best to make sure it a priority that we are following the latest health and safety guidelines from the CDC, specifically as they relate to the dental industry. We value keeping our patients and staff members safe and comfortable.

As part of our daily standard health and safety protocols, our office follows ‘Universal Precautions’ in order to protect our patients and our staff. These are precautions we have always taken, and are not new. By taking ‘universal precautions’ means we always assume that anyone could potentially be carrying a contagious and dangerous disease. We therefore follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, be it COVID-19 (Coronavirus), hepatitis, tuberculosis, HIV, or any other disease. This has been a standard of care we follow, per the CDC, in regard to blood borne pathogens.

These measures include:
•  strict hand washing protocols
•  use of (single use) disposable protective equipment and barriers
•  thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit
•  disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments and routine monitoring of sterilization verification
•  continued education on infection control

Image of a dentist with a mask covering, so she is safe, and follows health safety protocols at Bradshaw Family Dental.Specific to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we have added in additional precautionary and cleaning measures including:
•  disinfecting common surface areas every 30 minutes
•  providing hand sanitizer in common areas
•  screening everyone who enters our offices based on CDC recommendations
•  offering preprocedural mouth rinse

As state and national health and safety regulations change and evolve during these times, Surprise Smiles is dedicated to monitoring and evaluating our dental practice and office space for any potential risks as we serve our patients and community. We strive to maintain an approach to our dentistry services that is both safe and beneficial to everyone we serve.

We strive to provide a safe, healthy, comfortable, and relaxed environment for everyone that comes into our dental office. We follow the American Dental Association’s Update to Office Procedures During COVID-19 in regard to safe office procedures, workplace hazards, and making decisions for best office practices. We stay informed on recent information given to dentists in this regard, as well as keeping up to date with any changes recommended by the CDC.

Please let us know if you have any questions in regard to our health and safety protocols here at Surprise Smiles. We recognize that it can be challenging during these unprecedented times of COVID-19. We all want to get back to our normal lives, and we will be able to do so, in a safe, wise, and healthy manner. We will be happy to answer any questions that you may have in regard to our dental practice health and safety protocols, cleaning, and disinfecting procedures we follow.

Thank you for continuing to be a valued patient here at Bradshaw Family Dental. We look forward to continuing to serve you and your dental needs through the various services we provide for you, from preventive dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, sedation dentistry, dental implants and more!

How a Pin Can Help Fix a Tooth


Posted on 1/20/2019 by Dr. Andrew Zeiger
How a Pin Can Help Fix a ToothYour adult teeth are supposed to last a lifetime, but that is not usually the case. People lose, break or damage their teeth for a variety of reasons. While it is important to know how to reverent problems, it is also a good idea to learn about ways to fix problems. It is possible to turn to a root pin to help fix a problem with a tooth.

When it Can Help
There are several different ways that a pin can help fix a tooth. They are typically a prosthesis that replaces the crown or part of a crown with a pin that goes in the root canal. This allows for repair of the defects of the crown/ Some of the most common reasons for a pin include:

•  A Crown - This is only successful when only part if the crown is missing. The root must remain intact and remain sound for the pin to work.
•  Tooth decay - If the decay has created damage to the crown without affecting the root, it is possible to use a pin to restore the tooth.
•  When preparing the tooth for the crown, the abutment must not exceed 3mm.
•  It can help correct the tooth alignment.

During the preparation for the pin, there are several things to make sure of. The root mis between 8 to 10 mm long. At least two-thirds of the root is for anchoring the pin and a perfect root filling taken out when necessary.

When it Won't Work
There are times when it is not possible to turn to a pin to fix a problem. If the root is too short or a curve or if part of the tooth is broken underneath the gum, it is not possible. When the tooth is loose due to gum disease or if the root canal is too narrow the pin may not work.

To find out more about how a pin works and if it is something that can help you with a problem you have, contact the dental professionals at our offices to schedule an appointment.
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