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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!

Intraoral Camera
Prescott Valley, AZ

Intraoral Camera - dentist Prescott Valley, AZSince its arrival, the intraoral camera has been immensely popular in the dental field, allowing professionals to examine their patients' teeth and gums more effectively. However, what exactly is it, and how does it work?

We use intraoral cameras at Bradshaw Family Dental to detect dental problems like tooth decay, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. Our team of experts can provide you with the best solutions for your dental practice. We have a wide range of technologies to help you achieve your goals.

What is an Intraoral Camera?

An intraoral camera, sometimes called an intraoral camera system, is a pen-like device that helps dental professionals capture high-resolution images of the patient's teeth and gums. The camera is placed inside the mouth and sends still photographs to a monitor constantly viewed by both dentist and patient.

This system uses a series of reflective mirrors to capture images of the interior of your mouth. The images are then used in dental procedures such as tooth extraction, filling, or cleaning.

Features of Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras have unique features that stand out from other types of digital imaging technology. For instance, they have the high magnifying capability to capture high-definition images. Dentists can see more details on digital images, such as individual teeth or fillings.

Similarly, these cameras also have LED lighting to illuminate the teeth and gums of the patient. They provide a 90-degree view of the patient's mouth, allowing easy visualization of any abnormalities or potential problems with the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Dentists can spot any sign of crooked teeth by taking photos from different angles.

Uses of Intraoral Cameras

Intraoral cameras are used in dentistry to perform various procedures, including restorations, bone grafting, bone modeling, and soft tissue reconstruction. Basically, they are portable devices that you can easily move around the operating room or the dental office. They can be used with any dental equipment, including lights, drills, chairs, and anesthesia equipment.

We sometimes use intraoral cameras with other dental procedures, such as laser therapy or braces. These cameras provide a visual image of what is happening inside your mouth during these procedures to understand better how your treatment affects you.

Intraoral cameras provide images of all areas inside your mouth, including the tongue, throat, cheeks, and teeth. With this information, we can determine if any problems exist within those areas which could prevent proper healing or cause pain once tooth removal begins.

Benefits of Intraoral Cameras in Dentistry

Intraoral cameras are the best way to get a close-up view of the patient's teeth. These devices are equipped with an infrared LED light that allows the dentist to see inside the patient's mouth without making them feel uncomfortable or distracted.

Intraoal cameras provide an accurate diagnosis of oral diseases by taking pictures of different parts of the mouth. For example, if you have gingivitis on your gums, an intraoral camera will take pictures of your gums at different angles and show you where the inflammation is present. If you have a cavity in one of your teeth, an intraoral camera can show you exactly where it is by taking close-up pictures of each tooth separately. An intraoral camera can also help diagnose whether the patient's complaint is due to gum disease.

Perfect Visualization

Intraoral cameras allow our dentists to see exactly what they need when examining a patient's mouth. This helps them detect problems with the patient's teeth or gums more quickly than they could otherwise manage on their own. Doctors can also use these intraoral cameras to take photos of different areas of the mouth and compare them to find any problems.

Better Treatment Options

Another benefit of intraoral cameras is that they allow dentists to plan treatments much more efficiently. Our dentists can look at all areas of concern all at once rather than going back over them when it might be too late for treatment. With this technology, patients can see exactly what the dentist has planned before the treatment begins and feel reassured about how things will turn out in the end.

Time Efficiency

Additionally, these cameras reduce the time spent on treatment by removing some guesswork involved in conventional procedures like root canals and crowns. Traditional dental treatments require that the dentist make a lot of assumptions about what they should do next based on what they already know about the tooth's shape or size.

Treatment Monitoring

Dentists can use intraoral cameras in conjunction with other imaging modalities, such as a CT scan or MRI scanner, to monitor changes in bone density after treatment or after implant placement into bone structures. This technology allows clinicians to see exactly what has been done.

Improve Patient Management

Intraoral cameras also allow dentists to manage patients more efficiently, meaning shorter waiting times and less time spent on paperwork. With intraoral cameras, dentists can see what's going on in a patient's mouth during treatment, making adjustments on the go.

For Future Case Documentation

Intraoral cameras allow dentists to document the case before, during, and after treatment. This is a significant benefit for long-term treatment planning programs, where dentists have to make decisions based on their past cases. This allows them to review their past cases more accurately and view their patient's anatomy.

For Quality Assurance

Intraoral cameras help ensure quality care by providing a constant record of what has been done during each procedure. You can be assured that all procedures are performed correctly and patients are not harmed unnecessarily by faulty procedures or treatments.

If you are looking for a reputable dentist for your dental needs, then visit Bradshaw Family Dental. Our comfortable setting and flexible hours make us a hub for patients throughout Arizona. Reach out to us at (928) 277-0076 and let us solve your dental needs.


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