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A dental appointment during these unprecedented times, with the presence of the Covid-19 in our communities, we understand that going to the dentist might be a bit challenging and scary. Nevertheless, dental conditions like caries, gum disease and broken teeth won’t stop becoming a real problem because we need to quarantine. We want you to know that with all the safety precautions taking by dental professionals your dental home is one of those safe places that you can visit.

At Ambiance Dental Family we want our patients to rest assured as we are taking all necessary precautions and have placed extra steps in our infection control protocols for you during this pandemic. Dr. Luquis and our team care about your safety and have been working hard to prevent the spread of infection. 

Here’s what you can expect: 

When you arrive for your appointment you will be asked to wait in your car to avoid crowded waiting areas.  This will reduce the number of people in the office and reduce the amount of time you’re close to other people. Once you are called to come in for your appointment you will be asked a series of questions about your current health to ensure that patients arriving for their appointments are healthy. You may notice that we might also call you before your appointment and ask you the same questions. These questions are repeated to make sure nothing has changed.

We also ask that you limit the number of people you bring to the appointment. That could mean leaving your children at home or allowing older children to go into the treatment room alone while their parents wait outside during their appointment.

During your Appointment

Please be sure to wear a mask to your appointment. When you enter the office, you will be asked to sanitize your hands and will also have your temperature taken.

This is why it is very important to be on time to your appointment as it takes time in between to complete screenings and disinfection processes. 

Disinfection process: 

Prior to entering the examination room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected, wiped and sprayed. Additionally, you will see some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient. 

Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused. Infection control precautions also require all dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear when needed, as well as surgical caps.  After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. 

Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and puts on a new pair of gloves. You may also notice our staff using more and/or different protective equipment than before. This could include different masks, face shields, gowns and goggles. These additional precautions help protect both you and the staff. 

Once you leave our office:

We ask you to report any changes in your medical status as soon as you know. For the benefit and health of our team, other patients and our community it is very important that if you start presenting Flu-like symptoms, have any Covid status changes or think you were in contact with someone that has tested positive to Covid-19, in the days before or after your appointment to let us know. Your personal information will be kept confidential.

If you ever want to know more about our disinfection procedures, do not hesitate to let us know. 

Your well-being is important to us. We know the importance of keeping up with your dental cleanings as it affects every system in our body. We are here to help you stay healthy and keep you safe while doing so. 

How many times have you postponed your dental visit because you are afraid of needles, or getting poked and pricked? Are you still having nightmares or have a vivid image of the drill, or the big “bad” childhood dentist that pulled your tooth? Do you have unmet dental needs because you won’t set a foot in the dentist office even when your life is depending on it? You are not alone, about 30 to 40 million people in the United States fear the dentist, and would do anything to avoid seeing them. In fact, this fear or anxiety is called dental phobia and it is known of people fainting while waiting to be seen or at the sight of the needle or the drill.

Unfortunately, those with dental phobia suffer from poorer dental health and are at higher risk to develop general health complications from unattended dental problems. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like this anymore. People with dental phobia have a chance to get the dental treatment needed in a comfortable setting. It is called – Hospital Dentistry.

Hospital Dentistry

In a hospital setting a patient can be deeply sedated or completely asleep and receive the care they have postponed for so long. Certainly, there are protocols and steps to be taken before a patient goes under deep sedation or general anesthesia. A complete physical assessment and clearance from the Primary Physician, blood work, and a complete dental assessment are important to prevent any unnecessary risk and problems during or after the procedure. While Hospital Dentistry could present certain risks associated with anesthesia (like any other surgery), these are minimal and the benefits are definitively greater. A patient can receive complete or almost complete care in one single, outpatient visit to the Operating Room.

This option is also available for Special Care patients with neurological problems such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, or Mental Disabilities where the dental chair pose a difficulty to render the necessary care.

If you or a loved one are in need of these services, you are in LUCK! Our office caters to those who prefer a Hospital setting to receive the dental care they have postponed for so long. We have been working with this kind of patient for near a decade with excellent results. What do you think, gives us a chance to provide you with comfortable dental care and take care of those teeth once and for all.

What Is Pediatric Dentistry

Welcome again to our blog! 

This time I want you to talk to you about your first visit whether you need a complete check-up or take care of a dental emergency. We are proud to say that you will be impressed by all that we have to offer. Our waiting area is cozy, with a selection of coffee and teas, breakfast bars (in case you forgot to eat before coming to your appointment), TV and reading material. But not to worry, you won’t have to wait too long before you meet your dental team. At your arrival you will be greeted by Iris, our scheduler coordinator or Alejandra our Insurance coordinator. Iris will assist you with your forms and will make sure that everything is ready for your visit.

What To Expect

We want to know you better, and make sure that we offer you the best care tailored to your needs. In this first visit you will meet our Dental Assistant Yadira, and our Dental Hygienist Jessica (I am sure you will be delighted with both) and of course you will meet me, Dr. Luquis-Aponte. We will do a complete exam, including X-Rays, Cancer screening, photos, and a gum health check-up. If time allows you will get your cleaning done. Even though we are the dental professionals, remember this is about you, your mouth, your smile, and your health.

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The Consult

Once your exam is complete we will go over your needs and create a plan that will serve your needs, taking into consideration all treatment options. I will make sure that you understand every aspect of your dental problems and the solutions for them. Then, you will meet with Alejandra, she will make sure to find the best financial options for your and to make the best use of your insurance benefits.

What can we do for you

Our office has a family oriented approach, and we accommodate to the needs of all family members. Our services go from cleanings to implants, braces and teeth whitening, and special care needs for those with medical conditions and disabilities, all under the same roof. We even offer Hospital Dentistry as an option to get your treatment done.  Whether you need a checkup and a professional teeth cleaning, or you have more complex issues, we will be here to help you get the treatment, or combination of treatments, that serves you well at this time.

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