All you wanted to know from dentists but were afraid to ask...
We love an informed patient! Click on any one of the links to the right in order to help you make an informed decision. Patient education is full over 1,000 pages of audio narrated, printable and e-mailable articles.
Dental health guides are full of color pamphlets that discuss a wide range of topics.
Finally, our Smilelink Newsletter will give you all the latest and greatest in dental care! Enjoy learning!
What are your hours?
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7:00 am to 4:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Where are you located?
We are located at 6950 Fairfax Drive in Arlington Virginia. Click on the contact us page for driving directions and a map!
I like my smile. What if I just want a cleaning and not cosmetic dentistry?
That's wonderful! We would love to have you join our family. Like a family, we all have different needs and different goals. Because we are a full service practice, we can do pretty much anything you need for us to do. We are particularly good at cleanings thanks to our hygienist Julie! In the event that we cannot meet your needs, we have an outstanding list of doctors that we refer to for any work that cannot be performed in our offices.
What if I just want a consult?
No problem! Just call us and set up an appointment. It will be helpful for you to bring in your most recent full mouth x-rays. Don't worry if you have not had any taken! We will do them for you.
What is involved in a consult?
The Doctor will sit with you and listen to your needs. Half the battle of creating a healthy smile is listening to the needs of the patient. She will ask you a series of questions, examine your teeth, your x-rays and take pictures of your teeth. Using our software, the Doctor can show you what work she would recommend and generate a picture of how your real smile can look. It's really quite fun!
I am afraid of the dentists. What can you do to help me?
Our staff is very friendly and committed to making your experience very comfortable and enjoyable. When you come to our office, you won't just sit in the chair. Our staff takes the time to get to know you and answer all your questions.
We also offer a variety of ways to receive anesthesia from topical gels, oral sedation, to IV sedation. We will do whatever you need to make your experience comfortable and pain free.
How much does it cost for.....(cleaning, extractions, crowns, etc...)?
As you can guess, our costs vary according to each case. We accept most insurances and will work with you to accomplish your goals. In the event that you do not have insurance, there is financing available or we can divide up your treatment into smaller more manageable parts. Whatever it is, we can work it out. Click on CareCredit to look at a popular method of payment.
Do you accept Medicaid?
Unfortunately, we do not accept Medicaid at this time.
What do you do for infection control?
Protecting both our patients and our staff from the possibility of infection has always been a priority in this practice. Therefore, we implemented the following procedures in our office:
1. Steam sterilize all of our instruments and hand pieces 2. Use of "disposable" including air-water syringe tips, burs (drill bits), suction tips, prophy angles (the end pieces on the cleaning instruments), needles, masks, gloves, seat head-rest, and bibs (napkins/cover-ups) 3. Use of medical "linens" such as surgical scrubs, gowns, tunics and lab coats- worn by all direct patient care providers (anyone who comes directly in contact with you, the patient) 4. Use of protective gear such as eyeglasses with side shields 5. Special procedures to dispose of any potentially infectious materials or hazardous waste 6. Hepatitis B vaccinations made available to all direct patient care providers 7. Thorough disinfecting and cleaning of all "contact" areas 8. Staff training to conform to OSHA regulations, as well as other procedures relating to infection control
When you come to visit our office, ask us to show you how we keep you safe and clean. We will be more than happy to take you on a tour!
Who should still receive antibiotic prophylaxis?
People with the following conditions should still receive preventive antibiotic prior to Dental Procedures that involve manipulation of gingival tissue, or the periapical region of teeth, or perforation of the oral mucosa. The new recommendations apply to many dental procedures, including teeth cleaning and extractions.
*Artificial Cardiac Valves *Previous Infective Endocarditis *Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) with the following conditions: - Unrepaired cyanotic CHD, including palliative shunts and conduits. - Completely repaired congenital heart defect with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter intervention; during the first six months after the procedure. - Any repaired congenital heart disease with residual defects at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or a prosthetic device (which inhibit endothelialization). *A Cardiac transplantation recipient who develops a cardiac valvulopathy. *Total Joint Replacement. (In our office)
Wait! Wait! I have more questions!!
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