Knowledge, Integrity & Excellence


August 24th 2020

OPALESCENCE BOOST IS A POWERFUL, TOP-PERFORMING TOOTH WHITENING SYSTEM THAT WORKS FAST--- WITHOUT THE NEED FOR A HEAT-GENERATING BLEACHING LIGHT AND WITH LESS CHANCE OF SENSITIVITY

 A COMMON OCCURRENCE WITH BLEACHING LIGHTS AND PEROXIDE BASED SOLUTIONS.

THE UNIQUE FORMULATION CONTAINS POTASSIUM NITRATE WITH FLUORIDE, TO ENSURE LESS SENSITIVITY… SO LET YOUR SMILE TALK FOR YOU!

THE PROMO FOR THIS OPTION:

RECEIVE A BOX OF GOs (10) WHEN YOU DO AN IN-OFFICE BOOST APPOINTMENT.

VALUE of $150.00

 

OPALESCENCE GO IS A UNIQUE ONE TIME USE SYSTEM FOR ON-THE-GO PEOPLE. GOs’ COME IN EASY TO USE TRAYS, THAT FIT OVER YOUR UPPER AND LOWER TEETH. THE TRAYS CAN BE WORN FOR 15 TO 60 MINUTES AT A TIME, AND DRAMATIC RESULTS SEEN IN AS FEW AS 3 APPLICATIONS.

SUMMERLAND DENTAL CENTRE IS WITH YOU ON THE GO.

THE PROMO FOR THIS OPTION:

BUY A BOX OF GOs (10) FOR $99.00

SAVINGS OF $50.00

 

OPALESCENCE HOME USES CUSTOM FITTED TRAYS TO WHITEN YOUR SMILE. HOME WHITENING ALLOWS YOU A GRADUAL WHITENING EXPERIENCE. THE TUBES OF SOLUTION CAN BE PURCHASED IN HIGHER CONCENTRATIONS TO FIT YOUR WHITENING NEEDS.

YOUR BEAUTIFUL WHITE SMILE IS CLOSER THAN YOU THINK!

THE PROMO FOR THIS OPTION:

WHEN YOU DO IN-OFFICE HOME TRAY WHITENING YOU RECEIVE  2 REFILL PACKS OF SOLUTION (TOTAL OF 4 TUBES), 35% CONCENTRATE FOR THOSE QUICK TOUCH-UPS.

VALUE OF $80.00

 

 

 

CALL THE OFFICE TO BOOK FOR YOUR WHITENING EXPERIENCE AND DON’T FORGET TO MENTION THE PROMO!

250-494-9711

 

 

 

 

 

August 18th 2020

To our valued patients,

We would like to thank you in advance for your continued commitment and patience during our return to work. We have from the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic been navigating the “New Norm”. As we have set our procedures and guidelines in place to ensure your safety, as well as our teams. There is still much change in guidelines that are provided to us from the governing bodies, and Summerland Dental Centre is continuing to adhere and implement such suggested guidelines.

We are proud to show you the changes that have taken place in the clinic since our return. If you would like a personal tour of the clinic, please call the office @ 250-494-9711 and our admin team will book an appointment for you to come in.

Enhanced operatory disinfection procedures before and after all appointments with mist or fogging devices to access hard to reach places that can be easily missed.

    • Our Hypochlorous (HOCL) fogger is a natural, effective solution to fight against bacteria and viruses. It is 80 times more effective than bleach and is safe for direct contact with skin. Our staff will be using the fogging solution in all operatories and each provider will be fogged after all dental procedures. If you would like to learn more about this please review www.hypochlorousacid.com/ 

New personal protection equipment like visors, gowns, and masks for our doctors and team to provide barriers against the smallest of germs. Enhanced daily disinfection procedures of equipment and office fixtures like computers, keyboards, telephones, tablets, chairs, doorknobs, and buttons that may be touched unconsciously. Longer appointment times for you to prepare and complete all appointment tasks and duties in the safest and most comprehensive manner.

The clinic has set up the guidelines to ensure your visit is comfortable by following the IPAC (Infection Prevention and Control Canada) protocols.

Outside in the main lobby is a table set housing information on how to Don a face mask and utilizing medical-grade hand sanitizer. Once you enter the clinic the administration team will take a digital temperature and have you sign a consent form.

Our waiting room and clinic have changed the way we book scheduled appointments, to ensure we meet the social distancing guidelines. If at any time you would prefer to be in a quiet place as you wait, please don’t hesitate to ask the administration ladies to help you.

If there are any concerns or questions regarding the clinic, regulations or guidelines, please call us at 250-494-9711 or email us at [email protected]

 

Please stay happy and healthy through the up-coming weeks,

The Summerland Dental Team

 

 

 

August 18th 2020

CDA Clarifies WHO Considerations to Delay Non-essential Oral Health Care are Not Relevant for Canada, but for Countries with Widespread COVID-19 Outbreaks

August 12, 2020 - Ottawa, ON: The Canadian Dental Association (CDA) clarifies that the World Health Organization's (WHO) considerations to delay the provision of non-essential oral health care during the COVID-19 pandemic are not relevant for the current status in Canada since there is not wide-spread community transmission of COVID-19 in our country. Canada is experiencing cluster-contained outbreaks, conditions which allow for routine oral health care to be provided.

The WHO considerations, published on August 11, 2020, advises high-risk countries to delay non-essential oral health care until either a sufficient reduction in COVID-19 transmission rates from community transmission to cluster cases have occurred or upon official recommendations at a country's national, sub-national or local level.

Canadian dentistry has among the highest infection control standards in the world and takes its guidance from the Public Health Agency of Canada, Health Canada, and the dental regulatory authorities in each province. Canada has been proactive in applying similar considerations during the peak infection period in early 2020 to protect the health of the public.

The Government of Canada, CDA, provincial dental associations, and dentists continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic closely. Oral health care provision is based on enhanced guidelines of provincial health officers and provincial dental regulatory bodies. Canadians can rest assured that dentists are infection control experts, and that dental offices continue to follow strict provincial guidelines and regulations that protect the health of patients and dental staff. Dentists and their staff continue to:

  • be vigilant in pre-screening patients;
  • comply with social distancing guidelines;
  • wear additional required personal protective equipment (PPE) based on provincial guidelines and recommendations; and
  • take all other necessary precautions to avoid the spread of infection, such as hand hygiene, frequently cleaning, etc.

As recognized by the WHO, access to PPE remains a critical issue, including for dental offices. CDA urges all levels of government to recognize the specific challenges of dentistry, and to help provide continued, active and dynamic support to access to a stable supply from public PPE stockpiles, especially of medical-grade masks, N95 respirators and gloves.

As a general best practice, and throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, CDA reminds the public to please stay home if they have flu-like symptoms (fever, cough or difficulty breathing) or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Patients who are sick and have an upcoming dental appointment should call their dental office to report symptoms, reschedule or ask about available care options.

 

 

 

June 24th 2020

Below is a list of some of the enhanced precautions we have taken to protect you in addition to extensive team training on infection control and patient management procedures.

  1. Personalized arrival procedures to guide you from third floor lobby directly to treatment rooms to eliminate contacting surfaces.
  2. Clearly marked areas to practice and maintain distancing in the reception area.
  3. Removed magazines and items that can harbour or transfer germs of any kind.
  4. Hand sanitizers will be positioned throughout the clinic.
  5. Providing more educational materials to enhance your awareness of health issues related to this pandemic.
  6. We require a mask to be worn by ALL patients upon entering the office. Please bring a mask with you to your dental visit or one will be provided.
  7. Installed sneeze guards or droplet barriers at all reception areas.
  8. Require hand washing and hand sanitizing before all appointments by our team and by our patients.
  9. Introduce an oral pre-rinse by all patients to reduce exposure to germs.
  10. Require all team members to undergo daily testing for COVID-19 and antibodies for the earliest detection of exposure should it exist.
  11. Record the temperature and oxygen level of every patient upon entering the office, patients must sign the federal government provided consent form.
  12. Record the temperature and lung efficiency of every team member each day at the beginning and end of the work period.
  13. Payment arrangements in advance to avoid delay and allow contactless exit from the appointment.
  14. Enhanced operatory disinfection procedures before and after all appointments with mist or fogging devices to access hard to reach places that can be easily missed.
    • Our Hypochlorous (HOCL) fogger is a natural, effective solution to fight against bacteria and viruses. It is 80 times more effective than bleach and is safe for direct contact with skin. Our staff will be using the fogging solution in all operatories and each provider will be fogged after all dental procedures. If you would like to learn more about this please review www.hypochlorousacid.com/ 
  15. New personal protection equipment like visors, gowns, and masks for our doctors and team to provide barriers against the smallest of germs.
  16. Enhanced daily disinfection procedures of equipment and office fixtures like computers, keyboards, telephones, tablets, chairs, doorknobs, and buttons that may be touched unconsciously.
  17. Disinfection of all outside mail and packages that enter the building.
  18. Longer appointment times for you to prepare and complete all appointment tasks and duties in the safest and most comprehensive manner.
  19. Providing tele-dentistry services for follow up lab reports or communication that can be done online or through video education.

 

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time and we look forward to seeing you all again.

 

 

Please note carefully: Patients may be accompanied into the actual treatment area by another person or service animal ONLY if they are essential for completion of the dental treatment. An accompanying person must first pass all our screening for COVID-19, including the absence of any fever over 100 degrees F.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Symptoms of COVID-19 are flu-like and include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, or a sudden loss of the sense of smell or taste. Most people develop only mild symptoms. But some people may develop more severe symptoms, including pneumonia.

People at higher risk of severe COVID-19 infection include:

  • People who are age 65 or older
  • People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  • People who have serious heart conditions
  • People who have weakened immune systems (This can be due to cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, or prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune-weakening medications)
  • People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
  • People with diabetes
  • People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
  • People with liver disease
  • People who are pregnant

While there are no restrictions on who can get tested, not everybody who feels ill needs to be tested, particularly if you have mild illness. If you are sick with fever, cough, or shortness of breath, and are in a high-risk group, call your health care provider to discuss whether you should be tested for COVID-19.

 

 

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Dentistry may have brought us together, but our community is truly to thank!

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