Welcome to Our Practice
On May 18th, 2020 Our office will be open for your dental care needs
Texas dental regulations require dentists and all dental care workers comply with the evidenced-based guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC standard precautions are the minimum infection control practices, regardless of suspected or confirmed infection status of the patient, in any setting where dental care is delivered. Dental offices routinely manage the risks of infectious disease transmission and can adapt to these new risks as trained experts in dental medicine.
On May 18th, 2020, our office will re-open for both elective and urgent dental care needs. We will continue to follow our long-standing emphasis on individualized, one at a time patient care in as safe and a risk-free manner as possible. In order to provide clinical excellence and further protect our patients and staff, additional infection control measures will be employed during your office visit. Procedure dependent, more time may be necessary during and between appointments in compliance with latest CDC and American Dental Association guidelines with the aim of reducing multiple patient interactions. You will notice additional PPP (personal protective equipment) for our dental team to further complement already stringent infection control procedures.
Your Next Dental Visit-Here’s What You Need to Know:
• In-Person Visits:
You can now schedule routine, in-person appointments with the doctor or hygienist for examinations, dental hygiene, and essential/non-essential doctor care. To provide a safe environment, we will continue to follow social distancing practices and disease prevention etiquette in addition to CDC guidelines for the safe delivery of dental care in the current environment. You will notice the difference. This will include N95 masks, face shields, barriers, auxiliary aids, and additional infection control procedures to reduce airborne droplet and hand-to-hand-to face transmission potential for disease. We will make sure you know what to expect when you call to make your appointment.
• Pre-visit request for appointment and communication:
▫ During an appointment request you will be asked a series of health screening questions related to your current health, medications, and social/business practices over the prior two weeks
▫ Around late May you will have the ability to create your own electronic patient portal giving you access to your account, remaining insurance benefits, electronic payment, treatment plans, appointment requests, ability to fill out forms online, and more!
• Guidelines for your In-Person Visit-day of appointment:
At the time for your appointment and to continue to provide you with exceptional patient care while identifying and limiting potential exposure to COVID-19:
▫ You will be screened again at check-in. Screening involves a limited physical exam including blood pressure, pulse, having your temperature taken and answering a few questions.
▫ You are requested to wear a mask (cloth or medical grade) into and out of the office since universal masking is one of the best ways to limit transmission of the virus. Patients, visitors, and staff will don masks without exception. Please enter and leave the office with a mask in place.
▫ Please do not bring a companion or non-appointed family members/children with you to your appointment unless they are over 16 and necessary for assistance, special needs, elderly, etc. To assure safe social distancing the reception area has been re-configured accordingly or you may be asked to wait in your car until notified via text messaging. Only patients are to be permitted in treatment rooms. We make every effort to honor your time.
▫ You will be asked to wash your hands (preferred) before and after treatment or use sanitizing hand gels available in the office. Surfaces that can be touched are routinely sanitized and we further request you minimize contact with them.
▫ Your check-in and check-out will be expedited to minimize time spent in the office
Please notify us before your appointment if:
▪ You have been exposed to someone who has tested positive with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
▪ You are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below or a combination of symptoms:
▫ Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Or at least two of these symptoms:
▫ Chills or repeated shaking with chills
▫ Muscle pain
▫ Sore throat
▫ New loss of taste or smell
Dan Poticny, D.D.S. and our dental team
"A better dental experience"
Our practice is built on attention to detail that is evident in everything we do from the facility itself to an energetic and professional dental team focused on exemplary dental care, comfortably provided' to the highest of standards.
Dental diseases such as caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease (bone and gums), and occlusal diseases (bite habits, missing teeth, erosion) are either “preventable” or “controllable”. Prevention has the lowest cost and the greatest return over a lifetime of dental expenditures. Therefore, regular dental visits are essential.
Medical science conclusively shows your oral health directly impacts the rest of your body with direct relationships to heart disease, diabetes, and many other health conditions. You cannot have whole health without a healthy mouth!
When corrective treatment is needed, we make every effort to accomplish it using techiques that minimze discomfort, are cosmetically oriented, and consistent with techiques that minimize the loss or valuable tooth structure.
To provide this we continually educate and stay abreast of advancements in dental medicine and have integrated state of the art technologies for their support. We provide 3D digital imaging, digital x-rays, one appointment crowns, digital impressioning (no messy and uncomfortable impression trays/molds), digital intraoral cameras, lasers, cosmetic and complex rehabilitation, implant treatment for missing teeth, modern dental equipment, CDC compliant disease control techniques, and much more to offer complete and comprehensive care for all ages. We also use communication tools making us easy to reach and a text message away.
We also offer an extended range of services including clear aligners (Invisalign®) for qualifying adults with crooked teeth, and screening/treatment for snoring and sleep apnea. We also collaborate with some of the finest dental specialists in the area to provide the highest level of care.
Patients have told us “they are in the right place” once they become members of our patient family. Discover the possibilities, and please browse our site to discover who we are, what we provide, and how 21st century dentistry can positively impact your life.
Explore our website to learn more or call us at 972-641-9888