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To Our Valued Patients,

As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19(Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19(Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS
epidemic.

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

Link to article:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/

Sedation Dentistry Surprise, AZ


Dental Sedation Services in Surprise, AZWe totally understand that not everyone is 100% OK with a trip to our office. It’s not a surprise to us that lots of people get a little bit nervous, sometimes they have terrible nerves – that’s perfectly fine! Because we value our patient’s comfort and want them to have a relaxing experience every time they come to our office we offer several sedation and anesthetic options that allows everyone to have a stress-free visit. All you have to do is let us know ahead of time that you get nervous and we can help you to choose the sedation option that will fit your needs.

Anesthetic Options


Local anesthetic is applied to most patients who are having a more in-depth procedure done at Surprise Smiles. We will generally apply a topical anesthetic that will numb the area before administering any injections. This allows the injection site to numb entirely to ensure that you feel nothing from start to finish.

Once we are certain that you can’t feel anything we will usually inject a local numbing agent like “Novocain” to ensure that all the nearby structures in the mouth are protected from experiencing discomfort. This local numbing agent will wear off a few hours after the procedure is finished.

Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous Oxide is also known as “laughing gas” because of its effect on most patients. It is a mild sedation agent that is applied via a breathing mask that is placed over the nose and is mixed with oxygen. As the patient inhales it they become more relaxed and less concerned. Nitrous oxide is a great option for those who feel stress or worry at the thought of visiting us for a procedure.

Nitrous oxide doesn’t put the patient to sleep and allows them to respond to questions or requests throughout the procedure. If you choose to have nitrous oxide administered during a procedure, we will place the mask over your nose before we start with the rest of the procedure. We will allow you some time to breathe the mixture of nitrous oxide and oxygen so that the effect will kick in. You may feel some tingling in your extremities; this is completely normal. Some people also report feeling a slightly light-headed and many people laugh! Overall it tends to be a pleasant experience that is easy to recover from.

Oral (Conscious) Sedation


Oral sedation is accomplished using a prescription drug that is taken orally by the patient before the procedure begins. Depending on the drug that is being used the timing will likely be slightly different. The goal of oral conscious sedation is to give the patient a sense of ease while keeping them awake and able to respond to requests. The medications that are typically used include:
•  Valium
•  Halcion
•  Sonata
•  Ativan
•  Vistaril
•  Versed

Different drugs are used for different reasons and depending on the desired effect.

If you dental sedation sounds like something you would like for your upcoming procedure, please give us a call at (602) 842-4864 and we will be happy to schedule your appointment!

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Surprise Smiles
15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

Prescott
172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200


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