CLAUDIA LASMITH OF BELL FAMILY DENTISTRY AWARDED MASTERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF DENTAL OFFICE MANAGEMENT

October 06, 2020 Bell Family Dentistry is pleased to announce that Office Manager Claudia LaSmith has achieved the distinction of Master in the American Association of Dental Office Management (AADOM).  The Mastership achievement recognizes...

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Valued Patients

We value the trust you have placed in us by being a patient at Bell Family Dentistry. To maintain the highest standard of safety for you we have: *Questionnaire screenings and temperature checks for all patients and staff daily *Masks required by all...

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Some friendly advice from your dental hygienist…..

Posted by on April 20, 2020

Many of you will be missing your regular dental cleanings while dental offices are shut down for an unknown amount of time during this pandemic. Now it is more critical than ever to practice good dental hygiene! Limit sugary snacks and sodas. Enamel ...

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Foods Sure to Get Stuck in Your Teeth

Posted by on March 24, 2020

From the bloggers at Carifree, an oral care product company, learn about some foods that could cause problems and how to remedy the situation! https://carifree.com/ There are some foods that just seem to be hard on teeth. Whether it’s the cosmetic ...

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Periodontal Disease Bacteria Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on February 21, 2020

by the American Academy of Periodontology A recent study has periodontists, experts in the treatment, diagnosis, and prevention of periodontal disease, encouraging patients to maintain gum health in an effort to reduce their Alzheimer’s disease ris...

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Wisdom Teeth

Posted by on January 6, 2020

Curious about “wisdom teeth”? The dental professionals at Crest/P&G and dentalcare.com share with us all we wanted to know and more about wisdom teeth! Wisdom teeth, or third molars, are the final teeth to develop in the mouth, usuall...

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Daily Tongue Cleaning

Posted by on November 14, 2019

Why should you clean your tongue? Your tongue, unlike your teeth, has a rough surface that’s full of many peaks and troughs that are the perfect place for bacteria to settle and thrive. In fact, your tongue has much more bacteria than your teeth do...

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Claudia LaSmith WON | 2019 Practice Administrator of Distinction

Posted by on October 1, 2019

Our Office Manager Claudia LaSmith attended the 2019 American Association of Dental Management conference in Orlando, Florida July 2019.  During this conference, she took many classes to keep our practice updated on the latest in dentistry....

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The Mouth-Body Connection

Posted by on August 29, 2019

When you think about getting healthy, you probably don’t think of your oral health first. Let’s face it—a lot of us think of our teeth the same way we think about our nails or hair… just look at all of the whitening kiosks at the shopping mal...

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It’s not too late to quit smoking!

Posted by on June 24, 2019

Studies show the risk of a heart attack is reduced to that of a non-smoker 15 years after quitting smoking. The risk of lung cancer is reduced to that of a non-smoker 10 years after quitting smoking. And, the risk of a stroke is reduced to that of a ...

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Restorative work by Dr Bell credited in local periodontal case study

Posted by on June 3, 2019

The appearance of the gingival tissues surrounding the teeth plays an important role in the esthetics of the anterior maxilla and therefore a beautiful smile. Asymmetry, a “gummy smile” and incorrect gingival contours can significantly affect the...

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When should your child’s dentition be evaluated by an orthodontist?

Posted by on April 11, 2019

Most kids get braces right before they become a teenager, so why should they see an orthodontist earlier? The American Association of Orthodontists recommends starting orthodontic evaluations at age 7. Some orthodontic problems can be addressed in a ...

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WELCOME BACK!
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We hope this newsletter finds you and your family in good health. We are very excited to see patients again at our office. Our community has been through a lot over the past couple of months and all of us are looking forward to getting back to our normal routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice as you probably noticed  in your past visits to our office. Our infection control processes are designed such that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations. Protocols we have created in our sterilization procedures include:

  • All operatory surfaces will be sprayed and wiped to keep the most sterile environment possible.
  • Items around the office (door knobs, bathrooms, countertops, pens, etc.) will be wiped down and sanitized every hour
  • Plexiglas shields are present to protect patients and staff
  • Medical grade, high-flow HEPA filtration unit in addition to office HVAC air filtration system
  • UV light sanitation of all patient treatment areas

As a result of our added protocols we have put in place to promote safety, you may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you as well as reduce the amount of patients at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep every patient safe at our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (919) 380-7624 or visit us at bellfamilydds.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.

The Bell Family Dentistry Team