What is Geographic Tongue?

Posted by on March 4, 2019

Our professional peers from “Today’s RDH” have new insight on an oral condition, known as Geographic Tongue. Writer Spring Hatfield, RDH, shares useful information about this unique oral lesion. Geographic tongue is an inflammatory,...

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February is Children’s Dental Health Month

Posted by on February 4, 2019

On Monday, February 4, Dr. Tara Bell and dental hygienist Holly Rucker had the pleasure of visiting St. Michael’s School in Cary. Students were taught about nutrition for optimal oral health and tooth brushing and flossing techniques. There was...

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ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

Posted by on January 21, 2019

January 14, 2019 Statement CHICAGO — Recent, wide-spread news coverage based upon a recent research study may raise unwarranted concern about the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to sup...

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Have You Been Naughty or Nice to Your Teeth?

Posted by on December 17, 2018

It’s not easy to stay healthy during the holidays. Sweets seem to appear everywhere you go, and with all of the present-wrapping and card-writing, there’s not much time to devote to you and your family’s health and well-being. Luckily, Hermey t...

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Dental Activities for Children

Posted by on November 12, 2018

Enjoyable dental activities for children can teach kids about oral care. Since children learn through play, stimulate interest with these fun projects. Stringing Teeth Children will have 20 baby (primary) teeth and then 32 as an adult. Make a tooth d...

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Isbell receives Radiology Certification

Posted by on October 22, 2018

Our Treatment Coordinator, Isbell Lopez-Ruiz, recently completed her coursework and training in Dental Radiology.  Congrats, Isbell!...

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Why Waterpik?

The Waterpik is recommended for homecare use to many dental patients for various reasons. But why?  Read on to learn all about the waterpik, and click on the link at the bottom to view a great demonstration video. ADA Seal of Acceptance The ADA Cou...

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Bell Family Dentistry Sponsorship at SHBHU’s Java Jive

Posted by on August 30, 2018

The team at Bell Family Dentistry sponsored and participated in the 4th annual SHBHU Small Hands Big Hearts Java Jive Jog 10k/5k on August 25th!  For three years we have partnered with Java Jive to organize this FUN race. It is always a HUGE success...

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Triangle AADOM Chapter wins National Chapter of the Year!

Posted by on August 3, 2018

Our Office Manager Claudia LaSmith recently went to the 2018 American Association of Dental Office Managers Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Not only is she a member of AADOM, but she is a board member and treasurer for the Triangle Area Chapter i...

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Claudia LaSmith attends AADOM Conference in Texas

Posted by on July 20, 2018

Bell Family Dentistry Office Manager Claudia LaSmith is attending the national conference of Dental Office Managers in San Antonio, Texas this week (AADOM).  Claudia is a nominee for Practice Administrator of the Year!  Good luck, Claudia, and than...

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Dental Emergency Advice

Posted by on July 6, 2018

Accidents happen, and knowing what to do when one occurs can mean the difference between saving and losing a tooth.  The American Dental Association has compiled a list of dental tips when emergencies arise, as well as helpful advice and precautions...

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Hygienists attend Dr Kazmer’s CE event

Posted by on June 6, 2018

On Tuesday, May 29, Bell Family Dentistry hygienists Holly and Ashley attended a continuing education class at Prestonwood Country Club in Cary.  Periodontist Dr Kazmer hosts the Hygiene Invitational every year.  Topics included the benefits of sha...

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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