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Healthy Life Dentistry

Our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

Healthy Life Dentistry offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as Teeth Whitening, crowns, or preventive care. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Grand Rapids.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented team and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Healthy Life Dentistry. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile.

Regarding the Coronavirus and CoVid-19:

Healthy Life Dentistry is currently closed due to CDC and MDA recommendations in lieu of the coronavirus.

FINALLY, we are looking forward to opening our doors Monday, June 1st. 

    

As I have tried to assure you before, this is not our first health crisis. It has been necessary for me to deal with serious health matters and infectious diseases as a dental provider for over 30 years, since the AIDS/HIV crisis.  However, there have been numerous recommendations from the ADA and CDC to ensure safety relating to the COVID-19 concerns. As a result, I have instituted many policies, changes and improvements to our usual patient safety protocols. This is to meet or EXCEED current guidelines. The changes will be immediately noticeable and are going to look and feel quite different for the foreseeable future. This is to ensure not only the health and safety of my patients but also that of my team and myself.  

    

Once our office is open, it is still imperative that we maintain social distancing and minimize congregations of people.  To achieve this, it is necessary to all but eliminate our waiting room and stops at the front desk.  As of right now, this is what the new experience will look like:

  

For those patients forced to cancel appointments due to our shut down, you will be contacted beginning next week, Tuesday, 5/26 to reschedule your appointment.  This may take several weeks. PLEASE, have patience and understanding while we complete this great undertaking. If you need to be seen due to an emergency, please call and we will make every effort to see you timely.

  

Patients with scheduled appointments will be called, texted or emailed several days before their appointment.  You will be asked about your health and if you exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19.  If any, you will be asked to postpone your appointment until you are symptom free and cleared by your physician. 

  

Please, if at all possible, come to your dental appointment alone. If this is not possible, caretakers will be highly encouraged to remain in the car. If a caretaker must come in, they must also be screened. If either person is deemed high-risk for Covid-19, the appointment must be canceled until both patient and caretaker are symptom free and cleared by a physician. 

  

The current guidelines require that, once you arrive at our office, you will call us from your car to check in. This is important because our door will be locked to control the flow of patients. Once we are ready to see you, we will call or text to alert you. You will be met at the door by your dental hygienist or assistant.  Please wear your mask.  Upon entering, you will be screened to ensure your health. You will again be asked questions about symptoms, then your temperature and blood oxygenation will be checked. You will bypass our front desk in an effort to minimize time in common areas and congregating with other people. You will be escorted to the treatment area for your appointment. This will look different due to the amount of protective clothing and gear that are required to be worn.  There will also be barriers and equipment to filter and purify the air.  You will be asked to hand sanitize and to rinse with an anti-bacterial/anti-viral mouth rinse.  Upon completion of your appointment, your hygienist or assistant will complete the checkout process as much as possible and you will be escorted back out to your car. Payment will be taken prior to your appointment if possible. If not possible, a brief stop at the front desk with Cinda to finalize payment will be needed.

  

No one asked for this virus. No one wanted this shut down or to have to make significant changes to our lives and work interactions. The time needed to prepare before and after patient appointments will be significantly longer. The expenses to me and other business owners have been and continue to be massive.  However, we must respect all measures that need to be taken to ensure everyone’s health while we await an effective vaccine and/or to allow this virus to run its course and leave us alone!  

    

We are all eager to be able to get out and enjoy our weather and our lives more normally.  However, PLEASE DO NOT LET YOUR GUARD DOWN!  Continue to maintain safe distances. Continue to minimize all unnecessary travel and interaction with others. Continue to protect yourself with a mask and pay attention to hand hygiene and face awareness.  With everyone’s help, we can continue to see declines until there are no more reported cases. 

  

As always, if you are experiencing any pain or have a dental emergency, please call me at 616-644-4444.  I miss you all and all continue to be in my prayers daily! 

  

I can’t wait to get back to work and to see you all again.  

 

Scott

 

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