Coronavirus Updates

Time to start thinking about “What’s next?” 

Hopefully we will be entering Phase 2 very soon and this will signify that less of the virus is around, but we still need to keep our guard up! Let me share with you exactly what we have done to protect us all.

One of the major improvements we have done is to install 4 Reme Halo air purification systems to protect the entire office. 

These units have the following features and benefits:
• Dual ionizers to reduce airborne particulates (dust, dander, pollen, mold spores)
• Kills up to 99% of bacteria, mold and viruses
• REME® reduces sneeze germs by 99% in the time a sneeze can reach three feet.
• New zinc ions kill 99% of viruses on surfaces
• Unlike portable units that are limited to the room in which they are placed, the REME HALO® provides whole home and building purification.
• Easily integrated with your existing HVAC system. The unit doesn’t take away living space and operates silently.
• Two (2) quick release features for easy, no tool, cell replacement
• Incorporates an adjustable shroud around the REME® cell, which allows customization of the advanced oxidation plasma output.

It has the following applications:

• U.S. Military approved for mold reduction in field hospitals.
• U.S. and International Hospital approval for the fight against infectious diseases: 99% reduction of Staph (MRSA).
• Major U.S. city school reports 20% reduction in absenteeism.
• Tested and approved by the Chinese Government for protection against the deadly SARS virus.
• Approved by the USDA, FSIS, and FDA for use in food processing plants. Employed to reduce microbial contamination of food being processed.
• Cruise lines use it as a safety measure against Norwalk Virus outbreaks

The REME HALO® can be installed in a wide variety of residential, commercial and industrial applications where a ducted HVAC system exists. Here are some examples:

• Single family homes, apartments, condos
• In hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and doctor’s offices
• Schools, daycare centers, colleges and universities
• Fitness centers, locker rooms, athletic facilities
• Office buildings
• Veterinary clinics, animal hospitals, kennels,
• Hotels, motels, and resorts.
• Food processing and manufacturing plants/facilities
• Restaurants, diners, and bars
And to review, some changes and protocols you will see when it is time for your next appointment:
  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • Other than when you are having dental treatment, wear a face mask at all times.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • We will take your temperature with a hands-free forehead thermometer.
  • Once seated in the dental chair, we will ask you to gargle with hydrogen peroxide.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines,  since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect. Please ask Elena or Bonnie for cups.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
Types of appointments we are now scheduling
  • Emergencies of any kind
  • Patients in which treatment may have been delayed, but could cause more damage by waiting any longer
  • Patients in the middle of treatment and any delay would cause more problems
  • Hygiene appointments for all patients that have active periodontal disease
  • Anybody that has had gum disease in the past, and could develop an emergent problem if a cleaning appointment  is postponed any further
  • As always just call if you have any questions on what can be done at this time

Please enjoy this masterpiece created by Dr. Cofar using the Digital Smile Design

Digital Smile Design is the New Vision of Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. William Papadopoulos and Dr. Pilar Sanchez use Digital Smile Design technology at our Brookline, MA practice to a create a very unique smile that is designed just for you; designed to be in harmony with your individual  facial esthetics. We like to think that it's "Your Face Your Smile" . With the Digital Smile Design (DSD) concept, we bring you into the process of transforming your own smile. We can also provide actors with smiles tailor-made to their specific roles. DSD is a multi-media system that helps the dentist and the patient visualize the changes that would achieve the desired results. Dr. Papadopoulos can then give you a preview of your new smile and easily communicate the procedure or combination of procedures that would complete your new look.

Using the "Digital Smile Design Protocol" we can create a blue-print of your new smile design

How Our Digital Smile Design Works

When you come to our office for a cosmetic consultation, we will evaluate your oral health with a thorough examination. He will discuss your goals for treatment with you, focusing on the aspects of your smile that you would like to improve and the procedures that interest you. He can then use the DSD planning tools to start designing your smile. The system uses a series of video and high-quality photographs to analyze your facial and dental proportions. A key aspect of the concept is capturing video of you smiling and speaking so that we can observe how your smile currently functions.

For actors desiring a customized smile for a specific character, we can design a variety of different smiles to meet the needs an individual role.

After we gather this information, we will transfer it to a computer to be processed with proprietary software. The images are calibrated with a digital ruler to accurately measure the length and width of your teeth, gum lines, and oral cavity. At this point, Dr. Papadopoulos can begin manipulating the images to design your new smile to your specifications. He can create a number of smile designs using presentation software for you to review. For actors desiring a customized smile for a specific character, we can design a variety of different smiles to meet the needs of an individual role. We understand the importance of fully immersing yourself into a character and bringing as much authenticity to the role as possible.

We also have an in-office photo studio so that we can take professional photos to plan your treatment. This allows us to create your customized treatment plan, and take before, during (if applicable), and after photos to visually represent the changes in your smile.

Creating Your Results

Once you approve your final smile design, we can then use the images to develop your treatment plan. Dr Papadopoulos will recommend the combination of treatments that will be most beneficial to you while staying within your budget. In addition to giving you a preview of your new smile, we can use the DSD files to communicate specifics to dental technicians and other specialists. We can also create a diagnostic mock-up for you to try on, "trial smile", so that you can temporarily experience the new shape and color of your teeth. 

In addition to the DSD concept, we utilize a wide range of other technology to provide our patients with the best possible experience and results. As appropriate, we will use digital x-rays to view the jawbone, tooth roots, and any existing restorations with lower levels of radiation. For patients requiring porcelain veneers, crowns, dentures, we utilize 3Shape 3D intraoral scanners to create impressions of your teeth without the mess of traditional putty or wax. The scans are then sent to our dental lab where a skilled dental ceramicist will craft your restoration out of the desired material.

Schedule Your Smile Design Consultation Today

Your new smile will be designed to complement your unique facial contours and features for a beautiful, radiant, and natural appearance. To learn more about Beacon Dental Group’s cutting-edge cosmetic procedures, contact our cosmetic dental office today to schedule your smile design consultation.

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Brookline Office

1371 Beacon St
Ste 101
Brookline, MA 02446

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