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

Get the Brightest Smile in Boston with Philips Zoom!® Teeth Whitening


Stained, yellowed, or dingy teeth can make an otherwise beautiful smile appear lackluster. At Beacon Place Dental Group, we offer in-office Philips Zoom!® teeth whitening treatment to brighten smiles up to 8 shades during a 45-minute appointment. As one of the best cosmetic dentistry practices in Boston,MA, we have been providing high-quality dental services and creating confident smiles at our Brookline, MA, office for over 30 years.

How Does Teeth Whitening Work?

The whitening gel that we use at our Brookline, MA  in-office treatment contains 25 percent hydrogen peroxide. When applied to the teeth, the oxygen it contains breaks down the bonds that cause staining and bleaches the dentin below the enamel. Light activated for dramatic results, Zoom! teeth whitening can be fully customized to achieve your desired shade. 

By exposing the teeth to a specialized light, we can significantly enhance your results. 

What to Expect during Your Teeth Whitening Appointment

Woman lying in dentist's chair receiving zoom whitening service | Cosmetic Dentist Brookline MAMost of our patients that are treated in our Brookline, MA cosmetic dental office, are seen by our hygienist to first remove all surface stains and debris so that the bleaching agent has full contact with the enamel. Next, we will place a barrier over the teeth to protect your gums, lips, and cheeks from irritation. We can then apply the whitening gel to the teeth and activate it with an LED light for approximately 15 minutes. The gel is rinsed off and reapplied. The process is repeated until the desired results are achieved. In most cases, the entire treatment can be completed in about 45 minutes.

While over-the-counter strips can take weeks to achieve the desired results, Zoom! can attain the same level of whiteness in a single appointment.

Benefits of Philips Zoom!
Teeth Whitening


The results of treatment are immediately apparent upon walking out of the office. 

The most significant advantage of Zoom! in-office teeth whitening is its immediacy. While over-the-counter strips can take weeks to achieve the desired results, Zoom! can attain the same level of whiteness in a single appointment.

Kit for at-home whitening maintenance

In addition, because whitening strips are not customized to your smile, they can result in uneven coverage. In contrast, Zoom! is applied by a dental professional who can personalize the results to the patient.

Maintaining Your Results

The results of professional teeth whitening will not last forever. However, you can extend the life of your treatment with a few simple guidelines:

  • Attend routine dental appointments: Regular dental cleanings remove surface stains as well as plaque and tartar to keep your teeth healthy and your smile looking great.
  • Touch-up results: We can fabricate custom, at-home bleaching trays for patients who wish to maintain their results with occasional touch-up treatments.
  • Reduce or eliminate staining foods and beverages: Avoid foods and beverages such as coffee, tea, fruit juices, and berries which cause stains. If you must drink tea or coffee, sip through a straw to reduce the amount of time the staining agent is in contact with your teeth.
  • Avoid all tobacco use: In addition to wreaking havoc on your oral and overall health, tobacco products also stain the teeth and diminish the results of teeth whitening.

Staying mindful of your daily habits and adjusting your routine when necessary can go a long way toward maintaining a bright smile.

Take Advantage of Professional Teeth Whitening in Boston

Zoom! teeth whitening kitA whiter, brighter smile can give you the confidence to take on the world. If you are in the greater Boston area and would like to consider Philips Zoom! teeth whitening as part of your cosmetic dental treatment, schedule a consultation at our Brookline,MA practice by reaching out online or calling us at (617) 738-0700.

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