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

Providing Precision and Comfort with Guided Implant Surgery

While dental implants are considered the most successful and longest-lasting replacement for teeth currently available, they require an involved placement surgery. Our doctors at Beacon Place Dental Group in Brookline, MA, use advanced digital planning software to plan guided implant surgery so that your surgery is faster and more accurate. Because trauma is minimized, your recovery from the procedure is expedited, as well.

Benefits of Guided Implant Surgery

With guided implant surgery, our team can provide:

  • Patient education: Our advanced dental technology allows patients to preview their entire surgery from beginning to end before the first incision is ever made. A full understanding of the treatment process can alleviate fears of the unknown.
  • Faster treatment: Because guided surgery offers unparalleled precision, there is less guesswork involved. Most surgeries are complete in just one to two hours.
  • Quicker recovery: Because fewer incisions means fewer stitches, patients can enjoy a faster recovery.
  • Less discomfort: Because Dr. Papadopoulos makes smaller incisions, most patients experience minimal post-operative discomfort and tenderness. There is also a much lower risk of damaged tissue.
  • Reduced risk of failure: Accurate planning significantly reduces the risk of unstable implant posts and infection, which can result in implant failure.

As a result, guided surgery makes receiving dental implants easier and more predictable than ever.

3-D illustration of lower jaw with teeth, highlighted in bronze, and implants anchored into the bone, highlighted in yellow
Using a guide based off of your unique jaw structure, Dr. Papadopoulos can precisely place your dental implants. 

Guided Implant Treatment

In the past, dental implant placement involved some degree of guesswork. However, since the development of advanced diagnostic imaging, doctors have been able to provide patients with more accurate, streamlined treatment.

Treatment Planning

The first and most important step in guided implant surgery is planning. During an initial consultation with Dr. William Papadopoulos, we will take a cone beam 3-D scan of your existing teeth, jawbone, and surrounding biostructures. This information will allow him to evaluate the density and volume of the bone and determine the best locations for your new implant posts. The images obtained in the scan are used to create a surgical guide, as well.

Software Prints

Once captured, the images are uploaded to our advanced computer software, where Dr. Papadopoulos will begin the treatment planning process. Using the information gathered from the scan, he can place digital implants onto the radiographic image, virtually performing the entire surgery before the procedure even begins. Once the implants are positioned in the most favorable locations on the scan, Dr. Papadopoulos will print out the images and reference them during your guided implant procedure.

Using the information gathered from the scan, [Dr. Papadopoulos] can ..virtually perform the entire surgery before the procedure even begins.

Guided Implant Surgery

Once you are comfortable, Dr. Papadopoulos will use a dental laser to create a tiny incision in the gums and access the underlying jawbone. The surgical guide is then placed over the dental arch, highlighting the particular areas in the jaw where the implants should go. Using the guide and software prints, Dr. Papadopoulos can carefully prepare the jawbone and place the implants.

Temporary Restoration

Once your implants are placed, you will need approximately four to six months to heal before the final restorations can be connected. During this time, the natural bone tissue will fuse with the implant posts. However, due to the accuracy and precision of guided implant surgery, many patients can receive a lifelike temporary restoration the day of their procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Papadopoulos?

When it comes to dental implant placement, you want a doctor who can provide both advanced treatment and aesthetically pleasing results. As the number one cosmetic dental practice in Boston, Beacon Place Dental Group can provide results that are not only predictable and long-lasting, but beautiful, as well.

At our practice, patient comfort is our top priority. We believe that a dental office does not have to feel like completely clinical. Therefore, we offer a number of amenities that provide the luxuries of home, including blankets and headsets in every treatment room.

Take Advantage of Guided Implant Surgery

If you are looking into teeth replacement with dental implants, consider what guided surgery can do for you. To explore your treatment options, schedule a consultation at Beacon Place Dental Group. You can contact us online or call us at (617) 738-0700.

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