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The Dentist Will See You Now: But Will You See the Dentist?

Mary Lyn Koval did not want to go to the dentist. A marketing communications consultant in upstate New York, Koval works from home and felt she was staying safe during the coronavirus pandemic. One of her childhood fillings had broken, however. “I put off going for two weeks. But I was afraid that if I’d exposed a cavity, it would devolve into a series of root canals” instead of a simple filling replacement, she says. Dental offices were then still closed by state order. Yet urgent and emergency procedures were allowed. Should Koval have chosen to delay treatment and risk a root canal—or worse, a tooth extraction? Or should she have risked exposing herself to COVID-19 at the dentist’s office? These questions are all part of the new pandemic calculus.

All states have now allowed dental practices to resume elective procedures (New York started doing so on June 1). Yet

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A FOCUS ON COMFORT

Going to the dentist can cause anxiety for some people. At Lane Family Dental in Wasilla, we want you to feel relaxed and comfortable during your visit.

This starts when you first step into the calming atmosphere of our elegant and luxurious waiting room. You will not wait long and you might even wish the wait was a little longer. We provide a variety of luxurious amenities to pamper you. Sit down in one of our comfortable chairs near the warm and homey fireplace as you sip on some coffee or whatever beverage you choose from our complimentary beverage bar.

Our private patient rooms are also equipped with relaxing amenities. We provide you with blankets and pillows for cozy comfort. We also have Netflix available on our flat screen TVs. Would you rather listen to music? Name your genre. Wireless headphones provide you with exceptional

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Here’s What to Expect at Reopened Dentist Offices

Have a dentist appointment coming up? You’ll likely encounter these post-pandemic changes during your visit.

Chances are, you either had to postpone a dentist visit due to the pandemic or put off making an appointment. Like most industries, the dental industry was impacted by coronavirus, and practices had to shut their doors for several weeks to months to ensure the safety of their staff and patients. While many offices are reopening now, don’t expect them to run the way they did pre-pandemic. The normally warm and welcoming environment of the dental office has transitioned into a more sterile one, explains Kyle Bogan, DDS, a dentist at North Orange Family Dentistry in Delaware, Ohio. “Small talk and getting to know our patients is more challenging as we balance personal relationships with the physical barriers of our increased PPE (personal protection equipment),” he says. And that’s just the beginning of the changes

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