COVID -19 update • WE ARE NOW OPEN! Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

COVID -19 update • WE ARE NOW OPEN! Your health and well-being continues to be our top priority.

(403) 382-2273

We Are Now Open!

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the Alberta Dental Association and College (ADA&C), Health Canada and the Canadian Centre For Occupational Health and Saftey(CCOHS).

We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

To ensure the health and wellbeing of our patients and team members, we have installed 2 different types of air purifiers at our dental office. Both of these are manufactured by the Canadian company, Surgically Clean Air.

  • CASCADE WHITE - The Cascade White is the first unit you will see when you enter our office. We have placed this in the waiting area because this is the largest room in our office. The Cascade White is able to filter up to 576 cubic feet per minute.

    The Cascade White filter has 6 stages of filtration including UV sterilization, plus two additional negative ion chambers to ensure the air is as fresh as possible. These six filters capture 99.998% of dust particles, pollen, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs), mold, allergens, viruses, odors (like formaldehyde and smoke), bio-aerosols, nitrous oxide, and many other pollutants that are found in the inside air. The negative ion generator makes the indoor environment feel more pure, clean, and energized.
  • JADE - The Jade filter is what you will find in each of our operatories. The Jade filters still have the same 6 stage filtering system and will move 383 cubic feet per minute. This means the Jade will filter all the air in a 10 x 10 room in about 2 minutes. 

Both of these filters perform their duties without being loud, (an industry-leading low level of about 55DB) or creating a “breeze” that can be uncomfortable for our patients. 

Some additional changes you may also see when it is time for your next appointment. For example:

  • 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. We will not allow patients to enter our office who have symptoms or have traveled outside of Canada in the last 2 weeks.
  • 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.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • In the interest of physical distancing, we are advising all adult patients to attend the office alone to prevent crowding. 
  • 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.
  • For our safety and yours, we currently cannot accept walk-ins. 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (403) 382‑2273.

So come on in to get your dental work done and enjoy Surgically Clean Air! 

State-Of-The-Art Technology

Air-Flow Polishers For Hygiene

The AirFlow polishing technique eliminates the need for hand scaling during dental hygiene cleanings. It delivers controlled streams of powder, air, and water to get rid of deposits on the surfaces of the teeth. Unlike the typical polishing device, it can reach far and delicate spaces. It helps reduce stains left behind by tobacco, food, and beverages and is ideal for those with sensitive teeth or dental work, such as veneers.

CEREC

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This method allows your dentist to customize dental restorations in a single visit. These restorations include crowns, bridges, and veneers. Through CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing), your dentist can take impressions of your mouth using software, design a mold for your restoration, and mill it using equipment right at the dental office. The next step is fitting the device so your dentist can make necessary adjustments.

3D Cone Beam Scanner

This imaging device captures clear and detailed 3D images of your teeth, including the surrounding bones and tissues. The x-ray beam follows the shape of a cone, which explains its name. The images captured can be viewed and adjusted using software. Your dentist may recommend getting cone beam 3D imaging to determine which dental treatment is necessary for your case. The procedure is quick and painless and no special preparation is needed.

Intraoral Cameras In Every Room

Intraoral cameras are pen-like devices that capture high-resolution images of your mouth. They’re light and small and fit easily into the mouth, reaching even the back areas. The intraoral camera is connected to the computer screen, which allows you and your dentist to see images as they’re taken. Your dentist can detect any issue more easily and explain in greater detail the condition of your oral health. The images also help you understand your diagnosis better and make informed decisions for your dental care needs.

Digital Impressions

Digital impressions use lasers and scanning devices to create a virtual model of the mouth, which you and your dentist can view using computer screens. Your dentist can analyze and adjust these impressions as needed in real-time. Once the digital impressions are ready, your dentist can also immediately forward them to the laboratory to fabricate your restoration or to other offices or specialists involved in your dental procedure. With the help of digital impressions, taking images of the mouth becomes a lot more comfortable for patients and the risk of human error is greatly reduced.

Use A Freezing Technique Specifically Designed For Those Who Have Trouble Getting Frozen.

Here at Cool Dental, we use a freezing technique for patients who are having difficulties getting numbed or achieving numbness before a dental procedure. There are different reasons why a person could be harder to freeze. We offer alternatives to make the procedure quicker and more comfortable.

Panoramic X-ray

Your dentist may request a panoramic X-ray on your first appointment. Panoramic X-rays capture your mouth in a single image. They include a view of your teeth as well as surrounding structures, such as the jaw and bones of the head and neck. Unlike other imaging technology, a panoramic X-ray is extraoral or taken outside of the mouth. It uses a film and an imaging machine that rotates around your head. The process is quick, easy, and painless, and the images can be used for up to 3-5 years.

Cephalometric X-ray For Orthodontics

A cephalometric X-ray is an imaging tool that allows your dentist to capture a side view of your head. It shows the position of the teeth, jaw, and surrounding structures. Your dentist uses the images to assess jaw or bone growth, any broken or impacted teeth, as well as airway-related issues. Like the standard X-rays, cephalometric X-rays are also extraoral.

Digital Intraoral X-rays

Digital intraoral X-rays are taken inside the mouth. The procedure uses a film or sensor to capture detailed images, and the images are then transferred to the computer. Your dentist can enhance the images and show them to you simultaneously. Intraoral X-rays come in different types, and your dentist may recommend getting one depending on the dental procedure that you need.


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