Divine Expressions Family Dentistry Proud to be Open with COVID-19 Precautions
During these hard times brought by the pandemic dental issues don’t stop or disappear just because patients can’t go to the dentist. The team at Divine Expressions Family Dentistry have reopened their doors to serve the Madison, AL area with professional disinfection measures that are government-approved and state-of-the-art.
Since Divine Expressions closed on March 18th, 2020, they’ve had time to install any necessary additions to keep patients safe from coronavirus. The team apologizes for the inconvenience caused by the pandemic; however, they’ve used this time wisely to create a clean, ideal environment so patients can sit in the dentist’s chair without any worries.
Divine Expressions is happy to announce that they have been open for service since May 11th, 2020. As long as Governor Ivy or the State Board of Dental Examiners do not impose additional quarantine measures, the practice will stay open through the end of the year.
Sterilized For Protection
Top-rated dentist Dr. Laurentis Barnett knows that the coronavirus is a real threat to everyone’s safety, but so are dental issues when left untreated. So for everyone’s safety, they’ve installed many state-of-the-art devices to keep their offices clean and 100% virus-free.
For example, they’ve installed an air purification system with a UV light, so all impurities in the air that might be carrying the virus or any bacteria will be eliminated. Additionally, their air conditioning system cleans the air from the outside through its multi-stage filtration process. While they still require the use of face masks and other personal protective equipment, patients can rest assured that the air inside the offices is clean and germ-free.
To avoid transmission from touching surfaces, they’ve also installed touchless sink faucets in all of their restrooms. Social distancing will still be in effect in all areas of the office, and sanitizing with alcohol and other hand sanitizers is still strongly recommended.
Playing Their Part
Since the team is trying to minimize face-to-face contact as much as possible, the reception area will be closed. Patients can call or text ahead so the team can prepare for patients’ arrival, and only a single patient is allowed in the dentist’s office at all times. They ask that other visitors wait outside or stay at home if possible.
At the door, someone from the team will check each patient’s temperature with an infrared thermometer. If patients don’t have a face mask, the team will provide one, as they require them inside the office at all times. The team will also give patients an anti-viral mouth rinse when they initially sit in the dentist’s chair. Scheduling any future treatments will be done in the same room, as well as processing payments.
At Divine Expressions, Safety is The Primary Concern
The team at Divine Expressions remains committed to the promise of providing heart-felt and virtually painless dental care. The new, modern sanitation equipment is checked around the clock to ensure that a patient’s visit will be as anxiety-free as possible. All personnel is required to wear a mask in combination with other PPE.
Contact Divine Expressions Family Dentistry for a swift solution to any toothache or dental issue. Call (256) 559-3573 and make an appointment today, or visit their website for a complete list of their dental services.
Alabama family dentist offers Invisalign services for patients who want to fix their teeth without braces.
Madison, Alabama October 1, 2019: Divine Expressions Family Dentistry provides Invisalign orthodontic care for teens and adults who want a beautiful, straight smile without the pain and hassle of braces. Invisalign uses customized clear aligners that fit over the teeth to gradually move the teeth into place.
Traditional metal braces use brackets and wires that are tightened and adjusted over time to straighten the teeth. While they are successful, traditional braces have drawbacks. Wire braces limit the foods that a patient may eat, make brushing and flossing difficult and may make the patient feel self-conscious while wearing them.
Invisalign is the solution to the drawbacks of braces with all the same teeth-straightening benefits. With Invisalign, patients remove the aligners for eating, brushing and flossing, and the aligners are virtually invisible. This makes Invisalign the perfect solution for adults and teens who haven’t straightened their teeth due to the look and inconvenience of braces.
Invisalign works because of the unique aligners that are custom-made for each patient. The aligners are made with a thin, flexible, FDA-approved plastic. The aligners fit snugly in the mouth and worn almost continuously. The aligners gradually shift the teeth into place over a six to 24-month period. The result is a confident, beautiful smile.
During the first visit, Dr. Laurentis Barnett performs an examination that helps him determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment. Invisalign successfully treats patients with crowded teeth, teeth with gaps, underbites, overbites, and crossbites. Young children and teens and adults with severe orthodontic needs may benefit from traditional dental care.
Dr. Barnett uses the latest 3-D technology to take detailed images of the patient’s mouth. Invisalign computer technology makes these images and develops them into a gradual plan to achieve straight teeth. Patients will be able to view what their new smile will look like on the same day.
These images are sent to an outside lab where the clear aligners will be developed. Once the aligners are complete, patients return to the office to check the fitting. A new set of aligners will be given to the patient every two to three weeks. Patients visit with Dr. Barnett periodically to monitor progress throughout treatment. Once treatment is complete, patients wear a retainer to keep their teeth in the proper place.
Aligners must be worn approximately 23 hours every day for good results. Patients report that the aligners are comfortable to wear and simple to use. Parents worried about their teens wearing their aligners take confidence in the blue compliance markers that may be added to the aligners.
Most dental insurance providers cover Invisalign under orthodontic care benefits. Talk with Dr. Barnett’s office staff to determine the total cost of Invisalign. Most patients report that Invisalign costs a similar amount as traditional braces. Call the office today and get started on achieving a new smile.
An Alabama-native, Dr. Laurentis Barnett loves providing five-star dental care to his patients in the Madison, Alabama, area. He believes that a healthy, beautiful smile can change a person’s life. Therefore, he works to provide dental care for patients in low-income areas around the world. Dr. Barnett was voted one of 40 dentists under the age of 40 in 2015.
Divine Expressions Family Dentistry
7278 Highway 72 West
Madison, Alabama 35758