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Our Ongoing COVID-19 Response


Our office opened May 18, 2020 to resume most routine dental health care procedures.  It truly is imperative that routine dental services resume in order to help our patients maintain proper dental health, function and appearance.  In the face of the ongoing presence of new and active COVID-19 cases however, our primary focus remains on the safety and general wellbeing of our patients and our dental health team.  Specifically, these are some of the pieces that are in place to ensure that our environment is safe for both YOU and us:

  1. Each morning upon arrival the body temperature of each dental team member is checked and recorded.  Team members are asked to respond to questions regarding respiratory symptoms and general feelings of wellbeing.  

  2. To provide for proper social distancing our dental appointment schedule has been modified to create staggered start times.  This helps to minimize multiple people arriving at the same time.  

  3. Social distancing is practiced amongst our dental team.  Our own arrival and lunch times are staggered to help provide safe distance.

  4. Patients are verbally coached prior to arrival with regard to calling into the office before coming in to ensure that we are prepared to greet them with a temperature check and a series of questions intended to help identify persons potentially carrying the COVID-19 virus.

  5. Magazines, children’s toys, TV remote, etc. have been removed from our reception room to eliminate items that hold potential for cross-contamination. 

  6. Maximum occupancy for our reception room during this phase of the pandemic will remain at three people.

  7. Patients are asked to wait in their cars/trucks until we are able to move them directly into their treatment operatory.  

  8. Face masks are provided for all patients not wearing a face covering of their own.

  9. Commonly touched surfaces: door handles, light switches, counter tops, etc. are on an hourly anti-microbial wipe down schedule.

  10. An acrylic barrier is in place at the front desk.

  11. Each of our six treatment operatories are equipped with a Medify Air MA-14 air purifier providing H-13 true HEPA medical grade air filtration.  

  12. Dental team members are equipped with proper personal protective equipment which includes gloves, face mask, face shield, protective eyewear, and clinical coat.

  13. Treatment operatory surfaces are disinfected between each patient.

  14. Statim steam autoclaves are used for sterilization of dental instruments.


We will continue to monitor the numbers provided by Governor DeWine’s office on a daily basis.  Until the number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations, ICU admissions and deaths have approached ZERO, there will continue to be some limitations on the procedures we are able to safely provide.  Even with use of medical grade air filtration, aerosols generated in a dental setting during certain treatment procedures will continue to pose a threat to the safety and wellbeing of our patients and our team.  We will ask for your continued patience while we all await an environment that allows for a complete and full slate of treatment options.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns related to your personal safety and wellbeing in our environment.

Office phone: 513.459.1377

Email: drdavis@gregorydavisdds.com


Thank you,


Gregory P Davis, DDS

Brianna M Webb, DMD

 

Restore Your Smile with a Full-Mouth Reconstruction

"Full reconstruction"...It sounds like something that happens to a rusty old Cadillac, or maybe the northbound lanes of Interstate-75. But, Full-mouth Reconstruction? What's up with that?

At my Mason, OH, office, my team and I encounter people every day whose needs are fully met through their existing dental status. But we also routinely come together with people who are in either physical or emotional pain that is rooted in some facet of dental disease or disrepair. Some are unable to eat many of the foods that bring them delight. Others have fallen victim to some sort of accidental injury. Some have seen a slow decline over time. They awake one day with an awareness that they are no longer able to smile freely and laugh loudly without a subtle but genuine inner haunt. Some gave up long ago a comfort they once had in sharing themselves closely and intimately with those they love.

I’m a dentist because I know of no other role through which I might have better potential to connect with people on a meaningful level in search of wholeness and health.  In dental school I was trained to be a rather skilled tooth technician.  I could examine a tooth, identify disease when it was present, and provide a complete list of options available for the restoration of that tooth to health.  In the school of life I’ve learned that there are people behind those mouths, people that often have joys and concerns that go much deeper than the diagnosis of dental caries and periodontal disease.  

Life is too short to accommodate factors that get in the way of comfort, health and joy.  I’m a dentist because I have the potential, with help to erase some of those factors.

For some people the elimination of their dental haunts involves a short list of procedures. Treatment could be limited to ClearCorrect orthodontics to correct crooked and crowded teeth followed by Zoom to bring their teeth back to a shade they haven’t seen in twenty years.  

But for many others, a full-mouth reconstruction is in order. A full-mouth reconstruction is a totally customized treatment plan combining several procedures to address multiple concerns across a span of varying lengths. The establishment of these full-mouth treatment plans and coordination of the treatment sequences are challenges that exceed traditional dental school education. My educational qualifications for handling cases of this type are rooted in the workshop and lecture curriculum of Spear Education and cerecdoctors, both based out of the Spear Education center in Scottsdale, Arizona.  It is through this ongoing training that I am qualified to coordinate comprehensive treatment that restores function, comfort, health, and aesthetics to smiles affected by decay, missing teeth, or other oral health issues. With over 30 years of experience and a mastery of advanced dental techniques and technology, my team and I can assist smiles in any state of disrepair. 

Smiling woman with illustration of full mouth reconstruction procedures
A full mouth reconstruction can consist of dental implants, fillings, and more. 

Customized Care

Restorative dentistry encompasses a variety of procedures to improve the functionality of your smile. Each procedure can be performed separately. However, when patients have multiple oral health issues, when people have arrived at a station in life where they are looking forward to retirement, when people's mouths are filled with a hodgepodge of mismatched restorative work representing different generations of dental restorative materials and procedures, full-mouth reconstructions can be more effective. Since every smile is different, every treatment plan is unique and involves its own combination of procedures.

Some of the procedures that are often involved in full-mouth restoration include:

  • Dental crowns, bridges, or dentures
  • Dental implants 
  • Root canal therapy
  • Oral surgery, including soft and hard tissue grafting and tooth extractions
  • Treatment to address bite issues and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Periodontal treatments such as scaling and root planing or pocket reduction surgery
  • Bruxism treatments to rectify teeth grinding and associated issues
  • Treatment to address teeth compromised by acid erosion due to gastric reflux or eating disorders
  • Orthodontic treatments such as ClearCorrect, traditional braces, or other appliances
  • Assessment and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Your Examination and Treatment Process

During your initial examination, we will review your comprehensive health history, perform a comprehensive clinical examination that takes into account all aspects of the head and neck region, and obtain a series of photographs, and if necessary 2-D and/or 3-D digital x-rays to provide a complete view of your current cosmetics and dental health status.

This appointment also allows you to sit down with Dr. Davis and discuss any concerns you may have about treatment or specific goals you are hoping to achieve. 

Dr. Davis will take time to fully review and analyze the data coming out of this initial examination and consultation. At a later visit you will be invited back to the office for review of Dr. Davis' findings and proposed treatment options. Your treatment plan may include many different procedures, which will be completed in separate steps. Your timeline will depend on which procedures are required and whether you need any additional consultations with specialists. 

One of the chief goals throughout planning and treatment is full transparency with regard to fees and payment options. Nobody likes financial surprises.

Restore Your Oral Health

To learn more about what a full-mouth reconstruction can do for you, contact our office online or call (513) 459-1377 to schedule a consultation today.

With over 30 years of experience and a mastery of advanced dental techniques and technology, Dr. Davis can rehabilitate smiles in any state of disrepair. 

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Dr. Davis is especially good with kids. And his staff? Helpful, compassionate, and caring. They take care of business for you. Thumbs up. 10 on a scale of 5.

-Steve K.
Mason, OH