Atlantic City, New Jersey: At the annual session of the New Jersey Dental Association, Dr. John Graeber of East Hanover presented his original research on the anesthesia of teeth using the new technology of the YAG dental laser.
Dr. Graeber was presented with a certificate of appreciation for his presentation. The study showed that teeth could be "numbed" painlessly without the use of the traditional needle at least four out of five times. This study was the first of its kind anywhere in the world, according to the International Academy of Laser Dentistry which sponsored the project. It is anticipated that this study will be published in a major dental journal this fall.
Dr. Graeber has been using the American Dental Laser in his practice for about a year and a half. In addition to the highly successful numbing of teeth, this laser can be used for all sorts of gum treatment, removal of tissue, and even some cavity preparation . . . all Without the need for the needle.
We hope you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months. and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety. 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.
We will be calling patients to arrange previously schedules appointments. To make an appointment. Please call our office at 97-884-1046 or through our website.
We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up to date on any new rulings and guidance that may be issued. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment, we made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. 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 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.
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.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are 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.
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.
Thank you being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.