Welcoming All Patients Back, with extra safety precautions

Our community has been through a lot of the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming 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 want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep our 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 or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

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 are in the office.
  • We have sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You 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.
  • 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 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. To make an appointment, please call our office at (904)932-5396 or visit our website at www.quintondentist.com

Thank you for being our patient. We value your loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,

Dr. Ken Yorgey & Team

Message to our patients: COVID 19: Mandatory Closure

Update:

We want all of our patients to know, we are HERE for you. This PDF (click “PDF” to view or download) shows what constitutes a dental emergency according to the ADA at this time of uncertainty. Please stay safe, healthy and most of all positive!

Due to the recent health concerns regarding COVID 19/ Coronavirus, our office will be closed beginning Tuesday March 17,2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our patients and staffs safety and well-being is a top priority to Dr. Yorgey. Though, we have always practiced proper sterilization and sanitation precautions. The next two weeks, we will be available for any dental emergency for patients of record. All non-emergency appointments must be rescheduled for two weeks out.

We thank you all for your understanding,

Dr. Yorgey, Alexis, Melissa, Emily, Cindy & Wendy

Coronavirus; COVID-19

We would like to take this opportunity to blog about a very hot topic…Coronavirus.
The dental office located at 3215 Rock Creek Villa Drive has always and will continue to always keep excellent dentistry our top priority. Part of providing excellent dentistry is keeping our office, our staff and our patients, safe. We have always used masks, gloves, and safety glasses during each visit to the dental chair. We are OSHA compliant at all times.We follow the American Dental Association recommendation for sterilization of instruments and use disposables for things that cannot be autoclaved. Antibacterial hand sanitizer is available in each room and our restroom as well as the public restroom is easily accessible. Rest assured, Dr. Yorgey and his staff take every precaution in order to keep their patients and themselves healthy.

Important Notice to TRDP (TRICARE) Members

Effective with the open enrollment beginning November 2018, the federal government is terminating their exclusive arrangement with Delta Dental of California. This is a great development for you as you will have the option to enter the FEDVIP program and gain freedom of choice in your plan option at a reduced cost to you. WE would encourage you to consider the following [plans as we are participating providers. These plans have a significant lower cost and grater benefits than Delta Dental of California. GEHA-Connection Dental provides the most favorable benefits.
1. GEHA-Connection Dental
2. Aetna
If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free the call our office.

Dry Mouth

* Is your mouth feeling increasingly dry?
* Do you regularly find yourself doing things to keep your mouth moist?
* Are you using mints, altiods, cough drops etc.?
With the modern advancements in medicine, the majority of people are being treated for health conditions with medications. Many prescription and non prescription drugs share a common side effect….dry mouth.
Dry mouth is a problem. It raises your risk of tooth decay, mouth infections (thrush), and gum disease.
There are many chronic medical diseases that can be suggested by the condition of your mouth. The dentist does a medication review at each visit. There are over 400 medications that can cause dry mouth. Here are examples of some:

-Antibiotics
-Beta Blockers (High Blood Pressure)
-Antihistamines
-Gastric Medications
-Pain Medications
-Diuretics
-Antidepressants

How important are my teeth?

Have you ever considered how important your teeth are for your long term health? Why should I try to save my teeth when they can always be replaced?
These are important questions that anyone should consider before removing a tooth that can be saved. Your mouth is the gateway to your body. Without teeth, you will have a difficult time getting proper nutrition which can lead to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, weight gain or loss, etc. Your mouth is part of your body, it does not function alone. Just as if your knees do not function correctly, over time, using a poorly functional knee will lead to breakdown same as removing a tooth will cause your oral structures to function incorrectly and lead to breakdown over time.
There are many options to replace teeth, such as dentures, bridges, and implants; however, dentures are uncomfortable and offer only 30% of the chewing ability of natural teeth, and implants can be a costly alternative. Replacing a tooth with an implant can be three times the cost of saving a tooth. Make sure you talk to your dentist about all your alternatives and the long term ramifications before removing a tooth or teeth.

Dentist by Day, Dancer by Night

Dr. Yorgey, and his lovely wife, Carol, enjoy dancing in their spare time at Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio. Check out their latest moves!

Salsa


Salsa, YouTube link

Country Two-Step

Country Two-stepping to Tim McGraw’s, “Shotgun Rider”, NY Eve, December, 2015, at Rigby’s Jig Dance Studio, in Richmond. The studio does two Student Showcases a year, one winter and one summer. This was the Yorgey’s 9th showcase.


Country Two-Step, YouTube link

Swing Medley

On June 25th, the Yorgey’s participated in their 10th showcase. They did a Swing Medley (Lindy Hop, Charleston, Single Step East Coast Swing, and Triple Step East Coast Swing), to Kenny Chesney’s, “American Kids”.


Swing Medley, YouTube link