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  • Accessibility Statement | remarkablegrinsnj

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  • Best Dentist near me | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Patient Reviews ​ ​ We deeply value the long term relationships that develop with our patients ​ ​ It's not often you look forward to going to the dentist, but Dr. Ciuffreda, Cindy, and the staff always make the trip to the dentist a fun and friendly one. Not only is Dr.Ciuffreda a skilled dentist, but I also enjoy our conversations about things outside the world of teeth. Highly recommended! - Howard Yang By far the best dentist I have ever had. Dr Ciuffreda does his work with careful diligence, as unto the Lord, and treats each patient as if he was working on Jesus' teeth. He answers every random question I have (such as, what are cavity fillings made of?) and allows me to make my own choices based on comfort level (like my hated of feeling numb; he lets me forego the Novocaine).He's such a gentle dentist that I personally prefer it. The whole staff makes you feel comfortable and at ease. Extremely clean, warm, and professional. You'll love this dentist. - Katie Murphy Imagine this ... I have a pretty significant dental phobia, and, yet, I'm giving Dr. Ciuffreda FIVE stars. If that isn't a resounding endorsement, I don't know what is! He made it clear to me years ago that he completely understands my phobia, and any time I've had a procedure done he has both reassured me and shown amazing compassion. Best of all his skill set and talents are equal to his kindness. The office staff members are fantastic and always make me feel right at home. For having to see someone only a couple times a year, I can honestly say I consider Dr. Ciuffreda a friend. And it still amazes me to this day that I still feel this way, given that anyone with a phobia naturally tends to run FROM what scares them (and that natural instinct is still there for me at the onset of each visit). But ... because of who he is, I am able to face my fears, handle any procedures, and leave the office each time with a beautiful smile on my face :) I am SO grateful. - Ginger Asher ​ ​ Dr Len and staff truly know how to put you at ease. I had a simple procedure done, they made it almost enjoyable! (c'mon it is still the dentist) Dr Len is very good at his craft, he is caring, gentle and very thorough. I recommend him to everyone and my family and I will continue to see him for many years to come. - Marc Ambrose ​ ​ Remarkable grins is an amazing dentist! We all know going to the dentist can be a scary thing no matter what age you are, but Dr. Ciuffreda and Cindy and staff are all so amazing! They make you very comfortable from the moment you walk in the door. He also specializes in pain free dental work. He does such a great job each and every visit. I have never walked out if Dr. Ciuffreda's office not satisfied with the work. I have been seeing Dr. Ciuffreda for probably the past ten plus years and he never disappoints and Cindy is also amazing she is an absolute pleasure! - Alison Pezzi ​ A visit with Dr. Ciufredda and staff actually makes going to the dentist a pleasure. They are always warm, pleasant, and it is always pain free. - Maria Erichsen I have been going to dr. Len C. for few years now. He is very good at what he does, he is the best dentist I ever had and his staff is very friendly and professional. - Yelena Bykova ​ ​ I have been going to Dr. Ciuffreda for 16 years and he never disappoints. Everyone in the office is very friendly and inviting. He is very specific and detail oriented, and has taken great care of my teeth. I highly recommended if you are in a need of a dentist. - Brianna Stoute ​ I found Remarkable Grins a few years ago when I was looking for relief from TMJ disorder pain. Dr Len and staff are compassionate, caring and take the anxiety out of dental visits. - Melissa Vaccaro ​ Dr. Len is a great dentist!! He is caring and very compassionate!! He is very thorough with his patient's needs and gives options of how to proceed!! - Kathleen Drake ​ ​

  • Best Dentist near me | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Cosmetic Dentistry in Manalapan, NJ Tooth colored (“white”) fillings / bonding Smaller areas of tooth decay are usually restored with fillings. Dr. Ciuffreda almost exclusively uses tooth colored, bonded filling material (also known as “composite”) for these procedures. One aspect of cosmetic dentistry that Dr. Ciuffreda finds particularly rewarding is when he is able to blend a bonded filling into a tooth so that you can’t even tell that a restoration was done at all. The advantages of bonded fillings include : - (as the name implies…) actual bonding of the restoration to the tooth - most times the ability to do a much smaller restoration, thereby conserving natural tooth structure - outstanding esthetics. ​ ​ All Porcelain Crowns Crowns involve the reduction of more tooth structure and may be warranted for several reasons, including: - inadequate remaining tooth structure - fractured (cracked) teeth - following endodontic (root canal) therapy - cosmetic enhancement. All-porcelain crowns typically provide a beautiful, natural cosmetic result as they allow for a degree of translucency as with natural tooth structure, and also eliminate the possibility of the “dark line” effect at the gum line that may sometimes occur with traditional porcelain fused to metal (PFM) crowns. At Remarkable Grins. our all porcelain crowns are most often fabricated of state-of-the-art, high-strength and highly esthetic all-porcelain materials such as zirconia and e-max. Dr. Ciuffreda reviews an x-ray of all crowns prior to final placement and cementation to ensure that they are perfectly fitting and provide the best possible seal to the underlying tooth structure. ​ ​ All Porcelain Bridges Bridges are one treatment option for the restoration of missing teeth (or failing teeth that require extraction) and are comprised of multiple crowns joined together. Teeth on either side of the space are prepared (reduced) which serve as the anchoring points for the restoration. As with single crowns, All-porcelain bridges typically provide a beautiful, natural cosmetic result as they allow for a degree of translucency as with natural tooth structure, and also eliminate the possibility of the “dark line” effect at the gum line that may sometimes occur with porcelain fused to metal (PFM) bridges. At Remarkable Grins, our all porcelain bridges are most often fabricated of state-of-the-art, high-strength and highly esthetic all-porcelain materials such as zirconia . Dr. Ciuffreda reviews an x-ray of all crowns prior to final placement and cementation to ensure that they are perfectly fitting and provide the best possible seal to the underlying tooth structure. Bridges provide an esthetically pleasing, strong and functional solution to restore spaces due to tooth loss. ​ ​ Porcelain Veneers (Laminates) Porcelain veneers, otherwise known as laminates, are thin shells of porcelain that are most commonly used for cosmetic enhancement. The amount of tooth reduction is much less than that of a crown, and this restoration provides an optimal level of translucency to achieve a natural looking, beautiful smile. Veneers are not as strong as crowns, and are often not indicated following rooth canal therapy, or for teeth with large fractured or decayed areas. ​ ​ ​ ​ Get the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Call us today at 732-792-0605 and see how Dr. Ciuffreda can enhance your Remarkable Grin. ​ ​

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  • Best Freehold Dentist | Freehold NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE GENERAL, COSMETIC & IMPLANT DENTISTRY MISSING TEETH? RESTORATIVE DENTAL OPTIONS How can we help you? About Us Freehold, NJ area dental care Thanks so much for visiting our website! With over 20 years experience, Dr. Len Ciuffreda has been providing award-winning general, cosmetic, implant & family dentistry in a relaxed, warm & caring environment. Our Manalapan, NJ dental office is conveniently located off of Route 9 to serve the Monmouth County towns of Manalapan, Freehold, Old Bridge, Marlboro, Monroe, Englishtown and surrounding areas. ​ We have great appointment options that fit your schedule - including evening, Saturday, early morning, and daytime appointments! We also participate with most major dental insurance plans. ​ ​ We look forward to meeting you and caring for your dental needs! Call us at 732-792-0605 to schedule an appointment today for dental care in the Freehold, NJ area Our Services Our Dentists OUR SERVICES Click on a heading below for more information Cosmetic Dentistry Tooth colored fillings, bonding, all porcelain crowns, all porcelain bridges, veneers, dental laminates, in office tooth whitening, at home tooth whitening Implant Dentistry Implant supported crowns, implant supported bridges, implant supported full and partial dentures General Dentistry & Periodontal Care Dental exams, check-ups, cleanings, digital dental radiographs (x-rays), periodontal care, scaling & root planing Options for Missing Teeth Dental Implants, fixed porcelain bridges, partial and full dentures Emergency Dentistry Dental pain, toothache, swelling, pain, infection, cracked / broken teeth Teeth Whitening & Veneers In office tooth whitening, at home tooth whitening, dental laminates / veneers Invisalign The "clear alternative" for adult orthodontic treatment for a beautiful and healthy smile TMJ Disorders & Teeth Grinding Effective, non surgical relief of jaw joint pain, TMJ related headaches, prevention of wear & tooth destruction from grinding Minimal radiation digital x-rays Repeatedly Selected as one of America's Best Dentists Dr. Len Ciuffreda General, Cosmetic, Implant & Family Dentist serving the Freehold , New Jersey area Click here to learn more about Dr. Ciuffreda Success Stories Contact Us Hear what our patients are saying about us: See more great reviews! CONTACT US We are open with enhanced infection control protocols to protect your health as we continue to care for your Remarkable Grin! Our Address 215 Gordons Corner Road Suite 2E Manalapan, NJ 07726 conveniently serving the Freehold, NJ area 732-792-0605 remarkablegrins@gmail.com Usual Office Hours Monday 1PM – 8PM Tuesday 1PM - 8PM Thursday 9AM - 5PM Fridays 9AM - 2PM Saturdays 9AM – 2PM Our Manalapan NJ dental office is conveniently located to care for the dental needs of Monmouth County, including Manalapan, Englishtown, Monroe, Freehold, Old Bridge and the surrounding areas. Repeatedly Selected as one of America's Best Dentists Dr. Len Ciuffreda General, Cosmetic, Implant & Family Dentist in Manalapan, New Jersey Click here to learn more about Dr. Ciuffreda

  • Best Dentist Children | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Dentistry for Children in Manalapan, NJ Finding the right dentist to care for your child is important. Although general dentists are trained to treat patients of all ages, not all dental offices are comfortable in providing pediatric dental care. At Remarkable Grins, we enjoy seeing families with children, so most often you can have the convenience of your family’s dentistry provided at one location. This also helps to make your children’s visits even more affordable by avoiding generally higher specialist fees. When complex pediatric dental issues arise, we have an excellent relationship with outstanding pediatric and orthodontic dental specialists to provide the care your child may need. ​ Providing a positive childhood dental experience and encouraging good oral health habits will greatly help set the course for your child’s dental health into adulthood. We strive to make your child’s visit fun and enjoyable, hoping to establish regular office visits and good home care as a lifelong routine. Of course a visit to the “treasure box” or getting one of Dr. Ciuffreda’s famous fossil shark teeth to take home always ends things on a good note! ​ Over the years we have had the privilege of watching many of our pediatric patients grow up before our eyes, go off to college, get married, and start families of their own. We look forward to you and your children becoming part of our dental family!

  • Best Dentist | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Options for Missing Teeth in Manalapan, NJ If you are missing teeth, or have failing / non restorable teeth that will require extraction, there are several restorative options that may be appropriate to restore your smile both esthetically and functionally. ​ DENTAL IMPLANTS BRIDGES REMOVABLE PARTIAL / FULL DENTURES ​ DENTAL IMPLANTS Restoration with dental implants is perhaps one of the most predictable and satisfying treatment alternatives available for patients today! Implant restorations may be used to for single or multiple teeth, or even the complete dentition. Options may consist of restorations that are cemented and/or screw-retained (fixed) or can be taken in and out of the mouth retained with various types of attachments (removable) . Providing coordinated treatment together with a dental surgical specialist and best implant dentist Manalapan NJ , Dr. Ciuffreda is able to replace non-restorable or missing teeth with state-of-the-art implant technology that has an outstanding long-term success rate. ​ There are numerous benefits to dental implants : - Restoration of dental implants is routinely an extremely comfortable stage of treatment, almost never requiring dental anesthesia (i.e. “novocaine”). - In comparison to the significant reduction of tooth structure that would need to be removed from adjacent teeth for a bridge, neighboring teeth do not require any drilling or preparation for an implant restoration. - The surgical component of the implant contributes to the preservation of bone in the area by acting as an “artificial root”. Bone in the jaw will otherwise be lost over time without forces acting on it (through a tooth or an implant). Such loss of bone can become a cosmetic or functional concern. - Implant components consist of all non-organic components, such as titanium and porcelain. This of course means that implants are not subject to decay (getting a cavity). - Implants have an outstanding long-term success rate, with some studies reporting as high as 98%. - Implants more closely duplicate our natural biology of having individual teeth supported by a root-type structure, as compared with a bridge where two or more teeth are joined together with a connected tooth or teeth in the middle. The typical procedure for single tooth dental implant restoration: Following the extraction of the non-restorable tooth – with either local anesthesia (“nocovaine”) or under IV conscious sedation – a titanium implant (“artificial root”) will be gently and comfortably placed into the upper or lower jaw by a dental surgical specialist. Generally within 3-4 months the implant will have successfully integrated with the bone and is now ready for Dr. Ciuffreda to begin restoration. ​ The restoration phase is almost always extremely comfortable, almost never even requires a numbing injection, nor is any drilling necessary! At the initial restorative visit , Dr. Ciuffreda will gently remove a cover screw, take some impressions, and replace the cover screw. At the final appointment, the cover screw is again comfortably removed, the implant abutment (or “post”) is placed, and a dental x-ray is taken to be sure it is positioned perfectly. The abutment (‘post”) and crown are then placed. While the abutment is always screw retained, the implant crown may either be cemented to the abutment or fabricated in conjunction with the abutment to be entirely screw retained. ​ Dr. Ciuffreda is highly experienced in dental implant restoration, encompassing single tooth cases to complete upper and lower full mouth implant restorations / reconstructions. ​ ​ BRIDGES Bridges are one treatment option for the restoration of missing teeth (or failing teeth that require extraction) and are comprised of multiple crowns joined together. Teeth on either side of the space are prepared (reduced) which serve as the anchoring points for the restoration. As with single crowns, bridges are most often fabricated of either special all-porcelain materials (such as zirconia) or porcelain fused over high gold content metal (PFM). ​ All-porcelain bridges typically provide the best cosmetic result as they allow for a degree of translucency as with natural tooth structure, and also eliminate the possibility of the “dark line” effect at the gum line that may sometimes occur with PFM bridges. . Dr. Ciuffreda reviews an x-ray of all bridges prior to final placement and cementation to ensure that they are perfectly fitting and provide the best possible seal to the underlying tooth structure. Bridges provide an esthetically pleasing, strong and functional solution to restore spaces due to tooth loss. ​ ​ REMOVABLE PARTIAL / FULL DENTURES Whenever advisable, Dr. Ciuffreda definitely prefers fixed (that is, non-removable) treatment options such as crowns, bridges and fixed implant restorations because of the superior chewing ability that they provide. However, there are instances where partial or full dentures are indicated clinically, such as if there is inadequate bone for a surgeon to place implants or too few remaining good support teeth for a bridge. Additionally, full or partial dentures may provide a less expensive financial alternative, or they may be used as an interim (temporary / transitional) restoration as part of your overall case. ​ ​ Get the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Call us today at 732-792-0605 and see how Dr. Ciuffreda can enhance your Remarkable Grin. ​

  • Best Dentist | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Snoring & Sleep Apnea in Manalapan, NJ Snoring and sleep related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, certainly can be troublesome issues - mostly for your spouse trying to get his/her own good night's rest! However, sleep related breathing disorders are serious medical conditions that have been found to be strongly associated with: ​ HEART ATTACK STROKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE GERD / ACID REFLUX DIABETES ​ If you snore, and especially if you feel tired and sluggish during the day and/or have or have had one of the above health issues, please call us today at 732-792-0605 to schedule an initial consultation. Working in conjunction with your physician, it will be determined whether you are only snoring, or if in fact you have a sleep related breathing disorder. We can help you! Only a trained dentist, such as Dr. Len Ciuffreda, can fabricate a specially designed oral appliance that gently repositions your lower jaw, opening up the space in the back of your throat to facilitate more healthy, unrestricted air flow as you breathe during sleep. Oral appliances are well documented to be highly effective in the treatment of snoring and mild to moderate sleep related breathing disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea. They may also be effective in more severe cases when the alternative is not tolerable. ​ So what is the main alternative? CPAP ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Although CPAP is still considered the "gold standard" for the treatment of obstuctive sleep apnea and is highly effective, many people stop using it either because it is uncomfortable, or it is unacceptable to them from a social perspective. Dr. Ciuffreda in fact never advises switching from CPAP if you are currently using it - AND are doing so EVERY NIGHT . ​ Whether you have been diagnosed and cannot tolerate your CPAP, are investigating options to help with snoring, or are concerned that you may have a sleep related breathing disorder, call us today to take the first step towards a healthier night's sleep. You, and your spouse, will be glad that you did! ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when there is a collapse of the soft tissue at the back of the throat, effectively stopping breathing and oxygen intake until the brain arouses your body enough to cough and gasp for air. It is like being choked repeatedly throughout the night. Get the restful, healthy ssleep you deserve. Call us today at 732-792-0605

  • Best Dentist | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Minimal Radiation Digital Dental X-rays in Manalapan, NJ Incorporating high-end dental technology has maintained the office at the forefront of the profession, and provides state-of-the-art diagnostics that enable you to make the best choices for your dental health care. Early and accurate diagnosis and treatment often results in saving you unnecessary discomfort, time and money by avoiding more extensive treatments. ​ ​ Our advanced digital x-ray system offers this increased diagnostic capability while using extremely minimal radiation – significantly less than traditional dental film. For your additional safety and well being, all patients are protected by a lead apron with thyroid shielding when having x-rays taken.

  • Best Dentist near me | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Teeth Whitening & Veneers in Manalapan, NJ Tooth Whitening A bright smile conveys the look of youth, health, and confidence. Our office offers two excellent options for whitening that are professional, clinically proven, prescription quality treatments available only through a dental office. ​ The take home system employs the use of a set of ten (upper / lower) easy to use, tray delivered strips that are work for approximately ½ hour a day. We have had outstanding results and patient satisfaction with this more affordable, high value option. ​ The in-office whitening procedure is truly the “gold standard” of tooth whitening. A much stronger gel is carefully and safely applied to the teeth in a controlled manner with the gums protected. Treatment time is approximately one hour, and again we have had outstanding results and high patient satisfaction with the procedure. ​ It is important to realize that certain colorations and conditions of teeth respond differently, so a consultation with Dr. Ciuffreda is essential to assess the probability of the whitening treatment to produce a significant change in tooth color, as well as if whitening is advisable for you and the individually based advantages and disadvantages of one system vs. the other for you. ​ Another important factor to consider is that fillings, crowns, veneers and bridges do not change color with tooth whitening procedures. Therefore we generally advise our patients to consider if they have a desire to whiten their smile prior to any restorative treatments, especially to the front teeth. This way, if a patient would like a whiter smile, we could whiten the teeth first, and then match any needed fillings, crowns, etc. to the new lighter shade. ​ ​ ​ Porcelain Veneers (Laminates) Porcelain veneers, otherwise known as laminates, are thin shells of porcelain that are most commonly used for cosmetic enhancement. The amount of tooth reduction is much less than that of a crown, and this restoration provides an optimal level of translucency to achieve a natural looking, beautiful smile. Veneers are not as strong as crowns, and are often not indicated following rooth canal therapy, or for teeth with large fractured or decayed areas. ​ ​ ​ ​ Get the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve. Call us today at 732-792-0605 and see how Dr. Ciuffreda can enhance your Remarkable Grin. ​ ​

  • Best Dentist | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    Dental Insurance ​ As of our last website update, we currently participate with the following insurances and programs for your convenience. Please note that our participation status with any of the plans below is subject to change without notice. Please be sure to verify our participation as needed. We do NOT participate with any Medicare / Medicaid plans. ​ – Aetna PPO - Ameritas PPO – Assurant PPO – Careington – Cigna PPO – Connecticut General PPO – Connection PPO – Delta Direct – Delta Premier – Delta PPO – Dental Call – Empire BC/BS Grins Plus – Fidelio – Fortis – Guardian PPO – Horizon Dental Option - Horizon Family Grins - Horizon Family Grins Plus – Horizon Traditional – Humana PPO – MetLife PPO Principal PPO – Protective 200 / access – Qualident – Signature – Unicare PPO300 – United Concordia PPO – Wellpoint (100, 200, 300) ​

  • Best Dentist near me | Manalapan NJ | Remarkable Grins | Dr Len Ciuffreda

    COVID-19 UPDATE Sterilization, Disinfection & Infection Control in Manalapan, NJ Dr. Ciuffreda is proud to be a member of OSAP, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention which is dedicated to education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings; and earned his certificate for completion of the OSAP-DALE Foundation DENTAL INFECTION PREVENTION AND CONTROL PROGRAM. Our patients' safety is our top concern! We are open! We look forward to continuing to care for your dental needs with enhanced infection control protocols in place! COVID-19 Rest assured that our office has always been at the forefront of infection control and patient safety. We are carefully staying up to date with all enhanced recommendations from the CDC, OSAP, ADA, and NJDA, in conjuntion with the NJ Governor's Office. Here are some of the things that we are doing to make your dental care as safe as possible - including many things we've been doing all along... well before COVID-19 : ​ HIGH VOLUME EVACUATION (HVE) / SUCTION, HEPA FILTRATION and AIR FLOW We have been working diligently with Above and Beyond HVAC to enhance the filtration and air flow in our office, particularly in our dental treatment rooms. High volume evacuation (HVE) / suction is utilized for any procedure that may generate spray or aerosols, having the ability to remove a volume of air up to 100 cubic feet per minute. HVE offers the best solution for controlling aerosol particles before they leave the mouth. Studies have shown that HVE can reduce 90% to 98% of dental aerosols. (1) Additionally, HEPA filtration is being employed throughout the office. PRE-APPOINTMENT SYMPTOM AND TEMPERATURE SCREENING Prior to scheduling, and upon arrival, patients are screened for COVID-19 / upper respiratory illness symptoms, potential contact with suspected or known COVID positive or othrwise ill persons, and have their forehead temperature taken. If there is any concern of potential exposure or illness, or an elevated temperature reading, that patient will not be seen by the office at that time and referred to their physician for evaluation. What this means is that any patients that have been in the office before you have been pre-screened, greatly reducing the risk of possible exposure for you. ​ ​ PPE (PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT) and PATIENT MASKS All of our staff will not only utilize appropriate PPE during clinical patient care, but will be wearing masks throughout the entire day and in all areas of the office. All patients are required to wear a mask prior to entering the office and to do so at all times except of course during their dental treatment. Long before the pandemic, Dr. Ciuffreda had been using a full face shield, and providing protective eyewear for his patients to wear during their dental care. Office staff have always employed frequent hand washing and use of antibacterial gels, especially before and after patient care. FRONT DESK AND WAITING AREA SAFETY As a double safety measure on top of both patients and staff wearing masks, plexiglass droplet barriers have been custom fabricated for our front desk area. A supply of fresh clean pens are available for any signatures, which are then placed immediately in a "used"-labelled container. All front desk contact surfaces, waiting room contact surfaces, doorknobs, credit card terminal, and the patient bathroom are regularly cleaned and disinfected. ​ SOCIAL DISTANCE SCHEDULING While we have always maintained our schedule with minimal, if any, side booking so that we can devote our care and time to each and every patient, we are taking further steps to space our appointments so that there is minimal potential for overlap of patients, or proximity to another patient in our hallway or waiting area. ​ ​ STERILIZATION AND DISINFECTION All of our disinfection and sterilization procedures have always met or exceeded standards set by the ADA, CDC and OSHA. This of course includes our hand pieces (“drills”) as well as all other equipment. Treatment rooms have always been thoroughly disinfected between each and every patient. Dental offices, such as ours, have always implemented stringent infection control standards long before the COVID-19 pandemic. DENTAL WATERLINES As part of our infection control program, all of our treatment rooms have been equipped with an external water supply resevoir for some time now This allows all of our water lines to be flushed and disinfected regularly with an antibacterial treatment. Furthermore, we monitor treatment room water supply quality to be sure that it is appropriate for dental care. ​ Reference: 1. Harrel SK. Contaminated dental aerosols. Dimensions of Dental Hygiene. 1(6);2003:16-20.

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