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To our beloved patients

We are all doing our best at this time to live our new normal. We have all faced new challenges and adventures that we never thought we would. Please know that we at Beyond Smiles are thinking about everyone of you. We have tried to reach out to most of you regarding your appointments or treatment that were planned or in progress. Governor Pritzker’s comments were confusing and inconsistent with the recommendations of Illinois State Dental Society for allowed treatment at this time. When we closed our doors on March 16, 2020, it was for the safety of our patients and staff. At this time, that is still our number one priority. Until there is clarification from the Dental Society and Governor we will not be returning to routine care.

Over the past weeks, which have seemed like years, our team has spent many hours educating ourselves on new standards of care and precautions. We are closely following the changes in standards to better protect us all. Weekly, we meet online to share what we’ve learned as well as to stay connected.

Dentistry, as a profession, is one in which safety and infection control measures have always been followed to higher measures than most other healthcare offices. All of the types of PPE and infection control techniques that the general public is hearing about are things you have always known and trusted us to do. Please know that when we return, there will be some changes in our routines. These will include minimizing waiting room time by waiting in your car, reviewing medical history prior to appointments via phone calls, temperature scanning upon entry, pre-rinsing with the appropriate oral rinse prior to treatment, and of course hand washing by all. The Beyond Smiles team is dedicated to following all CDC, OSHA and ADA guidelines and bringing the safest and highest level of care. We strive to provide you with the most leading edge modalites in both treatment and infection control with the highest degree of comfort and care we can.

Know that our smiles may be hidden behind our protective masks but they are shining bright and our hearts are enormous waiting to welcome you back.

Until we see you again, please take care of your oral health. The oral cavity is a gateway to many diseases. We have always worked to educate you about the link between gum disease and heart disease, diabetes and a weakened immune system. Especially at this time we want to highlight the correlation of mouth breathing and multiple disease states. Mouth breathing can lead to dry mouth, higher caries rate and is linked to sleep apnea. On the other hand, 24/7 nasal breathing will filter the air you breathe in, reducing the bacteria and viruses entering your body.

Please continue to maintain your oral health during this time since our team is limited in our ability to assist you. But we are always here for emergencies.

If you have any questions, issues, or concerns please contact the office.

650 N Northwest Hwy
Park Ridge, IL 60068
(847) 292-2700

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