“Everyone in Dr. Hall’s practice is great. They seem very concerned about your health and they take the time to get to know you.”
“My gums were in bad shape after a lot of years of smoking.”
“I’ve basically got good teeth but my gums were in bad shape after a lot of years of smoking. I stopped smoking four years ago but my gums were really sensitive, they were sore and they would bleed if I brushed too hard. I was even starting to lose some of the bone structure that supports your teeth. Dr. Hall and his staff have improved my gums dramatically. I definitely feel better after the oral surgery.
“He’s very concerned about your well-being. He even calls to follow up and see how you’re doing.”
Thanks to their diligence in cleaning my teeth I don’t have to worry any more about what I’m eating and I don’t have the sensitivity to hot and cold that I had before. What really got me interested in taking better care of my teeth was an article I read about the connection between gum disease and heart disease. As a result of Dr. Hall’s care I feel my risk of heart disease is a lot lower. Everyone in Dr. Hall’s practice is great. They seem very concerned about your health and they take the time to get to know you. It seems like a big family, which is a real tribute to the whole practice. Dr. Hall seems like a great guy. He’s very concerned about your well-being. He even calls to follow up and see how you’re doing.”
The Michigan Dental Association has recommended that all dental offices close to non-emergent treatment for the next two weeks, starting March 17th. (To open again on Wednesday, April 1st).
During this time, we will be closed to all regular appointments.
WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE PATIENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN or DENTAL/SURGICAL EMERGENCY. WE WILL BE AVAILABLE TO SCHEDULE EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS IN OUR TRAVERSE CITY OFFICE ON A LIMITED BASIS.
Our staff is working tirelessly to cancel/reschedule pending appointments.
Please call with any questions/concerns, or to schedule an emergency appointment.
Please stay healthy, observe social distancing. Thanks for your understanding.
- Dr. John Hall
Infection control procedures are actions taken in health care settings to prevent the spread of disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommendations for dental office infection control. Your dentist cares about your safety and works hard to prevent the spread of infection. Before you enter the examining room, all surfaces, such as the dental chair, dental light, drawer handles and countertops, have been cleaned and disinfected. Offices may cover some equipment with protective covers, which are replaced after each patient.
Non-disposable items like the dental tools are cleaned and sterilized between patients. Disposable dental tools and needles are never reused. Infection control precautions also require all dental staff involved in patient care to use appropriate protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and eyewear when needed. After each patient, disposable gloves and masks are thrown away. Before seeing the next patient, everyone on the treatment team washes their hands and put on a new pair of gloves.
Your well-being is important to your dentist and dental staff. That’s why infection control procedures are in place at your dental office. What about the new coronavirus?
It is very understandable to be concerned about the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Please know that the precautions your dentist already takes every day to prevent the spread of infection in his or her practice also helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If you are ill with flu-like symptoms, you should reschedule your appointment.
If you or someone you are in close contact with have recently traveled to one of the countries with large outbreaks of COVID-19 (China, Italy, Iran, South Korea) or if you have been exposed to someone else who was diagnosed with COVID-19 or who was quarantined as a precaution, wait 14 days until you see your dentist to make sure you have not caught the coronavirus.
If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.
It’s important to know that the majority of people infected with the coronavirus experience flu-like symptoms and then recover. Most people do not develop serious respiratory complications.
Those most at risk of becoming seriously ill are elderly people and those with underlying medical conditions such as diabetes and kidney disease, among others. Children, thus far, have been largely unaffected.
Here are a few things you can do on your own to help keep yourself and those around you healthy:
Visit the CDC’s website for the latest information on COVID-19