“I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Hall and his staff. He has surrounded himself with people who have the same level of caring and concern. I would recommend this practice to anyone.”
“Other dentists were not willing to accept my son as a patient.”
“The patient is my 37-year-old son Peter who has autism. Before finding Dr. Hall it practically took an Act of Congress to get his teeth cleaned. Other dentists were not willing to accept him as a patient due to their fears about the level of difficulty in treating him.
Dr. Hall does a fine job. When we first started I would go in with Peter but now he goes in like any other patient. It gets better every time we go back. Peter has advanced to the point that going to the dentist is no big deal for him.
Peter has serious gingivitis, and Dr. Hall is willing to deal with the issues that go along with Peter’s condition. Dr. Hall has a trained staff who are excellent. They’re patient and they work with Peter. He gets his teeth cleaned and xrayed every six months and under Dr. Hall’s care Peter hasn’t had any decay. That is utterly amazing.
Finding a doctor who’s willing to deal with someone who can’t speak for himself – it’s been a very gratifying experience. We live 75 miles away but Dr. Hall provides a level of services for Peter that I don’t hesitate to make any arrangements necessary to get him there.
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Hall and his staff. He has surrounded himself with people who have the same level of caring and concern. I would recommend this practice to anyone.”
As of Monday, June 1, the "Stay Home, Stay Safe" order has been lifted for the State of Michigan.
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