As we come to the end of this extraordinary year, it is hard to even imagine our lives as they were last year at this time. With all that has happened in 2020, it is amazing how much there is to be grateful for in our office. The Coronavirus pandemic has shown us how strong and resilient we are as a team. We have adapted and adjusted and learned together and found a whole new way to offer high quality dental care to our patients as safely as possible.
We are also thankful for our BDS patients and all the trust they have placed in our ability to keep them safe in their dental appointments with us. Our safety protocols met the highest standards before the mandatory shut-down back in the spring. We spent April and May establishing Covid protocols training, and integrating all the new PPE we would need to protect ourselves and patients when they came back into the office. Patients were calm and willing to wait in their cars, take prescreening questionnaires, and be flexible with all the changes we needed to make. We also quickly realized how knowledgeable BDS patients are about the importance of preventive dental care for overall health, immunity, and wellness!
In spite of the pandemic, we have added and expanded technology and treatment in the office this year including smile makeovers with Invisalign. Wearing a mask makes this actually an ideal time to do orthodontic treatment! New digital scanning technology is being utilized to enhance diagnostics with digital impressions. We provide Botox therapy for TMJ, pain, and migraine management which has become much more prevalent, caused by the extra stress in people’s lives due to the virus. Additional weekend hours, added when we re-opened in June, have made dental care in our practice even more accessible and convenient.
Who knows what 2021 will bring? We will face new challenges, and hopefully, overcome all that the virus has impacted our lives. What we do know is that together, as a team we can handle it. We will continue to innovate and evolve and strive to be the very best we can be for our patients. We wish you and your family safety and good health, and look forward to seeing you in the new year!
Dr. Ghavamian and the BDS Team