APPOINTMENTS: (508) 771-6122
CARE DURING COVID-19
The health and safety of our patients and our team is our top priority.
Infection Control & New COVID Protocols
We pride ourselves on exceeding the infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On top of our infection control foundation, we have added additional protocols to address the unique aspects of the current environment to ensure the safety of our patients and our team.
- When you arrive at the practice, you'll be screened at the door of the waiting room by one of our team members.
- In the office, please keep 6 feet away from all other persons with the exception of the clinical team treating you.
- Proper hand hygiene is necessary. We have made hand sanitizer available throughout the office.
- Please practice proper respiratory hygiene/cough etiquette.
- Please wear a face-covering/mask into the office.
- Currently, only patients will be allowed into the treatment room. Anyone accompanying small children or elderly patients can escort the patient to the entrance, but then should wait in their car while treatment is rendered.
- Please fill out any necessary Patient Forms electronically and submit prior to visiting our practice.
COVID Risk Screening
We conduct daily COVID Risk Screening of all team members and patients coming in for appointments. Screenings will consist of a temperature check, COVID-19 risk assessment and a 50/50 Hydrogen Peroxide/H20 rinse.
What makes your dental office different?
Dr. Dexter and his staff have exceptional credentials and advanced technology, but that’s not what makes us different. We offer unrivaled customer service. We take the time to listen to our patients and thoroughly explain treatment options. Then, we work toward developing lasting relationships based on honest communication, trust, and integrity. Our entire team will do everything possible to ensure that your dental experience is rewarding on many different levels.
Does the dentist see emergency cases?
Yes. We will see emergency cases during regular business hours or after hours. We do our best to be available when you need us.
Why are checkups recommended every six months, even for people with great oral health?
Early detection allows us to provide the most conservative treatment, which saves you time, expense, and possible discomfort. We also screen for oral cancer, a disease that will affect more than 30,000 Americans this year. Oral cancer is deadly, but early detection offers an 80-90% cure rate. Gum disease is another sneaky problem that we try to catch early. It has been linked to stroke, heart attack, osteoporosis, and other health risks, and it is the leading cause of tooth loss in American adults.
I avoid dental visits because of anxiety...is this normal? Can you help?
Many people fear dental visits because of negative past experiences or control issues. We understand dental anxiety and offer a solution to help you overcome your stress.
What can you do to improve the appearance of my smile?
Well, we'd like to start by evaluating your oral health, existing smile, and discussing your idea of a spectacular smile. We will then work to achieve your perfect healthy smile.
What are my options to replace missing teeth?
We offer bridgework, partials, full dentures, and implants and their restorations to replace missing teeth. Call for a consultation. With X-rays, intraoral photos, and a thorough assessment of your dentition, Dr. Dexter can help you decide which replacement option will be best for you.
Do you refer patients to specialists?
While we are trained and equipped to handle many dental issues in our office, when a specialist would better serve you, we'll refer. Some dental specialists are oral surgeons, periodontists (supporting structures), endodontists (internal tooth problems), orthodontists (for moving teeth), and pedodontists (for children). We refer to only trusted professionals with whom we have a good rapport.
We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.
196 Higgins Crowell Road, (corner of Buck Island & Higgins Crowell Rd) . West Yarmouth, Massachusetts 02673
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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