We know that 2020 has been difficult for a lot of us. With the pandemic striking the nation and lots of people locked inside, finding dental care can be difficult. Luckily, lots of dental offices have been accepting emergency appointments throughout, and many others are beginning the slow, cautious process of opening their offices back up (including us!). Still, if you’re stuck inside with kids who are not in school (or are out on summer break at this point), it may be hard to stick to a good dental routine for yourself or even to get your kids to stay on point. We’ve got some good tips to help.Read more “Keeping up with your dental health routine while quarantined”
To all our loyal patients,
We hope this post finds you and your family in good health.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our heathy habits and routines.
We at Crown Dental take pride in saying that our office has ALWAYS followed infection control recommendations and guidelines. We are planning to reopen our offices for June 1st, 2020.
For the health and safety of our staff and patients, you may notice a few changes at our office.
The following will be our new interim protocol:
- We will be limiting the number of patients in the office.
- If you or anyone in your family has flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath, fatigue, aches/pains, etc.) and/or has been in contact with a person testing positive for COVID-19, PLEASE DO NOT COME TO OUR OFFICE! Simply call and reschedule your appointment.
- Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask a few health screening questions.
- We will ask that you wait in your car upon arrival and a staff member will greet you there.
- we ask that you leave all personal belongings in the car.
- We will scan your temperature. Patients with a temperature of 100.4 or greater will not be seen for treatment and advised to speak with their physician.
- We will ask that you use hand sanitizer prior to entering the building. We will have some at the entrance.
- At this time we cannot allow any family members of the patient in our office while treatment is rendered.
- For patients who must receive assistance from a spouse, caregiver or companion into the building, please notify our office before your appointment.
- Patients are asked to wear masks into the office.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our safety protocols.
Thank you for your continued support during this time.
As a team, know that we are working diligently to get the office ready to re-open!
Dr. Jennifer Chen, Denise, Nancy and Karen
Spring is here and soon, the Easter bunny will be making his rounds delivering sugary treats and candies to baskets and bellies.
Normally, we caution our patients against the effects of sugar on their teeth and oral health. This post features an even greater threat and explores the possibilities of routine dental examinations to address a growing epidemic: diabetes.
Find out how regular dental appointments are now seen as unique opportunities to screen for diabetes and deliver diagnoses that can lead to treatment which otherwise might have been delayed.Read more “The Sweet Spot: Dentistry Meets Diabetes Screening”
To our wonderful patients:
In light of recent events, we have decided to close Crown Dental until the end of the month, effective March 19, 2020. We take our role as healthcare professionals very seriously and are eager to help “flatten the curve” to reduce the number of coronavirus cases in our community.
Given the current strain on our medical community, regarding critical supplies like surgical masks, we are confident our inventory will make a greater impact on our local medical offices and mobile testing sites. We are closing in order to donate what we have to those who are on the front lines of fighting the coronavirus and keeping our families safe.
Of course, we are still here for you and urge you to contact us if you need emergency dental care. However, all routine or non-urgent appointments will be rescheduled at a time convenient to you.
Our commitment to our clients remains the same and we will continue to update you on our office policies and decisions as this situation evolves.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Until then, stay home, stay healthy, and keep brushing and flossing!
The Crown Dental Team
Dear Crown Dental family,
Given the heightened awareness of the Coronvirus globally and here in New Hampshire, we want to remind you of our commitment to maintain a clean and safe environment for you and our staff. In addition to our thorough standard practices for preventing the spread of infections, we will also be following CDC guidelines for the screening of symptoms that may indicate a risk of the virus.
Accordingly, we are requesting individuals to stay home and contact their PCP if suffering from flu-like symptoms or fever. Please call our office to reschedule your appointment for a later date. Also, if anyone with an upcoming appointment has travelled outside the country recently, specifically to countries listed by the CDC, or if you have encountered someone who has, please inform us before coming in.
If you are healthy, there is no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.
Again, your health and wellbeing are always our primary concern at Crown Dental, and we are committed to doing everything in our power to continue to maintain a safe environment for you and your family.
Ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
Before you raise a glass, be sure to check out Crown Dental’s PSA about the effects of alcohol on your oral health. No matter the occasion, our team is always eager for opportunities to educate our clients about how to care for their teeth and enjoy optimal oral health.
Read on to learn about the risks and find out how you can imbibe while still keeping a healthy, white smile. Cheers!Read more “A Toast to Your Oral Health this St. Patrick’s Day!”
This week marks five years since Crown Dental opened its doors and began providing the royal treatment to residents of Nashua and its surrounding communities.
A lot has happened since that first day, so we wanted to take a moment to share our story and extend our sincere thanks to those who have been with us every step of the way.Read more “Crown Dental Turns 5!”
As we approach Valentine’s Day, the Crown Dental team is encouraging all patients to show some love for the Cards for Hospitalized Kids initiative. This philanthropic program, founded by Jen Rubino, herself a former “hospitalized kid,” distributes cards to kids recuperating in hospitals around the country.
Whether from major illness, surgery, or injury, these kids could all use some cheering up and the Crown Dental team is committed to creating as many smiles as possible.Read more “Crown Dental Thinks Spring, Starts #RoyalCardDelivery for Charity”
Only two days before Christmas, the Crown Dental team is happy to report that our first-ever Toys for Tots drive was a success! Thank you to everyone who participated by bringing an unwrapped toy to donate to our toy drive!
We dropped off all the collected toys to Toys for Tots on Saturday. Members of the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to will distribute them to families in need. The goal is to ensure that less fortunate children have a present to unwrap this Christmas.Read more “Thank You for Your Toy Donations!”
We know that navigating open enrollment and finding the right health insurance for you has grown increasingly complex. If you already rely on an health savings account to meet your medical financial needs, did you know that you can use your HSA for dental services, too?
At Crown Dental, we believe that delivering the royal treatment for all of our patients means educating them on their options for dental care and coverage. Here, we take you through some common procedures that are covered by your HSA, so you have time to book your appointment and use those funds before the new year.Read more “Can I Use My HSA for Dental Services?”