Did you know that over two million dental crowns are placed each year? Considering the prevalence of decay, that statistic isn’t too shocking. After all, this restoration is widely known for its ability to seamlessly restore the function and aesthetic of an affected tooth. However, many patients have one important question on their mind: What is a dental crown’s lifespan? Read on to learn the answer!(more…)
December 17, 2020
November 9, 2020
If you recently signed up for dental insurance, it’s important to know that it’s vastly different from medical insurance. While medical insurance typically pays for treatment as health issues arise, dental insurance primarily covers preventive care, encouraging patients to avoid problems in the first place. However, the specific coverage you’re entitled to will vary greatly from plan to plan. With that being said, here are four helpful things to keep in mind as you begin planning out how to use your dental insurance.(more…)
October 22, 2020
Dental insurance plays a crucial role in helping you care for your teeth and gums. However, if you aren’t familiar with the fine print on your plan, then you may not be utilizing your coverage to the fullest! Unfortunately, this can lead to wasted dollars that could’ve benefited your oral health. To prevent this from happening to you, read on to learn three ways to maximize your dental insurance benefits.(more…)
October 6, 2020
Lake Oconee Dentistry will be hosting Stars, Stripes and Smiles, a free day of dentistry for active and retired military, as well as law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel on Friday, October 30th.
Drs. David and Patti Bradley, Dr. Shelly Pound, Dr. Andrea Feldman and Dr. Don Hudson, as well as Lake Oconee Dentistry hygienists, dental assistants and other team members, will provide event attendees with their choice of a free extraction, filling or cleaning that day. Dr. David Miller, an oral surgeon and owner of Lake Oconee Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, will also be donating his time, along with his team, in order to help as many people as possible.
Of the 21 million veterans in the United States, fewer than 10 million are enrolled for US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) health benefits, and more than 1.2 million lack health insurance altogether. This gap is even more pronounced when it comes to dental care because the VA only provides dental benefits to veterans classified as disabled or as a prisoner of war — or as veterans who have a service-connected dental condition.
This year, the practice is once again expanding the event to include the hometown heroes – law enforcement, firefighters, DNR and EMS personnel — who work daily to keep our local communities safe.
“Oftentimes those who serve our country and communities are, unfortunately, among the most under-served when it comes to healthcare,” says Dr. David Bradley. “Stars, Stripes and Smiles is our way of honoring those who have given – and continue to give — so much to ensure our safety and make this country what it is today.”
Enhanced protocols to help ensure safety
Lake Oconee Dentistry has implemented several additional precautions to help ensure the health and safety of patients and team members during the current pandemic, including:
- Curbside patient check-in to minimize contact with others
- Pre-screening of every patient, including a health questionnaire and non-touch temperature screenings
- Face masks for all patients not in a treatment room
- Face masks for all team members
- Socially-distanced waiting area
- Additional personal protection equipment for all clinical team members
- Stand-alone air scrubbers in each treatment room to reduce the likelihood of airborne virus transmission
There are also several steps the practice has taken “behind the scenes,” including:
- Daily health assessments of all team members, including temperature checks
- Enhanced cleaning protocols in common areas
- Utilizing aerosol minimizers during treatment to reduce likelihood of airborne virus transmission
- Investment in portable, commercial-grade UV-C germicidal lights and disinfection lamps to safely sterilize rooms and instruments without the use of additional harsh chemicals
Call today to schedule an appointment for our free day of dentistry
If you are a veteran or hometown hero and are interested in receiving free dental treatment on October 30th, please call the office at 706-453-1333 for an appointment time.
August 6, 2020
Whether you’re spending the day visiting some of the city’s beautiful historic buildings, boating on Lake Oconee, or playing a round of golf, a dental injury can occur at any time. When it happens, you may be tempted to enter into panic mode, but you will find it’s best to stay calm and attempt to survey the situation. Is it an emergency? Can it be remedied with an over-the-counter pain reliever or dental wax, or does your injury call for the help of a professional? If you’re unsure when it’s time to seek immediate care for your dental emergency, read on to hear from an expert who can explain.(more…)
May 18, 2020
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, your dentist and their team would clean their tools, wash their hands, put on a clean pair of gloves, and be ready for your appointment. However, much more goes into preparing for your dental visit today. A wide variety of additional infection controls and safety protocols have been established to keep patients and staff alike safe from the coronavirus. Here are six ways your Greensboro dentist ensures they can provide excellent dental care as safely as possible during COVID-19.
April 29, 2020
Are you feeling anxious or stress because of the current COVID-19 pandemic? This completely natural reaction can help us stay alert and cautious during uncertain times. However, unmanaged stress can negatively influence several aspects of your life, including your oral health! Your Greensboro dentist reveals five stress-related bad habits to look out for and what you can do to keep your smile safe.
December 30, 2019
Few people think of visiting their cosmetic dentist when it comes to anti-aging solutions. However, many now have the training and authorization to enhance your facial appearance alongside your smile by offering BOTOX injections. This safe and effective treatment can reduce the signs of wrinkles and lines that make you appear older than you actually are. In as little as 20 minutes, you can enjoy a boost of confidence with this minimally invasive procedure. Read on for five additional reasons to choose your cosmetic dentist for BOTOX treatments.
August 10, 2019
Choosing a dentist that can accommodate your family’s oral care needs is already difficult, but how do you start a search for a cosmetic dentist specifically? The fact of the matter is there are no distinct qualifications for what makes a dentist able to provide cosmetic services. Thankfully, there are a few ways to determine that you’ve found the right cosmetic dentist. Whether you’ve just begun your search of you’re right in the middle of it, keeping these factors in mind can make all the difference.
July 9, 2019
Assist to Succeed Lake Oconee is currently enrolling students for a new 12-week session, which begins August 17, 2019. Assist to Succeed offers hands-on training for those looking to become a successful dental assistant.
Demand for Dental Assistants is on the Rise
“Assist to Succeed is a 12-week program that is held on Saturdays,” says Dr. David Bradley, co-owner of Lake Oconee Dentistry and Assist to Succeed Lake Oconee. “That makes the training more convenient, efficient and economical for people looking to start a new career.”
The Saturday classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Lake Oconee Dentistry office, located off Highway 44 in Greensboro, between the Publix parking lot and the movie theater. The school is certified through the state of Georgia Non-Public Post Secondary Education Commission.
“Our graduates will be able to get a job in the field because they will have hands-on experience,” says Dr. Bradley. “Our ultimate goal is to get them hired, and we’re going to give them the tools they need to help make that happen.”
Now Open for Enrollment
The program is only accepting 12 students into this next session, as it is important to us that each student receives the individualized attention needed for success. Tuition includes books and supplies. If you are interested in registering for this session, please call 706-347-2635 no later than Friday, July 27th in order to reserve your spot and discuss the next steps.