Preventive Dental Hygiene Care

    Smithville                      Stoney Creek

228 West Street            8 King Street East

  905.664.5873                  905.664.9443

A Word About Covid-19


As of mid-March, both locations of Preventive Dental Hygiene Care have been closed, just as many other dental offices.  I hope you and your family have been well, and I thank you for following the recommendations of our government to isolate and be cautious, to avoid spreading this virus. 


With this in mind, Dental Hygiene is a profession that is exposed to aerosols from the mouth constantly during treatment. All current regulations advise postponement of dental care, unless a patient is in acute need. Although a Dental Hygiene appointment is not known for reducing acute pain, I recognize that some have now postponed their treatment much longer than usual and the cumulative effects of more deposits 

may be putting some in danger of tooth or implant loss. If you have a concern about your dental health and would like to have an appointment soon, please call either office to be placed on a waiting list. Those who missed appointments in March will then be called first and so on.


For treatment to be provided in the safest way possible, I have chosen to open my Smithville location first.  For those from Stoney Creek, I do regret that I can not open quite yet, but you are more than welcome to see me in Smithville if your needs require it. Opening is set to occur in September in Stoney Creek, as long as social distancing measures continue to relax.  Not knowing who may be carrying coronavirus means Dental Hygienists must treat everyone as if they have an infection. This requires more robust procedures, protective equipment, and reducing interaction with others. To this end, Smithville offers one enclosed treatment room with air purification, and reduced or eliminated aerosol generating procedures. 


If you have no pain or dental issues but have questions or concerns about your oral health, are in need of dental products 

like xylitol melts, pastes, or gum, DoTerra, or OraWellness products, please 

contact me at the Smithville location at 905.664.5873, 

by text or cell at 905.741.6930, 

or by email at [email protected]

 I will be posting regular updates on my website while updating it to a new format. If you do have a dental emergency, please consult this list of dentists who have protective equipment and have registered with their College to provide emergency dental care safely.

https://www.rcdso.org/en-ca/rcdso-members/2019-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-dental-clinics-offices-offering-emergency-services

For keeping your teeth their healthiest over this extended period, here are some great tips!

https://odha.on.ca/your-oral-health/oral-health-facts/

https://www.dentalhygienecanada.ca/dhcanada/DHCanada/Preventive_Oral_Care/Oral_Health_During_COVID19.aspx


I hope to see you soon, but in the meanwhile, you can follow me on 

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AmyDionRDH , or https://www.facebook.com/SmithvilleAmyDion .

Stay safe everyone! I’ll be in touch again soon,


Amy


www.AmyDionRDH.com