COVID-19: OUR OFFICE IS OPEN FOR CHECK UPS & CLEANINGS ALONG WITH COMPREHENSIVE  DENTAL CARE WITH ENHANCEMENTS TO CREATE A SAFER EXPERIENCE FOR YOU & YOUR FAMILY.  THE JUNE ISSUE OF THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL EXPLORES THE POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN POOR ORAL HYGIENE AND THE SEVERITY OF SARS-COV-2 INFECTIONS.  SEE THE LINK BELOW:

PLEASE BRING YOUR SUNGLASSES AND A FACE MASK AND WE ASK THAT YOU NOT BRING OTHERS UNLESS THEY TOO HAVE APPOINTMENTS. IF YOU FEEL ILL, PLEASE CALL TO RESCHEDULE.

WE ARE FOLLOWING THE LATEST RECOMENDATIONS OF THE AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION, THE VIRINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,THE CDC, AND OSHA TO CREATE A SAFE AND HYGIENIC ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR CARE BY:

1) TAKING THE TEMPERATURES OF OUR PATIENTS PRIOR TO EACH VISIT. OUR STAFF WILL TAKE THEIR OWN TEMPERATURES DAILY PRIOR TO WORK. NORMAL IS 100.4 OR BELOW (CDC/ADA).

2) PROVIDING A 1% HYDROGEN PEROXIDE PATIENT RINSE PRIOR TO DENTAL TREATMENT.

3) SCHEDULING PATIENTS SO AS TO MINIMIZE WAIT TIMES REDUCING THE NEED FOR  PATIENTS TO REMAIN IN THE RECEPTION ROOM. WE HAVE REMOVED MAGAZINES AND PROVIDE WATERLESS HANDCLEANER. IF YOU WISH TO RECEIVE A TEXT WHEN WE ARE READY TO RECEIVE YOU, PLEASE LET ELLEN KNOW. 

WE WILL CONTINUE OUR STANDARD PROTOCOL OF WIPING DOWN DOOR HANDLES, LIGHT SWITCHES AND OTHER TOUCH SURFACES IN THE BATHROOM AND COMMON AREAS WITH AN EPA-REGISTERED ANTI-VIRAL DISINFECTANT THROUHOUT THE DAY AND THE USE OF  A GERMICIDAL UV WAND.

TREATEMENT ROOMS, PER OUR NORM, ARE DEEP CLEANED BETWEEN PATIENTS WITH APPROVED DISINFECTANTS, NEW DISPOSABLE SUCTION TIPS, PLASTIC BARRIERS, AND AUTOCLAVED INSTRUMENTS, HANDPIECES & BURS. DYSON HEPA AIR CLEANERS ARE IN THE TREATMENT AREAS AND WE STEAM DISINFECT ALL CROWNS AND BITE GUARDS PRIOR TO PLACING THEM IN YOUR MOUTH. PENS ARE PLACED IN AN OZONE CHAMBER TO KILL VIRUSES AND BACTERIA.

DR. LAURENT AND OUR CHAIRSIDE ASSISTANTS, AZEB AND NADIA, WEAR ENHANCED PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: KN95 MASKS, PROTECTIVE VISORS, LONG SLEEVE LAB JACKETS AND SCRUBS, HEAD COVERS, AND OF COURSE: GLOVES. HIGH VACUUM SUCTION WILL BE USED FOR ALL PROCEDURES THAT CREATE AREROSOLS ALONG WITH OUR USE OF THE NEW STATE OF THE ART NOVAVOX HYBRID AEROSOL/PARTICULATE AIR CLEANER & DISINFECTION MACHINE  WHICH ARRIVED IN MAY.  WE HAVE REPLACED OUR CENTRAL VACUUM MACHINE WITH A NEWER MORE POWERFUL MODEL.

AS PER OUR NORM WE FOLLOW STRICT HAND WASHING AND DISINFECTING PROTOCOLS.  OUR NIGHTLY CLEANING CREW USES VIRULCIDAL FLOOR AND SURFACE CLEANING PRODUCTS.  WEATHER PERMITTING, WE OPEN THE WINDOWS AT NIGHT AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY.  

We encourage you to come in for your regular checkups and cleanings and not to postpone needed care. Good oral health enhances your body’s overall health. Identifying dental problems early usually means simpler treatments while delaying care can result in more involved and expensive outcomes. The June issue of the BMJ explores the possible link between chronic gum infection and Covid-19 severity:   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7319209/

PLEASE TRUST THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOUR DENTAL CARE IN A SAFE, HYGIENIC AND PROTECTIVE EVIRONMENT. WE INVITE YOU TO EXPLORE OUR WEBSITE FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURSES.  DR. LAURENT'S FACEBOOK PAGE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE MOST CURRENT INFORMATION.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Tyson's Corner/Vienna

 

Welcome...  Dr.  Laurent and his team offer a full spectrum of general and cosmetic dental care. Washington, DC, and Northern Virginia patients have been coming to Dr. Laurent’s Tyson’s Corner Vienna office for over 25 years to keep their teeth healthy and strong, as well as looking great. When you come to our office for general or cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Laurent pays close attention to your comfort, your needs, and your expectations. He and his staff then do their best to keep you informed about the procedures that you will undergo and the results you can expect. Whether you are interested in  porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, implant supported teeth, laser dentisty or any of the treatments we offer, Dr. Laurent will be happy to meet with you and discuss your options. Good communication is one of the cornerstones of Dr. Laurent's philosophy in his cosmetic dental practice.  Your visits are not rushed, and since Dr. Laurent never “double books” his appointments, you are usually seen promptly at your scheduled time.  He never rushes to answer your questions and he explains things in a relaxed atmosphere.  Once a course of treatment has been selected, the estimated costs and time required are provided.  Please call or email Ellen, Dr. Laurent's  office manager for more information or to schedule a visit.

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As you navigate the site, you'll find information about Barry D Laurent, DDS's practice philosophy, treatments provided, our Vienna office location, insurance policies, and appointment scheduling procedures. Please browse the site at your convenience and feel free to contact us with any questions. You can also request an appointment by clicking here.