*** IMPORTANT PUBLIC NOTICE ***   TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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To our valued patients:

 

Life has been anything but normal this spring and we sincerely hope you and your family are in good health. We are happy to inform you that we are now able to once again provide dental care for you and your family starting in August. The Ministry of Health has lifted the restrictions placed back in March. While many things have changed since then, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. 

 

Our office has always followed strict infection control standards and in order to keep us all protected during this pandemic and in the future, we have updated our protocols. When we see you at your next appointment, things will be a little different. 

 

•        We will ask some screening questions before your appointment and you’ll be asked those same questions again                   when you’re in the office. 

 

•        You may be asked to wait outside our office or in your car and call us when you arrive and then wait for a call back to           let you know when you can enter the office. 

 

•        We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the clinic. There are more dispensers around the           office for you to use as needed.

 

•        Our waiting room will no longer offer magazines or children’s toys since those items are difficult to fully disinfect. 

 

•        Appointments will be spaced out to allow for physical distancing between patients. That might mean less flexibility               for scheduling your appointment, but it will also reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one                   time. 

 

•        You may be surprised that we’re wearing more protective gear – such as masks, face shields, gowns – than we                       normally do during your visit. 

 

Rest assured, all these procedures are designed to create the safest environment for you, other patients and our team.

 

We look forward to seeing you again. If you have any questions, please let us know. To make an appointment, call our office at 705-855-3200 or email us at drwitzu@gmail.com  

 

Thank you for patience and loyalty throughout this ordeal. We value your trust and look forward to welcoming you back! 

 

Sincerely, 

 

Dr. Witzu and staff

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Have Your Teeth Cleaned & Examined at Our Chelmsford Dental Office

Located 10-15 Minutes from Sudbury

Are you new to Chelmsford Family Dentistry? During your initial visit, a comprehensive dental exam will be performed by your dentist. For follow-up appointments, some of these examinations may be performed by your dentist, hygienist or both depending on your care needs.


Listed below are some of the procedures you may encounter during your first visit or a checkup:


  • Examination of Diagnostic X-Rays (Radiographs) — Essential for detection of decay, tumours, cysts, and bone loss. X-rays also help determine tooth and root positions.
  • Oral Cancer Screening — We will check the face, neck, lips, tongue, throat, tissues, and gums for any sign of oral cancer.
  • Gum Disease Evaluation — We will check the gums and bone around the teeth for any sign of periodontal disease.
  • Examination of Tooth Decay —All tooth surfaces will be checked for treatable decay or pre-decay that can be stopped.
  • Examination of Existing Restorations — We will check current fillings, crowns, and other restorations.


These screenings can be done by our well-educated dental hygienists, but the actual treatment plans for each issue are created by your dentist.


Professional Dental Cleaning

Professional dental cleanings (dental prophylaxis) are usually performed by registered dental hygienists. Your cleaning appointment will include a dental exam and the following:


  • Removal of Calculus (Tartar) — Calculus is hardened plaque that has been left on the tooth for some time and is now firmly attached to the tooth surface. Calculus forms above and below the gum line and can only be removed with special dental instruments.
  • Removal of Plaque — Plaque is a sticky, almost invisible film that forms on the teeth. It is a growing colony of living bacteria, food debris, and saliva. The bacteria produce toxins (poisons) that inflame the gums. This inflammation is the start of periodontal disease!
  • Teeth Polishing — During your tooth polishing session, we will remove stains and plaque that were otherwise not removed during tooth brushing and scaling.


What You Should Know about Dental Hygiene Clinics

Our team of dentists and dental hygienists work closely together to create the best treatment possible for our patients. The dental hygienists at our dental office work very closely with our expert dentists. Because our dentists are required to continually advance their education through continuous courses and dental reading requirements of monthly volumes of the latest research and techniques in health matters and dental technique improvements in all facets of dentistry, our dental hygienists are included in and privy to more advanced education information, unlike those at independent dental cleaning centres.


The dental hygienists in our dental office note areas of concern in advance of the dentist entering the room. Only the Doctor of Dental Surgery (dentist) has the education and legal authority to assess the condition of your mouth for need of dental treatment.


This is where you will note that a dental hygiene cleaning centre or independent clinic cannot and does not provide the same services that are performed by your dentist and dental hygienist in a dental office.


Be aware that once you have seen by a dental hygiene independent clinic, several fees will be charged. Following this payment by your dental insurance provider, your insurance will not pay for future dental office visits done by your dentist. The dental hygiene independent clinics offer limited forms of cleaning and “looking” in the mouth, but they cannot diagnose, determine or deliver treatment needs for patients. For that you must see your dentist and the dental team in a dental office. It is confusing but true in the ever changing world we now live in.


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To schedule an appointment for you or your child, call Chelmsford Family Dentistry, today!

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Chelmsford Family Dentistry
3183 Errington Avenue, Suite 4
Chelmsford, Ontario

(Facing Highway 144 at Charette Ave., beside Subway®)

Phone: 705-855-3200
Fax: 705-855-3204

Extended Office Hours
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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