UPDATED 5/11/2020

RETURN TO CARE LETTER TO PATIENTS

Dear Valued Patients,

We hope this letter 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 normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help
protect our patients and staff. For example:
    • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
    • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
    • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

Our office routinely consults the CDC for guidance when providing care, noting that recommendations and guidance could change frequently. Currently we can only preform aerosol generating procedures when clinically necessary for emergencies and urgent needs. Cleanings can be done without the use of the ultrasonic tools. 

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 412-795-5600.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
Dr. Petraits and Team

 

We are a modern, family friendly, general dentistry office located conveniently between the Verona and Penn Hills suburbs of eastern Pittsburgh. Dr. James Petraitis has been voted as one of Pittsburgh’s best dentists by Pittsburgh Magazine and Alcoma Dental Associates won a readers choice award from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. 

Dr. Petraitis was one of the first dentists in the Pittsburgh area to adopt CEREC technology (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics).  CEREC has allowed him and his team to use CAD/CAM technology to fabricate porcelain restorations onsite (crowns and veneers) in only one appointment! This removes the need for using an outside dental lab, which drastically cuts down on incorrectly fitting restorations and allows for better fitting longer lasting restorations.

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Our Services:

  • general dental care
  • one visit crowns via CEREC technology
  • Invisalign orthodontics
  • digital x-rays
  • root canals
  • extractions
  • implant dentistry
  • an array of cosmetic dental procedures
  • 3D cone beam scan

 

 

All of our dentists and staff work to ensure that your visit is as quick, comfortable, and convenient as possible. We are a short drive from Verona, Penn Hills, Oakmont, Murrysville, Plum, and Monroeville. We have a large parking lot and take many of the major PPO dental plans. We also have evening hours on Tuesday and Thursday for your convenience. Use this link for more information about our Office.  

Please call us or use the form on the right if you have any questions at all. We look forward to seeing you!

 

 

                                                                               

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