Patient Comfort Measures – While we strive to offer the most comfortable oral health care possible, dental appointments can be a cause of apprehension for some patients. At Fairfield Dental Associates, we can provide nitrous oxide upon request. To further enhance your comfort, our treatment rooms are equipped with flat screen TV’s.
Patient Safety – Your health and safety is our top priority. We wear new gloves and facemasks for each patient and cover and disinfect surfaces that may be contaminated during patient care. In our sterilization center, we use an automated ultrasonic instrument cleaner to first clean all our patient-care instruments, followed by heat-sterilization. Many of our patient-care items are disposable – we unwrap a fresh, sterile pack of instruments for each patient visit.
Patient History – We maintain an accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date medical/dental history including a medication and allergy list to ensure patient safety during each visit. Ongoing communication with health care providers, both medical and dental, helps to ensure comprehensive, coordinated care of each patient.
Office Policies – Our doctors and staff pursue continuing education to maintain familiarity with current regulations, technology, and clinical practices. We are in compliance with federal laws such as HIPAA to protect patients against misuse of information identifiable to them. We adhere to infection control procedures and practices in order to prevent disease transmission.
Patient Education – Our best patient is an informed patient. In addition to making our staff available to answer any questions you may have about your oral health, we are pleased to provide informational brochures and articles that focus on oral health issues.
Payment Options – Payment can be made with cash, check or major credit cards. For more extensive treatment plans, financing is available through CareCredit
We use the latest technology to enhance the patient experience, optimize patient comfort and provide pain-free dentistry.
Computerized Smile Imaging – Now you can preview the “new you” before any cosmetic treatment begins. Whether your cosmetic or restorative procedure involves simple teeth whitening, porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers, our computerized smile imaging can help you see the results you can achieve following treatment.
State-of-the-Art Dental X-ray Systems – Our all digital x-ray units are designed to optimize precision, patient comfort and protection. Digital x-rays limit patient exposure to radiation by two-thirds as compared to previous x-ray systems.
Intra-Oral Camera – A valuable high-tech device for the doctor in diagnosis, and for patient education and participation in treatment planning. An intra-oral camera system uses a tiny, wand-shaped video camera and a computer monitor to deliver clear, enlarged views of tooth structures and soft tissues, shown either on a TV screen or in a color photograph.
Sterilization Center – With your health and safety as our top priorities, we use an automated instrument cleaner to first clean all our patient-care instruments, followed by heat-sterilization. With every sterilization cycle, we use color-change indicators to ensure that sterilizing conditions have been met, and we routinely test our sterilizers to be sure that they are working properly.
Office Computerization – Our advanced practice management software system provides an accurate record of each patient visit, including digital x-rays, helping us to work efficiently and respect our patients’ time and confidentiality.