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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):

  • Temperatures of patients and staff will be taken
  • We have installed HEPA filters throughout the office and in each operatory.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the office.
  • Our office will communicate with you before your appointment to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked questions again when you arrive at the office.
  • Patients will be directed to arrive at the time of their appointment or to wait in their vehicles to avoid people waiting in our reception area.
A group around a dentistry-themed parade float A child and a dental hygienist smiling after tooth cleaning Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Bill Havlik The Hastings family at the dental office The whole staff theme at a Christmas party A Halloween presentation at the dentist's office Dr. Myles Hastings and Dr. Bill Havlik installing a sign A child in a dentistry-themed parade float Dr. Myles Hastings giving a training Dr. Chris Havlik and Dr. Myles Hastings using toothbrushes as lightsabers

Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that is being used by our office to remove tooth decay and for other applications.

During air abrasion, an instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay. During air abrasion, a fine stream of particles is aimed at the decayed portion of the tooth. These particles are made of silica, aluminum oxide, or a baking soda mixture and are propelled toward the tooth surface by compressed air or a gas that runs through the dental handpiece. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them. The particles of decay are then "suctioned" away.