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Teeth cleaning near meDentistry has always been at the forefront of infection control dating back to the outbreak of HIV in the ‘80’s.  So this isn’t the first time we have faced a virus outbreak.  Examples of past outbreaks are SARS in 2003, bird flu in 2004, swine flu, the H1N1 virus in 2009 and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) in 2012.  And dentistry did quite well in protecting their patients and their staff, and to a greater degree than other industries.

Yet the scope and severity of the current pandemic has strained us like never before.  What you are seeing and what we are controlling is a global pandemic that has spread faster and killed more people in the U.S. than anywhere else on Earth, with more than 2.5 million infected and more than 140,000 deaths so far. But there is not one case of Covid-19 reported as a result of visiting the dentist, more than likely because of our rigorous protocols developed in our office over the past 25 years.

It’s not only safe to come to our office,  it’s to your benefit to maintain your oral health because of how it is linked to your global health.  British researchers have found a link between poor oral hygiene and severity of COVID-19 disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection.[1]  Going on a regular basis will help to keep your oral health on track as well as detect any early problems such as periodontal disease, oral cancer or cavities.  The best way to maintain good oral health is to visit your dentist on a regular basis coupled with brushing your teeth and drinking fluoridated water.

 Contact us for you next appointment. We promise to do everything we can to insure your safety in these difficult times.

Novy Scheinfeld, DDS, PC

ZoAnna Bock, MS, DMD

Hanna Orland, DMD

Howard Abrahams, DDS

290 Carpenter Drive, 200A

Sandy Springs, GA 30328



3781 Chamblee Dunwoody Road

Chamblee, GA 30341


[1] The study from researchers Victoria Sampson, from the dental practice 38 Devonshire Street, London, Nawar Kamona from the Centre for Nutrition Education & Lifestyle Management (CNELM), London and Ariane Sampson from Orthodontics, Cambridge University Hhospital Trust, United Kingdom collaborated to find the connection between the severity of the infection and poor oral hygiene. Their study titled, “Could there be a link between oral hygiene and the severity of SARS-CoV-2 infections?” was published in the latest issue of the journal British Dental Journal.

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