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Dr. Gardner Helps Hundreds of the Moskita People in Honduras

On a recent mission trip to the remote coastal town of Gracias a Dios, Honduras, Dr. Gardner and nine other medical professionals had the opportunity to serve hundreds of new patients who do not have access to standard dental treatments through the organization Medico . The team consisted of 2 DDS, 2 MDs, 3 nurses, 1 dental hygienist, 1 optometrist, and additional support staff. During the 8 days that the staff spent in the country, 428 teeth were removed, 220 teeth were filled, and 300 school children were administered fluoride.

Providing dental care for areas where oral health education remains low is a top priority because these areas have a lot to gain with even learning the basics of oral health like brushing teeth twice a day. Beyond, having great oral health allows people to maintain a healthy diet and be able to eat food items that are important like proteins and salads. If someone is missing back molars, then chewing any greens or grains becomes difficult. Similarly, if someone is missing their front teeth or canines, chewing meet or biting into things becomes impossible. With this, educating someone prior to them losing these tooth is dramatically important because dental treatments like implants and dentures are scarce in areas like Honduras. Dr. Gardner cherishes the time he spent in Honduras and the patients he was able to serve. He hopes to return to Honduras or another area that lacks dental care soon.

Here are some pictures from his trip to Gracias a Dios!

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Oral Health Associates is dedicated to giving back to not only the Green Bay community, but also the international community. With Dr. Gardner’s humanitarian participation with Medico, he was able to provide a significant benefit those served in Honduras. Beyond, this will have lasting impact as the patients served are now equipped with prevention knowledge to have better oral health in the future. We’re very excited Dr. Gardner was able to participate and look forward to continually giving back to our community!

No matter if you’re looking for family dentistry , cosmetic dentistry, or general dental treatment, Oral Health Associates has been a large part of the Green Bay community for over 25 years and we would love to have you join our office as a patient. Contact Us today to schedule an appointment!

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COVID-19 Notice

Dear Patients:

We at Oral Health Associates hope this notice finds you and your family in good health. Over the last few months Green Bay has been through a lot, and we all are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. One thing that has not changed during this time is our commitment to the safety of you and our staff.

You may have noticed infection control has always been a top priority at our practice. Our established processes ensure you receive care that is both safe and comfortable. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the first contagious illness to have circulated our country, nor will it be the last. Over the lifetime of our practice we have successfully prevented the transmission of many infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Swine flu, H1N1, MERS, SARS in addition to our annual “flu season.” Furthermore, hepatitis in its many forms, HPV, herpes, etc. are all part of our everyday lives as your dental care team.

In addition to our standard and universal precautions we want to tell you of additional infection control procedures we have implemented. We follow the daily updates and recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC, and OSHA. You may notice the following changes at your next appointment:

  • ⦿ Our office will do a brief but thorough screening process prior to arriving at our office and when you arrive including taking your temperature.
  • ⦿ We have hand sanitizer present throughout our office including at the reception area when you enter and exit and ask that you please use it.
  • ⦿ We have removed difficult to clean items from our waiting rooms like magazines, children’s toys, etc.
  • ⦿ Social distancing will be considered as we allow increased space in our waiting room and the option to wait in your vehicle prior to your appointment.
  • ⦿ We request you please bring a mask for yourself to wear in our waiting room.
  • ⦿ Our staff will be wearing personal protective equipment at the highest available level which may include wearing masks and face shields for the entirety of your visit.
  • ⦿ We have installed multiple Needlepoint Bipolar Ionization Systems in our office which has proven very effective at safely filtering air within our office and killing many pathogens including SARS and other versions of coronaviruses.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you have regarding the steps we take to ensure the safety of everyone in our office. Thank you for being our patient and we look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.

Sincerely,

Oral Health Associates

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