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Family Dentist vs. General Dentist

Family Dentist vs. General Dentist

At Oral Health Associates, our mission is to help patients throughout the Green Bay, WI area maintain healthy, beautiful smiles through quality dental care. While we focus on preventive dental treatment at our practice, sometimes, accidents happen – and if you ever chip a tooth, it’s vital to know how to react. Chipping a tooth is never fun, but by acting quickly, you can ensure the damage is minimal and restore your complete smile as quickly as possible.

When you’re looking for a dentist, we hope you’ll stop by and see your Green Bay family dentists here at Oral Health Associates! There are plenty of choices when you’re looking for a Green Bay dentist and there are many different titles that a dentist can have (general, family, pediatric, cosmetic, etc.), which can make it confusing for you to pick the one that’s right for you. We certainly don’t blame you if you’re confused on whether to visit a family dentist or a general dentist; many people (even plenty of our patients!) don’t really know what the difference is between the two. Having said that, allow us to enlighten you on the differences!

About General Dentists

The aim of a general dentist is to help you attain a healthier smile. To accomplish this goal, general dentists offer a great selection of dental services. Just a sample of these services include:

  • Dental Exams
  • Professional Teeth Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Root Canals
  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Dentures
  • Dental Implants
  • Periodontics
  • Teeth Whitening

Your general dentist has all of the tools and techniques needed to give you a healthier smile and will also have an extensive education and training to make sure that your treatment is effective and efficient.

About Family Dentists

Now that we’ve explained what a general dentist can do for you, we’d like to explain what services Green Bay family dentists such as ourselves at Oral Health Associates can provide for you:

Everything you’ll find at a general dentist!

That’s right – family dentists offer the same efficient services that you’ll find at a general dentist. They’re just as extensively trained as general dentists and they require the same undergraduate degree and completion of dental school.

The main benefit of going to a family dentist over a general dentist though is because a family dentist specializes in providing dental care and treatments for patients of all ages. Many general dentists won’t take care of your child’s dental needs just as many pediatric dentists won’t take care of the dental needs of adults. This means that a family who visits a general dentist may need to visit multiple dentists to get their children treated when it would just be so much more convenient to visit one Green Bay dentist.

Like all Green Bay family dentists, we at Oral Health Associates will take care of patients of all ages, from young to old, which means that you’ll only need to visit one dentist instead of bouncing around to many. We’ll teach toddlers about proper brushing techniques just as we’d show an elderly patient all about how to effectively clean his or her dentures. We focus on creating positive dental experiences for every single member of the family as we help each and every one of you attain a healthier smile!

Come Visit Your Green Bay Family Dentist!

If you’re interested in coming to visit your trusted Green Bay family dentist here at Oral Health Associates, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us. You can do so by giving us a call at (920) 437-3376 or by filling out our Request an Appointment! form. We hope to see you soon and help provide a healthier smile for everyone in your family!

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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.


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