Vitacare Dental Centre – Workplace COVID-19 Safety Plan for Patients:

This plan is current as of May 20th, 2020. Note that because SARS-CoV2 is still considered a novel virus and the trajectory of the pandemic is still changing, safety measures may also be altered accordingly. The protocols presented here are in accordance by recommendations presented by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC). Note that the CDSBC flows the rules and regulations of that provided by the provincial health officer, BC Centre of Disease and Control, and Worksafe BC.

Staff, dentists and patients are not to enter the clinic if they:

1. Have any COVID-19 symptoms: fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, runny nose, sneezing, post-nasal drip, loss of smell, chills, fatigue, muscle aches, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, malaise and/or headache

2. Have had close contact with a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 individual in the last 14 days; or

3. Have travelled internationally in the last 14 days

Booking your dental appointments:

1. During this time, your dental needs will be triaged and we will be prioritizing emergent and urgent care.

2. Appointments can be made by phone or email. You must have an appointment to enter the clinic. Please arrive on time. If you arrive early, please wait in your vehicle until your designated time to minimize contact with other departing patients.

3. You are to come alone to your appointment. One parent, guardian, or caretaker can accompany a child or person that requires additional assistance to an appointment.

4. When you arrive at the clinic, we will provide you with hand sanitizer, take your temperature and ask you screening questions.

Waiting room:

1. Physical distancing will be in effect. Maintain 2-metre distance between one another.

2. There will be a limited number of people allowed in the waiting room at a given time.

3. Plexiglass barriers will be placed at the front desk.

4. Frequently touched surfaces will be disinfected routinely.

Treatment rooms:

1. Dentists and dental assistants will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment, which may include face shields, gowns, and respirator masks.

2. You will be asked to rinse with a hydrogen peroxide mouthwash for 30 seconds prior to your treatment.

3. There will be infection protocols requiring more time for disinfection of the rooms in between patients.

4. As always, instruments and equipment are properly sterilized to kill all microorganisms.

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Dental Bonding

Have you or your dentist noticed small breaks, chips, or cracks in your teeth? If left untreated, these issues can get worse over time.

A cosmetic dentistry treatment called dental bonding can quickly repair dental issues like these, without crowns, veneers, or surgery.

Learn how Drs. Wong and Lee of Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, BC, can repair tooth flaws quickly and affordably with bonding.

What Does Dental Bonding Involve?

Day of Procedure

First, you will discuss your cosmetic dental and oral health goals with either Dr. Wong or Lee. Alternatively, your dentist may suggest bonding to correct minor teeth imperfections discovered during a comprehensive exam at our Coquitlam, BC, practice.
Next, a composite resin will be customized to match the shade of your affected tooth and existing teeth around it.
Dr. Wong or Dr. Lee will then use their cosmetic skill to apply the composite resin to your tooth, filling cracks or even reshaping it, if needed.
Finally, a special curing light will be used to harden the resin so it bonds securely with your tooth. Once the resin is completely bonded, your dentist may polish the area to smooth the tooth's surface. That's it. You are ready to smile with confidence.
Before and after dental bonding placement Before and after dental bonding placement

What Can Dental Bonding Repair?

This versatile dentistry procedure can be used to conceal or fix dental flaws, such as:

  • Minor breaks
  • Small chips and cracks
  • Tooth discoloration
  • Small cavities
  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Misshapen teeth 

Six Benefits of Dental Bonding 

Number one

Painless

The bonding process itself is 100 percent painless. However, if decay needs to be removed from a tooth first, a numbing anesthetic will be needed to keep you pain-free before the bonding resin is applied.

Number two

Fast

Depending on your individual needs, bonding can be completed in an hour or less during one visit.

Number three

Affordable

This procedure can cost hundreds of dollars less than other cosmetic dentistry procedures like crowns or veneers. It may even be covered by insurance.

Number four

Long-Lasting

With regular exams and proper brushing and flossing, the composite resin on your teeth could last up to a decade. 

Number five

Natural-Looking

When used to fill a cavity, tooth-colored bonding material looks much more lifelike than old-fashioned metallic fillings.

Number six

Great for All Ages

Dental bonding works great on both children's teeth and adult's teeth. 

Choose Us for Dental Bonding

Drs. Wong and Lee are both highly skilled, educated cosmetic and restorative dentists who will try to save a compromised tooth with non-invasive procedures like dental bonding whenever possible. This can save you time, money, and worry. If you are interested in how bonding can repair dental flaws in a pain free, cosmetically-pleasing way, contact Vitacare Dental Centre today for a consultation.

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Dimitar Draganov

2021

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Transferred from another dental clinic, I am very happy! Front staff were amazingly friendly, office is modern and booking an appointment was easy. My teeth never felt so clean, Marisa the dental hygienist did an amazing work, great experience. Looking forward to my next appointment.

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Jasmine Mok

July 17, 20XX

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Phenomenal dental office. I neglected going to the dentist for years due to anxiety and a fear a dentist (bad experience when I was younger from a different dental office) and Vitacare Dental in Como lake has been outstanding in taking care of me...Thank you so much for making my visits so stress free! I am so thankful to have found you!

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Vitacare Dental Centre

At Vitacare Dental Centre in Coquitlam, we are proud to offer personalized dental treatments in a warm, welcoming environment. Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee use modern techniques and the latest technology to improve the health and appearance of your smile. We are proudly affiliated with several prestigious organizations including:

  • Canadian Dental Association
  • British Columbia Dental Association
  • College of Dental Surgeons of BC
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (778) 355-3535 today.

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