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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Oral Appliance Therapy

The consequences of conditions such as sleep apnea, bruxism, and TMJ disorder can be incredibly painful and affect your everyday life. 

Drs. Alex Wong and Vanessa Lee provide an easy, non-invasive solution to eliminate disruptive side-effects with oral appliance therapy.

Learn more about the oral appliance treatment plans at our Coquitlam, BC, practice...

Simple Treatment for Better Health

Convenient Treatment

Oral appliances therapy is a convenient way to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), bruxism, and more, without making any major changes to your lifestyle. The appliances are lightweight, compact, and easy to take with you when you travel.

Comfortable to Use

While some sleep apnea therapies are notoriously unpleasant to use, oral appliances are unobtrusive and comfortable. Sleep apnea oral appliances are custom-made and can open your airway without the noise and hassle of a CPAP.

Life-Changing Results

Treatment for bruxism and obstructive sleep apnea can have a profound impact on your life, relieving headaches, snoring, and jaw pain while promoting a peaceful night's sleep. Oral appliance therapy can give patients a healthier smile, more energy, and better quality of life.

Why Choose Vitacare Dental Centre? We Make Patients Feel Comfortable And Valued...

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Nusrat Al-Sayeh

2021

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I had such an amazing experience at Vita care dental. The staff were Extremely nice from the receptionist Ava, manager Vessi, hygienist Marisa and Dr Wong. I would highly recommend everyone to come here. Best dental experience I’ve had in a very long time time. Thank you to everyone at Vita Care.

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Madison Hope

2020

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I had a lot of anxiety around going to the dentist, and after carefully researching for a new local office to attend, I stumbled upon Vitacare and now I can't stop recommending them to friends and family! Never in my life did I think a time would come when I would feel neutral - never mind, happy - about going to the dentist, but I do! Dr. Lee has been lovely in every way and all of the support staff have been so great! 10/10, would recommend.

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A Versatile Solution

Our dentists use these appliances to treat various dental conditions and protect your smile. Learn more about the treatment options at our Coquitlam, BC, dental practice... 

TMJ Disorder

Problems with the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), the joints that connect your lower jaw to your skull, can be incredibly painful and disrupt your day-to-day life. Signs of TMJ disorder include headaches, teeth grinding, and a clicking sound when you open and close your mouth. If you notice symptoms of TMJ disorder, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible to protect your oral health. Our dentists can provide you with a mouthguard to reduce the grinding and clenching of the jaw, and alleviate painful side effects of the disorder. 

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Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Similar to oral appliance therapy for TMJ disorder, a mouthguard can help prevent dental problems caused by bruxism. Bruxism is a condition in which patients grind their teeth, which can result in jaw pain, headaches, and excessive wear on the crowns of your teeth. Our custom-made mouthguards can protect your smile from permanent damage and save you the time and expense of needing costly restorative dentistry. 

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​Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea is a very serious sleep disorder in which a person's normal breathing pattern is frequently interrupted. Although CPAP is one the most common treatments, dental appliances are becoming increasingly popular to treat mild to moderate symptoms of sleep apnea. The appliance is designed to push the jaw forward and open the airway so patients can inhale and exhale normally throughout the night. An oral appliance can be an effective alternative for patients who struggle with CPAP, helping to reduce snoring and increase your quality of deep rest.

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Sports Guards

Patients who participate in contact sports should take special care to protect their teeth from injury. While you may own a generic over-the-counter mouthguard, these often slip out of place and provide inadequate protection. On the other hand, our custom oral appliances are designed to fit precisely and are made from the materials most suitable for your needs. Custom sports mouthguards not only keep your teeth safe, but they also prevent injury to the soft tissues of the mouth, including the tongue, lips, cheeks, and gums.

See How Oral Appliances Treat Sleep Apnea... 

An oral appliance for sleep apnea opens the airway, helping patients breathe more regularly and stop snoring throughout the night. 
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To find out if you make a good candidate for appliance therapy, request an appointment with Drs. Wong and Lee at our Coquitlam, BC, dental practice.
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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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