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Grand Dental Studio Blog

Why My Dental Office is the Safest Place I Go Every Day

September 24, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 7:22 pm
Dr. Michael Kirk

We have worked very hard at Grand Dental Studio to make our practice as safe as we possibly can every day. We have reviewed all sanitation procedures and all team members wear masks. We have implemented dozens of new protocols, many of which focus on removing aerosols. Our virtual check-in and screening processes have given our patients comfort and peace of mind whenever they visit the dentist in Oklahoma City. Read on to learn more about everything we’re doing to keep you, our team, and the community safe.

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One Dentist’s Journey into the New Normal

August 12, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 6:16 pm

road that says "Change Ahead"It was the week before a long-planned spring break trip with my family that anxiety really began to build about COVID-19. Like most of you, I had been following the news since February and was trying to understand all the implications of this threat, personally and professionally. The second week of March, I made the decision to cancel our trip—my wife spent hours on hold with the hotel and airline. On March 16th, I made the tough decision to close the dental practice due to growing safety concerns. Very little was known about COVID-19 then.  For a time, I felt we were in a free fall, not knowing what was happening to our world. The next day, elected leaders started shutting things down around the state and nation. Quickly, I had to process that my family—my immediate family as well as my dental office family—needed leadership and direction. Was I going to be able to provide it? (more…)

Why Your Checkups & Cleanings Are More Important Than Ever

August 6, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 2:04 pm

woman visiting dentist in Oklahoma City If you’re like millions of other Americans, the pandemic caused you to miss your checkup and cleaning earlier this year while dental practices temporarily closed. Fortunately, the team at Grand Dental Studio was able to quickly adapt and implement 22 additional safety protocols so we could start seeing patients and ensure they enjoy peace of mind throughout their appointments. So, now is the perfect time to reschedule your routine visit. Seeing your dentist in Oklahoma City is more important than ever, as it cannot only help you protect your oral health, but your overall health as well. (more…)

How We’re Practicing Social Distancing

July 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 5:15 pm

Even though 2020 is far from over, everyone already knows what the phrase of the year will be—social distancing. Literal mountains of research have shown that minimizing contact with other people and keeping a space of at least six feet between individuals is one of the simplest and most effective ways to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. But how does social distancing work when it comes to dentistry? Isn’t getting up close and personal essential to the entire process? Fortunately, your dentist in Oklahoma City and the team at Grand Dental Studio have already thought about this, so we’ve implemented several guidelines to ensure strict social distancing is maintained during everyone’s appointments. Read on below to learn about a few of the ways we’re working hard to keep you, ourselves, and the community safe and healthy! (more…)

Let’s Talk About Headgear in the Time of COVID-19

June 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 1:51 pm

Dr. Kirk wearing a facemask and shield Chances are that you, like many, may not have even known what “PPE” stood for a few months ago, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re likely all too familiar with personal protective equipment like masks and gloves these days. After being closed for six weeks, Grand Dental Studio has reopened so our patients can get the high-quality dental care they need, and we’ve implemented several new safety measures that go above and beyond the guidelines set by the CDC and OHSA. For one, you’ll likely notice your dentist in Oklahoma City wearing some new headgear at your next appointment. Here’s how each piece will keep you and them safe from the coronavirus.

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Is Your Trip to the Dentist Safe? The Science of Safe Dentistry in the Age of COVID-19: OKC’s Grand Dental Studio’s New Equipment and Precautions

May 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Grand Dental Studio @ 8:00 pm

Oklahoma City – Over the past six weeks, Grand Dental Studio has taken its already-stringent infection control methods to new levels, installing an arsenal of new, high-tech equipment and systems including a high-volume air purifiers and a state-of-the-art UV-C light system which kills more than 99 percent of viruses, bacteria and pathogens. Like much of medicine, safe dentistry looks very different since the arrival of COVID-19, and Grand Dental Studio is meeting the challenge head on.

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Hygienists Share 3 Essential Tips for Keeping Your Mouth Healthy

April 10, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 9:07 am

Grand Dental Studio hygienistsChances are that you can’t turn on your TV, phone, or computer without instantly seeing a story about COVID-19, and under that, you’ll likely find some creative ways people are spending their extra time at home. Due to the nationwide quarantine, most dental offices are only seeing patients for severe emergencies, so taking proper care of your teeth at home is more important than ever. Thankfully, these quick and easy hygiene tips will ensure your smile stays bright and healthy during this unique time! (more…)

Tasty Foods That Also Take Great Care of Your Smile

March 4, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 5:45 pm

chicken and tomato dish prepared for National Nutrition Month You’ll literally find countless blogs and articles online talking about how certain foods are great for your body and will help you do anything from lose weight to set new records in the gym. But, many of them forget about one of the most important parts of you—your mouth! March is officially National Nutrition Month, and in that spirit, here are a few tasty treats you can enjoy knowing that they are working hard to give you a healthy smile you’ll be eager to show off. (more…)

How to Protect Your Smile During Cold & Flu Season

February 11, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Dr. Michael Kirk @ 2:44 pm

woman with runny nose Cold and flu season is upon us, and if you’re like most people, you definitely don’t have time to get sick. While coughing, sneezing, and fever are all common symptoms, many people don’t know that their chances of developing cavities rise as well whenever they have the cold or flu. Why? Because many remedies designed to help you deal with these ailments are actually bad for your teeth! Thankfully, by keeping a few key things in mind, you can reduce your cold/flu symptoms without harming your smile in the process.   (more…)

Tonya Morris-Cameron RN, MMP Aesthetic Nurse Specialist

January 29, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — Grand Dental Studio @ 11:13 pm

middle-aged man smiling

The word is out! We are providing high-quality facial aesthetics at Grand Dental Studio with veteran clinician, Tonya Morris-Cameron, RN, MMP.  Tonya has been performing aesthetic medical procedures since 2006. Tonya’s vast experience includes permanent makeup, microblading, scalp tattoo, dermal fillers, Botox for face and hyperhidrosis; Dysport, microneedling with PRP option for face and scalp hair restoration; Fibroblast Plasma Pen, lip fillers, dermaplaning, medical-grade peels and skincare. (more…)

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