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Phones limited to emergency calls only

By | Featured, News & Announcements

Dear Patients,

Due to the government mandated shutdown, all practice phones are reserved for dental emergencies only. Please do not call Smile to reschedule appointments or for any non-emergency issues.

The Smile team will contact you in the weeks ahead to reschedule appointments. Thank you for helping us keep phone lines open for emergencies in our community.

Updates and information about re-opening will be shared on our website and Facebook page as they become available.

The Smile Team

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For information regarding the Governor’s Executive Order, visit michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

 

Covid-19 Announcement

Non-emergency services suspended

By | Featured, News & Announcements

Dear Smile Patients,

In the interest of public safety and the health of our community, Smile is suspending all regularly scheduled, preventive, and non-emergency services beginning Wednesday, March 18th. We anticipate remaining closed until Monday, May 4th.

If you have an appointment scheduled in March or April, we will reach out to reschedule.

Our phones will continue to be answered during normal business hours to answer your questions. If you have an emergency dental need, please call your local Smile practice immediately and our on-call team will address your needs.

Thank you in advance for your patience. We will keep you informed during this rapidly evolving situation.

The Smile Team

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For the most current information about the Coronavirus from the CDC, use the links below:

Latest developments   |   What you need to know   |   What to do if you’re sick

 

 

Public Health

A public health message from Smile

By | Featured, Health & Wellness, News & Announcements

Dear Patients,

As your trusted healthcare provider, we are closely monitoring the public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (2019-nCoV). We want to reassure you that Smile is taking the proper precautions to be sure that our practices are clean and continue to be a safe environment for you and your family.

For the safety of our patients, our employees, and our communities, we are committed to the following practices…

  • We follow the guidelines outlined by the CDC.
  • Our facilities are cleaned daily. This includes our standard practice of disinfecting all surfaces (including door knobs, light switches, handrails, countertops, computers/tablets, etc.) in accordance to Touch Point Cleaning best practices and Green Seal Certified Cleaning Program GS-42.
  • In between patients, treatment rooms and equipment are thoroughly cleaned with hospital-grade disinfectant and all instruments are sterilized.
  • All Smile team members are required to wash their hands upon entering/exiting the office and prior to seeing any of our patients.
  • We will be providing hand sanitizer for our patients to use upon entering our office.
  • Smile team members will not report to work if they show signs of illness.

We kindly ask our patients who are showing signs of illness to please call and allow us to reschedule your appointment. 

Your safety is most important,

The Smile Team

 

Now Hiring

Now Hiring: Registered Dental Hygienist

By | Featured, Grand Haven Blog Article, News & Announcements

Join the Smile team! Smile Dental Partners is a private, multi-specialty, West Michigan dental practice with locations in Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, and North Muskegon. Smile Grand Haven is currently looking for experienced Registered Dental Hygienists to add to our growing team.  Be appreciated for your knowledge and education.  Standard of care, systems and case acceptance methodology implemented for efficiency.

Candidate must:

    • Create simplicity out of detailed information
    • Communicate simply and effectively
    • Work with high technology
    • Deliver exceptional experience
    • Be a happy, positive team player

Fun, purpose-driven team with no drama allowed.  3-5 days per week.  Check us out at SmileDentalPartners.com.

Please reply with resume to clinical@smileoneservices.com.

How to remove plaque

How to remove plaque from teeth

By | Featured, Health & Wellness

Plaque is an invisible film of bacteria that sticks to your teeth. While brushing and flossing at home is a good way to safeguard oral health, it’s not enough to completely prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and other issues caused by plaque buildup. Hardened plaque (tartar) can only be removed during a teeth cleaning, which is why it’s important to see your dentist every 6 months.

BRUSH AND FLOSS TEETH
Plaque loves to feed on the sugar left behind on your teeth after meals. For this reason, it’s important to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once daily. If you don’t floss, you could be leaving behind dental plaque hiding between teeth and along the gum line. The bacteria from plaque produce acids that destroy tooth enamel and gum tissue. In fact, plaque on teeth is one of the leading causes of cavities and gum disease.

SCHEDULE A DENTIST APPOINTMENT
It’s important to see your dentist every 6 months for a dental exam because it significantly reduces your risk of needing emergency dental care. While a small cavity can be treated with a filling, a tooth abscess will need an emergency root canal or even extraction. Only a dental professional can remove tartar from teeth. Tartar buildup increases your risk of cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease.

RE-EVALUATE YOUR ORAL HYGIENE ROUTINE
Many patients don’t brush their teeth long enough to remove plaque. Most dentists agree that it should take at least 2 minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth. Also, make sure that you’re not neglecting back teeth during your oral hygiene routine.

If you have questions or concerns, the Smile team will be more than happy to talk with you about the best way to take care of your smile at home.

 

Now Hiring

Now Hiring: Treatment Coordinator

By | Featured, News & Announcements

Join the Smile team!  Smile South Holland is looking to add additional Treatment Coordinators to our growing team. If you love helping people and like to be challenged and appreciated, this is your opportunity. Full-time plus benefits. Dental experience not required. Will train the right team player. Fun, purpose-driven team with no drama allowed. Excellent communication and service skills a must.

Business-minded, patient-focused individual must:

  • Discuss financial matters with confidence
  • Create simplicity out of detailed information
  • Communicate effectively
  • Prioritize among interruptions
  • Work with high technology
  • Deliver exceptional experience

Learn more about Smile at SmileDentalPartners.com. Please reply with resume to business@smileoneservices.com.

 

Now Hiring

Now Hiring: Dental Assistant

By | Featured, News & Announcements, Uncategorized

Join the Smile team! Smile Dental Partners is a private, multi-specialty, West Michigan dental practice with locations in Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, and North Muskegon. Smile seeks experienced Dental Assistants to add to our growing team. Be appreciated for your knowledge and education. Standard of care, systems and case acceptance methodology implemented for efficiency.

Candidate must:

  • Have a minimum 1-year, in-office experience as Dental Assistant
  • Create simplicity out of detailed information
  • Communicate simply and effectively
  • Work with high technology
  • Deliver exceptional experience
  • Be a happy, positive team player

Fun, purpose-driven team with no drama allowed. 3-5 days per week. Check us out at SmileDentalPartners.com.

Please reply with resume to clinical@smileoneservices.com.

 

Smile South Holland

Introducing: Smile South Holland

By | Featured, Holland Blog Article, News & Announcements

Smile Dental Partners is excited to introduce our newest West Michigan practice. Smile South Holland (formerly Comfortable Dental Solutions) is located at 205 W. 29th Street and provides comprehensive family dental care. 

Smile Dental Partners is West Michigan’s first and only multi-specialty dental practice. In addition to our new practice in South Holland, Smile has practices in Cascade, Grand Haven, and North Muskegon as well.

Dr. Dew and Dr. Stebbins—supported by Smile’s entire team of dentists—will care for existing patients as well as new patients. Smile looks forward to bringing our fresh and proactive approach to dental care to the Holland community.

We invite you to stop by and see our new home, or to call and schedule a visit. New patients welcome.

 

 

Baby's First Dental Visit

When should your child first visit a Pediatric Dentist?

By | Featured, For Kids, Pediatric Dentistry

Surprisingly, tooth decay can occur beneath the gum line well before any baby teeth appear in your child’s mouth. In order to prevent this and other early-onset oral health issues, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that parents bring their children in to see a pediatric dentist within the first six months after the first tooth erupts, but no later than age one, whether or not teeth are visible. This is only a general guideline. If your infant appears to have excessive oral discomfort or unusual problems teething, a visit to a pediatric dentist is warranted.

Another benefit of bringing your child to a pediatric dentist early is to give them a positive experience with the dentist. When children are introduced to healthcare providers early—and in a non-emergency situation—it can help to establish a comfortable experience.

At Little Smiles, we encourage parents to schedule their child’s first visit at the time of their first tooth or first birthday, whichever comes first. The visit allows your child to meet the dentist, experience a “chair ride” in a child-sized dental chair, and choose a prize from the treasure chest. The visit also has benefits for parents who wish to learn about diet and hygiene that will prevent future cavities and promote a healthy smile.

The Little Smiles team provides an atmosphere for kids that is relaxed and fun, teaching them to enjoy their dentist appointments. The benefit for your child is a healthy, life-long relationship with healthcare providers. 

 

Now Hiring

Now Hiring: Patient Coordinator

By | Featured, News & Announcements

Join the Smile team! Smile One provides support services to the practices of Smile Dental Partners, a private, multi-specialty, West Michigan practice with locations in Grand Rapids, Holland, Grand Haven, and North Muskegon. If you love helping people and like to be challenged and appreciated, this is your opportunity.

3-5 days/week plus benefits. Dental experience not required. Will train the right team player. Excellent communication and service skills a must.

Business minded, patient focused individual must:

    • Enjoy and thrive communicating primarily via phone
    • Create simplicity out of detailed information
    • Communicate effectively
    • Prioritize among interruptions
    • Work with high technology
    • Deliver exceptional experience

Smile One is located in downtown Grand Haven, Michigan. Check us out at SmileDentalPartners.com.

Please reply with resume to business@smileoneservices.com.