We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
• We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
• You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
• We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at office number or visit our website at web address. Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Sincerely, The Nashville Dental Implant Center Team
To my colleagues in the dental profession, thank you for visiting our website about my practice and to answer the question, “What are dental implants?”. It’s important for us to give dental implant education for dentists, ensuring Nashville dentists are well-infomed in the dental implant field.
In my nearly 30 years as a practicing implantologist, it has always been a top priority to keep my referring dentists informed at every turn.
Our mission is to return the patients to you completely ready for restorative care. Your patients will return to you “impression ready ” with abutment and temporaries in place.
Dental Implant Education
Another goal we have is to offer timely and pertinent implant education for my referring doctors. We strive to provide the best dental implant education Nashville can offer. I will be posting upcoming seminars and courses that we offer and I graciously invite you to attend any that would benefit your practice.
This year my “Pizza and Prosthetics” hands-on series will focus on making your implant restorative procedures simple and predictable.
Please check back often for news and updates. We plan to continue building this site as a dental implant resource for all dentists.
Additionally, I am a frequent lecturer for numerous study clubs, implant maxi-course programs and major implant manufacturers. Please know that we welcome you to attend any that would be beneficial for your practice.
I’m available for phone consults if needed. Please feel free to call or email me anytime with questions or comments.
Again, I Thank You for visiting our website and endeavoring to further your knowledge of Implant Dentistry. — Bill Locante
Implant Study Club: Implant Study Club for General Dentists and Staff Members meets bi-monthly at Boscos’ in Cool Springs. For more information and specific dates, please call 615.436.5987.
Surgical Courses: Implant Surgical Courses are designed to teach attendees everything they need to know to do dental implants both from the surgical as well as the prosthetic aspects. A complete review of literature, bone science, augmentation procedures and surgical demonstrations is provided. This course generally spans a 12 month period.
Lectures & Seminars: I am a frequent lecturer for numerous study clubs, implant maxi-course programs and major implant manufacturers. Please know that we welcome you to attend any that would be beneficial for your practice.