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Why It's Safe and Important to Visit the Dentist During This Pandemic

November 13th, 2020

We're sure by now you've read or seen the news of Chicago's newest stay-at-home advisory, which goes into effect Monday with the hope that we can stem the spread enough to keep essential functions going during this maddening time. As you are, we are monitoring the situation closely and adhering to all the regulations implemented in our industry. We wanted to take a minute to assure you that your overall health is our top priority, and provided you can still make it to our office safely, keeping up with your dental care is a crucial part of staying healthy.
 
There are several protocols and technologies we've implemented to make our environment one of the safest in the city:
Dry shield: an isolation system that dramatically reduces the output of aerosols during dental procedures
Air doctor: top-line, medical grade air filters placed in each patient room and all common areas
- Thorough sterilization of areas in between patients (we have always done this, but we now allow the room to sit for extra time before and during sterilization to give any lingering aerosols time to settle)
- Appropriate use of PPE (two layers of masks, gowns and face shields during procedures that produce aerosols, etc.)
- Mask, temperature, and screening requirements for anyone who enters our office
This isn't the first time we've talked to our patients about the link between oral and overall health, but with flu season looming and a long winter ahead, we feel obligated to underscore the importance of keeping up with your routine care at all of your providers. If you have any questions about our mitigation protocols or your dental treatment, please don't hesitate to reach out - we'll be here for you!

Don't Forget to Use Your Dental Benefits!

October 12th, 2020

Dentist Chair
It's getting to that time of year again, which means if you have an active dental insurance plan,  you may have benefits that are about to expire! We know how stressful everything about this year is, and we want to help your dental care be one thing you don't have to worry about.
October and November are THE time to book, since December is already almost fully scheduled! Given the link between oral health and general health, it's more important than ever to stay on track.
Speaking of links!
As a thank you to our patients for making the trek to our office during this crazy time, we're also running three promotions between now and November 30:
- $100 off in-office whitening with a routine cleaning
OR
- Free Invisalign simulation with a cleaning; see exactly what clear aligners could do for you!
- 20% off all night guards in conjunction with your cleaning
Please don't hesitate to reach out if you have questions, want our admin team to check your benefits, or would like to get something scheduled. We hope everyone is staying safe and to see you all soon!

Pandemic Safety Update from Strobel Dentistry

August 17th, 2020

As you all know, we take the current pandemic and all matters that affect public health very seriously. The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority, and as such we have been following all governmental and industry guidelines very closely.

The American Dental Association's response to the WHO's recent global recommendations on dental care underscores the importance of making sure your dental practice is utilizing the best protocols and technology available to protect themselves and their patients. We wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of all the precautions we've put in place since March:

  • High levels of PPE as appropriate to each treatment including dual layered masks, surgical gowns, gloves, protective eyewear, face shields
  • Mask requirement for all common areas of the practice
  • Daily check ins with staff to ensure employee health
  • Temperature and questionnaire screening of patients
  • Dry Shield - an innovative technology that dramatically reduces aerosol spray during dental procedures
  • Air Doctor - top-line, medical grade air purification machines for each treatment room and all common areas
  • A completely renovated, upgraded sterilization space and water filtration system to enhance our already rigid sterilization protocols

We know you face dozens of tough choices daily when deciding where to go and how best to protect yourself and your loved ones. It's important to us that you know you can be confident that every precaution has been taken to help you stay safe. The team at Strobel is so grateful for the chance to serve their community in this unprecedented crisis, and we're honored that you've chosen us to be part of your oral health. If you have any questions on our pandemic response or anything else, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Introducing our New Periodontist, Dr. Scott Drucker

July 22nd, 2020

As some of you may already know, our on-site periodontist Dr. Jennifer Shango has made the difficult decision to consolidate her practice in the suburbs and end her schedule with us in the city. We have loved working with Dr. Shango for the past year and are sad to see her go, but we are excited to welcome our new on-site specialist Dr. Scott Drucker!

Originally from southern Florida, Dr. Scott started at the University of Pennsylvania for undergrad and dental school; in 2016 he completed his residency in Periodontics at University of Illinois at Chicago. His collaborative research at UPenn, UIC, and Hadassah Hospital has been published in several peer-reviewed journals.

As the son of two physicians, he has always been drawn to the healthcare field and uniquely positioned to identify inefficiencies and devise solutions. Finding himself disappointed at best by the practice resources available to dental clinicians when he graduated, he was inspired to create the start up Supply Clinic. This online resource makes vetted, high quality materials available to users directly from their sources, increasing efficiency and transparency when supplying a practice.

Clinically, Dr. Scott specializes in bringing patients with periodontal disease and tooth loss back to oral health; the procedures he’ll be helping our practice with include bone and connective tissue grafting, wisdom tooth extractions, and implant placement. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Academy of Osseointegration, and certified by the Board of Periodontology.

We can't wait to see how our patients will benefit from this new relationship. If you are in need of a periodontal consult or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our administrative team today!