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What Does a Dental Visit to Strobel Look Like Now?

June 24th, 2020

Just like everything else in the world, your dental visit is bound to look a little different in the post-pandemic climate! Our team is proud of the measures we’ve implemented to keep our staff and patients safe. You might be wondering - what exactly can I expect from my visit now? Let’s walk through some common questions about our typical hygiene appointment!

 

  • What do I need to do to prepare?

 

      • Expect a text from us 2 hours in advance - this will include a link to a brief COVID screening questionnaire that we’ll need before we get your visit started
      • Bring a mask - this is a requirement in the common areas of our building and our practice!
      • Please don’t bring family or friends with you unless you specifically need a caretaker or guardian present so we can minimize people in the reception area at any given time

 

  • Where can I wait? 

 

      • Once you arrive, you can enter our waiting area to check in OR text us to let us know you’re out in the hall; our provider will come and get you from wherever you prefer to wait!

 

  • What’s different once I’m in the room?

 

      • We’ll start by taking your temperature as an additional screening measure
      • You’ll notice new air purifiers in each room 
      • Providers may be wearing additional masks, gowns, and face shields based the type of cleaning being performed
      • You may get to experience Dry Shield, a technology we acquired just before the shutdown that dramatically reduces the release of aerosols during the procedure, keeping you and our staff safer!

 

  • Do I have to interact with more people on the way out?

 

If you have any questions prior to your visit, please don’t hesitate to call us. We look forward to seeing everyone back in soon!

What Strobel Dentistry is Doing to Keep Patients and Staff Safe

April 27th, 2020

Last week we released a video message by Dr. Dan, to check in on everyone (we miss our patients!!) and provide an update on how we’re using this time to create the safest dental experience in the area. Here’s the video link in case you missed it:

https://youtu.be/FJ7jtCYstLA

In it we mention a possible re-open date of May 26 - Governor Pritzker has since extended the stay at home order, so we are now planning on June 1st. While we wait and work toward this re-imagined space, we wanted to give you more insight into exactly what we’re implementing!

Dry Shield

  • All-in-one superior isolation system: high-suction evacuator, bite block, tongue shield and oral pathway protector
  • Reduces aerosols in the dental operatory keep staff safe and operatory sterile 
  • Increased patient comfort over the more traditional isolation methods listed above

Dry Shield

Hyrdim Instrument Washer L110W

  • This instrument dishwasher cleans off any debris or bacteria from instruments and burs with maximum efficiency prior to sterilization.  
  • Reduces time spent by staff scrubbing instruments, freeing up that time for other sanitization/safety procedures
  • Minimizes the risk of a sharps accident and dramatically reduces the possibility of user error in the cleaning process

Hydrim Dishwasher

Sterasil Water Filtration

  • 2 tanks: One that has distilled water for our sterilization (autoclave and instrument washer), and one with purified, distilled water for use in the operatories.  
  • Eliminate the need for staff to manually flush lines or use purification tablets, freeing up employee time and reducing user error
  • EPA registered dental water is automatically monitored, contains no iodine or chlorine, and is the safest for both patients and dental equipment

AirDoctor Air Filtration Units

  • Ultra-HEPA Medical grade air filtration units in each operatory to filter out viruses and bacteria.  
  • Reduces risk of airborne cross contamination among patients and staff
  • Allows our team to sterilize rooms more efficiently and safely than ever before

We are continuing to stay abreast of all governmental and industry guidance in regards to protecting ourselves and our patients from COVID-19 and other viruses. As we continue to refine our safety protocols, we’ll post updates here. We hope this finds you all healthy and safe!

Strobel Dentistry is Open for Your Dental Emergency

March 20th, 2020

Dear friends,
Though we have closed our office to regular business in accordance with state, federal, and CDC guidelines, we are still your healthcare providers and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Our admin team is monitoring email, messages, and texts round the clock, and you can also reach either doctor on their cell in the event of a dental emergency. Please call us before going to the emergency room for dental pain of any kind.
We can help assess the issue, see you in our office if warranted, or refer you to the best source of care. Both Dr. Isabella and Dr. Dan are available to address concerns via teleconferencing as well.
In this uncertain and frightening time, please know that we are here to help you if you need us. We hope you and your loved ones are safe and healthy!
Warmly,
The Staff at Strobel Dentistry
Drs Dan Strobel and Isabella Terrassa

We’re Expanding!!!

March 10th, 2020

It’s been a long time coming, so we are EXTRA stoked to finally announce that Strobel Dentistry will be expanding into the suite next door! Since this is brand new, we don’t have all the details yet, but here’s a rough timeline:

  • Immediately: We welcome the patients of Chicago Dental Smiles! The first step in our expansion was acquiring the practice next door, as Dr. Joshi had made the difficult decision to consolidate his practice to the suburbs. We’ll miss our neighbor but are SO excited to have this chance to help more members of our community.
  • Early April: Construction begins! As soon as we have our ducks in a row, we’ll begin executing our vision for our updated space. Thankfully we can remain open for our patients during almost all of this construction, so this time should have very little impact on our ability to provide quality dental care.
  • Mid July - Close for a Few Days. Since our ultimate goal involves some reorganization as we expand, it’s likely we will need to close for a few days to finish the transition. We will of course aim to keep this to a minimum and let you know as soon as we have a definitive timeline. Our team is planning to spend this time refining our skills and knowledge at a Seminar in Scottsdale.  Can’t beat Arizona in July! 
  • By the end of summer: a new and improved space! Our end result will include the following enhancements to improve our patient care:
    • Two new operatories for expanded treatment (including hopefully more specialist days on site!)
    • A brand new lab for fabricating in-house appliances in addition to our dedicated sterilization area
    • An expanded, comfortable reception area for patients to sit before their appointments begin
    • Dedicated, private spaces for patients to discuss potential treatment with one of our Patient Care Coordinators

We’ll keep you all posted as our plans progress! Thank you as always for being a part of our journey and growth!