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Baker Orthodontics Reopening – Safety First!

May 14th, 2020

Baker Orthodontics Reopening – Safety First!

The time has come for our office to reopen beginning May 19th. You may be wondering what precautions we are taking to ensure your safety. While the appointment process may look a little different, don’t worry, we have always been on the front lines of preventing the spread of diseases. From the disinfection of the waiting room and treatment area, to the strict use of personal protective equipment (PPE), the safety of patients and team members continues to be of utmost importance.

During the COVID-19 crisis and beyond, the safety of patients and our team continues to be a top priority.

 Before, during and after treatment:

When it comes to preventing the spread of disease, rest assured that Baker Orthodontics has always been strict on universal precautions. Precautions have always included the use of masks, glasses, gloves, sterile instruments and devices as well as clean and disinfected environmental surfaces.

Additionally, frequently touched surfaces such as door handles, chairs, desks and bathrooms are cleaned and disinfected often. Other objects that may be difficult to disinfect, such as magazines, patient computer station, and our refreshment station, have been removed all together for the time being. We also ask that you brush your teeth at home before coming to the office as our tooth brushing stations are shut down.

The process may look a little different:

While your check-in may involve a few extra steps, this will help ensure the safety of patients and our team. For instance, our initial call for scheduling your appointment will include screening and triage questions, upon arrival, waiting in your vehicle versus the waiting room, checking your temperature or asking that you follow social distancing and infection control etiquette. We also recommend against bringing companions to appointments, unless necessary. If companions do accompany patients, they will also be screened during patient check-in. We also ask that if you have a mask that you bring and wear it while at the office.

The Scheduling Process:

Rest assured we will be following any recommended precautions to treat all orthodontic patients safely and making adjustments as needed with any new CDC recommendations as they arise.

Please be aware that due to the limited flow of patient care to accommodate the new social distancing guidelines and CDC recommendations we are asking for your patience while we ramp up our schedule to see everyone in a timely matter. We will start calling patients to schedule starting with those that were due when the COVID-19 shut down started mid-March. If you are have any questions or are experiencing an orthodontic emergency please give us a call.

Thank you for your understanding through these unprecedented times and we are eager to see you all soon!

 

 

Woodburn Elementary & Baker Orthodontics Team up to help 5th graders see the movie Wonder

February 12th, 2018

We are very proud to be able to sponsor such a great event for the 5th graders at Woodburn Elementary School in Camas. This is such a wonderful movie and can really help spread awareness of craniofacial syndromes. When Dr.Baker and his wife saw the permission slip their daughter brought home they instantly knew this was something they wanted to help with.  That evening they emailed their daughter's teacher who immediately help organize and let all the 5th grade classes, teachers, students and parents know that Baker Orthodontics would be making sure every single 5th grader had a seat and opportunity to see the movie Wonder. Dr.Baker has treated children with cleft-palate and craniofacial syndromes like the ones seen in the movie since 2003 and is very passionate about helping children. He is part of the Portland Shriners Hospital Cleft-Palate & Craniofacial Team and continues to help wherever he can in the community.  THANK YOU WOODBURN!! WHAT A GREAT EVENT!

When to expect your child's adult teeth to erupt....

October 4th, 2016

A question I hear every day is "When will my child's baby tooth fall out?" This is an excellent chart to refer to as a guideline of when you can expect to see adult teeth starting to emerge.

Some children loose and gain teeth earlier or later than others, however, it is important to keep track of your child's development because a delay can be a signal that a tooth is erupting on the wrong path or possibly stuck (impacted) due to crowding or a jaw imbalance. This is why Dr. David Baker at Baker Orthodontics like to see children around the ages of 3-5 so that he can start assessing your child's growth and development and help prevent any issues that may otherwise occur if not monitored.

Dr.Baker offers complimentary consultations for any age. Give us a call today and we can help your child ensure they will have the best chance possible for a healthy, beautiful smile! Portland Office: 503-292-9192 Vancouver Office: 360-891-6500

The Ugly Secret About Gatorade Sports Drinks

March 16th, 2016

At Baker Orthodontics we not only care about your smile, we care about your overall long term health. There has been an increase in tooth decay from the increased frequent use of sports drinks. Gatorade is a widely used sports drink that has some very harmful effects not only on the body but on your teeth as well. Berkeley researchers say the sugar in sports drinks may be contributing to the child obesity epidemic by increasing their caloric intake. This also increases the risk and incidence of tooth enamel decay.

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Need electrolytes? Try these easy-to-make healthy alternatives.

If you are looking for other ways to become healthier, give Baker Orthodontics a call to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. David Baker! We specialize in evaluating your facial balance, air way, jaw joints, bite, and teeth! This ensures that Dr. Baker can give you the most comprehensive orthodontic treatment approach possible. We are conveniently located and do braces in Portland and Vancouver!

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