Everyone who meets Dr. Mike comes away thinking: ‘what a great guy’. But you know there is a story to how this genuinely kind, talented dentist ended up in the US. Quite a story, indeed. Many thanks to Hilary Holladay at Media General’s Orange County Review for finding out a fascinating story of risking all for your family and your faith. Double click on the image below to “Get To Know Dr. Mike”.
Dr. Mike is at PRDC Monday, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Tuesdays he offers a walk-in extraction clinic. No appointment needed, just come on in and we’ll see about getting that tooth out. PRDC waives exam fees on Tuesdays for same day extractions; patients only pay for the extraction. If this is your first visit at PRDC, please bring proof of income so we can give you the lowest possible fee.
If you know any Virginia veterans who need dental care? Please spread the word that for income-qualified US veterans living in Virginia, Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic is providing free dental care on Saturday, November 11th (Veterans Day). The care is totally free for veterans who qualify; income threshold is 200% of the Federal Poverty level, or $49,200 for a family of four. We have four volunteer dentists, the majority of them veterans themselves, and four experienced dental hygienists (plus all the dental assistance and administrative staff) working nonstop that day to provide care. If interested, call (540)661-0008 for more information and an appointment.
This day of free dental care for veterans is made possible through the generosity of Linda and David Gibson, Hintermann Family Foundation, Dominion Foundation, Virginia National Bank, Wells Fargo Foundation, McLean Faulconer Realtors, Rappahannock Electic Cooperative, Mason Insurance, Tech Box, SL Williamson and Co, Women’s Club of Madison County, Orange Pharmacy and the Virginia Dental Association Foundation.
Para mas informacion contacte Virginia Regional Transit at (540)825-2456 o visite www.vatransit.org
There is a new transportation option between Culpeper and Orange, just 50 cents per ride, thanks to Foothills Area Mobility Service and the Virginia Regional Transit. Go to https://www.vatransit.org/culpeper2.html to check it out!
PRDC staff were pleased to attend an American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) webinar on what it takes to ensure that the water flowing through those narrow tubes in dental operatories is safe. Headlines in California and Georgia about multiple children being hospitalized because of abscesses caused by bacteria they picked up from water at their dentists’ offices. The CDC in the past six months has issued recommendations about ‘dental water asepsis’ aka safe dental water.
Children and the elderly seem particularly susceptible to complications from dental water bacterium. But no matter how you look at it, no one wants their mouth irrigated with scummy water. PRDC, with support from the Culpeper Wellness Foundation, has modified all the water lines in all nine operatories to dispense continuous chemical decontamination (tasteless but effective) which will guarantee that harmful bacteria don’t live in our water systems. This type of decontamination is one of the methods recommended by the CDC.
The attached flyer from AAPD and the Organization for Asepsis, Safety and Prevention (OASP) provides background and details. If you have any questions, please ask your dentist next time you visit PRDC!
PRDC is holding its annual Our Turn To Serve Clinic on Friday, November 11th, to provide fee dental care to income-qualified Virginia veterans. Double Click on the image above or go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufn54cOAGgY for a video about the event.
For more information, also please visit our event webpage by clicking here. If you are a veteran and wish to be seen by our dentists on Veterans Day be sure to call (540)661-0008 and sign up today! Appointments are limited and going fast.
PRDC is pleased to announce we have two new Pediatric Dentists at PRDC-which means we have appointments available every week with a pediatric specialist!! Like Dr. Jeff, these dentists have completed a residency program in Pediatric Dentistry to obtain special training in providing dental care for children including those who are very young, have special needs, or who have challenging dental issues.
PRDC serves patients of all ages and income levels and new patients are warmly welcome. PRDC accepts Medicaid/Smiles For Children and Delta Dental Premier insurance. We also accept out of network benefits with other PPO’s and will file your insurance claims for you. Appointments with a Pediatric Dentist are available every week so call (540)661-0008 today to secure your child’s place on the schedule.
PRDC was happy to participate in the 2016 Health Fair put on last Friday by the Boys and Girls Club of Madison, Virginia. Thank you for the opportunity to talk with all the Mountaineers about what they can do NOW to have a great smile when they grow up! We’ll be at the Boys and Girls Club of Orange health fair later this week.
Please help PRDC welcome Jennifer Worley, our new Front Office Manager. Jennifer comes to us after three years at Niles Dental where she was a Patient Advocate and Scheduling Coordinator. Prior to that Jennifer was with Niebauer Dental Services for four years doing billing and coding and other back office accounting functions.
Jennifer brings to PRDC a wealth of experience and skills in keeping our schedules full and running smoothly and our patients happy. We are VERY pleased she’s chosen to take the next step in her career advancement at PRDC.
Piedmont Regional Dental Clinic loves the babies! We are proud to be a Outreach Partner with Text4baby, a free cell phone text messaging service for pregnant women and new moms.Text messages are sent three times a week with information on how to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. The text messages are timed to the pregnant woman’s due date or the baby’s date of birth. It’s absolutely free and available in English AND Spanish. There is one set of messages for pregnant women and one for mothers of infants.
Of course, good oral health care during pregnancy is one of the topics Text4baby emphasizes!
Sign up for this fun, free service by clicking the button at right or go to text4baby.org for more information!