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Your Dental Office News May 7, 2021 Mother’s Day, Human Rights Achievement Award

The exuberance of spring is upon us! We’re allowed to be in more places outdoors without masks (in Maryland, even if we’re not vaccinated!). But please do get vaccinated — you’ll be protecting yourself and everybody else against new viral strains. We hope that you find our monthly newsletters informative and interesting! In this issue: Thank You, Mom! Annual Human Rights Achievement Celebration (Ours!) Days to Remember in May Welcome, Dr. Eyoma! HCC Dental Externship and Emily M. Honoring Our Team Members May is National Dental Care Month Dental Care for Seniors Thank you, Mom! Some of our team members … Continue reading

March 27, 2021 – It’s spring!

As the days get longer and COVID-19 restrictions start to lift due to more people being vaccinated, we’re excited to touch base with you again after a long winter!  To motivate you to enjoy the season with your hands in the soil, we’re giving away an amazing gardening basket. It suffices that you like us on Facebook by March 31, and you’ll be in for the drawing. Better still, follow us! COVID-19 Safety Protocols Our dental assistant Lise fogs our office with hypochlorous acid (HOCl). Treatment rooms are fogged after each patient leaves. Team members are also fogged between procedures, … Continue reading

Make better dental health
December 30, 2020 – Happy 2021, Resolutions, Dr. Somerville’s Retirement

2020 is finally almost over and we’re gingerly awaiting 2021, but with a large dose of optimism. Thank you for continuing to trust us with your dental care. We take very seriously the responsibility of keeping you and your loved ones safe and healthy. We’re happy to report that the majority of our team members and doctors will be getting their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine next week. This past week Dr. Patel received his first shot at FHH. We are grateful to the Maryland Department of Health to have prioritized healthcare workers when distributing the vaccine. We … Continue reading

Thank you and happy holiday
December 23, 2020 – Holidays / San Mar / YouTube!

We’re finally seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. We’re relieved that vaccines to protect us from COVID-19 are starting to become available. As a doctor at Meritus Hospital in Hagerstown, Dr. Levy received his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine there yesterday. He had no adverse effects. We’re happy that the days are starting to get longer. We’re happy that there’s hope in the horizon, even if we still have to be extremely careful right now. We’re looking forward to the holidays, with hope in our hearts that you, we, and our loved ones will survive this … Continue reading

Happy thanks giving
November 25, 2020 – Happy Thanksgiving Holiday

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been living in a pandemic for over 8 months already. We hope you and those you hold dear are in good health and staying safe. Though many of us will celebrate Thanksgiving very differently, apart from our families and friends, at Dr. Harvey Levy & Associates we have a lot to be thankful for. All our team members and their families are in good health. We continue to be able to see our patients, and to keep their teeth and mouths healthy. Last but not least, REALLY good news: effective vaccines against COVID-19 are … Continue reading

What are you thankful for today
November 12, 2020 – Electronic patient forms!

This week we’re especially thankful for our Veterans and their families, who we celebrate for their sacrifices. We’re also thankful that we’ve been able to serve you, without incident, since our June 16 reopening. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Maryland and nationwide, we are all set to continue to follow the stringent infection control protocols we implemented in June. Your safety and your health, and the safety and health of our team members and doctors, are our first priority. Thank you for continuing to trust us, and for keeping our schedule filled. To maintain social distancing we are still … Continue reading

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Your Dental Office News, November 3, 2020

We hope that you and your loved ones are in good health! In this issue find out: What our hygienist Wendy has been up to (you can make educational appointments with her free of charge!)Where to watch a recent interview with Dr. Levy, speaking about our COVID-19 precautions, andHow to access our revised HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices. Wendy, our Clinical Treatment Advisor This photo of Wendy was taken earlier this year while we were closed, but if you came in during the last couple of months you may have seen Wendy dressed in full PPE, working in Lindsey’s room … Continue reading

Dr. Ellen Hailemelecot
Exciting News – Meet Dr. H

It’s been a long time since we’ve touched base and there’s a lot to share! We hope that you and yours are doing well, and that those you care about continue to take proper precautions against both COVID-19 and the flu. Before we start with our news, we are truly grateful for the opportunity to provide dental care to you and your loved ones. Keeping your mouth healthy is what we love to do, and we are thankful to you for trusting us with your safety. Thank YOU, Diane Younkins, for your appreciation and permission to share your postcard. We … Continue reading

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At-Home Self Exam

In an effort to provide you with dental care while protecting you and our dental team, we are now offering Teledentistry appointments. During your teledentistry appointment the doctor will ask you to use two spoons to help make visible the affected areas in your mouth. Please watch the short video, to learn how to help the doctor to look into your mouth through your phone’s camera. Your self-exam will be conducted live, not through still photos. You will need: 2 spoons, 1 flashlight, and (if available) someone else to hold the flashlight and point the camera to the part of … Continue reading

Dr Harvey Levy and Associates dentists working during covid 19 outbreak
COVID-19 Update #11: Roleplaying to Keep Our Patients Safe

Patient washing her hands while wearing a mask, the first step upon entry to the operatory; Dr. Somerville wearing full PPE (personal protective equipment): a disposable surgical mask on top of a reusable respirator N95 mask, face shield, cap and gown; Annette spraying (cold fogging) Dr. Patel and later the operatory with a 200 ppm solution of hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a nontoxic, non irritant disinfectant so safe it is used to clean wounds on premature infants with no ill effects. As we write this we’re still awaiting guidance from the CDC and OSHA about how to safely perform elective procedures. We’re … Continue reading