ABOUT OUR OFFICE

Welcome to Mercer Island Dentistry

ABOUT Our Office

  • Paperless records
  • Low radiation digital x-rays
  • Intra-oral cameras
  • Nitrous oxide sedation
  • Overhead entertainment
  • Patient education videos
  • Authorized Under Armour
    Mouthguard Provider
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Mercer Island Family Dentistry

A WARM FRIENDLY ENVIROMENT FOR YOU AND
YOUR FAMILY.

About Mercer Island Dentistry

We strive to obtain patient relationships based on mutual trust, excellent customer service, and the best patient care available. We provide the highest level of safety and infection control for personal protection. We believe each patient should take an active role in their care, which is why we focus on patient education. Our staff also respects you and your time demands. We encourage you to ask questions so that you can make informed decisions about your dental health.

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Paperless records

By 2015, federal government regulations call for health-care offices to implement electronic health records (EHRs) as part of the National Health Information Infrastructure. Many of the details of how this system will function are still being determined, but the general concept is that each patient’s EHR will hold information on their medical, dental, and vision treatments, in addition to pharmacy and laboratory data. Health-care providers will access and update patients’ individual records at their medical appointments, and the information will be housed in an online database that is accessible from any location.

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Low radiation digital x-rays

With the digital method, a technician glides a small sensor around inside a patient's mouth and the images instantly pop up on a computer screen in the exam room. The digital images, which look similar to traditional X-rays, can then be enlarged and manipulated, which many dentists say gives them a better feel for what's going on inside a patient's mouth.

Patients say they can more easily understand a treatment recommendation because they get a good look at the problem blown up on the screen in front of them, rather than having to squint at a postage-stamp-size shot held up to the light.

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Intra-oral cameras

An intraoral camera is a camera which is designed to be used in the mouth for the purpose of taking video or still photography. One of the primary uses for an intraoral camera is in patient education. Dentists often find it helpful to be able to show patients exactly what is going on inside their mouths, and to highlight areas where medical attention may be needed. In addition to being used in patient education, such cameras can also be used to take clear visual records for patient files, and to generate material which can be used in consultations and discussions with other dental providers.

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Nitrous oxide sedation

Popularly known as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is a gas that is non-flammable and colorless. The gas is administered to the patient as part of the preparation process for a dental procedure.

 

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Overhead entertainment

Watch videos on a monitor above your head as your dental procedure is performed.

 

 

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Patient education videos

Patients often have questions related to their dental and oral care but don't always feel comfortable asking them during a dental visit. Our education videos allows patients to get high quality, accurate information on dental care and procedures.

 

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Authorized Under Armour Mouthguard provider

UA Performance Mouthwear helps the human body help itself by unlocking the power of the jaw. Patented ArmourBite Technology prevents your teeth from clenching and pivots your jaw forward to relieve pressure on the TMJ. Gone are the negative hormones and the energy-draining effects, so the body can now unleash its full potential.

Whether you need protection in contact sports or just want to improve your game, Under Armour Performance Mouthwear, with ArmourBite Technology, gives every athlete an edge.

Mercer Island Dentistry is an authorized dealer. Find more information about Under Armour Performance Mouthwear at www.underarmour.com


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To our valued dental family and community:

We hope this correspondence finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Starting Monday May 18th, our office will slowly and safely reopen to take care of our urgent and dentally compromised patients followed by non-urgent services.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the WA State Dept. of Health, the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act (WISHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. All appointments prior to May 18th have been canceled. We will call all cancelled patients back as soon as possible to get you rescheduled. Please be patient as our rescheduling process will take several weeks to complete as we navigate our way to slowly and safely reopen our office to our patients. If you have questions, please feel free to call our office at 206-232-8100.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends. Stay Healthy!

Sincerely,
Dr. Strelow and Team