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Congratulations to Dr. David Guichet!

Dr. David Guichet, DDS

Dr. David Guichet was awarded the Distinguished Clinician Award of 2020!

The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is pleased to announce that Dr. David L. Guichet, of Orange, CA, was recently awarded the prestigious Distinguished Clinician Award of 2020. The American College of Prosthodontists (ACP) is a professional organization representing prosthodontists within organized dentistry, with more than 3,700 members worldwide. The American College of Prosthodontists through its awards program formally recognizes individuals whose contributions to the specialty or to the College are outstanding and substantial.

The College awards represent the highest honor available in the ACP and is one of the most respected designations in the profession. This accomplishment meets the highest criteria for professional excellence and national peer recognition. Only one person per year may be selected for each award.

Dr. David Guichet was honored with the Distinguished Clinician Award for his achievement of outstanding clinical practice contributions to the welfare and advancement of the College and the specialty of Prosthodontics.

We are proud to honor Dr. David Guichet for his dedication and contributions that he has extended to his specialty over the course of his career. Dr. David Guichet provides his patients with advanced and exceptional oral health care. He truly exceeds industry requirements and is paving a path of success distinguishing himself professionally amongst his peers and exemplifying allegiance to the dental community.

For more information about the ACP, visit, https://www.prosthodontics.org/

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Your Safety is Our Highest Priority

Study Finds Dental Offices Among Safest, Most Essential Businesses Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Fast Company (6/15, Cohen)

Here at Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group we care deeply about each of you and have worked diligently to ensure that our office and staff have been properly outfitted and trained so that you and your family will remain safe when visiting our office. Under the guidance of the California Department of Public Health, a letter to California Dental Healthcare Personnel was delivered on May 7th, 2020. The letter provided guidance for resuming deferred and preventive dental care. Although we have always met or exceeded guidelines published by OSHA and the CDC the new guidelines have required that we adopt newer standards for the prevention of transmissible disease. 

We have procured Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including N95 masks, surgical scrubs, disposable paper gowns, and have installed physical barriers for your safety. Additionally, we further trained our staff on the standardized use of this equipment including the use of sanitization fogger protocols that add an additional layer of cleanliness and security.

Again, your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority. The measures we will be taking to provide a safe dental treatment experience include, but are not limited to, the following:

Upon Your Arrival at the Office

  • Patients and staff will be screened while entering the office. Temperatures will be checked. Any patients or staff showing signs of a fever or other symptoms of illness will be asked to reschedule their appointment.
  • Only patients will be allowed entry into the office unless an accompanying companion is required. Accompanying members not required for assistance will be asked to wait outside whenever possible to help maintain social distancing.
  •  Patients are asked to wait outside the office until their scheduled appointment time.
  • The reception area chairs will be spaced apart to allow for 6 feet of distancing. 
  • We will ask that you continue to practice social distancing measures in common areas of the office, including the front desk.
  • The doors between the waiting area and treatment rooms will be propped open all day.
  • Masks are required to be worn at all times in the office except for treatment.
  • We have hand sanitizer stations throughout our office.

During Treatment

  • All rooms will be entirely sanitized before and after each patient is seated, and public areas will be cleaned frequently throughout the day.
  • All treatment rooms have high-volume air filtration and air purification units. The units can remove particles smaller than COVID-19 viruses.
  • The office will be treated each day with an atomizer fogger which administers hypochlorous acid to disinfect office surfaces.
  •  Our team will continue to follow guidelines set forth by the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), CDC and OSHA regarding personal protective equipment (PPE) and office sterilization.
  • Our staff will be wearing masks, full garments and dedicated shoes which are sanitized and laundered daily. 
  • During patient care requiring generation of aerosols our clinical staff will be wearing N95 masks, goggles, face shields, gloves and full garments which are disposable, changed, or sanitized.
  • All surfaces that met the patient will be wiped with disinfectant including the patient chair and the accessory chair where the patient placed their personal items and/or coat hanger.
  • We will place instruments after each use into an autoclave (a high-pressure steam oven) to kill infectious organism, including coronavirus.
  • We will wash our hands thoroughly and apply antibacterial disinfectant between each patient.

In addition to these standard measures, we will be exercising a higher than normal level of infection-control and social distancing for the foreseeable future. While we adore and value each of our patients, handshakes and hugs are no longer appropriate and may be replaced with a bow, wave, or possibly an “elbow bump” for the time being.

While we are doing everything in our power to protect you, we also ask for your cooperation in making our office environment a safe one when you visit us. If you have a cough, fever, or chills, please call our office to discuss when you should reschedule. We will be checking temperatures on all patients as they enter the office and anyone with a reading over 99.9 degrees will be asked to reschedule at least three weeks later as a precaution. 

Should you wish to discuss your future dental care or have any questions about treatment and whether you should schedule an appointment, please do not hesitate to call us at 714-771-7555. We will provide personalized conversations regarding your individual dental needs and will review with you in detail our infectious disease/COVID 19 control procedures. 

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COVID-19 Update

Covid-19 update 

March 25, 2020

Dear Patients and Friends of Providence Dental Group. 

We hope this finds you healthy, happy and safe. This is an update of our activities in response to the Covid-19 concerns. We appreciate that this is the time of uncertainty and anxiousness for everybody. There is no precedent in history that we can use as a model to predict our future. We hope you’re staying indoors and remain safe. 

There is good news that the Senate today approved a $2 trillion dollar emergency relief package that should benefit hospitals, individuals, and small business.

Governor Newsome’s California quarantine will likely be extended until April 6th. As you may know we closed operations March 16 with the intention of starting back March 30. Now we are looking at retuning April 6th but it might be April 13th. We will not open our offices for patient care, other than for critical emergencies, until we are certain that our patients and staff are totally protected in a safe environment. 

Rest assured we are here for you should you have an emergency. Our doctors are on call 24 hour/ 7 day a week and can be reached through the answering service at (714) 771-7555. In regards to starting operations back up, we are committed to your safety and health. 

-We will take patient’s temperatures prior to treatment and screen for travel, symptoms, or exposure prior to scheduling.

-We will not see patients without proper PPE’s for everyone in direct patient care. As you are aware these may not be available for quite some time until the hospital shortage is alleviated. That has the obvious priority. This will be the principle factor determining our return to safely providing patient care.

-We continue to monitor the Center of Disease Control and California Dental Association guidelines as they are changing frequently.

-Upon return we will continue to use universal standard precautions and will sterilize all instruments, and cover disinfect all room surfaces between visits.

At this point in time it is premature to plan exact dates of a return. You will receive text, email, or call to cancel or reschedule if you have an appointment prior to April 6th. We are looking forward to resuming normal activities as soon as possible.

We are committed to your personal safety and health and hope you are practicing social distancing. Remember that transmission of the Coronavirus requires human interaction with a person or infected surface. Wash your hands and don’t touch surfaces. Remember, unless you have been tested and are told that you are negative for the virus, you can’t presume you don’t have it. Not all people who have contracted Coronavirus experience symptoms. In fact, many who do show symptoms don’t exhibit them for days after being exposed and are unknowingly contagious.

Yes, these are trying times and we hope that you and your families all get through these times.

Our warmest regards and concerns,

David Guichet DDS

Gregory Guichet DDS

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Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group – Summer 2019 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy reading our Summer 2019 Newsletter.

To download our 2019 Summer newsletter click here.


If you have any questions about dental implants, TMJ, TMD, same day dentistry, restorative dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, our onsite dental laboratory or your dental care, please contact Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group for more information at (714) 771-7555.

Orange, California

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Zirconia “On The Cutting Edge” | October 18, 2018

Dr. David Guichet & Dr. Gregory Guichet of Providence Prosthodontics and Dentsply Sirona Implants cordially invite you to a continuing education program (earn 2.5 CE Credits) hosted on October 18, 2018 at the Doubletree by Hilton in Santa Ana, CA.

This education program will address the framework of knowledge required to understand the global impact of zirconia as well as dental implants on improving our patient treatment out come with respect to esthetics, function and efficiency of time.

Learning objectives are:
1. Understand the benefits of high performance zirconia ceramics.
2. Achieve insight into new treatment work flows and patient treatment outcomes.
3. View clinical performance data of high performance ceramics.

ZIRCONIA
“ON THE CUTTING EDGE”

Presented by
David L. Guichet, DDS and
featured guest speaker Dr. Michael Moscovitch
moderated by Gregory Guichet, DDS

Thursday, October 18,2018
5:30p.m. to 6:00p.m.- Registration and dinner
6:00p.m. to 8:30p.m. – Presentations
Doubletree by Hilton | Santa Ana, CA
2.5 CE credit hours

Tuition : $60 /per person

Space is limited- register today!

Click the link below to access the program brochure which outlines the event details:

Zirconia, On The Cutting Edge_ Brochure 10.18.18

For more information or to register, please contact Sophya Gudelman at 781-810-6748 or email: implants-na-programs@dentsplysirona.com

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Prevention is your best investment!

Regular dental checkups allow you and your dentist to stay ahead of dental problems, like tooth decay, periodontal (gum) disease and even oral cancer. The earlier your dentist diagnoses a problem the easier and less expensive it is to treat.

A professional dental cleaning is essential! As it is the only way to effectively remove tartar (hardened plaque). Tartar contains cavity-causing bacteria.  Although, brushing and flossing regularly is mandatory to maintain a healthy smile, it is not sufficient alone. Tartar grips to your teeth and requires a professional to remove it.

Perhaps one of the most important reasons to invest in regular dental exams and cleanings is that it has a positive impact on your overall health. Recent studies have shown that there’s a link between periodontal disease and heart disease; when the former is present, the latter is twice as likely.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, gum disease can have a domino effect on your health. The bacteria caused by periodontal disease can enter your bloodstream and attach to your heart’s blood vessels, causing them to swell. Inflammation, or swelling leads to atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries and places you at a greater risk of blood clots, heart attack and stroke.

Regular checkups and cleanings are not only preventative, they are an investment in your health and well-being.

And that’s priceless…
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65 years of service as prosthodontists

Dr. Gregory Guichet & Dr. David Guichet of Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group, were recognized by the American College of Prosthodontists for their “combine” 65 continuous years of service in prosthodontics.

Dr. Gregory Guichet (35 years of experience) was the chair of the ACP Division of Private Practice for three years. Dr. Gregory had a very successful role as the Private Practice Division Chair. During his tenure there were several initiatives that he fostered, and his management skills and leadership abilities were naturally helpful to the college during his tenure. When his term ended he introduced the ACP leadership to Dr. David Guichet.

Dr. David Guichet (30 years of experience) was then elected to the ACP Board as Director of the Pacific Region for two years and became the chair of the Committee for the Surgical Prosthodontist, there he initiated the ACP Bone grafting course. Later, he was nominated to the chair of the Division of Continuing Professional Education for six years, at that time he initiated the ACP Digital Dentistry Symposium which has had an international lineup for the last four years.

Congratulations Dr. Gregory Guichet and Dr. David Guichet!

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Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group – Spring 2018 Newsletter

We hope you enjoy reading our Spring 2018 Newsletter.

To download our 2018 spring newsletter click here.

 

 

If you have any questions about dental implants, TMJ, TMD, same day dentistry, our onsite dental laboratory or your dental care, please contact Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group for more information at (714) 771-7555.

Orange, California

 

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What are the Main Causes of Teeth Grinding

Most people occasionally clench or grind their teeth (medically known as Bruxism) due to stress, but extensive teeth grinding or clenching can have major effects on your dental health.

 

But what causes a pattern of teeth grinding?

 

Stress

 

The number one cause of teeth grinding is severe stress and anxiety. When dealing with high stress, people tend to clench their jaws or grind their teeth without realizing it as a way of coping. This commonly occurs while driving in a precarious situation, or similar situations. People with this issue tend to experience stress during sleep also so they end up putting their jaw muscles in an over-active mode of mastication.

 

Medical Conditions and Medications

 

Teeth grinding can also be a side-effect of certain medications. It is most common among someone who uses antidepressants, antipsychotic and psychotic drugs. If you find yourself having this issue, ask your doctor about what your options are before you cause irreversible damage to your teeth.

 

Issues with Sleep

 

If you have any sleep issues or sleep disorders, it can be related to teeth grinding also. Someone who doesn’t sleep well can become more prone to developing this habit.

 

Lifestyle

 

Excessive smoking, drinking a lot of caffeinated drinks, alcoholism, and the use of recreational drugs can also create a habit of teeth grinding or clenching.

Bite Misalignment and Malocclusion

 

When a person loses a tooth or few of them, some changes occur in the bite and mouth. Other teeth migrate toward this empty space in the mouth and causes bite misalignments. Because of that, joints of the jaw loses its control of the movements and it is believed that it causes teeth grinding. Or the constant moving of your jaw, as your tongue feels the new changes can mimic teeth grinding and cause dental health issues such as an inflamed jaw.

 

Other Medical Conditions

 

If you suffer from Dementia, Parkinson Syndrome, Mental Diseases, Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder or Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, there is a high possibility that you will suffer from teeth grinding also.

If Bruxism is left untreated

 

With time, if the teeth grinding is left untreated, it can result in tooth loss, teeth loosening, and fracturing. You will also experience pain or inflammation. Teeth can also wear down and lose their vertical height, so you might require additional restorations like dentures, crowns, bridges or dental implants. Moreover, it can cause TMJ/TMD. In that case, some changes in your face might appear also. What is more, it is not unusual that you will experience severe jaw and facial pain and have tension-type headaches.

 

Getting to know the root of the problem allows you to get better results in eliminating the problem. Visit us at Providence Prosthodontics Dental Group to get your consultation with our highly-qualified specialists, who will help you to get rid of this teeth-damaging habit using various methods and techniques. Call us: (714) 759-2169.

 

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5 Signs of Gum Disease to Watch For

Gum disease can present itself without pain so it is important to recognize other possible symptoms that occur. Gum disease is caused by bacteria left in your mouth. Be sure to maintain regular visits to your dentist as well as a proper daily hygiene routine to prevent the onset of gum disease.

 

Bleeding: Just like in any other part of our bodies, bleeding is not a good sign. If you are noticing blood while you are brushing your teeth, it could be a sign of gum disease. If you maintain a healthy dental health regimen (brushing at least twice a day for two minutes and flossing), then you should not be experiencing any gum bleeding. Do not take it as just a sign of a rigorous brushing! Book an appointment with your dentist to see what the issue it.

 

Soreness: It often presents itself locally as soreness or inflammation. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should discuss them with your dentist immediately as gum disease can increase your chances or be a precursor to heart disease and diabetes.

 

Shifting Teeth/Gums: If your teeth seem to shift in your mouth or seem loose, you might have gum disease. Periodontitis will attack the bone that keeps your teeth in place. Your teeth might even appear to have grown! This means your gums are shrinking; a serious side effect.

 

Sensitive Teeth: Before you just go to the store and buy toothpaste for sensitive teeth, first consider WHY your teeth are suddenly more sensitive! Sensitivity is a symptom so make sure you discuss any personal changes in oral sensitivity with your dentist.

 

Bad Breath: Bacteria trapped in your gums can release toxins that create bad breath. If you or others around you are noticing a negative change in your breath, check with a dentist.

 

Gum disease is a very serious health issue that should be treated immediately. It can increase your chances of heart disease, diabetes and other serious health problems due to you being more susceptible to infections. Discuss a treatment plan with your dentist right away. At Providence Prosthodontics in Orange, California, we specialize in treating gum disease. If you have any questions or concerns about gum disease or anything dental hygiene related, call our expert doctors today to schedule a consult at (714) 771-7555.

 

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