Covid-19 and our Office Update
On March 16th, The American Dental Association and Montana Dental Association released recommendations for treating dental patients during the Coronavirus outbreak. They are as follows:
“The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. Concentrating on essential dental care will allow us to care for our emergency patients and alleviate the burden that dental emergencies would place on hospital emergency departments.”
Ponderosa Dental Group is following that recommendation. We will be condensing our schedule and doing “essential” dentistry only. We will continue to do treatment that, if left untreated, could end up causing pain, infection, or fractures in the near future. For now, our job is to keep people out of the hospitals.
Dental hygiene cleanings with Kelly & Donica will be postponed until at least April 13th. If you have an appointment between now and then, our office will be calling you to reschedule that hygiene appointment. There is a strong possibility that dental hygiene will be postponed after April 13th. If that occurs, our office will be in touch with anyone who has an upcoming cleaning.
If you do experience any pain, dental infection, or tooth fractures please call the office and we will get you in as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. Like you, we hope that this passes soon so we can all resume our normal routine. Please take care of yourselves and follow the recommendations being put forth by our local and state officials. Best wishes,
Dr. Dan McFarland and the wonderful team at Ponderosa Dental Group
Welcome to Ponderosa Dental Group in Missoula, MT
We are so glad you stopped by our website! Here at Ponderosa Dental Group, we strive to create a welcoming, open environment for all of our patients. Our goal is to get to know each of our patients on a personal level. Your dentist shouldn’t be just another professional. Your dentist should be someone you can rely on and trust.
To us, you are another member of our family. We want you to feel comfortable and to know that you are in good hands. Our dentist is both skilled and gentle. We utilize digital technology and the latest techniques to ensure your get a beautiful and lasting outcome.
What our patients say…
Don’t you want a dentist that can treat your whole family? From your infant to your great-grandmother, family dentistry covers them all. Our family is excited to treat your family! We also work with you to schedule your appointments concurrently and/or consecutively when two or more of your family needs to see us.
Invisalign Clear Braces are the discreet and convenient way to align your teeth. Invisalign is made of a clear plastic and is discreet and convenient. You remove your aligner for eating and brushing and can expect to receive replacement aligners about every two weeks. Invisalign is a discreet way to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
Dental implants are small metal posts that we implant directly into your jaw and under your gums. They are perfect replacement options, because dental implants can also be used to secure other appliances, like bridges and dentures.
Come, Join Our Family!
At Ponderosa Dental, we value you as a member of our family. It is important to us that you feel welcome and comfortable when you visit us. We are honest and trustworthy and want to share our love of dentistry with you. Dr. Dan McFarland looks forward to serving you! Call for your appointment today!