News from your Orthodontist in Salzburg:
Seamless continuation of patient care
I am very pleased to announce that from the 1st of November 2020, I will be taking over the orthodontic treatment of Dr. Astrid Keidel’s patients. Dr. Keidel will be retiring from a long and successful dental career that has spanned nearly 40 years. My aim is to make the transition as seamless as possible for these patients and to provide the same loving care as she did. Treatment will be continued at the same premises and with the same long-standing staff members by my side. I wish my dear colleague the very best for the future!
The standard of hygiene in Austrian dental surgeries has always been extremely high.
Protection against infection is part of our daily practice, which is why you are well protected when visiting our practice.
The entire treatment team is used to wearing masks, protective eyewear and disposable gloves. Masks, which have now also become part of public life, provide effective protection against the transmission of pathogens.
All instruments used are subjected to an extensive sterlisation process before being used on patients.
The treatment areas are thoroughly cleaned after each treatment with disinfectants, which of course also kill any corona viruses that may be present.
A particular focus for our team now is strict appointment management to uphold the mandatory distancing regulations.
- Appointments should only be made by telephone or e-mail in order to reduce patient frequency at the reception desk.
- If you suffer from symptoms such as fever and/or cough and/or shortness of breath, taste and/or smell disturbances, please do not visit a doctor’s or dentist’s surgery under any circumstances. Please call 1450 for medical assistance.
- You may be asked to wait for your allocated appointment time outside or in your car to minimise patient numbers in the waiting room. You will then be called for your treatment via your mobile phone.
- Please bring and wear your own mask to project other patients in the waiting areas.
- Disinfect your hands when entering and leaving the surgery.
- Persons accompanying adult patients should wait outside the practice.
- Please refrain from shaking hands and avoid contact with door handles and handles as much as possible.
- Please do not cough or sneeze into the palm of your hand. Use a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm instead. Turn away when coughing or sneezing.
These general rules mean that all necessary orthodontic treatment can be carried out safely during these unprecedented times.
I look forward to seeing you again!
A perfect smile is only possible if the proportions of the teeth are correct too. Eloise’s orthodontic treatment involved widening her smile and reducing the very large discrepancy between her upper and lower arches. Spaces were prepared around her front teeth to allow her dentist to build up these teeth with composite, creating better balance in her smile aesthetics.
Interview with StartUp Salzburg
A little background on the establishment of my practice here in beautiful Salzburg (although technically, I am Austrian by birth!)
That smile should last a lifetime
Did you know that straight teeth are a lifetime commitment?
A large percentage of adults I treat in my practice have previously had orthodontic treatment as children, but didn’t know that retainers are crucial to prevent relapse.
Retainers counteract the effects of further growth and soft tissue changes due to ageing, and are a vital part of orthodontic treatment. They can be removable or fixed to the teeth, the choice of which depends on each individual treatment plan. The need for retainers is always discussed with my patients before the start of orthodontic treatment and is an important part of the consent process.
Visualise your smile of tomorrow
Have you ever wondered how orthodontic treatment could change your smile? I am pleased to offer my patients 3D scanning with outcome simulation, already at the first appointment. The scanner accurately captures the structure of the teeth and gums in two to three minutes. The outcome simulator, which only requires a further 60 seconds, is a chairside tool I regularly use to help my patients visualise how their teeth could look at the end of orthodontic treatment.