Laurie B. Patrick in Huntsville AL

How are we keeping YOU, our patients, and our staff safe during the COVID 19 Pandemic?

We have installed (four) 4 Jade air purifiers from Surgically Clean Air.  These are medical grade purifiers that use multi-stage air purifying technologies that work together to clean, purify and re-energize the indoor air.  The six 6 stage filtration system captures dust particles, pollen, volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) gases, mold, allergens, viruses, odors (like formaldehyde and smoke), bio-aerosols, and many other pollutants that are found in inside workspaces.  The negative ion generator makes indoor feel more pure, clean and energized to help combat fatigue.  For an air purifier to deliver its benefits throughout the indoor space it needs to move large volumes of air through its filtration system effectively without impacting those people that are closest to it or being too loud. It’s like hand sanitizer for your indoor air.

We have also installed (two) 2 Vanguard Gold Mobile Extraoral Dental Suction machines for aerosols.  These machines are used in our operatories with high aerosol procedures. They utilize a powerful HEPA filter which safely captures microbes such as viruses and other contaminants within biological aerosols. 

In addition to the equipment we are screening all patients by taking temperatures, completing CDC questionnaire, closing our reception area and social distancing as much as possible.  Our staff wear mask, face shields and change their working gowns after each patient.   Like always our surfaces are cleaned and then disinfected between each patient also.  We meet and exceed all guidelines outlined by the Alabama Board of Dental Examiners and Alabama Department of Public Health.

We are committed to keeping our staff and patients as safe as possible during this difficult time for all or us.  Should you have any questions, please give us a call 256-650-1190.

Dr. Patrick is eligible for Diplomate Certification with the

American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine– one of two in Alabama!

Are you drowsy during the day with no explanation? Do you snore loudly or wake up breathless in the middle of the night? If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be one of more than 12 million Americans who are affected by sleep apnea.

Treatments for sleep apnea depend on the severity of each individual case, and the type of apnea. Basic treatment can be behavioral — for instance, patients are instructed to lose weight, stop smoking, or sleep on their sides instead of on their backs. Beyond that, oral devices can be used to position the mouth in such a way that prevents throat blockage. In more severe cases, surgery may be the best option.