Community Commitment

Edinburg Family Dentistry strives to educate not only our valued customers but also the community at large on issues of dental health. The consumption of foods and drinks that are high in sugar and starch continues at a high level and it is estimated that the average teenager drinks 81 gallons of soft drinks a year! But it is not just teenagers because the American Heart Association has found that most of us consume roughly 22 teaspoons of added sugar each day when the recommended sugar intake is only 6 to 9 teaspoons a day.

Consequently, we are very involved in the Rio Grande Valley community and offer dental education seminars to schools and provide complimentary dental kits to children. We also participate in health and job fairs as well as other community activities.

Our WILLY the WALRUS DENTAL EDUCATION PROGRAM has been in operation for over a decade and we have reached over 50,000 children in the Rio Grande Valley with basic dental hygiene information.

If you are interested in having Edinburg Family Dentistry participate in your event, call Gail Thomason at 956-428-5322.

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What we are doing to keep you and your family safe when you come to our office

We hope you and your family are 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 may things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

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 is 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 American Dental Association (ADA), The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 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:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at one at a time.

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.

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