Greetings to all from Lawrence Dental Excellence!!,
As you are all probably aware, the Governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, after thorough consultation with the Department of Health and the State Board of Dentistry, shut down dental offices, effective March 19. Since that time, we have been complying with the Governor’s order – remaining open for emergency procedures only to do our part to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, and to deliver a different cleaning method for the dental operatory.
We are pleased to announce that the Department of Health revised its COVID-19 Dental Health Care Personnel guidance on May 8 to reflect the Governor’s strategic phased reopening plan. The revised guidance lifts the prohibition on “elective” (non-urgent) dental procedures. What does that mean for you and your family? We are ready to see you now for a vast array of dental services and needs!Read More
Throughout this process, our goal has been to do no harm and to protect our patients (and ourselves), just as some of us did way back in the 1980s when we faced a similar crisis with the AIDS outbreak. Our precautions changed; all procedures necessitated the use of gloves and face protection. So, we continue to follow this rapidly-changing situation and continue to put the safety and health of patients and staff first. The revised guidance further directs dental providers to apply their clinical judgment, knowledge of COVID-19 cases in their respective markets, patient and staff needs, and availability of necessary supplies when assessing whether to move forward with non-urgent and elective dental care.
As we open our doors for non-urgent and non-emergency care, we are continuing to abide by the evolving regulations issued by the state of Pennsylvania to protect the citizens of the Commonwealth. Rest assured that we are also abiding by infection control protocols as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Your health is in good hands, regardless of the needs and goals that may lead you to our office.
After the dental office closure was announced, I had asserted that by the middle of May, much of this would be behind us – that we could then continue to provide what we have always provided: excellent, health-centric dental care. We are right on schedule, and we are here for you. We look forward to hearing from you and reconnecting with you and your family.
Be well and we will see you soon!
Stephen M. Lawrence, DMD and Team
Dr. Stephen Lawrence has always taken great pride in his work, so you can take great pride in your smile!
We are a full service dental practice. Dr. Lawrence’s experience enables him to perform procedures that most other dentists refer to specialists.
Whether you have recently relocated or are a long-time resident, it can be difficult to find a dentist who is a good match for your needs. One who takes time to understand your unique concerns and has the experience to guide reasonable treatment choices. A dentist who provides all the services you are likely to need for a lifetime of comfortable oral function and attractive smiles. Dr. Stephen Lawrence has been providing that level of care to patients in the Kingston, PA area for more than 25 years.
Countless people, of both genders and all ages, dread dental treatment. Others simply do not have time to be referred out to a specialist when something more than a filling is needed. At Lawrence Dental Excellence you are assured of gentle care that helps to overcome anxiety and the convenience of full-service dentistry.
Scheduling an appointment is easy – just call our office at (570) 852-2650 or take advantage of the online booking app on this website. Dr. Lawrence offers late day and weekend hours by appointment.
The office has ground-floor access and plenty of free parking. You can count on warm, personalized attention from your first telephone interaction with our staff, through regular checkups and extensive procedures. Insurance claims are filed on your behalf, and there are no surprises at billing time.
A healthy smile is naturally beautiful, but if yours needs a little extra enhancement, Dr. Lawrence is well-qualified. He took post graduate training in cosmetic dentistry at the prestigious Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and completes a great deal of annual continuing education. Most importantly, he works closely with you to design a smile makeover – straightforward or complex – that helps you love the way your smile looks.
Dr. Lawrence began his study of cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry at the Louisiana State University Continuing Education program and continued his education at the Pankey Institute of advanced dental education in Key Biscayne, Florida. His mentors there then moved on to the Spear Education Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and that is where Dr. Lawrence is continuing his education. He has taken many hours of CE in areas such as sleep disordered breathing, treating difficult cases, and reconstructing very damaged mouths. In addition, he has adopted the “digital” workflow, which means no more impressions!
Isn’t it nice to know you have found a dentist you can keep for life? Call (570) 852-2650 to become a patient at Lawrence Dental Excellence in Kingston, PA.
Always a great experience at Dr Lawrence’s office. They are now like close friends to me. I originally came to Dr Lawrence with some serious dental issues and he not only provided solutions that others either could not or would not …. but …. far exceeded my expectations. I now have people approaching me to compliment my smile and tell me my teeth are spectacular. Crazy! But, more importantly …… I no longer laugh with my hand over my mouth. And for me …… that is everything!