ATTENTION!!!

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!

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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

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Patient Education

Cracked Tooth

This video shows you the serious oral health consequences of an untreated cracked tooth.


Manual versus Electric Toothbrush

This video shows you the differences between a manual and an electric toothbrush for removing plaque and preventing tooth decay.


Recurrent Decay (Around a Restoration)

This video shows you how decay can reappear on a restored tooth and compromise the structure of the tooth all over again.


Non-Carious Cervical Lesions (Abfraction)

This video shows you the causes, symptoms and consequences of non-carious cervical lesions (NCCL), or abfraction.


Causes for a Gummy Smile

This video shows you how a gummy smile can have a variety of causes and how it's important to work with your doctor to determine the best course of treatment for your unique situation.


Clear Aligner Technology (Impression)

This video shows you how clear aligners can be used to incrementally adjust the position of teeth to improve alignment and the appearance of your smile.


Proper Flossing Technique

This video shows you proper technique for flossing to remove plaque and food particles under the gum line and in between teeth where a toothbrush can't always reach.


Dry Mouth

This video provides an overview of the causes and symptoms of dry mouth, as well as oral health complications that can arise from it and the importance of seeking treatment.


Temporomandibular Joint Disorder

This video provides an overview of the causes, symptoms and consequences of temporomandibular joint disorder.


Prophy vs Periodontal Maintenance

This video shows you the differences between periodontal maintenance therapy and a routine dental cleaning to prevent and treat periodontal disease.


Prophy vs Scaling and Root Planing

This video shows you the differences between scaling and root planing and a routine dental cleaning to prevent and treat periodontal disease.


Filling Versus Crown (CAD/CAM)

This video shows you the differences between a filling and a crown made using CAD/CAM 3-D technology to repair decayed or damaged teeth.


Clear Aligner Technology (CAD/CAM)

This video shows you how clear aligners can be used to incrementally adjust the position of teeth to improve alignment and the appearance of your smile.


Bridge (Anterior- CADCAM)

This video shows you how a bridge replaces a missing front tooth using CAD/CAM 3-D technology.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea

This video provides an overview of obstructive sleep apnea and the serious and dangerous complications to your overall health that can result if it is left untreated.


Occlusal Appliance for Tooth Wear

This video shows you how an occlusal appliance protects teeth from wear caused by nighttime teeth grinding and jaw clenching.


Sleep Appliance

This video shows you how a mandibular advancement device, or sleep appliance, is used in the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.


Bridge (CAD/CAM)

This video shows you how a bridge replaces a missing tooth using CAD/CAM 3-D technology to create a custom-made restoration.


Veneers (CAD/CAM)

This video shows you how veneers are used to improve the appearance of a smile, using CAD/CAM 3-D technology to create custom-made restorations.


Bridge (CAD/CAM)

This video shows you how a bridge replaces a missing tooth using CAD/CAM 3-D technology to create a custom-made restoration.


Bridge Versus an Implant

This video shows you the differences between a bridge and a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, while reviewing the benefits and potential drawbacks of each.


Fluoride Treatments

This video shows you how a professional fluoride treatment is given and how it helps develop strong teeth and prevent tooth decay.


Single Crown (CADCAM)

This video shows you how a crown, custom-made by CAD/CAM 3-D technology, restores a damaged tooth.


CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography)

This video provides an overview of how your doctor can use CBCT technology to create a 3-D image of your head and face to assist with diagnosing dental issues and planning treatment.


Orthodontic Retainers- Removable

This video shows you how a removable retainer helps maintain tooth alignment following orthodontic treatment.


Success Stories

Always a great experience at Dr Lawrence's office.

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!

Margaret H.

Margaret H.

He's exact and to the point.

Dr. Stephen Lawrence is the best dentist around. He doesn’t treat you like a patient, he’s acts like a big brother. He’s exact and to the point. The receptionist, Donna, and his hygienists are the BEST!
A bizillion thumbs up.

Rose A.

Rose A.

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