Whitening, Is it for You?

A common request from patients at Charlottesville Dental Health Partners is “I would like to lighten (whiten) my teeth”.  With all of the vices in our daily life (Coffee, Wine, Tea, Soda) plus the natural darkening of our teeth as we age (EEKK), our teeth can darken seemingly overnight. Lightening your teeth is one of […]

Halloween Candy

I have always loved Halloween.  I know that is a contradiction for a dentist to admit, and no, it is not because of all the candy drumming up business.  I have always loved the excitement of the day; how kids dress up and celebrate while teens watch their favorite scary movie.  While this year may […]

Team Spotlight: Mandy

Meet our newest member of team hygiene: Mandy!! She was kind enough to share some insight with us about her likes, dislikes, and the one thing she cannot resist!! What is the one thing you cannot resist? Our new puppy – Evie. What is your greatest fear? Making a mistake, I’m too much of a […]

Covid and Dental Care Q&A

A few weeks ago, we had some questions posed to us through social media pertaining to protective measures in the office for COVID.  We wanted to share these questions and attempt to answer them. Will your office have enough personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure both dentists and patient families are safe? This is a […]

Momma T, ZZ Top and the dust mop…..

If you have visited CDHP in the last 30 years, it is likely that you have gotten a confirmation call from, met, chatted, shared a laugh with, received a cup of coffee and/or a hug from (pre-covid obviously) the face of the front office, our beloved Teresa! Known by many and loved by all, the […]

Team Spotlight: Paula K

This week we took a moment to chat with one of our superstar hygiene team members, Paula K. She is known around the office for her talents with tie dye, skills at ceramics, and delicious pretzel salad (a frequent request at our birthday lunches). Fun fact: Paula has been at the office for over 35 […]

CDHP and Covid

As we all navigate what our new “normal” looks like we wanted to take a few moments to fill you in on the safety measures we have taken here at CDHP to protect both our patients and staff. Staff Considerations:  Before re-opening our doors, the CDHP staff spent an entire week in the office without […]

Team Spotlight: Angie

This week, we highlight another of our all star team members, Angie. She wears many hats around the office working chairside with Dr. Paukert, ordering supplies for the clinical staff, and is a professional on the griddle (she has surprised the staff with pancake breakfasts and grilled cheese lunches while still expertly maintaining her daily […]

4th of July

For many of us, the July 4th holiday is going to be different this year.  The ticker tape parades, firework displays, and large group parties are being replaced by socially responsible celebrations in the wake of COVID pressure and fears.  While the holiday may feel different, it does offer us a change to stop, breathe, […]

Reopening May 18th

To our wonderful patients, We hope you and your families are healthy and well.  The Covid-19 pandemic has affected the lives of all of us over the last two months. We all wonder how we will resume our normal habits and routines safely, including dental care. Infection control has always been a top priority for […]

How Can I Make a Difference?

With social isolation, businesses closed, and threats of virus, one may wonder how can we make a difference. One of the largest areas of problems for health care workers in hospitals are PPE or Personal Protective Equipment. The shortage of PPE is one of the reason’s Governor Northam closed CDHP. With that in mind, Sarah […]

Update on COVID-19

Note from Drs Gary and Zach: Our Patients, out of an abundance of caution for our patients, staff, and families and per guidance from the Virginia Board of Dentistry, we have decided to suspend all NON-EMERGENT procedures for the next two weeks.  The Coronavirus needs to have the rate of infection slowed so that our […]

CDHP and the Coronavirus

We have been getting a myriad of questions regarding Coronavirus, specifically COVID.   As we know, Initial cases were reported in Wuhan, China and it is currently thought that the most likely mode of transmission is human to human.  Specifically in the US, cases include imported cases in travelers, cases among close contacts of a […]

Team Spotlight: Kelly

This week, we are highlighting Kelly, our amazing face at the front for so many years. What is the one thing you cannot resist?  Old dogs and chocolate covered pretzels – Coffee and Pizza get an honorable mention. What is your greatest fear? Failure. Failing myself and/ or the expectations of others. Where is your favorite […]

Team Spotlight: Erin

Every few weeks we are going to highlight one of our team through this blog. We hope by doing this, you will get to know each of us a bit better. Erin was willing to be our inaugural interview and answer some questions (which are totally not tooth related). What is the one thing you […]

Is that Drink Hurting Your Teeth

It is widely believed that one gets cavities because of sugar.  While that is a easy thing to point to, especially when talking with children, it is an oversimplification.  Sugar and fermentable carbohydrates are simply a catalyst for tooth decay.  While it is a great idea to minimize exposure to sugar in one’s diet, that […]