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To Our Patients Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic

Your health and well-being are our highest priority. At all times, we take the highest level of precautions to prevent the spread of all infection, including the new coronavirus. These include steam/pressure autoclaving our instruments, high-level surface disinfection, disposables when possible, eye-protection, face masks and gloves. We are also screening every patient at every appointment for blood pressure and temperature. You can learn more about these protocols, as well as how you can help keep yourself and those around you healthy, from the American Dental Association’s website.


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On 3/17/2020, the ADA recommended that all Dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures until further notice. In compliance, our office will remain closed until further notice, except for emergency care.

However, despite the shut-down, we are also aware that your needs and concerns for dental treatment are not going to necessarily follow the mandated guidelines. Even though the office is currently required to remain closed for routine patient care until further notice, I want to assure my patients that if you have any concerns or questions about work that is in progress, work that has recently been done or an acute dental situation that has just developed, I am available by phone, text message, email or, in emergency circumstances, in person at the office.

•  The emergency number to contact Dr. Gerard is 561-504-6666.  •

If you call this number, due to the scourge of 'robo-calls', you must leave a voice message in order to receive a call back from Dr. Gerard. Alternatively, you can send a text message to the above emergency number, identifying yourself and describing your current situation and Dr. Gerard will reply accordingly.

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We will continue to closely monitor updates from the CDC, the ADA, the World Health Organization and our state officials. In the case of new information, we will keep you informed of any changes to our procedures or appointments by making frequent updates to this portion of the website home page. 

We ask you to use your best judgement and caution and appreciate your continued patience as the scenario continues to develop and evolve. We also encourage you to follow prevention and safety guidelines established by the CDC
 

Dr. Leon F. Gerard 

Boca Dental Aesthetics

Downtown Boca Raton Dentist






 

See what Jordana - Professional Model and "Case #7" on "Deal Or No Deal" - thinks about the care she's received at Dr. Gerard's office:

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When you visit the Boca Raton downtown dental office of Dr. Leon Gerard, your smile is our top priority. Dr. Gerard's entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you expect and deserve.

Part of Dr. Gerard's commitment to serving his patients includes providing information to help them to make more informed decisions about their oral health care. This website is a resource for dental information Dr. Gerard hopes you’ll find both useful and interesting.

Contact us today!

We hope you find this site helpful in learning more about Dr. Gerard's practice, all sorts of dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more!

Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call or email us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.


Come see why some have called Dr. Gerard's office, "Boca's Day Spa for Your Mouth!"


 

Located in Boca Raton's Incredible Royal Palm Place

Leon F. Gerard, DDS - ​Boca Dental Aesthetics

Boca Dental Aesthetics - situated in a lovely, open-air Plaza, reminiscent of an Old-World European village, Dr. Gerard's office is in a serene, secluded setting. The views from the treatment rooms are generally considered to be unmatched! The photo below is Dr. Gerard's office: it's the 2nd-floor corner office, just under the tower. There is a brick circular drive just in front of the office for Pick-up and Drop-off.

Boca Dental Aesthetics
315 S.E. Mizner Blvd, Suite 216
Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: (561) 338-5005
info@bocadr.com

GPS: 26°20'48.5"N 80°05'03.8"W
26.346800, -80.084380

 


 


 


 

 

DENTAL UPDATE:

Dr. Gerard is one of the 1st Dentists in the state of Florida to use the brand-new "AquasilUltra Cordless" impression system!
This revolutionary new system means the end of packing retraction cords for almost all crowns and bridges impressions!

If you've ever had a crown made in the past, you may recall when the Dentist or the Assistant had to "pack cords" before taking the final impression. Until now, this has been a very important part of accurately registering the shape of the teeth for the lab to fabricate the new crown or bridge or veneer.

The process involves gently tucking a thin braided thread just under the gum tissue around the tooth being worked on. The thread, or "cord" as we call it, is usually impregnated with a medication that temporarily causes the small blood vessels within the gum tissue to contract. This, in turn, controls any bleeding and causes the gum tissue to temporarily retract away from the tooth slightly, thus allowing the impression material to freely flow around the entire tooth during the impression process, giving a nice, clean impression. The process of placing this cord would normally be fairly uncomfortable for the patient, so, until now, we have usually numbed the area up. The gum tissues usually return back to normal within a few minutes, but can be sore for a day or 2 after the impressions. If extensive work is being performed on many teeth at the same time, there may have been significant post-operative discomfort for several days.

Not only is this process sometimes uncomfortable for the patient, it usually adds a significant amount of chairtime to the appointment: if we are reconstructing someone's entire mouth with crowns and/or fixed bridges, packing cords before taking final impressions can literally add an entire hour or more to the appointment!

This has now all changed!

 

On October 1, 2013, the Caulk Dentsply Company began shipping the Caulk AquasilUltra Cordless Impression System and Dr. Gerard immediately recognized it as a potiential revolution for the dental industry. By reformulating the impression material and delivering it through a fine tip under pressure, the impression material is able to be placed under the gumline without the need, in most cases, to mechanically displace the gum tissue! 


This means if you are having veneers or crowns, no more packing cords! And Dr. Gerard is one of the only Florida Dentists offering this revolutionary system. Please feel free to call the office or click here for more information on the AquasilUltra Cordless Impression system.

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