Dear Families and Patients of VVM Kids,

Our office has always prided ourselves in providing the safest dental care for your children…

Effective immediately, Valleau, VanDeven, and Massie will be limiting the treatment we provide to our patients to emergency visits ONLY until April 3rd and possibly longer. Non-emergency dental care will be postponed in an effort to mitigate the risk of exposure and disease spread in our community.

We have made this decision in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, our public officials, and our professional societies.

This was an extremely difficult decision, and we appreciate your understanding and patience. It is our privilege to care for your children’s oral health and we look forward to continuing to do so. We are monitoring the situation closely as it changes and will post updates accordingly.

If your child does have a dental emergency, please call our office (Grand Rapids 455-1301 and Rockford 884-5812) to be directed to one of our on-call doctors.

Sincerely,
Drs. Aimee Valleau, Christopher VanDeven, and Jessica Massie
Valleau, VanDeven & Massie
A Great Dentist

What is silver diamine fluoride?

Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a minimally invasive, low-cost treatment that dentists paint on the teeth to painlessly treat cavities. SDF was approved by the FDA in 2014. Until now, no option for the treatment of cavities besides restorative dentistry (i.e.fillings) has shown substantial efficacy. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a topical medicament that can be used to treat cavities in the least invasive way possible. The silver acts an an antimicrobial and the fluoride promotes remineralization. Although countries around the world have been using SDF for decades, the FDA recently cleared the product for the U.S. market in 2014. Our doctors would be more than happy to discuss the uses and applications of SDF and to find out if it is an appropriate alternative treatment for your child. 

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