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  • Everything I have had done at Premier Smile Center has been top-notch. The treatment I received was thorough, precise and extremely professional. I never felt like just another patient because they took the time to listen to my concerns. They addressed my issues and we agreed on the treatment plan together.

    The staff is very friendly, warm and extremely knowledgeable. I felt relaxed and comfortable knowing I chose the right place to get the dental work I needed. Dr. Johnson is very humane and very knowledgeable, and she does amazing work. I like the friendliness and honesty of the whole practice. I was not confident with my smile, in fact I was very self conscious and rarely smiled. Premier Smile Center has changed all that. My smile is one of the things I like the most.

    Maria
  • I was terrified to receive a root canal, but I knew it had to be done. After meeting with Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bui, I felt better about the procedure. They educated me on the process. I was comfortable and had no pain—which was my biggest worry. I love coming to the office. Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. The doctors and staff educate you on what they are doing and why it is needed.

    The dentist was a place I visited only when I desperately needed to, and now I’m in the office every few months. I don’t live near the office anymore, but as long as they’re there, I will be driving over to Fort Lauderdale. Thanks to Premier Smile Center, I now have healthy, pearly white and almost perfectly straight teeth.

    Adriana
  • When I first came to the practice, my teeth were in terrible condition. From the beginning to the end of my treatment, Dr. Johnson and her entire practice were outstanding, professional and extremely understanding of my needs. Dr. Johnson is honest and very hands-on, and the practice feels like a family and not a factory. Thanks to Dr. Johnson, I now have a great smile.

    Arthur
  • Coming to Premier Smile Center was a life-changing experience for me. Although I was a registered nurse, I had the worst teeth ever—a missing tooth, discolored teeth and a crooked smile. Dr. Johnson explained to me in detail how she could give me a beautiful smile. She and her staff have been truly supportive and non-judgmental about my teeth. Dr. Johnson is compassionate, understanding and a joy to talk to, and the staff are friendly, efficient and caring. They encouraged me to go on when I was feeling down, and now I can smile confidently.

    The treatment I received has greatly increased my self-esteem. I can smile and laugh unashamedly and join into a group conversation, and not just be a passive listener. I also have better health and nutrition. It is the best investment I have ever made for myself.

    Gloria
  • Premier Smile Center has always treated me like family, and my experience as a patient of Dr. Johnson’s has been nothing but satisfactory. Dr. Johnson is brilliant, and the practice is clean, friendly and professional. Before I came to the office, the condition of my teeth was depressing. As a result of my treatment, I have more confidence and less anxiety associated with a messed-up mouth.

    Clayton
  • Before coming to Premier Smile Center, I had not been to a dentist in some time. I needed some periodontal work done, fillings and wisdom tooth extractions. What initially struck me was the warm welcome I received from the front office staff, and I had virtually no wait time before I was greeted by Dr. Johnson. She was incredibly professional and explained everything she was doing as she conducted the initial exam. She made her recommendations and scheduled a return visit to repair some fillings and pull two wisdom teeth.

    What was truly amazing was that within 24 hours Dr. Johnson herself called to check on me and asked how my experience was. My wisdom tooth extractions went flawlessly, and I experienced very little bleeding and no pain during or after the procedure. Again, Dr. Johnson called me afterward to check how I was doing. I like Dr. Johnson’s warm and sincere concern for her patients, and I also like her professional staff. I am always impressed by the warm, professional nature of everyone in the office.

    Daniel
  • From the moment I arrived at Premier Smile Center over a year ago, Dr. Johnson and her entire staff have been amazing. Needless to say, anytime you have a cosmetic procedure done there will be nerves and lots of questions. Within minutes into my initial consultation, these concerns subsided. Unlike other dental practices I have been to, Dr. Johnson took her time and explained what I should expect from beginning to end with Invisalign. I continue to receive compliments on my smile every day. I love it! I have already and would recommend her again to anyone I know. A huge thank you to Dr. Johnson and the Premier Smile Center staff for making my experience fabulous!

    Erica

Charmaine Johnson DDS Premiere Smile Center

March 24, 2020
2 weeksago

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds as the top way to clean our hands. “But if soap and water are not available, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol can help,” Not all hand sanitizers are the same . They have different percentages of alcohol. The only ones that are effective against viruses are those that have more than 60% alcohol, so look at the label when you buy your hand sanitizer.

The news media has created this sanitizer frenzy and our store shelves are empty with people fighting each other at the stores. However, good old fashioned soap and water is still shown to be the best way to get rid of bacteria and viruses on our hands. Many studies have shown that hand sanitizer does not get rid of all bacteria and viruses. In addition, it has to be used correctly in order for it to be effective. You have to apply a decent amount on your hands and you have to rub it in until it is dry. It takes about 30 seconds for it to dry. If your hands a dirty or greasy, it does not penetrate the dirt or grease and is ineffective.

So how does soap and water work and why is it better than hand sanitizer? 

Soap is made up of molecules that have 2 ends. The one end is attracted to fats and proteins and the other end is attracted to water. So, take some oil and pour it into water. The oil pools in a clump. Add detergent to it and it breaks up. This is because the fat loving end of the soap attaches to the oil and the water end stays in the water. The water end then pulls the oil apart.

Studies have shown by using a dye how much soap gets rid of germs vs hand sanitizer and hands down, there is more dye on the hands in this study after using hand sanitizer.

Coronavirus is an enveloped virus. This means it has a lipid or fat layer around it. When we use soap to wash our hands, the fat loving end of the soap attaches to the lipid wall of the virus. The water loving end stays in the water and pulls the wall of the virus apart. The now harmless broken up bits of virus now get washed down the drain.

So, make hand washing your number one choice. You also don’t need special antibacterial soap. All soap whether antibacterial or not has molecules that have a fat loving side and a water loving side. If you are not able to wash your hands then use a hand sanitizer but make sure it has at least 60% alcohol and that you are rubbing it all over your hands including between your fingers for at least 30 seconds until it dries.

We know that there is a lot of concern about the spread of Covid -19 and as an office we are being vigilant and attentive to what we need to do to prevent the spread of the virus. However, at the same time, we are healthcare practitioners and our job is to help patients become healthy or stay healthy. Dental offices treat dental emergencies like pain, swelling, broken teeth. Thus we plan to stay open to help you with your needs as long as the benefits outweigh the risks to our community.

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