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The FDA has advised ‘vulnerable’ groups - pregnant and lactating women; women trying to conceive; fetuses, infants and younger kids; those with neurological or kidney issues; and those allergic to mercury – to avoid dental amalgam. We take this advice very seriously. That’s why we consider mercury-free smiles as a priority!
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Safe pediatric sedation dentistry in NC helps establish good childhood memories, and helps avoid fear in adulthood

The fear of the dentist is often rooted in negative experiences during childhood. Virtue Dental Care wants to prevent this crippling fear from developing, so you and your littlest family members will keep coming back for the ongoing care necessary for good oral and overall health.

Pediatric Sedation Dentistry in NC Area

One of the ways Virtue Dental Care ensures you and your child have the best experience possible is with sedation. Thanks to advances in sedation, Dr. William Virtue and his team can safely administer pediatric sedation to patients in Yadkinville NC and the surrounding areas. These patients might otherwise be too anxious for Dr. Virtue to treat.

In combination with Dr. Virtue’s focus on minimally invasive procedures (such as fillings and inlays and onlays versus crowns), oral conscious sedation allows your child or teen to feel completely at ease. Since concerns associated with the loss of control while under sedation are a primary source of patients’ dental fears, parents and children alike can rest easier knowing these calming medications allow the patient to remain awake and respond to questions from Dr. Virtue and dental hygienists.

Oral conscious sedation requires a pre-sedation evaluation. These fast-acting drugs leave your child’s body quickly. Dr. Virtue will provide instructions on when the medication should be given prior to treatment. During treatment, Virtue Dental Care staff will continuously check your child’s vital signs. After treatment, your child will have little to no memory of the procedure.

While oral conscious sedation is very safe for children, your child may have a pleasant experience with another sedative approach: nitrous oxide. Better known as laughing gas, this is what comes to mind when many people think of calming drugs used during dental procedures. The sedative agent, when mixed with oxygen, is delivered to your child via a mask comfortably and securely fitted over the nose. As with oral conscious sedation, the patient will still be able to respond to requests and outside stimuli, without having a care in the world about the treatment.

Several factors are considered when determining the best sedative option, including the anticipated chair time for the treatment and the level of dental anxiety. To find out more about pediatric sedation dentistry for your little one, Virtue Dental Care Patients call (336) 679-2034 and New Patients call (336) 606-0040 for appointments

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Virtue Dental does a great job for everyone in the family. Even one child who felt anxious about dental visits was comfortable here. Excellent care and very kind!
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Virtue Dental Care - General & Mercury-Free Dentistry

Dr. William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM best doctor near Rochester, MI

William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM
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William Virtue, DDS, AGD, FIAOMT, DNM studied dentistry at Indiana University and opened Virtue Dental Care in 1979. He became interested in biological dentistry many years ago as he realized that dentistry should benefit one’s overall health and not just oral health. That is why he practices mercury-safe, biocompatible dentistry in accordance with the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology’s (IAOMT) health and safety standards. He is SMART (Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique) certified by the IAOMT too.
Dr. Virtue was President of the Forum for Contemporary Dental Esthetics and the IAOMT, of which he is also a Fellow. He enjoys teaching biological dentistry to dentists and staff. He continues to educate himself on developments in dentistry to provide the best services for patients.


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Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT


Mary Katherine Taylor, DDS, ADA, NCDS, AIAOMT became interested in dentistry at an early age and volunteered at dental clinics. A student of Starmount High School and Wake Forest University, she earned her dental degree from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is passionate about education and prevention: She updates her knowledge with a variety of continuous education courses while teaching patients about caring for and maintaining their teeth for a long, healthy life.