Elden Street Dental Care - Dr. Queen

Elden Street Dental Care - Dr. Queen At Elden Street Dental Care, your comfort is our first concern! Our convenient Herndon office, serving the community since 2000, is located just off the Fairfax County Parkway in the Stuart Professional Village.

We are a small family practice with the personal service sometimes lacking in larger offices, and our staff is exceptionally warm and welcoming, with the ability to offer you the highest level of care. Dr. Brian Queen has over 25 years of dental experience and has been voted one of "America's Best Dentists" since 2001. Because he has specialized and on-going training in everything from sedation to

We are a small family practice with the personal service sometimes lacking in larger offices, and our staff is exceptionally warm and welcoming, with the ability to offer you the highest level of care. Dr. Brian Queen has over 25 years of dental experience and has been voted one of "America's Best Dentists" since 2001. Because he has specialized and on-going training in everything from sedation to

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Why you may have to pay extra at OTHER dental offices (not ours) at your next appointment:The American Dental Associatio...
08/10/2020
Dentists extract new fee from patients to keep up with rising COVID-19 costs

Why you may have to pay extra at OTHER dental offices (not ours) at your next appointment:

The American Dental Association recognizes the extraordinary circumstances dentists and their patients face as we navigate the COVID pandemic. The cost of infection control procedures has skyrocketed and dental offices are facing a significant financial challenge navigating this environment. Further, costs of personal protective equipment (PPE) including N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and shoe covers, has increased due to supply shortages with prices variable across the nation. Operatory protective barriers, protective equipment for front office staff, additional disinfection protocols and other administrative or engineering controls (e.g. isolation systems, air purifiers, filters, etc.) are adding overhead for dental offices.
In the long-term, dentists whose overhead has remarkably changed, may choose to charge a “COVID-19” fee due to experiencing significant cost increases.

Elden Street Dental Care is NOT charging any additional fees nor are we increasing our prices.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/dentists-extract-new-fee-patients-keep-rising-covid-19-costs-n1221256

A growing number of dental offices across the country are charging patients an "infection control fee."

Our office remains OPEN to treat patients!  Elden Street Dental Care is updating its H1N1 Pandemic Response Plan for the...
03/23/2020

Our office remains OPEN to treat patients!

Elden Street Dental Care is updating its H1N1 Pandemic Response Plan for the COVID-19 virus and will follow all recommendations to our area from the CDC.

As with recommendations for influenza, we urge all patients to follow these measures:

Stay home if you are ill. This includes having had a fever in the past 24 hours, without needing any fever-reducing medication, or if you had vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
If you are coughing or sneezing frequently, please stay home until your symptoms improve.

Elden Street Dental Care is implementing the following measures immediately:

One patient is allowed in our office at a time. To ensure this happens, please arrive at your appointment on time. If you are early, we ask that you wait inside your car until your scheduled appointment time OR until someone from our staff signals you may enter. This allows us the ability to make sure every area is disinfected and that no one remains sitting in our reception area.

Appointments are staggered between patients to allow proper time to disinfect and keep surfaces free of bacteria and viruses, including door handles, light switches, treatment rooms, computers, restrooms, pens, and other common areas.

Dr. Queen and Kristi are the only people currently on staff at Elden Street Dental Care. We have personal protective equipment and take universal precautions, as we always have, with all of our patients.

We ask that you please use the restroom and brush your teeth PRIOR to coming to our office. This minimizes the areas needed to clean and disinfect between patients.

We use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol and our surface disinfectants include OptiCide and Cavicide.

At the end of each business day, our staff will do a deep cleaning throughout the office.

If any of our staff becomes ill or is exposed to anyone with an illness, the office will close immediately for a period of at least 14 days.

We will continue to update our patients with any new developments.

Please refer to the Fairfax County Health Department's handout on how to protect yourself and your family.https://fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/coronavirus.pdf

Our office remains OPEN to treat patients!

Elden Street Dental Care is updating its H1N1 Pandemic Response Plan for the COVID-19 virus and will follow all recommendations to our area from the CDC.

As with recommendations for influenza, we urge all patients to follow these measures:

Stay home if you are ill. This includes having had a fever in the past 24 hours, without needing any fever-reducing medication, or if you had vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
If you are coughing or sneezing frequently, please stay home until your symptoms improve.

Elden Street Dental Care is implementing the following measures immediately:

One patient is allowed in our office at a time. To ensure this happens, please arrive at your appointment on time. If you are early, we ask that you wait inside your car until your scheduled appointment time OR until someone from our staff signals you may enter. This allows us the ability to make sure every area is disinfected and that no one remains sitting in our reception area.

Appointments are staggered between patients to allow proper time to disinfect and keep surfaces free of bacteria and viruses, including door handles, light switches, treatment rooms, computers, restrooms, pens, and other common areas.

Dr. Queen and Kristi are the only people currently on staff at Elden Street Dental Care. We have personal protective equipment and take universal precautions, as we always have, with all of our patients.

We ask that you please use the restroom and brush your teeth PRIOR to coming to our office. This minimizes the areas needed to clean and disinfect between patients.

We use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60-95% alcohol and our surface disinfectants include OptiCide and Cavicide.

At the end of each business day, our staff will do a deep cleaning throughout the office.

If any of our staff becomes ill or is exposed to anyone with an illness, the office will close immediately for a period of at least 14 days.

We will continue to update our patients with any new developments.

Please refer to the Fairfax County Health Department's handout on how to protect yourself and your family.https://fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/coronavirus.pdf

Don’t Allow Insurance to Dictate Your Care!Cost and quality issues have long plagued the US healthcare system.  Access t...
02/19/2020

Don’t Allow Insurance to Dictate Your Care!

Cost and quality issues have long plagued the US healthcare system. Access to affordable, competent healthcare is the most common concern of American consumers, according to a Consumer Reports survey. With premiums rising, more than half of Americans aren't sure if they or their loved ones will be able to afford adequate health insurance. And many of these problems could be a direct result of insurance companies being at the center of the system, where they both finance and manage medical and dental care. Insurers, once forbidden from supervising the work of doctors, now act as managers, peering over the shoulders of physicians in a vain effort to counteract payment incentives that have created an oversupply of insured care.

What many Americans don't know is that even if you can afford insurance, your access to quality care can be restricted by insurance company tactics that limit coverage for certain prescriptions and procedures. These practices are causing significant problems for patients. Insurers seek to cut costs (which, in turn, increase their profitability) by limiting coverage for certain treatments and passing expenses on to customers. Here are some common tactics your insurance provider may use to avoid paying for quality health and dental care.

1. Questioning Your Doctor's Orders

Insurance companies often use a practice called "prior authorization" to avoid paying for a specific treatment or medication. This process requires your doctor to request approval from your insurance company before beginning a procedure or prescribing a specific medication or treatment. The treatment your doctor prescribed will only be covered if the insurance company approves it, based on their own policies and often without considering your health history. This is also a way insurance companies can delay treatment, putting your health at risk.

2. Excluding Covered Services and Experienced Providers

It used to be the case that insurance companies weren’t allowed to deem a recommended procedure as unnecessary, not indicated, and not reimbursable. Now, the insurance companies won’t even allow it if a patient needs it. And there are so many hoops a provider must jump through to get their patients what they need. Additionally, insurance carriers sometimes require the patient to see a doctor from a “preferred” list, a list based on the doctor accepting 20-40% of a reduction in their normal fees rather than for their reputation, skill, or competency.

3. Low Reimbursement Rates

Doctors and dentists provide the care they think is appropriate. But now insurance companies cause so many restraints and are unwilling to pay what a patient is entitled to and what a doctor can offer. They require that a doctor or dentist advise treatment and then wait for an untrained person in front of a computer to approve or disapprove the doctor’s recommendation, and then waste a huge amount of time fighting them after a denial of benefits. This leads to a doctor’s inability to give their patients what is best for them, and instead, give them what hopefully their insurance company will pay for.

No insurance, no problem!
Insurance companies have too much power over the processes. Too many patients don’t get the care they need or get inadequate care. Don’t allow your insurance company to determine the best possible care for you, because they can’t...and they won’t. Dr. Queen is an unrestricted dental provider, meaning he works for you, not the insurance company. At Elden Street Dental Care, we will maximize your insurance benefits but don’t contract with any insurance company, thus we have the ability to treat our patients as individuals based on their needs, and not based on insurance restrictions. And don’t worry if you don’t have insurance coverage. Dr. Queen’s conservative approach will save you money on unnecessary treatment. We also offer interest-free and low-interest payment options so you can have the treatment you need now and finance it over time. Call us today at 703-689-2480 and schedule a complimentary exam!

Don’t Allow Insurance to Dictate Your Care!

Cost and quality issues have long plagued the US healthcare system. Access to affordable, competent healthcare is the most common concern of American consumers, according to a Consumer Reports survey. With premiums rising, more than half of Americans aren't sure if they or their loved ones will be able to afford adequate health insurance. And many of these problems could be a direct result of insurance companies being at the center of the system, where they both finance and manage medical and dental care. Insurers, once forbidden from supervising the work of doctors, now act as managers, peering over the shoulders of physicians in a vain effort to counteract payment incentives that have created an oversupply of insured care.

What many Americans don't know is that even if you can afford insurance, your access to quality care can be restricted by insurance company tactics that limit coverage for certain prescriptions and procedures. These practices are causing significant problems for patients. Insurers seek to cut costs (which, in turn, increase their profitability) by limiting coverage for certain treatments and passing expenses on to customers. Here are some common tactics your insurance provider may use to avoid paying for quality health and dental care.

1. Questioning Your Doctor's Orders

Insurance companies often use a practice called "prior authorization" to avoid paying for a specific treatment or medication. This process requires your doctor to request approval from your insurance company before beginning a procedure or prescribing a specific medication or treatment. The treatment your doctor prescribed will only be covered if the insurance company approves it, based on their own policies and often without considering your health history. This is also a way insurance companies can delay treatment, putting your health at risk.

2. Excluding Covered Services and Experienced Providers

It used to be the case that insurance companies weren’t allowed to deem a recommended procedure as unnecessary, not indicated, and not reimbursable. Now, the insurance companies won’t even allow it if a patient needs it. And there are so many hoops a provider must jump through to get their patients what they need. Additionally, insurance carriers sometimes require the patient to see a doctor from a “preferred” list, a list based on the doctor accepting 20-40% of a reduction in their normal fees rather than for their reputation, skill, or competency.

3. Low Reimbursement Rates

Doctors and dentists provide the care they think is appropriate. But now insurance companies cause so many restraints and are unwilling to pay what a patient is entitled to and what a doctor can offer. They require that a doctor or dentist advise treatment and then wait for an untrained person in front of a computer to approve or disapprove the doctor’s recommendation, and then waste a huge amount of time fighting them after a denial of benefits. This leads to a doctor’s inability to give their patients what is best for them, and instead, give them what hopefully their insurance company will pay for.

No insurance, no problem!
Insurance companies have too much power over the processes. Too many patients don’t get the care they need or get inadequate care. Don’t allow your insurance company to determine the best possible care for you, because they can’t...and they won’t. Dr. Queen is an unrestricted dental provider, meaning he works for you, not the insurance company. At Elden Street Dental Care, we will maximize your insurance benefits but don’t contract with any insurance company, thus we have the ability to treat our patients as individuals based on their needs, and not based on insurance restrictions. And don’t worry if you don’t have insurance coverage. Dr. Queen’s conservative approach will save you money on unnecessary treatment. We also offer interest-free and low-interest payment options so you can have the treatment you need now and finance it over time. Call us today at 703-689-2480 and schedule a complimentary exam!

Mouthguards Aren’t Just For AthletesFor athletes, wearing a mouthguard is important—especially in a sport where there is...
01/27/2020

Mouthguards Aren’t Just For Athletes

For athletes, wearing a mouthguard is important—especially in a sport where there is contact with an opponent, a piece of equipment, or the potential to fall—in order to protect teeth from sudden, high-impact forces. Without a mouthguard, athletes can put themselves at risk for chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, and root damage to the teeth…but so can another group of people, those commonly referred to as “grinders”.
Safeguarding your teeth, gums, and jaw should be a priority for everyone--not just athletes--especially those who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. The action of grinding, where your upper and lower teeth move back and forth with great force against each other, causes your teeth to flatten. Allowed to persist, grinding causes temperature sensitivity, pain (when the wear is deep down to the nerve), cracks in the teeth, receding gums and eventually lost teeth. To fix these issues, you would need crowns, bridges, implants, extractions, and root canals. Grinding can also cause migraine headaches and pain in the shoulders, neck, back and ears.
Most people are completely unaware that they grind their teeth and some will say that they only notice signs of wear. But it's not just a cosmetic problem (although worn down teeth can age you as much--if not worse--than wrinkled skin).
Most cases of bruxism can easily be treated by wearing a mouthguard while you sleep, also called a night guard. While it won’t prevent the habit of grinding, it works by putting a barrier between your teeth. When you clench your jaw, the night guard helps to lighten the tension and give cushion to the muscles in the jaw. This cushioning not only helps to prevent face and jaw pain, but also protects the enamel of your teeth.

INVEST IN A CUSTOM FIT!
If you play contact sports, find yourself suffering from headaches or jaw pain during the day, or your spouse notices that you grind or clench your teeth during sleep, you may want to consider a custom-made mouthguard/night guard, which is more comfortable, durable, and effective than store-bought options. Night guards that you can buy at the drug store are not custom-fitted, they are either stock mouthguards or boil & bites, which are often too large and fit poorly. No two mouths are exactly the same, so it makes sense that a generic night guard is less likely to fit comfortably in your mouth than one that is customized to your unique bite. A properly-fitted night guard is more likely to support healthy alignment in your mouth, avoid damaging your gums, and will last longer. So while getting a night guard costs several hundred dollars, it can be an extremely worthwhile investment in the long run. Because it is designed by Dr. Queen to fit your teeth exactly, it is much more likely than a store bought guard to prevent you from needing more expensive dental work in the future. Also, in many case, dental insurance covers all or part of the cost. For these reasons, it’s well worth investing in a custom-fitted night guard like the ones we make our patients at Elden Street Dental Care.

To learn more about night guard options and to choose the best option for you, call our office today and schedule a complimentary consultation.

Mouthguards Aren’t Just For Athletes

For athletes, wearing a mouthguard is important—especially in a sport where there is contact with an opponent, a piece of equipment, or the potential to fall—in order to protect teeth from sudden, high-impact forces. Without a mouthguard, athletes can put themselves at risk for chipped or broken teeth, fractured crowns or bridgework, lip and cheek injuries, and root damage to the teeth…but so can another group of people, those commonly referred to as “grinders”.
Safeguarding your teeth, gums, and jaw should be a priority for everyone--not just athletes--especially those who suffer from bruxism, or teeth grinding. The action of grinding, where your upper and lower teeth move back and forth with great force against each other, causes your teeth to flatten. Allowed to persist, grinding causes temperature sensitivity, pain (when the wear is deep down to the nerve), cracks in the teeth, receding gums and eventually lost teeth. To fix these issues, you would need crowns, bridges, implants, extractions, and root canals. Grinding can also cause migraine headaches and pain in the shoulders, neck, back and ears.
Most people are completely unaware that they grind their teeth and some will say that they only notice signs of wear. But it's not just a cosmetic problem (although worn down teeth can age you as much--if not worse--than wrinkled skin).
Most cases of bruxism can easily be treated by wearing a mouthguard while you sleep, also called a night guard. While it won’t prevent the habit of grinding, it works by putting a barrier between your teeth. When you clench your jaw, the night guard helps to lighten the tension and give cushion to the muscles in the jaw. This cushioning not only helps to prevent face and jaw pain, but also protects the enamel of your teeth.

INVEST IN A CUSTOM FIT!
If you play contact sports, find yourself suffering from headaches or jaw pain during the day, or your spouse notices that you grind or clench your teeth during sleep, you may want to consider a custom-made mouthguard/night guard, which is more comfortable, durable, and effective than store-bought options. Night guards that you can buy at the drug store are not custom-fitted, they are either stock mouthguards or boil & bites, which are often too large and fit poorly. No two mouths are exactly the same, so it makes sense that a generic night guard is less likely to fit comfortably in your mouth than one that is customized to your unique bite. A properly-fitted night guard is more likely to support healthy alignment in your mouth, avoid damaging your gums, and will last longer. So while getting a night guard costs several hundred dollars, it can be an extremely worthwhile investment in the long run. Because it is designed by Dr. Queen to fit your teeth exactly, it is much more likely than a store bought guard to prevent you from needing more expensive dental work in the future. Also, in many case, dental insurance covers all or part of the cost. For these reasons, it’s well worth investing in a custom-fitted night guard like the ones we make our patients at Elden Street Dental Care.

To learn more about night guard options and to choose the best option for you, call our office today and schedule a complimentary consultation.

Address

102 Elden St, Ste 20
Herndon, VA
20170

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm

Telephone

(703) 689-2480

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