August 12, 2020
May 26, 2020
Our office will be opening for treatment care on June 1, 2020. Please bear with us, as there are many new protocols that will be implemented when we resume. Rest assured that the safety of our patients and staff are of the upmost importance.
The CDA and ADA strongly disagree with the World Health Organization’s recent guidance advising that routine non-essential oral health care, including oral health check-ups, dental cleanings and preventive care, be delayed.
The WHO provides guidance worldwide, and its recent document “Considerations for the provision of essential oral health services in the context of COVID-19” is not specific to the United States, nor California. Guidance from the CDC and the California Department of Public Health, along with the ADA and CDA provide the resources and tools necessary to help dental teams practice safely during the pandemic.
April 5, 2020
March 26, 2020
Invisalign patients who may require additional aligners can contact us by email to discuss how to obtain your next sets. Be sure to download the Electronics Communication Consent form found on the "Forms" page and attach to your email prior to discussing treatment. We have begin a program of "contactless delivery", which takes place about once a week. If you are nearing the time the end-time for your latest set of aligners, and require the next set(s), or if you have a Vivera retainer that needs to be delivered, please reach out to us. Certain conditions apply.
For our Invisalign patients, due to the ongoing COVID-19 protocols, at this time, we are not able to deliver your additional aligners or Vivera retainers. We are investigating a means of virtual visits and/or delivering your future aligners, while still complying with social distancing. Until then, you should continue to wear your current aligners in the near term. It is important that you try to keep your aligners as clean as possible. We recommend brushing them only with water, as many toothpastes can leave a film over time. In addition, we recommend the use of retainer cleaning tablets, which are specific for retainers, and can be found on Amazon or at some drug stores. These tablets will do most of the "heavy lifting" when it comes to keeping your aligners looking as-new. Although you should continue to wear your aligners as much as possible, it is okay to soak your aligners for an hour or two in a solution utilizing these tablets. Please continue to monitor this website for further information and updates.
March 17, 2020
Because of the dynamic nature of the current situation, these instructions may be revised in accordance with the latest directives. Please refer to the Home page to read the latest updates!
Thanks you for your patience as we continue to navigate our way through the COVID-19 pandemic. As always, the health of our patients and our community is at the forefront of our consideration. The California Dental Association (CDA) and the American Dental Association (ADA) have issued directives which strongly recommend the postponement of elective procedures, and that we only see patients with urgent dental issues. In accordance with these directives, we have decided that it is in the best interest of our patients, staff and community to follow these recommendations.
This means that we will only be seeing patients who have urgent and emergency dental issues.
Furthermore, because of the current area-wide order to "shelter-in-place", we will not be available to answer your calls in person. However, messages and emails will be addressed and triaged accordingly. To help serve you better, we will be implementing a "TeleDentist" (virtual consultation) platform with the assumption that the above-mentioned directives remain in place over the near term. Kindly check this website regularly for updates.
WHO SHOULD COME SEE US:
- Mouth or tooth pain
- Lost or broken filling that is now very painful
- Crown fell out and is painful
- Swelling in the mouth
- A bubble, blister or abscess around a tooth
- Dental trauma
For emergencies, please leave a message at: (650) 646-4492
WHO WILL BE RE-SCHEDULED:
- Teeth cleanings
- Routine examinations and consults
- Crown and Bridges
- Any procedure that involves repairing a tooth that is not hurting
- Any elective or cosmetic treatment
- Invisalign treatment
At this time, we do not know when we will be able to get back to our regular patient schedule. Public health experts estimate that it may be anywhere from 3 weeks to 2 months or longer before social distancing recommendations are reduced or removed. Again, please check back for updates.