Family/Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry

COVID-19 Notice to Our Patients

At Water Garden Dental, our main goal has always been to protect the health of our patients, our team, and our community. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been limiting care to only essential/emergency treatment at this time, until further notice.  

WE ARE CLOSED EXCEPT FOR ESSENTIAL/EMERGENCY TREATMENT ONLY As directed by the State of California, the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Orange County Health Care Agency, dental offices are considered essential service providers and are asked to continue to assist with emergency/urgent dental care to help alleviate patients from using the emergency rooms at hospitals for dental related issues.  We will continue to do our part to serve the community the best that we can and for as long as we can.

OC Health Care Patient Info link:
https://www.ochealthinfo.com/phs/about/epidasmt/epi/dip/prevention/covid_19_order_faq 

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN TO YOU?  If you have any of the following, call us immediately:
  • EMERGENCIES - Dental pain, swelling, infection, broken teeth/crown or bridge, etc. 
  • ESSENTIAL/URGENT CARE - Can be a broken denture making it difficult to chew food, having moderate to severe decay that shouldn't be delayed, being in the middle of treatment, having a loose crown, or having broken/missing fillings that also can't wait, etc.  
  • Not sure?  Call us!
WHAT'S ELECTIVE OR CONSIDERED NON-ESSENTIAL DENTAL CARE?
  • Regular exams/dental cleanings, cosmetic care, mild decay, and most orthodontic treatment among other treatment that may be able to wait until this crisis is over.
See additional protocols below.

We'll keep you updated should our situation change again and thank you for being our patient or for your interest in our practice!  Your trust in us is so very important and we hope you and your family will be safe and well. 

Sincerely, your team at Water Garden Dental.

STERLIZATION/DISINFECTING PROTOCOL AT OUR OFFICE:  We have and will always follow safety/sterilization and infection control procedures/protocols mandated by the ADA, OSHA and now the CDC.  
 
In addition, CDC GUIDELINES ARE FOLLOWED:  Patients who must be seen will be screened per the CDC guidelines.  This includes but is not limited to the following:

1. ALL individuals (patients and staff) will be screened for illness before entering the back office.  We are limiting staff to just those needed for patient care. 

2. Patients exhibiting symptoms, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or has been in contact with anyone who has or has had this virus, cannot be seen.  In these cases, we will do our best to refer you to a facility better equipped to handle your care while containing the virus
 
3. Appointment times and lengths will be adjusted in order to ensure that patients do not need to wait in our reception area or interact with other patients.  Patients will be asked to come inside alone.  Should you come early, we ask that you let us know and remain outside until we call you.
 
4. We have always been and continue to be committed to keeping our office impeccably clean and sanitized. In response to the spread of COVID-19, we have increased the frequency of these cleaning routines and will continue to take EVERY precaution to assure the safety of our patients and staff.