Summer Office Update
Hello patients and friends,
I hope you are staying cool and planning fun activities as we move into summer and start to feel freer to move about and travel. I certainly shared your relief and joy as California officially reopened on June 15th.
Although everyone is excited to return to normal activities and experiences, Health care facilities (including dental offices) will still require face coverings even for people who are fully vaccinated. In our office, we are following the advice and guidance of experts such as Cal OSHA, the California Department of Public Health and the CDC, and we remain committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, their families and our team. Screening for symptoms and strict infection control protocols will remain in place at our office. If you don’t have a personal face covering or mask when you arrive for an appointment, we will provide a mask for you.
I also want to share that Emily, one of our wonderful Hygienists since 2018, has chosen to move on to a full time position at another office. We will certainly miss her as a member of our team and I know many of you will miss her skilled and caring nature. We are working hard to hire a new hygienist but in dentistry, and it seems in all sectors, it has been hard to find and hire qualified staff. Please be patient with Jennifer and Cassidy as they work to accommodate all of our patients and we work to hire a new hygienist to create a stable weekly schedule. Our Hygienists Joyce, Amy, Inessa, Katie and Carol will continue their ongoing care for you and we hope you feel comfortable trying different hygienists until you find one (or more!) that provide the best care for your needs.
I appreciate your understanding and the staff and I are grateful to continue providing excellent care to you and your family.
We hope to see your smile at the office soon,
Dr. Stefanie Shore and Staff