Dear Patients and Families,

As the state of California loosens restrictions, it's important to note that these policy changes are NOT intended for healthcare facilities, which includes dental/orthodontic offices. The safety of our patients, families, staff, and community remains our most critical guiding principle, so we're proceeding cautiously in line with recommendations of our public health authorities. Guidance from the CDC states that face coverings are still required in healthcare settings, regardless of an individual’s vaccination status.

We hope restrictions will be lifted within healthcare facilities. However, until we hear further none of our current policies are changing. We are still required to do a brief health screening questionnaire, wear face coverings, take temperatures, keep our barriers, and stagger appointments to maintain physical distance, among other things.

We recognize that this may be confusing or upsetting to patients and families, and we appreciate your understanding. We look forward to taking similar steps within our healthcare settings soon like the rest of California.

Thank you for your cooperation and support to provide a safe environment for our patients, families, and orthodontic team during this time.

Be Safe. Be Smart. Be Kind,

Dr. Frial and Staff

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