Dear Valued Patient,
We hope you and your family are staying healthy during these unprecedented times. As we continue to work through this COVID-19 pandemic, our office is doing all we can to keep all our patients protected. We also encourage you to join us to slow the spread by wearing a face mask when visiting us here at Richard J. Kim, DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment with our dentist in Santa Monica, California, please call us at 310-829-5961.
At our office, we follow the extensive infection control recommendations outlined by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In fact, we go above and beyond many of these requirements because we are dedicated to protecting the health and safety of our patients, as well as that of our team.
These infection control and safety measures include:
Eye protection for patients and team members
Disinfectant hand soap
Gloves and face masks
Chemical disinfection of countertops and surfaces
Sterilization of all equipment before every use
In addition, our team of professionals sterilizes all reusable equipment after each use, including handpieces. We use an autoclave, which is a device that kills bacteria and viruses by steam, heat and pressure. When possible, we use disposable materials and tools to eliminate the risk of cross contamination through reuse.
Your health and comfort are our top priorities, and you can rest assured that we take all of the necessary steps to protect you and your family while you are with us. We welcome you to contact our office today to learn more about infection control and safety or schedule your next visit with our dentist. We look forward to caring for you!