Important Information Regarding COVID-19

Dear Aloha Pediatric Dentistry Families,

California Department of Public Health has changed their guidelines and as of April 3, 2023: Patients and visitors will no longer be required to wear face masks in dental offices.

Rest assured, your children’s dental care providers will continue masking while providing them care in compliance with Cal/OSHA and the dental board’s infection control regulations. We are also strongly recommending masks for anyone in our office having face-to-face interactions with others, having any respiratory illness symptoms or recent significant exposure to COVID-19.

Our office continues to evaluate and assess our safety policies to ensure the health and well-being of our patients, staff and community. 

Once an appointment is scheduled and confirmed, please review our new office Covid-19 Office Protocol section before coming into the office. 

We look forward to seeing you and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.  Please also review our patient safety information.

Thank you for your continued confidence and patience during this unprecedented time. We value your trust and support and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends!

With much Aloha,

Drs. Neil Katsura, Bob Khalil, Arnold Nakazato, Ameneh Khosrovani, Carole Miyahara, Amita Ruehe, Carolynn Vuong and the Aloha Pediatric Dentistry team

Additional Information Regarding COVID-19

In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.

Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.

We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.

Please view and share our latest COVID-19 Symptom Comparison Chart with your friends and family.

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