April 30, 2020:

We are excited to announce that we will be re-opening with a soft start the week of May 4, 2020! Here is a letter to our patients.

Dear Valued Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. In addition, it is required that we take your temperature upon arrival.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time. Please limit those accompanying you, and if possible, please come alone.

Guidelines and procedures are constantly evolving. Please know that we are doing our very best to keep up-to-date to keep our patients and staff healthy. There will be changes to what you would normally expect when you’re sitting in the dental chair, and we thank you for your understanding.

We look forward to seeing you again 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. To make an appointment, please call our office at 541-708-6288 or visit our website at MyWhiteDental.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely, Dr. Brandon White and Team

March 22, 2020:

Our team is proud to have donated 3000 gloves and 660 level-2 and level-3 masks to the Oregon Emergency Command Center. Our practice has joined many other Southern Oregon dental practices in making sure that our personal protective equipment (PPE)  goes where it is most needed during this pandemic. We are so thankful for the folks on the front lines at hospitals and clinics.

Please note that we are still available for true dental emergencies and have reserved a small portion of our PPE to treat our established patients. If you have a problem, please contact Dr. White on our emergency line directly at 541-631-8885. Check back for updates! And don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. 

Wishing you and your family good health,

Dr. Brandon White + team

 

March 19, 2020:

Oregon Governor Kate Brown has issued an executive order mandating that all elective and non-urgent care in dental practices be postponed. This has been done in an effort to conserve and redirect personal protective equipment to better support Oregon hospitals. White Dental Studio is now currently closed until June 15th, 2020 following the recommendations set forth by Governor Kate Brown. Read her executive order here.

We are still available for true dental emergencies and established patients are welcome to contact Dr. White directly at 541-631-8885. Please check back for updates! And don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns.

 

We wish you good health,
Dr. Brandon White + team

March 17, 2020:

We are sorry to report that…

As of March 17th, 2020 White Dental Studio is closed tentatively until April 6th, 2020 following the recommendations set forth by the American Dental Association. The ADA’s exact recommendations can be found here, along with other helpful information regarding COVID-19 and the dental community.

We are still available for true dental emergencies and established patients are welcome to contact Dr. White directly at 541-631-8885. We will continue to update this post as more information comes available to us.

 

We wish you good health,
Dr. Brandon White + team

March 14, 2020:

The health and safety of our patients is extremely important to us. This is why we have always maintained high standards of cleanliness in our practice and follow guidelines for Universal (Standard) Precautions. Due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus, we are exceeding our already vigilant practices and procedures to keep you safe. We want White Dental Studio to be a safe environment.

Changes we are making this week:

  • Patients are required to wash their hands upon arrival and encouraged to do so again at departure.
  • Each operatory will have Peroxyl mouthwash available for patients to use prior to and after visits. This mouthwash has shown promise at reducing oral bacteria and viruses and it is a hydrogen peroxide-based oral rinse.
  • Patients may choose to stay in their car instead of sitting in our waiting area. If this interests you, please send us a text message upon arrival to 541-631-8885.
  • We are removing reading materials and toys from the waiting area, and will temporarily close our home care supply display.

As has always been the case in our practice, if you feel under the weather or believe you have been exposed to transmissible disease, please stay home. We feel that an abundance of caution is appropriate in an effort to allow us to remain available to all of our patients to provide dental care. Dental and periodontal treatment remains important in reducing the risks of pain, fractures, abscesses, and other dental problems which may lead to further burdens on an already stressed healthcare system.

Let’s stay healthy,

Brandon White, DDS + White Dental Studio team