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Dr. Gary Dodobara | Dr. Steven Dodobara | Dr. Lisa Simpson | Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT DUE TO COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Inslee has signed an executive order suspending all elective, non-emergent dental procedures until May 18, 2020.  This is to ensure all health care workers have enough personal protective equipment to care for COVID-19 patients.

Between March 18, 2020 to May 15, 2020, we will only be able to see patients with dental emergencies; each patient must complete a required CDC recommended health screening survey.

During this closure we will have limited office hours on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.  If you have a dental emergency, please call our office phone number (253) 838-9996 to schedule.  If we do not answer, please leave a detailed message explaining your conditions and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

As this pandemic evolves, new recommendations will likely emerge.  We will do our best to keep you updated on our website and via email.

Stay safe and healthy!

Dr. Dodobara & Team

ADDITIONAL FAQ 

Q: If I have an appointment scheduled should I call to reschedule it now?

A: No, you will be contacted by someone in our office over the coming days (if considered essential), or some time later about rescheduling your previously scheduled treatment. 

Q: How will rescheduling priority be completed?

A: Patients will be contacted in the order that they were previously scheduled to have their treatment completed, or cleanings rescheduled.

Q: Will there be a medical screening if my treatment is considered essential?

A: Yes. Here are the questions.

1.    Do you have a fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath?

2.    Have you experienced any change to your sense of smell or taste at this time?

3.    Have you had close personal contact (without personal protective equipment - PPE) with a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19

4.    Have you traveled outside the US in the last four weeks?

5.    Are you in a High Risk category due to age or a medical condition that could affect immune system function?

6.    Do you consent to having your temperature taken upon arrival?

7.    Have you visited a hospital setting or senior care facility in the last 2 weeks without the use of PPE?

8.    Have you attended a function with more than 50 people in the last two weeks?

Q: Do you know when you will be able to return to normal dental treatment?

A: At this time, to the best of our understanding we will function on an emergent basis until May 18th, 2020 returning gradually to a normal schedule at that time. 

Q: How can I get in touch with my doctor?

A: Use the Contact Us section below  to reach out to them.

Q: If I have severe pain, swelling or other emergent needs can I be seen?

A: Yes, after a thorough screening of your situation, and a health questionnaire, we will make every effort to see patients in need. However it is our goal to keep you at home and safe, if possible. 

Q: If my denture is bothering me should I be seen?

A: Unless there is a significant sore forming, you should not. Try rinsing with warm salt water and leaving the denture out. 

Q: Can medication be called in for me if needed?

A: Yes it can; at this time, it is preferred to manage pain and mild infections in this way. Please contact the office and we will help you from there. 

 



 

All that is good begins with a SMILE.

When you visit our office, your smile is our top priority.  Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve.

Part of our commitment to serving our patients includes providing information that helps them to make more informed decisions about their oral health needs.  This website is a resource we hope you’ll find both useful and interesting.

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We genuinely hope this site is helpful to you in learning more about our practice, dental conditions and treatments, dental recommendations, and more.

Please browse through our website and be sure to give us a call if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Dodobaras DDS
33515 10th Pl S
Ste. 12
Federal Way, WA 98003
Phone: 253-838-9996

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We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.