Pacific Palisades Dentistry
Philip Kamins, DDS - General and Cosmetic Dental Care
PATIENT ADVISORY NOTICE (UPDATED ON April 13, 2020)
We would like to extend our empathy to everyone concerned about their health and that of their families and friends. The status of our office is rapidly changing due to the COVID-19 epidemic. We are doing our best to keep you informed of the latest developments, and we thank you for your patience. This is undoubtedly the single largest crisis that we will see in our lifetime. The gravity of this is not lost on me since I am a small business owner with a commitment to my patients, my employees, and our community. Our practice takes the prevention of disease very seriously and would like to update you regarding office policies in light of the coronavirus (SARS CoV2). As you know, the governor has broad emergency authority during this crisis, and his mandatory "shelter-in-place" directive for the entire state has remained open-ended.
Until further notice, Pacific Palisades Dentistry and Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry will be providing emergency services only. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please call (310) 459-3088. All elective and general services will need to be postponed to a later date. If you have not already been contacted by our office, please consider this message as notice that any appointment prior to April 27th is canceled until we can safely begin providing treatment. We are implementing these temporary operations because our number one priority is the health and safety of our patients, staff, doctors, and community. As there is currently no vaccine to protect against COVID-19 and no proven cure, we are trying to limit exposure for everyone.
There is no way of knowing how long this is going to last, yet I remain optimistic. Our goal is to get everyone safely back to work as soon as possible, while safeguarding the public's health. We look forward to treating all of your dental needs when the imposed restrictions are lifted.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, dental offices are postponing routine care. Contact us if you think you have a dental emergency to ensure that you receive care that shouldn't be postponed. In the meantime, brush two minutes, twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste and floss regularly. Avoid sugary food and drinks to reduce the risk of cavities. The pause in routine dental appointments supports "shelter at home" policies and helps "flatten the curve." When conditions change, we will again be available to help you maintain your oral health through regular preventive and treatment services.
We miss seeing your smiling faces,
Dr. Phil Kamins
Pacific Palisades Dentistry and Pacific Palisades Pediatric Dentistry
For general COVID-19 related information and safety precautions, please refer to the following websites:
· CDC.gov - CDC site is informative and is updated regularly.
· World Health Organization
Answers to Your Frequently Asked Questions (From The New York Times)
Updated March 24, 2020 (Everything in this post might be false in a few days, and conditions might be different in places other than Los Angeles. Keep up to date by checking your local health department website) --Dr. Kamins
· How does coronavirus spread?
It seems to spread very easily from person to person, especially in homes, hospitals and other confined spaces. The pathogen can be carried on tiny respiratory droplets that fall
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Pacific Palisades Community
Our Pacific Palisades Dentistry team has been serving the people of Pacific Palisades since 1987. Dr. Philip Kamins offers dental treatments ranging from general dentistry including teeth cleanings and exams, to cosmetic dentistry solutions such as teeth whitening, dental implants and veneers.
From the moment you walk through the door you will know that your health and your smile are our top priorities. Our entire team is dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle care that you deserve. Family dentist Dr. Phil Kamins achieves this by using state-of-the-art dental equipment such as intraoral cameras so you can see inside your mouth and digital x-rays to limit radiation exposure. Dr. Kamins utilizes air abrasion techniques and laser dentistry whenever possible and offers sedation options for patients who need these alternatives.
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Pacific Palisades Dentistry
Philip Kamins, DDS
881 Alma Real Suite 315
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272