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What We Are Doing to Keep You and Our Team Safe.



We are excited to have the opportunity to welcome you back! Our office has always utilized personal protective equipment (PPE) that has exceeded all the CDC guidelines, however, in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic we have instituted additional guidelines and protocols to ensure your safety.

You will see many changes, as we have new ways of scheduling your appointments and managing your insurance and financial transactions. First, you will be contacted 48-72 hours prior to your appointment via phone, text or email and asked a set of health-related questions. It is required that we complete this questionnaire prior to your appointment. We will have to reschedule your appointment if we are unable to complete this step.

Below is a list of some of the enhanced precautions we have taken to protect you in addition to extensive team training on infection control and patient management procedures.

1.  Personalized arrival procedures to guide you from your car directly to treatment rooms to eliminate contacting surfaces.
2.  Maintain distancing in the reception area for essential caregivers and parents of minors if they cannot wait in a vehicle or outside the clinic.
3.  Removed magazines and items that can harbor or transfer germs of any kind. Hand sanitizers will be positioned throughout the clinic.
4.  Providing more education materials to enhance your awareness of health issues related to this pandemic.
5.  We require a mask to be worn by ALL patients upon entering the office.
6.  Installed sneeze guards or droplet barriers at all reception areas.
7.  Require hand washing and hand sanitizing before all appointments by our team and by our patients.
8.  Introduce an oral pre rinse by all patients to reduce exposure to germs.
9.  Require all team members to undergo periodic testing for COVID-19 and antibodies for the earliest detection of exposure should it exist.
10.  Record temperature of every patient upon entering the office.
11.  Record the temperature and lung efficiency of every team member each day at beginning and end of work period.
12.  Payment arrangements in advance to avoid delay and allow contactless exit from the appointment.
13.  Enhanced operatory disinfection procedures of all surfaces between patients.
14.  Ambient air management with HEPA 13 air filtration continuously in treatment rooms and common areas to remove germs from circulating air.
15.  Enhanced HVAC disinfection with UV light or HEPA Filtration units.
16.  Enhanced operatory disinfection procedures before and after all appointments with mist or fogging devices to access hard to reach places that can be easily missed.
17.  New personal protection equipment like visors, gowns, and masks for our doctors and team to provide barriers against the smallest of germs.
18.  Introduce protocols to reduce or eliminate airborne aerosols during all dental procedures.
19.  Enhanced nightly disinfection procedures of equipment and office fixtures like computers, keyboards, telephones, tablets, chairs, doorknobs, and buttons that may be touched unconsciously.
20.  Disinfection of all outside mail and packages that enter the building.
21.  Longer appointment times for you to prepare and complete all appointment tasks and duties in the safest and most comprehensive manner.
22.  Providing teledentistry services for follow up lab reports or communication that can be done online or through video education.
23.  Provide disease testing recommendations for exposure detection to viruses.

Cosmetic Dentistry
Mercer Island, WA


Cosmetic dentistry is services we provide to enhance the look of your teeth. We can help you have both healthy teeth and radiant teeth. Cosmetic enhancements are often simple, cost-effective and can make a dramatic improvement in your look and confidence. At Goichi Shiotsu, DDS, we can help you have a smile that you want to share!

Working with our team, we offer our patients with state of the art materials, technology and up to date education. We believe in implementing tried and true dental techniques while always keeping an eye on the newest information. We know that cosmetic dentistry can make an impact on our patient's appearance, enhancing their self-esteem and that is important to us.

3 Smiling Teen Girls after getting Cosmetic dental procedures at Goichi Shiotsu, DDS in Mercer Island, WA.

Cosmetic Services

There is a large range of cosmetic services available all designed to enhance your look. Some are fast and simple, some are fast and more costly, and some require extensive work. Simple steps such as updating composite fillings or making simple repairs through dental bonding can be done in one visit for a low cost making a huge difference. Other techniques like all porcelain dental bridges take two visits and a bit more in cost. We can discuss a wide range of steps, resources, and services, all designed to give you the look, shape and coloring you want to enhance the beauty of your smile.

Learn more about our cosmetic dentistry services:

Veneers

Dental veneers can help you have the look of years of work in as little as two office visits. Veneers are a thin porcelain shell that we adhere to the surface of your most visible teeth. This shell allows us to hide imperfections while leaving you with the appearance of perfect teeth. Patients use veneers to cover chips, fractures, discolored and even misshapen teeth. Dental veneers can:

•  Close gaps between teeth.
•  Hide extrinsic and intrinsic stains including deep-set stains from smoking, medications or fluorosis.
•  Cover chips and cracks in teeth, both hiding the appearance and providing a layer of protection to the tooth.
•  Help teeth appear straighter and more even for that perfected look.


Teeth Whitening

Whitening your teeth is done to remove the look of wear. Our teeth are constantly in use and subjected to many stain-causing foods and beverages. We can remove the years of staining and leave you with a cleaner looking smile that often helps patients look younger and fresher.

Teeth whitening is ideal for extrinsic stains such as stains that come from the consumption of coffee, tea, tomato sauces, and soy sauces. Teeth whitening cannot remove intrinsic stains that come from certain medications or fluorosis.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure that is designed to restore the appearance of teeth affected by minor defects. It uses composite resin to achieve a flawless, natural result. Composite resin made up of plastic, fine glass and other materials, matches the color of the rest of your natural tooth, allowing it to blend in perfectly.

Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are often referred to as a ¾ crown. Instead of fully encasing a tooth, they are customized to fit the damaged portion of the tooth. This treatment is sometimes preferred over a full crown because it requires less alteration of the natural tooth structure. Our goal is to enhance the health and look of teeth, which includes using as little compromise to the natural tooth as possible when possible. An inlay is customized to fit inside a tooth following a large cavity, or an onlay is customized to restore the shape of a tooth that has broken or fractured.
Goichi Shiotsu, DDS Logo - Mercer Island Dentist
Location
2825 80th Ave SE, Suite 3
Mercer Island, WA 98040
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm
(206) 232-3600