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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.

Dental Procedures at Goichi Shiotsu, DDS


Dr. Shiotsu provides quality dentistry at an affordable price to the Mercer Island residents.Here at Goichi Shiotsu, DDS in Mercer Island, WA we want all our patients to be well educated on their oral health. When you understand how to take great care of your mouth, you are much more likely to keep it in tip-top shape. For this reason, we have a plethora of helpful content for you to peruse regarding the services that we offer an how to avoid dental complications.

Preventive Dentistry

Prevention is always less costly and more effective than treating an issue that has had a chance to take hold in your mouth.

Non-Surgical Gum Treatment

Non-surgical gum treatment, also known as scaling and root planing can help to prevent inflammation of the gums once periodontitis has taken hold of your gums.

Oral Hygiene

Having great oral hygiene is the most important part of preventing oral health issues from occurring. Brushing and flossing at least twice a day is important to keep your mouth happy and healthy.

Extractions

Sometimes, when teeth become very damaged or decayed, it becomes imperative that you have the tooth removed to prevent the spread of infection to the surrounding teeth and gums. Tooth extractions are a routine dental procedure.

Mouthguards

Mouthguards are important for those who participate in highly physical sports. Having a custom-made mouthguard can protect your teeth from damage and give you the peace-of-mind you deserve. Brux guards are important if you find yourself grinding your teeth are night, or if you snore.

Fillings

Lots of bacteria live in your mouth and feed on the foods that you eat, which is why brushing and flossing are so important. For those times when brushing and flossing are missed, we provide fillings, to take care of cavities that form.

Restorative Dentistry

Breathing new life into old teeth is a big part of what we do here at Goichi Shiotsu, DDS. We think it’s important for you to be able to count on your dental restorations for many years to come!

Bridges

Bridges are a great way to replace missing teeth. Dental bridges can be supported by your natural teeth or a dental implant.

Crowns

Dental crowns can give severely damaged or decayed teeth a second chance at a long life. They look just like your natural teeth and can last a lifetime.

Full Mouth Restorations

Feeling proud about your smile is important – it’s also hard to feel proud about your smile when you’ve experienced significant tooth loss. For these reasons we offer full mouth restorations that give you a smile you have always wanted.

Cosmetic Dentistry


Veneers

Veneers are a great way to alter your smile in just about any way you can imagine. We can fix spacing, size, and even shape issues with teeth that are featured prominently in your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dental procedures that we offer because it produces stunning results fast!

Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and onlays are similar to fillings, but they are crafted in a dental laboratory and custom fitted to your tooth.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are currently the best tooth replacement option in the field of dentistry because they are permanent, restore health to your mouth, and work the same way your natural teeth do.

Sleep Apnea

Losing sleep is no fun and can be quite dangerous. Let us help to treat your sleep apnea!

Sedation

If the dentist office makes you nervous, fear not – we offer dental sedation. Just ask us before your procedure and we will be happy to accommodate you!

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