Blog Archive

Welcome Back May 26th, 2020

May 24, 2020 To our Patients, Our community has been through a lot over the past 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 health and safety. Infection...

Our Commitment to Safety May 23rd, 2020

How we have been Preparing our Office for You We recognize times have changed. Priorities have shifted. Today, nothing is more important than the health and safety of our team and patients. With this in mind, we are happy to share the many additional steps we are taking to make...

New OSHA Guidance May 8th 2020 May 10th, 2020

On Friday, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a new guidance for dentistry workers and employers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.1 The dental guidance falls under OSHA's general interim guidance, which requires employers to provide their employees safety from SARS-CoV-2, the virus strain that causes COVID-19. Of note, the...

Returning to Work - June 1st May 9th, 2020

We at Almaden Dental Associates are taking epic measures to ensure the safety our patients staff and doctors. During the Shelter in Place working daily with Local and National Dental Societies, the CDC, and the State and Local Departments of Public Health to resume seeing patients. Last night (May 7)...

April 4 update on What Constitutes a Dental Emergency Apr 4th, 2020

As you know from our previous messages, our local Public Health Department issued information earlier this week about allowable dental practice that conflicted with the CDC/ADA/CDA/SCCDS and OSHA recommendations that dentists perform only emergency care during the current COVID-19 crisis.   Early this morning, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department revised...

ADA Recommendations for American Dental Offices Apr 3rd, 2020

ADA Urges Dentists to Heed April 30 Interim Postponement Recommendation, Maintain Focus on Urgent and Emergency Dental Care Only April 01, 2020 Contact Information:mediarelations@ada.org The current American Dental Association (ADA) recommendation for dentists to keep their offices closed to all but emergency care expires on April 6. The new interim...

Emergency Dental Treatment Consent Form Apr 2nd, 2020

  COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Dental Treatment Consent Form   I, _______________________________________, knowingly and willingly consent to have emergency dental treatment completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. I understand the COVID-19 virus has a long incubation period during which carriers of the virus may not show symptoms and still be highly contagious....

Dentist are the Highest Risk Profession in the Corona Virus Crisis Apr 2nd, 2020

Here at Almaden Dental Associates, we are preparing to meet the challanges the we face to keep not only our patient family safe but our staff family safe.   You can be assured when we open soon,  many extra precautions will be intact to ensure both staff and patient safety.  A...

What Constitutes and Emergency during the Covid Crisis Apr 2nd, 2020

What Is a Dental Emergency? The ADA recognizes that members of the public have questions about whether they should continue to visit their dentist during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because the ADA is currently recommending dentists close their offices to all but emergency care, we have provided guidelines to help patients...

Covid19 Updates at Almaden Dental Associates Apr 2nd, 2020

The Doctors and Staff at Almaden Dental Associates want to ensure you that your health is our highest priority.  During this crisis, we are continually training and adapting our team and protocolls regarding COVID-19 to bring us to the highest level of safety and health.  As part of our emergency...

The WHO recipe for Hand Sanitizer Mar 28th, 2020

Here is the recipe for Hand Sanitizer from the World Health Organization 1 cup and 2 tablespoons of 91% isopropyl alcohol (you can substitute fo 99% rubbing alcohol or even 80% or greater ethanol) 1 tablespoon of 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 teaspoon of 98% glycerin half of a small cup...

Covid-19 and Almaden Dental Associates Mar 18th, 2020

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO PATIENTS Until further notice, we must restrict patient care by closing our office.   In step with Gov. Newsom’s new statewide shelter-in-place order issued Thursday, March 19.  We are mandated to limiting dental care only to treatment for patients with emergency and urgent needs.  At this time  there is no...

Dr Gray on KLIV May 6th, 2014

Dr Gray on KLIV Airing this week as the “Living Better” feature, Dr Gray’s interview on “Foods that Cause Cavities” which originally aired on 1590 KLIV the week of May 5. Dr Gray published the first research paper for the American Dental Association on the PH of Plaque as it...

A little Dental Humor from one of our talented patients… May 9th, 2013

A little Dental Humor from one of our talented patients…

Shortcuts to Optimal Health Jan 10th, 2013

Shortcuts to Optimal Health I received a Omega VRT350HD Juicer from my Nutritionist, Cal educated, daughter this Christmas. My New Years resolution this year is to increase my antioxidant levels to above 50,000 on the scanner by juicing one meal a day and combining it with my regular sub 2200...

Antibiotics for Joint Replacement Patients not warranted Dec 26th, 2012

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons(AAOS), and the American Dental Association(ADA) found that there is insufficient evidence to recommend the routine use of antibiotics for patients with orthopaedic implants to prevent infections prior to having dental procedures because there is no direct evidence that routine dental procedures cause prosthetic joint...

SCVWD Votes to Flouridate- get your wallet out Dec 19th, 2012

A unanimous vote Tuesday by the Santa Clara Valley Water District endorsed a funding plan for the long-anticipated project for the largest city in the country without fluoridated drinking water. But it will take about two more years to finalize the details and retrofit local water plants to bring the...

2012 Best of San Jose Award Dec 11th, 2012

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Almaden Dental Associates Receives 2012 Best of San Jose Award San Jose Award Program Honors the Achievement SAN JOSE December 4, 2012 — Almaden Dental Associates Care has been selected for the 2012 Best of San Jose Award in the Dentists category by the San...

Santa Clara Valley Water District pushes Fluoridation of Valley’s Water Nov 25th, 2012

On Dec 11, 2011 the Santa Clara Valley Water District will vote on funding their decision to fluoridate Santa Clara County water.  Seventy two percent of U.S. residents have fluoridated water.  Most supporters,  including public health officials, say fluoridation reduces tooth decay — especially for low-income children who don’t have access to dental...