Covid-19 and Almaden Dental Associates


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 set date to begin seeing non-emergency procedures. 

The ADA has issued guidance on what constitutes dental emergencies and non-emergent conditions. Dental emergencies are those that are potentially life threatening or require immediate treatment to stop tissue bleeding or alleviate severe pain or infection. Non-emergency treatment includes periodic oral examinations and radiographs, routine dental cleanings, orthodontic procedures (other than to address acute issues) and aesthetic dental procedures

American Dental Association (ADA)

The ADA is deeply concerned for the health and well-being of the public and the dental team. In order for dentistry to do its part to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the ADA recommends dentists nationwide postpone elective procedures for the next three weeks. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(CDC) recommends that dental facilities postpone elective procedures, surgeries, and non-urgent dental visits, and prioritize urgent and emergency visits and procedures now and for the coming several weeks.

California Dental Society (CDA)

The California Dental Association strongly recommends that dentists practicing in California suspend all in-person dental care with the exception of emergency treatment, until further notice.

As the pandemic situation and information evolve, Almaden Dental Associates are working to adapt its recommendations in the most timely and accurate manner possible. Our goals are to reflect the intent and purpose of guidance or directives from public health authorities to effectively “flatten the curve” and to navigate what that guidance means for your dental health and needs.

We know there is already a severe shortage of N95 masks and other PPE supplies for medical front line health care workers, so we are voluntarily  restricting use of PPE for anything but life threatening emergency procedures until further notice.

Almaden Dental Associates meets or exceeds all local, state, ADA and CDC guidelines for infection control and as those guidelines for infection control evolve, rest assured that we will be ready to safely serve your needs when we begin to see patients again.



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