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Greetings to all of our patients!  

I want to take this time to reach out to you all and reconnect so as to let you all know what we've been up to during the Novel Corona Virus Pandemic.  I want to state that our #1 priority is, and has always been the health & safety of our patients, and, of course, to provide to you the highest quality dental care we can!  

I am sure most of you have questions and concerns regarding the safety of dentistry during this time, so we'd like to share the measures and actions we are taking to ensure your safety here at our office.

First of all, the culture here will be a little bit different in the “post novel corona virus world”.  At least until researchers come up with therapies and /or a vaccine!  We will be implementing some new systems in our practice to mitigate the risk of disease transmission here.  

What to expect when you come to the office?  Prior to your appointment, when Diana calls you to confirm your appointment date and time, she will ask a few quick questions regarding your medical status, and any symptoms suggestive of an illness...We ask that if you are ill with a fever, coughing, etc. to please reschedule for when you are well.  

When you come to the office, we ask that you wait in your car in the parking lot.  Diana will be calling you at your appointment time to let you know that your dental operatory is ready for you.  Susie, Chelsea or I will meet you outside to take a quick, touch-less temperature scan of the forehead, and then escort you directly to your treatment room.  

We will be spacing out our patient appointments so that there is only one patient on the dentistry side with Susie and I, and only one patient in the hygiene side with Chelsea.  For the most part, no one is allowed to wait in the lobby until further notice...We will of course, accommodate people escorting children or elderly patients.

All surfaces will be disinfected with Hospital Grade Disinfectants (as we've always done in the past) between patients.  All door knobs, light switches, etc. will be disinfected every 30 minutes throughout the day!  This will mitigate the risk of any infectious disease transmission via surfaces.

Ever since the HIV epidemic in the 1980's, dentistry as an industry has employed “Universal Precautions” (masks, gloves, “single use” disposable equipment, etc.) to mitigate disease transmission.  

The most concerning of transmission routes for infection, including novel corona virus, is via “'aerosols”.  Dentists and hygienists  have used “High Volume Evacuation” (HVE) routinely for decades to capture aerosols generated by dental hand pieces (drill) and ultra-sonic scaling devices.  HVE reduces aerosols by 90% !  

We will continue to use HVE for all procedures that generate aerosols.  In addition to HVE, we've invested in Medical Grade H-13 HEPA aerosol scavengers in our operatories (basically a very powerful vacuum) with a snorkel hose that we can position adjacent to the treatment field to scavenge any aerosol the HVE misses.

We have also invested in nine medical grade H-13 HEPA air filtration units placed throughout the office which will completely clean/turn over the air every 10 minutes, or six times per hour.

Another investment made was having medical grade UVC (Ultra-Violet C) units installed in our Central  Air Conditioning/Heating units that kill Bacteria and Virus as the air passes through. 

Finally, we will fog the office with Hypochlorous Acid, a human safe, yet powerful disinfectant at the end of each day.

We want you all to know that we are taking all possible precautions and measures to ensure your safety, and the safety of our team here!

To further streamline your experience at the office, we will be scheduling return visits for you in the operatory, at the end of your appointment.  We will make available electronic payment options in order to minimize visiting the front desk.

Warm regards,

Dr. Paulerio and Team

Why Choose Us

When choosing a dentist, it is important to pick someone you can trust. We understand that you have many options available to you and we appreciate you considering our practice. Here are a few of the many things that make our dental office so unique:

Dedication to Our Patients

At our practice, we strive to treat our patients as members of our family. We take an interest in you and work to find the treatment options that are best-suited to your specific needs. Our team is not here to sell you on the latest treatment. We are here to provide high-quality care that is personalized to suit your needs. 

Knowledgeable State-of-the-Art Care

Dentistry is always changing. We stay on top of the latest advances in techniques and technology to ensure that you have access to state-of-the-art treatment. Our team recognizes the importance of continuing education and we are constantly striving to improve your experience. From our office staff to our hygienists and doctors, everyone at our practice is a dedicated professional with a deep understanding of their specialty within our office. We make your oral health our first priority.

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Honest Patient Education

With us, you are a partner in your own treatment plan. We are happy to answer any of your questions or concerns and provide you with honest answers. We also understand the importance of educating our patients on preventive measures that they can take at home to improve their overall oral health. Our team can provide you with tips and tricks to protect the health of your smile between appointments so that you can experience expedited cleanings and maintain the strength and beauty of your smile.

Affordable Treatment Options

We understand that some dental treatments can be expensive. We also know that dealing with insurance and financing can feel overwhelming at times. Our experienced office staff can work with your insurance provider to maximize the available benefits. If you do not have insurance or need additional coverage, we partner with third-party dental financing organizations to provide flexible payment plans. At our practice, we firmly believe that all patients should receive the dental treatment they need and we will work closely with you to achieve these goals.

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Comprehensive Dental Services

Our goal is to provide you with the highest standard of care for every one of your oral health needs. We can coordinate all aspects of your treatment so you always have access to a professional you can trust. If we need to refer your case to a specialist, we have partnered with dedicated professionals who we have carefully vetted to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

Committed to Your Comfort

Every aspect of our office is designed with your care in mind. We know that going to the dentist can be stressful, so we have created a peaceful, comfortable environment for our patients. Our team can work with you to help alleviate any anxiety or fear you may have about your treatment. Every step of the way, we are here to provide the most stress-free experience you have ever had at the dentist. 

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Schedule Your Appointment Today

Our team is excited to welcome you as part of our dental family. Find out what to expect during your first visit or contact our office to make an appointment today and discover why our patients choose us for dental care.

Point Loma Family Dentistry team

Point Loma Family Dentistry

Dr. Louis E. Paulerio is a top-rated dentist who is committed to providing the latest dental treatments in a caring, warm setting. He is a member of several prestigious dental organizations, including: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • International Dental Implant Association

He also uses CEREC technology to create beautiful, long-lasting dental restorations in just one appointment. Ready to schedule a consultation at our Point Loma office? Request your appointment online or call us at (619) 223-3811.

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