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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.  

We ask that you please call when you arrive to the office. Diana, Chelsea or Susie will meet you at your car to take a quick, touch-less temperature scan of the forehead, also you will have a small device clipped to your finger called an oximeter. This gadget shines light through your fingertip or earlobe. It works out how much oxygen is in your blood. We will 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

Before and after smile makeover

Smile Makeover

Cosmetic dental imperfections can detract from your smile, but a single treatment may not be adequate for the best results.

A smile makeover is a personalized treatment plan that specifically addresses multiple cosmetic concerns. 

So how can a smile makeover transform my smile?

Before and after smile makeover

A Personalized Treatment Designed to Revitalize Your Smile

Boost in Confidence.
Correcting even minor blemishes and imperfections can result in a beautiful new smile and provides an extra boost in confidence.

Personalized Treatment.
No two smiles are the same and no two smile makeovers are the same. This means that we design your smile based on your specific goals and wishes. 

Your Decision.
Whether you are looking for quick results or if you are in a financial position that will not allow for multiple treatments at this moment, we can plan your treatments to fit your schedule and your budget.

Sounds great, doesn't it? Let us explain more...

99.7% of people say a smile is a social asset.

74% of people believe a bad smile hurts careers.  

*According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

You are in the driver's seat... and in control of your smile

Some patients choose to start slow with their treatments, correcting minor discolorations or chips, while others have the goal to completely transform their smile.

Since a smile makeover is all about customization and personalization, you get to play a huge role in achieving your smile goals.

You are in control of your smile!

How Various Treatments Will Help to Improve Your Smile

If you can envision an improved smile, we can help you achieve it.

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Treatment Cost Varies Substantially

A simple combination, such as at-home whitening and dental bonding, could cost as little as $650. But more extensive treatment could cost thousands. 

Dental insurance plans do not cover cosmetic procedures. However, if part of your makeover has a restorative purpose, you may receive partial coverage. Dental crowns, for example, can enhance the appearance of a tooth while also providing support following treatments such as a root canal.

Technology, Experience, and Accommodations

Level of Experience

In general, dentists with more experience will charge more for treatment than a less experienced practitioner. While you may save money up front by working with a dentist new to the industry, you are more likely to experience outcomes that meet or exceed your expectations when you choose an experienced dentist.

Advanced Technology

Your dentist may use advanced imaging technology, such as digital impressions or virtual smile design software, to plan and perform your treatment. Keep in mind that advanced treatment methods may cost more than traditional techniques.

Sedation Options

For most patients, cosmetic alterations are performed under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort. However, if you are anxious about your treatment, many dentists offer sedation. This option will increase the total cost of treatment.

Cost of Smile Makeover Treatments

Investing in Your Smile Can Have Priceless Effects

Minimal Upkeep

 The effects of a smile makeover can last for years with simple check-ups and dedicated at-home dental hygiene practices.

More Smiles, Less Stress

You're more likely to smile when you're happy with your appearance. Smiling has been proven to actually lower stress.

Improve Your Entire Appearance

A beautiful smile can project a more confident persona, complement your best features, and even make you look younger.

A Smile You Can Take Confidence In Get Started Today!

Unlike a full mouth reconstruction, a smile makeover is specifically designed to deliver a brighter, flashier, and more attractive smile.

Some patients achieve their goals in two or three treatments, while others require additional appointments spread out over a longer period of time. How you achieve the smile you desire is completely up to your time, budget, and goals.

Don't let cosmetic dental imperfections affect your self-confidence and detract from the natural beauty of your smile. A new, enhanced, and more beautiful smile awaits you. Contact us to set up your consultation.

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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