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Exceptional Dental Offices

Exceptional Dental Offices

The management and staff of Exceptional Dental Offices, subscribes to “Patient Safety and Service First” and the methodology for achieving “Patient Compliant”. 

What is Patient Safety and Service First?

Establishing and maintaining a patient safety and service standard that far exceeds the industry and government standards. Many whom embrace mediocrity will think it is unnecessary and is “overkill”, but to a few dental offices, patient safety and service is paramount, not an option.

What is Patient Compliant?

The standard of the office must be to deliver to every patient the highest quality of care, at the highest level of safety and service, no matter what it takes or no matter what the cost. This means surpassing the requirements that are set by government agencies like Consumer Affairs, Dental Board, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department of Health Services and OSHA. The attitude of management and the staff is to keep moving the bar higher and never, never, never settle for less!

Commitment to “Excellence” means that management and staff fosters a burning desire to add value in everything they do and focus only on results. They have the willingness to become experts in the prevention of cross contamination and accept that their success is their responsibility.

Make no mistake, dentistry is healthcare and with potential exposure to diseases like Ebola, Measles, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus and H1N1 Flu, just to name a few, there is no room for amateurs. Today, dental professionals must know more in order to do more, therefore are committed to ongoing education and skill development. They recognize that they must invest in themselves in order to help others. They never lose sight of the “Why” they do what they do – “for the patient”.

Exceptional Dental Offices Can Prove it!

Only 2% of dental offices “Talk-the-Talk and Walk-the-Walk”, they are the few that can make the claim of being “Patient Compliant”, meaning safer for patients. It’s Patient Safety and Service that you can see!

The dental offices that are listed, must qualify by engaging in active learning, yearly training and pass yearly onsite evaluation. It takes hard work, dedication and commitment to become an Exceptional Dental Office.

Exceptional Dental Office or Nothing 

I have an advantage, I work with the management and staff of these offices, helping to guide them to a level far above government regulations and requirements. I personally witness their hard work and solid dedication to being the “Best”. When it comes to safety and service, I cut no slack, in my mind you either make it or you don’t. Therefore, the offices on my “Exceptional Dental Offices” list, are the dental offices where I myself would go to for dental healthcare. So if an office drops their standard, I drop them from the list!!

Tom Terry

 

To find an “Exceptional Dental Office” in your city – Just go to “Categories” at the upper right side of this page, pull down the menu and then locate your city.

Attention Patients – if your dental office is listed your comments are welcomed. Look for the “Leave A Reply Box” just below your dentist’s listing, enter your comments and click the “Submit Comment” button  – it’s that easy!!

Attention Dentists – want to become an Exceptional Dental Office and be listed on this site? Send me an email: tom@tomterryseminars.com

 

The dental offices that are listed, have passed patient safety and service requirements that exceeds both industry and government standards. It is based upon the dedication to excellence in patient care, safety and service that these offices are listed as “Exceptional Dental Offices” and not because of any form of compensation. 

 

Lorelei S. Perena, DMD

General Dentistry – located at 406 Sunrise Ave., Suite 240, Roseville, CA 95661, Phone: 916.773.0222

Dr. Perena and her team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Patient Safety Certification Workshop

The Patient Safety Certification Workshop is conducted in your office. Upon completion, staff will have gained a better understanding of their role in patient safety, established a higher office compliance standard, satisfy dental licensing renewal requirements and achieved a “Patient Safety Certified” status for the office. This becomes a “marketing message” for both new and existing patients.

Once achieving “Patient Safety Certified” status, your office will receive two certificates for displaying, plus be listed on Tom’s website and Twitter as being an “Exceptional Dental Office” and “Patient Safety Certified”.

Tom will also share with you, how-to market your “Patient Safety Certified” and “Exceptional Dental Office” status, in the Social Media Arena.

In addition, your office standard will surpass the compliance requirements of OSHA, Consumer Affairs, Health & Human Services and insurance companies.

Workshop includes,
Fours hours of training
Dental Compliance Manual
Master Compliance Workbook
CE Units for licensed employees
Two follow-up onsite office evaluation
“Patient Safety Certified” certificate for displaying
“Exceptional Dental Office” certificate for displaying
Office listing on Tom Terry’s website and Twitter

For more information, email Tom Terry – tom@tomterryseminars.com

RK Dentistry

Committed to Healthy Smiles – located at 4165 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Suite 200, Danville, CA 94506, Phone: 925.736.4201

Dr. Richard Koeltl, Dr. Liza DePetrillo and their team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard.  “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Visit their website: www.rkdentistry.com

Roger P. Lusch, DDS

General Dentistry – located at 2211 Parkside Dr., Suite F, Fremont, CA 94536, Phone: 510.793.6688

Dr. Lusch and his team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Dr. Maninder K. Nijjar & Dr. Ruchi K. Sahota

Cosmetic and Family Dentistry – located at 1895 Mowry Ave., Suite 104, Fremont, CA 94538, Phone: 510.794.7058

Dr. Nijjar, Dr. Sahota and their team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to a higher standard for patient safety. This Patient Compliant dental office is build upon a foundation of “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control”!

Vist their website: www.drnijjar.com

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Patient Safety Certified is establishing a standard for patient safety which far supersedes government requirements.  The employees of this office subscribe to a patient safety philosophy which is a “no limits” on what it takes to make patients safe. They are consistently improving  based on knowledge, skill and technology advancement. Patient Safety Certified takes a new kind of Dental Professional, somebody who understands what it means “Putting Patients First”. The areas of excellence are,

1. Cross Contamination Prevention
2. Sterilization Process and Validation
3. Patient Education and Safety
4. Patient Information Security

 

Willow Glen Dental Care

Comprehensive Dental Care for Your Whole Family – located at 1600 Willow St., Suite 203, San Jose CA., 95125, Phone: 408.978.0911

Dr. Danielle Wehle and her team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients a “Patient Compliant” facility. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Visit their website: www.willowglendentalcare.com 

Patient Safety Certified is establishing a standard for patient safety which far supersedes government requirements.  The employees of this office subscribe to a patient safety philosophy which is a “no limits” on what it takes to make patients safe. They are consistently improving  based on knowledge, skill and technology advancement.

Patient Safety Certified takes a new kind of Dental Professional, somebody who understands what it means “Putting Patients First”. The areas of excellence are,

1. Cross Contamination Prevention
2. Sterilization Process and Validation
3. Patient Education and Safety
4. Patient Information Security

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Nelsen Family Dentistry

Cosmetic and General Dentistry – located at 1307 Esplanade, Suite 4, Chico CA, 95926, Phone: 530.898.8511

Dr. John Nelsen, Dr. Melissa Nelsen and their team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, work hard at maintaining a Patient Compliant standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is paramount and the foundation of this fine office!

Visit their website: www.nelsenfamilydentistry.com

Patient Safety Certified is establishing a standard for patient safety which far supersedes government requirements.  The employees of this office subscribe to a patient safety philosophy which is a “no limits” on what it takes to make patients safe. They are consistently improving  based on knowledge, skill and technology advancement.

Patient Safety Certified takes a new kind of Dental Professional, somebody who understands what it means “Putting Patients First”. The areas of excellence are,

1. Cross Contamination Prevention
2. Sterilization Process and Validation
3. Patient Education and Safety
4. Patient Information Security

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Family Dental

Personalized & Comfortable Dentistry – located at 581 Foster City Blvd., Foster City CA, 94404, Phone: 650.286.9999

The Dental Professionals at Family Dental hold nothing back when it come to providing a Patient Compliant facility, “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” sets this office apart from the rest!

Visit the Family Dental website: www.familydentalfostercity.com

Patient Safety Certified is establishing a standard for patient safety which far supersedes government requirements.  The employees of this office subscribe to a patient safety philosophy which is a “no limits” on what it takes to make patients safe. They are consistently improving  based on knowledge, skill and technology advancement.

Patient Safety Certified takes a new kind of Dental Professional, somebody who understands what it means “Putting Patients First”. The areas of excellence are,

1. Cross Contamination Prevention
2. Sterilization Process and Validation
3. Patient Education and Safety
4. Patient Information Security

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Robert Soto, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry – located at 450 Sutter St., Suite 2040, San Francisco CA, 94108

Dr. Robert Soto, Dr. Kimberly Miyamoto and their team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation this office!

Visit their website: www.yourcosmeticdentist.net

Smileworld Family Dental

We bring a SMILE to your WORLD! – located at 19940 Homestead Rd., Suite 100, Cupertino, CA 95014, Phone: 408.255.2385

Dr. Mira Godiwala and her team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients a “Patient Compliant” facility. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Visit their website: www.smileworlddental.com

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Patient Safety Certified is establishing a standard for patient safety which far supersedes government requirements.  The employees of this office subscribe to a patient safety philosophy which is a “no limits” on what it takes to make patients safe. They are consistently improving  based on knowledge, skill and technology advancement. Patient Safety Certified takes a new kind of Dental Professional, somebody who understands what it means “Putting Patients First”. The areas of excellence are,

1. Cross Contamination Prevention
2. Sterilization Process and Validation
3. Patient Education and Safety
4. Patient Information Security

SciCan Bravo

Yes! I do highly recommend the SciCan Bravo Autoclave!

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Reusing Masks

Disposable masks are for single patient use only. Reusing a mask, like any disposable item, creates gross cross contamination, risking both the patient and the wearer. Once the mask is taken off, toss it in the trash!

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Banding Instruments

The banding of dental instruments is an unnecessary high risk work-practice. It also prohibits cleaning of the instruments which blocks sterilization. Using an ultrasonic basket with compartments or dividers is recommended.

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Fountaingrove Dentistry

Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry – located at 2305-A Mendocino Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95403, Phone: 707.525.1500

Dr. Robert W. Erlach, Dr. Heather Anderson, Dr. Robert P. Didier and their team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Visit their website: www.fountaingrovedentistry.com

The Diablo Dental Group

General Dentistry – located at 156 Diablo Rd., Suite 202, Danville, CA 94526, Phone: 925.837.1742

Dr. Jon Koeltl, Dr. Gregory Hong, Dr. Valerie Johnston and their team of Healthcare Dental Professionals are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundations of this office!

Visit their website: www.thediablodentalgroup.com

Brett H. Cole, DDS

Endodontics – 895 Moraga Rd., Suite 4, Lafayette CA, 94549, Phone: 925.283.2735

Dr. Cole and his team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Katherina S. White, DDS

Creating Beautiful Smiles – 5595 Winfield Blvd., Suite 212, San Jose CA, Phone: 408.365.7767

Dr. White and her team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Visit their website: www.katherinawhitedds.com

 

Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery

Santa Rosa Office – 1174 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405, Phone: 707.545.4625

Rohnert Park Office – 1350 Medical Center Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928, Phone: 707.584.1630

Dr. Tyko II, Dr. Daniel, Dr. Tolin and their team of Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest level of safety. Santa Rosa & Rohnert Park Oral Surgery clearly sets the bar for “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control”!

Visit their website: www.santarosaoralsurgery.com

Peter K. Lee, DDS

General, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry – located at 1688 Willow St., Suite A-1, San Jose, CA 95125, Phone: 408.978.6601

Dr. Lee and his team of Healthcare Dental Professionals, are dedicated to providing their patients the highest safety standard. “Excellence in Patient Safety and Infection Control” is the foundation of this office!

Visit their website: www.todaysdentistrysanjose.com