Dr. Curotto Welcomes New Dental Patients
If you are the kind of person who values oral health as an important component to overall health, do we have the office for you. Everything we do is grounded in the concept of overall health.
We believe these qualities are an integral component of the ultimate dental experience. We believe all patients should have a happy, comfortable dental home that will listen, learn, and assist you with your concerns and gain your trust. We believe your time is valuable; we are punctual and on time for your appointment.
Our team specializes in offering innovative technology, advanced cosmetics, and all aspects of general dentistry. View our Yelp profile and see what others are saying. The care you seek is a phone call away. Call (510) 652-5270 for an appointment today. You will be glad that you did!
COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES
updated June 17, 2021
Due to the widespread outbreak of COVID-19, Richard J Curotto, DDS has updated some of our daily procedures. You’ll still receive the same exemplary service from our dedicated team. However, to ensure the safety of all our patients here are some changes we have implemented effective June 17th, 2021:
We understand that everyone is excited to return to activities we enjoyed before the pandemic. However, face coverings will still be required in our office, even for people who are fully vaccinated. We’re following the advice of our infectious disease experts and CDC guidance, as it pertains to medical and dental treatment, and remain committed to providing a safe environment for our patients, their families and our workforce. Self-screening for symptoms and good hand hygiene will remain in place as well. You’ll find hand sanitizer in the office for your use.
If you are experiencing any cold or flu like symptoms, please alert the office in advance so that we may reschedule your appointment.
Thank you. We look forward to serving you.
DENTAL OFFICE REOPENING – JUNE 1, 2020
WITH COVID-19 SAFETY PROCEDURES
Your Safety is Paramount
The office will be reopening for business on June 1st. Your health and safety are of utmost importance to us. We believe oral health is crucial to overall good health. We believe good health provides a sense of calm and security. This is why Dentistry is an essential service.
We are Sensitive to Your Concerns
We realize many of you will be concerned and very apprehensive, we do not blame you. Fear, time, money, sterilization technique, and special distancing issues will become high priority for all of us. The team and I are listening.
We Will Test Our Staff Daily
Screening and temperatures will be taken on all employees daily. Employees will wear additional protective equipment to further decrease any likelihood of any personal cross contamination.
Equipment Will Be Sterilized BEYOND Stringent Standards
We have increased already stringent sterilization procedures and protocols beyond our normal high standards. Everything, as always, goes through the autoclave. No exceptions. Temperature in the autoclave reaches 270°F (121°C) under 16 pounds of atmospheric pressure, which is more than enough to kill COVID-19.
Reception Area Will Be Disinfected Throughout the Day
Prior to the start of every day, and throughout the day, all doorknobs, handles, entry counters, and reception chairs will be wiped down and sprayed with disinfectant. As usual, plastic barriers will be placed on all difficult to wipe surfaces. Air purifiers with HEPA filters are now in all rooms. Floors will be cleaned throughout the day.
Patient Reception Procedures Modified to Maintain Distancing
Patients will be seated at diagonal distances in the reception area. You will be requested to text or call upon your arrival to make sure there is adequate space available in the office. All non-patients, i.e., all relatives, children, drivers, caregivers, and friends, will be asked to remain in the car or outside the office during your appointment. We will call them when your appointment is completed. Our patient scheduling will be decreased to limit patient flow and the number of patients in the office at one time. We will prioritize appointments that were changed during the last 8 weeks. This may create a slight backlog in appointment availability.
Patient Protective Measures and Health Assessment
We are requesting that you wear a mask to your appointment. Patients will be provided with an application of hand sanitizer on arrival. Questions will be asked regarding possible exposure. Temperatures will be taken with a non-contact thermometer and recorded. A pre-rinse of hydrogen peroxide/Listerine will be issued by the dental assistant prior to treatment. An Isovac will now be utilized to contain aerosol during procedures. Please note we will also consider personal, reasonable requests. As stated, your safety is our ultimate concern.
We Strive to Accommodate You Flexibly
We realize it will be inconvenient to leave your job or business, so we will try to maximize your appointment time to limit the number of visits whenever possible. We are also happy to discuss payment options so that treatment can be provided.
This May Become the New Normal
We care about you and we are looking forward to seeing you again. Things will be different, and we must accept change like we all did after 9/11. Remember your first visit to the airport after 9/11? That was a new experience just like these changes will be. Feel free to call the office with any concerns regarding this letter. We welcome your questions and concerns. We do care and we are listening.
Dr. Curotto and Staff
Full Service Dental Care
In addition to all facets of General Dentistry, such as preventive hygiene, fillings, crowns, bridges and dentures, we offer the following services:
- Porcelain Veneer Smile Makeovers…change your smile to a new you in just two visits!
- Deep Bleaching – for your whitest teeth
- Dental Implants
- CEREC single visit crowns
- Non-surgical Laser assisted bone and gum therapy
- For all of our dental procedures, we have Financing Options Available
Let Us Re-invent Your Smile
High-Tech Dentistry with a Friendly, Human Touch
Our state-of-the-art CEREC system (console pictured at left) is a miracle of modern technology, digitally scanning your mouth to create a computer-milled ceramic crown that fits your mouth perfectly… while you wait! The advantage to you is that you can get a permanent crown replacement in ONE OFFICE VISIT: no messy impression, no temporary crown, everything finished in a single visit.
Our BIOLASE laser system can be a conservative alternative to bone and gum surgery. Because they don’t generate heat and vibration, lasers eliminate the need for anesthesia in many instances.
We use the Schick CDR Elite Digital X-Ray system which gives us outstanding image quality and uses ultra-LOW radiation compared to conventional X-Rays.
Dr. Curotto has upgraded his Sterilization Center with new, state of the art ultrasonic and autoclave sterilization equipment.
Dr. Curotto’s office uses high-tech solutions to make your whole experience smoother and more convenient, like appointment reminders and confirmation responses via text messages to your phone or email.
Get the best Selfie Smiles…
with Dazzling Smile Design by Dr. Curotto
Two of Dr. Curotto’s patients, captured this selfie photo while out on the town together. They were so proud of their smiles that they sent their photo in for Dr. Curotto to display in his office and here, on his website.