Our Office

Office Hours & Scheduling

Office Hours

Our office is open:

Monday through Thursday 
8:00am to 1:00pm, 2:00pm to 5:00pm

Appointment Policy

Our office makes every attempt to work with your schedule as well as your child's school schedule when making their appointments. All Infants, toddlers, preschool age and special needs children should be seen in the morning when they are alert and more cooperative which makes their dental experience more enjoyable as well as allows us to work more slowly with them for their comfort.  It may be necessary that your school age child be seen in the morning for the same reason, especially if dental treatment is required. 

The California State Education Code (Article 2, Section 46010(b)3) designates medical, dental and vision appointments as excused absences. Students missing only part of the school day are to be counted as in attendance. We will be happy to provide schools with letters explaining the necessary dental treatment.

Your child’s scheduled appointment is reserved specifically for them. Our office utilizes an automated telephone reminder  system as well as text message reminders to confirm your appointment, but please do not depend on this courtesy. 

We strive to see all patients on time for their scheduled appointment and we make every effort to stay on schedule throughout the day.  Additionally, there are times when our schedule is delayed in order to accommodate an injured child or an emergency. Please accept our apology in advance should this occur during your child’s appointment. We will provide you the same courtesy if your child is in need of emergency treatment.

Cancellations

Occasionally, children's illnesses or other unexpected emergencies make it necessary to cancel an appointment with less than 24 hours of notice. Please contact our office immediately and we will do our best to accommodate your situation.