**Gearing Up for Office Reopening (updated 5/13/2020) ***************
We have now received guidance from CDPH and the county health department about resuming orthodontic care. With this new guidance in place, I will be developing new protocols and plans for a safe reopening. We hope to reopen our office in the next few weeks.
However, we are experiencing significant difficulty obtaining the proper PPE (personal protective equipment) due to worldwide shortages of various PPE. Examples of PPE include, gowns, face shields and masks. I ordered PPE from multiple vendors about 2 months ago (and at limited quantities because vendors are placing limits on how many we can order), and some are still backordered with no estimated shipping date. We hope you understand that for your safety and for our team’s safety, we may need to delay performing certain types of procedures until we have in place the necessary infection control equipment.
In the mean time, once we have reopened, we do plan to start seeing patients for procedures that will be deemed lower risk. Examples include archwire changes and ligature changes (the “colors” on the braces).
We will be doing certain things differently once we reopen. We will be sending you all the information, once we have finalized the plan. One thing that will be certain is that anyone entering our office will be required to have a mask on. Please be prepared to have a cloth mask (or other types of mask) for our reopening.
Please do not call to schedule an in-office appointment yet. We will let you know, in a future newsletter, as to how we will be scheduling patients.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. We miss you all and we look forward to seeing you soon!
Yo Imai-Marshall, DDS, MSD (Marshall Orthodontics)
Marshall Orthodontics is a quality-oriented private practice of San Diego orthodontist, Dr. Yo Imai-Marshall. Our address is 3855 Avocado Boulevard, Suite 200, La Mesa, CA. We are located just off of the 94 freeway on Avocado Blvd., in the Rancho San Diego area of east county. We primarily serve the east county and the San Diego communities of La Mesa, El Cajon, Rancho San Diego, Jamul, Casa De Oro, Santee, Lemon Grove, and Spring Valley. Dr. Marshall and her team can be reached at 619-670-4018.
Marshall Orthodontics is a small warm family practice with a homey feel. Because we are a small practice, we get to know each and every one of our patients (and the rest of the brood!), as they become part of our orthodontic family. We enjoy being a part of our patients’ lives! We provide orthodontic services for children, adolescents and adults of all ages.
Dr. Marshall is the sole orthodontist and owner of Marshall Orthodontics. As a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics, she is highly trained and most qualified to serve all of your orthodontic needs, whether it be straightening your teeth, correcting your bite, restoring a beautiful smile, or any combination of the above. Dr. Marshall is analytical, detail oriented, and dedicated to clinical excellence. She works with various orthodontic appliances, such as metal braces, ceramic braces (white braces), Invisalign, and retainers. In addition, due to her extensive training, she is able to do complex orthodontic cases involving TADs (temporary anchorage devices) and orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery).
Dr. Marshall and her team are committed to providing you with the highest standard of patient care in a friendly caring environment. Serving you is our privilege and our goal is to deliver a beautiful healthy smile, along with a positive enjoyable experience throughout your treatment.
Marshall Orthodontics provides complementary screening exams to new patients. We offer affordable orthodontic care for the entire family with patient-friendly interest FREE financing available. Most dental insurance plans are accepted.
Our clinic is open until 6:30pm on select days for our patients’ scheduling convenience.
Thank you for visiting our website! Please feel free to e-mail or call us at 619-670-4018 with any questions. We hope to see you soon!
3855 Avocado Boulevard, Suite 200
La Mesa, CA 91941