California Opens Up: Are Rules for Healthcare Offices Changing?
With one of the lowest infection rates in the country, California has lifted COVID-19 restrictions in most public spaces for people who are fully vaccinated. This is wonderful news and a testament to how our community has come together to take one giant step towards normal life. However, the new state guidelines for public spaces don't apply to healthcare settings, including dental offices. Face coverings and social distancing are still required at our office, regardless of your vaccination status. Our office will continue to follow the standards for healthcare [...]
Patient rewards club gets a new look: Smile Club!
With the rollout of the new practice name and the website, the patient rewards program was also revamped. Welcome to our Smile Club! You can access it by clicking the card image located at the bottom of our website or through your mobile app. No new registration is required for existing members, and your points will all be there to go towards cool prizes and gift cards! We have a new Facebook page and an Instagram account (@hillsideviewortho), where we will be posting fun facts and updates about the office. Be [...]
IKEDA + RIGHELLIS STORY
Drs. Ikeda and Righellis first met when Dr. Ikeda was starting her freshman year at Cal. Fast forward a few short years, they have now been working side-by-side for the last several years. Dr. Righellis has found the perfect match to take over the practice as he shifts his focus towards teaching while continuing to treat patients under Dr. Ikeda’s leadership. “My true passion is teaching orthodontics. And now time has come for me to spend more time doing that. When it came time to decide who was going [...]
What is Dr. Righellis up to?
While Dr. Righellis will continue to treat patients under Dr. Ikeda as his new “boss,” he will now be able to devote more time into teaching orthodontic residents at several universities and providing in-office courses to orthodontists all over the world. He also has a new teaching platform with online content now available through his website: StratyRighellis.com.
For everyone’s safety and well-being, we have implemented a few changes to our appointment process. These changes reflect our commitment to you that everything is being done to protect our patients and team from unnecessary risk. As the situation evolves, so may our appointment guidelines. We truly appreciate your patience and continued support. We’ll get through this together! Please reschedule your appointment if you or anyone in your household has been sick in the last 2 weeks. Complete the Wellness Form one day prior to your appointment (a link will be [...]