440 Creates2023-08-22T19:33:42+00:00June 12, 2023|Comments Off on Please Welcome Our Newest Associate: Dr. Wilson Ng
We are very excited to announce the addition of Dr. Wilson Ng to our practice! Dr. Ng grew up in San Francisco and attended college at UC Davis. He earned his DDS degree at UC San Francisco, where he proceeded to complete his residency training in the specialty of orthodontics and met Drs. Ikeda and Righellis who are associate professors at UCSF. Dr. Ng was an outstanding resident and truly caught our eye. In fact, Dr. Ng was the recipient of the Dr. Righellis Endowed Scholarship Award! We could [...]
440 Creates2023-06-14T22:24:22+00:00April 3, 2023|Comments Off on Mask mandate ends April 3 for workers, patients and visitors in California’s health care settings
Beginning today (April 3, 2023), face masks will be optional for patients, visitors and workers not performing clinical procedures in dental offices and other health care settings in California per the new guidance from the state Department of Public Health. You are of course welcome to continue wearing masks, but please bring your own as we will no longer be providing them. We ask that you continue to be proactive in rescheduling your appointment when feeling unwell. Based on the positive feedback, the privacy screens dividing the clinical chairs [...]
440 Creates2023-06-14T22:21:58+00:00April 4, 2022|Comments Off on We are updating our COVID policies
We finally have reasons to be optimistic that we are entering into the endemic phase of COVID-19. The last two years have been incredibly challenging and everyone has made sacrifices for the sake of the greater good. We’re in a much stronger place today with more tools to protect ourselves and our communities. To reflect the latest CDC, State, and Local recommendations, we are gradually updating our COVID protocols. As always, we will err on the side of caution for the safety of our patients and the team and [...]
440 Creates2021-07-26T17:09:18+00:00June 27, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]
440 Creates2021-05-20T13:52:33+00:00May 19, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]
440 Creates2021-06-04T06:20:11+00:00January 26, 2021|Comments Off on 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 [...]