June 24,2020

 Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and many are adapting to being out with a mask on, continuing to keep social distance from friends and co-workers and of course, much hand-washing. 


While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Our office follows the infection control recommendations from the American Dental Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. We are committed to ensuring that our infection control procedures are current and effective.  For example, we have installed HEPA filters in our clinics, as recommended.

Things have changed at our office and what patients can expect when coming for a dental visit.  Be assured that we have made these changes to help protect you, our patients, and our staff. Please know that you will be contacted 1-2 days before your appointment for a COVID-19 screening.  If our team is unable to reach you, we will screen you when you arrive at the office.  It is possible that your appointment may need to be rescheduled based on your answers. Below are changes you can expect when visiting us. 

COVID-19 Changes at Sonrisas Dental Health

  • Call us from your car when you arrive and wait in your car instead of the waiting room.

  • We will take your temperature and ask the screening questions when checking you in.

  • Please wear a mask upon entering the office, keep it on all at all times, except during treatment.

  • You will be asked to use hand sanitizer (provided) when you enter the office.

  • Only patients and one caregiver (if required) will be allowed in the office.

  • Please maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet when possible.

  • We no longer have magazines, children’s toys, or drinks in the waiting room.

  • Allow us extra time between patients for enhanced disinfection

  • Please reschedule if you have with in contact with anyone who has been sick in the last 14 days.


Sonrisas is open at both our San Mateo and Half Moon Bay locations, and while we are prioritizing emergencies and recently rescheduled appointments, we invite you to give us a call to schedule with us at this time.  We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have. To make an appointment, please call 650-727-3480.  You can make an appointment for either clinic at that phone number.