San Francisco Surgical Arts
The Center of Excellence in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery
Dear Valued Patients,
We want to thank all of you for being so patient and supportive during this trying time for all of us. We are all eager to get back to helping our patients. Because your safety is paramount, we have taken extra measure over the past month, in order to be compliant with all the new regulations put forth by the regulating agencies. As you walk in you will notice a few changes in and around the office.
As you may know, at San Francisco Surgical Arts, we have always held ourselves to the highest standard of care. This is even truer during this pandemic. We will continue with our existing universal precautions but also add in the more recent CDC-OSHA guidelines with regards to addressing COVID-19. The underlying premise behind these changes is to create a safer environment by minimizing the risk, while reducing the time the patient spends in the office. The measures are
1. PERSONAL PROTECTIVE MEASURE
Online pre-registration – through our website to minimize the time a patient is in the office.
Tele-dentistry – for some consultation and follow-up appointments to minimize the number of visits.
Consultation & Surgery – in the same appointment, to avoid the need for a second visit.
Social distancing – of 6 feet is still in effect. We are limited to only 10 people in the office at one time.
Waiting in your car – We are asking all patients to stay in their car upon arriving onsite. You will then call the main office number (415-813-6400) and answer a few questions before coming into the office.
Facial covering – Per CDC requirements every person entering a dental office will need to have facial covering. If at the time of arrival you do not have one, we will provide one for you.
Temperature readings – Everyone, patients, staff and doctor’s temperatures will be taken on a daily basis using a touchless thermometer, upon entering the office.
Hand hygiene – will be required upon entering the office via hand sanitizers or traditional hand washing with soap and water.
Only the patients will be allowed in the office. (Exceptions: minors and elderly, one additional adult person will be allowed in the office.)
Testing – PCR test for the presence of COVID-19 will be required for all patients one week PRIOR to any surgical procedure. All staff and doctors have been tested and will be tested on a weekly basis for the foreseeable future.
Senior Citizen hours – Designated times for high-risk patients: seniors or anyone above 65 years old.
2. ENGINEERING CONTROLS:
Frequent disinfection of common area and high contact surfaces.
EPA certified – Medical grade anti-viral products proven effective against the Human Coronavirus
Negative Pressure Surgical rooms – up to the standards of a traditional operating room in a hospital used to treat patients with airborne disease.
Extra-oral high volume suction machine with HEPA filters and UVC sanitization
UVC germicidal light – for disinfection procedures of the room
Air purifiers using HEPA + UVC light for disinfection of the air throughout the office
Plexiglas barriers at the check-in and check-out desks
Full PPE gear with N95 respirators and isolation gowns for all surgical staff
Face shields and masks for all front staff personal
Contactless forms of payment – in person or via the website, i.e. Apply pay, Stripe…
As, always if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office for more information. We are here to help you and your family get back to normal.
Your San Francisco Surgical Arts
In recognition of ongoing news reports and the continued spread of the COVID-19 virus, we realize our patients have questions. As dedicated health care professionals, we want you to know that we remain as diligent as ever in protecting the health and safety of our patients and staff. Our practice strictly adheres to and exceeds the standards for infection control by wearing personal protective gear, using hospital-grade disinfectants, practicing the latest sterilization protocols, utilizing single-use disposable materials, and more. Every effort we have in place is to ensure the safety of our patients and staff. We want you to know that we are monitoring this situation very closely, and we will keep you updated regularly.
Symptoms of coronavirus are reported as flu-like, with varying degrees of severity. While we do not know everything about this virus to date, individuals who are elderly and/or immunocompromised appear to be the most at risk of a severe infection. To ensure your health and safety, and the health and safety of everyone at our practice, please reschedule your appointment if you or a member of your household has a cough, fever, and/or flu-like symptoms. In addition, please reschedule your appointment if you have traveled to any areas within the past 14 days that are at high risk for contracting the coronavirus.
We thank you in advance and extend our gratitude for your understanding and cooperation. Together, we can help keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office, and one of our staff members will be more than happy to assist you.
For further information, including measures to keep yourself healthy, visit the following links:
- Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/prevention.html
- Symptoms: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/symptoms.html
- Steps When Sick: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/steps-when-sick.html
Drs.Hoghooghi, Massoomi and Sodeifi have a combined 20 years experience practicing Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with already established practices in cities of Palo Alto and Cupertino. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding surgical care in a compassionate manner. As specialists we work closely with our referring doctors to diagnosis and provide our patients with the highest quality care.
We are proud our facility is the first Platinum LEED-certified medical/dental surgical office in the nation, as designated by the US Green Building Council. The office was constructed with optimum use of recycled materials and features such technology as solar keyboards and paperless chart technology using an electronic health record. This includes 3D Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CT) imaging machine for instant diagnosis and treatment planning for all your needs.
All four surgeons are board-certified and have attended the most prestigious US Medical & Dental schools, with some having further fellowship-training in Facial Cosmetic Surgery. As faculty members at Stanford Medical Center and the University of Pacific, we commit to provide top-notch healthcare in a manner that promotes your well-being and the prosperity of our local community with the least amount of impact on the environment
Our office is located in the heart of the Financial District in downtown San Francisco, in The Infinity Towers (Tower B) at the corner of Main and Folsom Streets. Our front office doors face Folsom Street.
Phone: San Francisco Office Phone Number 415-813-6400
Mon 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tue 9:00am – 5:00pm
Wed 9:00am – 5:00pm
Thur 9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm