COVID-19 Updates

Mask Mandate Update as of April 2023

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Cal/OSHA have released the following updates regarding the mask policy in dental offices

  • Starting April 3, 2023, masks will be optional  in dental offices
  • As was the policy prior to the pandemic, staff members will still be required to wear masks during aerosol-generating dental procedures
  • COVID-19 Screenings of all patients and staff

  • Non-contact temperature readings

  • Weekly COVID-19 testing for all staff members
  • Vaccinated staff members

  • Simplified mobile patient check-in

  • Social distancing practices (no handshakes or high fives, etc.)

  • Plexiglass barriers at front desk

  • Limited access to waiting room and prevention of congregation in high traffic areas
  • Frequent disinfection of common areas and high-use surfaces

  • Doorknobs, countertops, sink handles, pens, clipboards, etc.

  • Hand sanitizer available throughout the office
  • Pre-treatment antimicrobial mouth rinse

  • Medical-grade H13 HEPA air filtration

  • Isolated dental operatories

  • HVE high-speed vacuum suction units in each operatory 
  • In-office laundry service for team members

  • Additional CDC-Approved P.P.E.

  • Designated appointment times for senior patients and medically-compromised patients

  • Extra time between appointments

Standard protocols we already perform and will continue to follow: 

We have always followed the strictest infection control guidelines as recommended by the CDC, ADA, and OSHA.

  • Medical-grade disinfection products proven effective against COVID-19 virus

  • Ultrasonic/autoclave sterilization of instruments

  • Weekly biologic spore testing

  • Universal precaution infection control

  • Same-Day Dentistry Technology
  • Minimize multiple office visits
  • Get all of your dental treatment done in 1 visit!

Looking forward:

In addition to adhering to all CDC, ADA, and OSHA standards, we take extra measures to ensure that all of our patients will feel comfortable receiving dental care at our office. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us for more information.

– Dr. Toland & Team

Ready to schedule an appointment?

We invite you to reserve an appointment with Dr. Meghan Toland by contacting our La Mesa cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today.

How to Find Us

8029 La Mesa Blvd(619)

Opening Hours

Monday8am - 5pm
Tuesday7am - 4pm
Wednesday10am - 6pm
Thursday8am - 5pm
FridayBy appointment