Back to Work

We have been back to work since June and all patients in active treatment (with braces on) should now have been seen. All patients in retainers should now start making their appointments. If you have not been seen since March, please call and leave a message or send an email through the web site.

We appreciate your patience during these difficult times. Please stay safe and healthy.

5/30 Update

We will start seeing patients in the office Monday, June 1, 2020. We are starting with a limited number of patients each day as treatment units require more cleaning than previously. We are calling back people as fast as possible, but it will take at least a month to get everyone scheduled. Patients in active treatment will be scheduled first, patients in retainers will be seen only if there are problems with the retainers.

If you need emergency attention please call Dr. Jacob at 619 972-7167

You MUST have a face covering to enter the office. We can not provide face masks. Please only arrive 5 minutes prior to your appointment. There will not be an area to sit and wait at the front of the office. Only one person may come to the appointment with the patient. All others must wait outside the building. Please wash your hands on entering and leaving the treatment area.

Thank you for your understanding and patience. Dr. Jacob

Update 5/10/20

Hope this note finds you healthy and safe! The State and County are allowing some retail business to resume. Dental office guidelines for reopening have been issued. However, there is not a supply of masks and other essential barrier materials available at this time.

We are meeting tomorrow to evaluate our office’s timeline for restarting patient care and will post our decisions tomorrow.

As always, for emergencies, call 619 972-7167,

Update 5/6

Hope you are all safe and healthy. We are not 2 months into the stop work order. The County of San Diego and the State of California are telling all dentists to not open for routine care. This message was sent on Monday of this week. There is not, as yet, a date when we can start seeing patients at the office. Your patience and cooperation are appreciated. When we do start seeing patients for routine care there will be new rules for how many people can be in the office at one time and we will continue social distancing for all non-patients. If you have an emergency, please call Dr. Jacob at 619 972-7167.

4/29 Update

We are discussing the date to resume routine patient care. Hopefully by the second week of May. As soon as we know a firm start date, we will call you to make appointments. We will be starting slowly with some additional rules about the office.

New rules will include only one guest with the patient. All other family members must wait outside the building. Only one person at at time at the front desk. Please observe social distancing inside the office. Rules will be posted at the front door.

For now, please stay safe and healthy.

Update 4/24/2020

I hope you all are staying safe and healthy. The State department of health services has not yet said we can start routine patient care. We are missing all of you and hope to return to regular scheduling as soon as possible.

If you do have an emergency, please call Dr. Jacob at 619 972-7167

UPDATE 4/21/2020

We hope you are all healthy and safe. We will start calling to make appointments for regular care as soon as we are permitted by the State health department. We hope to be seeing you in May.

A note about broken braces. Please let us know if a brace is broken, so we can plan enough time to repair it at your next visit. You can call and leave a message or send an email through the CONTACT form on this website. If the broken brace is an end brace and the wire is poking, let us know so we can see you for an emergency visit. The emergency phone is 619 972-7167.

Office Update 4/16/20 —

Our office continues to only see emergency patients. Routine appointments will be scheduled as soon as we are given permission by the State.

Broken braces/appliances are only an emergency if they are causing pain. If not they will be repaired after routine treatment resumes. If you have a broken brace, please send us an email (see the form on the Contacts page)

If you need immediate attention, please call 619 972-7167.

Office Update 4/14/20

We remain under order from the California Department of Health Services to see emergency patients only. The order is currently in effect until April 30th. It is yet to be determined when we can resume routine patient care. We will announce the start of routine patient care in this space and start calling to schedule all of you who are overdue for your appointment. Be assured that a 1 to 2 month delay in treatment will not effect the outcome of the treatment.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

Office Update 4/10/2020

We are now a month into closing the office for routine care as was ordered by the California Department of Health Services (DHS). We re hopeful of restarting in May, however there is no clear indication from DHS as to a hard date for re-opening. Unfortunately, we can not provide active treatment by telemedicine.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this crisis.

We are available for orthodontic emergency care by appointment. Call 619 972-7167.