The office will resume operations Monday, May 4th with facial coverings required upon entry.

The office will resume operations Monday, May 4th with facial coverings required upon entry.
Posted on 04/30/2020

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Smile Power Orthodontics

The Orthodontist’s Office Is Scheduled to open May 4th with new changes related to the “Cover Your Face” order.

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by Dr. Powers on April30th, 2020

As the shelter in place order is set to expire May 31st in Contra Costa County, dentists, orthodontists and other medical professionals remain essential businesses.

Smile Power Orthodontics will resume operations beginning Monday, May 4th. As we expect a high demand for the appointments, we will be as accommodating as many patients as possible to get each person scheduled and seen. We look forward to meeting with you in person and ensuring your treatment and orthodontic health are protected and moving forward.

For Your Protection.

Your clinical Smile Power Team is already trained in infection control protocols using PPE (personal protective equipment), uses EPA approved surface cleaners, instrument sterilization and immediate disposal of one time use products. We have already implemented advanced social distancing and furthered environmental surface protections to protect our patients and team members.

Facial Coverings

Contra Costa Health Officer Issues New "Cover Your Face" Order

Effective Wednesday, April 22, a new health order in Contra Costa County requires anyone working at or visiting an essential business, to wear face coverings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The “Cover Your Face” order is still in effect which will mean facial coverings will be required upon entry to the Smile Power office. The order does not require children 12 and younger to wear masks. Face coverings can be anything made of cloth, fabric or other permeable material that covers the nose and mouth and the lower part of the face. Medical-grade masks are not required. Masks with one-way valves for easy breathing do not qualify as face coverings under the order because they can release respiratory droplets into the surrounding air. Any patient with symptoms of Covid-19 or other illness are to remain home and observe a 14 day delay in visiting the office.

Patients Only Please.

To observe social distancing in an orthodontic office usually joyfully filled with siblings, friends, parents and grandparents, we will be asking patients only to enter the office at this time. We will be using our updated cloud based software to communicate findings via text or email to parents and guardians. Be sure to update our office with your communication preferences and be sure they are accurate. A parent of a young child that prefers to be present for the visits will be allowed in with social distancing, facial coverings and observation from outside the clinic (reception area or hallway).

Using Teleconferencing Technology.

Thank you for all the families that participated in teleconferencing. We were able to continue monitoring treatment progress.

Smiles Ahead.

Two people "shaking elbows" instead of hands.WWe know that a big part of successful orthodontic treatment is keeping appointments to monitor treatment and make necessary adjustments. We are looking forward to continuing to be your partner in orthodontic health care.


The New Smile Power Building.

The new SmilePower building lobby

We are asked a lot about the new office. Although we have experienced delays due to the effects of Coronavirus, we are looking forward to the opening very soon with exciting features such as antibacterial medical grade surfaces, touchless water faucets, HEPA hand dryers, and seven feet spacing between clinical chairs including a private treatment room.

It is a beautiful state-of-the-art building we are proud to share with you. We will have the same technology you have come to expect from us such as a 3D digital x-ray imaging and scanning technology. The future looks bright and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Smile Power Orthodontics

2121 Ygnacio Valley Road, Bldg F
1000 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA
(925) 937-1333