We have reopened for normal operations with modifications to our operating procedures. We have taken special precautions to ensure the health and safety of patients and staff. We ask that only persons with appointments enter the office since there will be reduced seating to ensure social distancing. If you are experiencing flu or cold symptoms or have recently traveled out of state, please reschedule your appointment for at least 3 weeks later. We will be asking each patient health questions and taking their temperature upon entry. Please wear a face mask until you are seated in the dental chair. Hand sanitizer is available and it is highly recommended that you use it upon entry and before you leave the office. You will notice changes in the office that are based on CDC, OSHA and Hawaii Department of Health recommendations to keep us all safe. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (808)593-0835. Stay safe and healthy during this unprecedented worldwide pandemic.

We have implemented the following additional safety precautions to ensure your health and safety.

  • Limiting entry into the office to only patients with appointments.

  • No entry into the office for people with cold/flu symptoms or travel out of state in the last 2 weeks.

  • Social distancing through reduced, limited seating in the waiting room.

  • Require that persons entering the office wear face mask until seated in the dental chair.

  • Recommend use of provided hand sanitizer for everyone entering or exiting the office.

  • Inquire about each patient’s current health.

  • Take the temperature of each patient entering the office.

  • Use of HEPA air filters throughout the office to filter virus, bacteria and allergens from the air.

  • We implemented hypochlorous acid (HOCl) disinfection of patient treatment areas. Hypochlorous acid is a non-toxic, environmentally safe disinfectant that has been in use for more than 100 years and is 100 times more effective at killing pathogenic viruses, bacteria and mold as household bleach. It is FDA and EPA approved as a high level (hospital grade) disinfectant. We make HOCl in-house using an Ecolox generator. For more information on HOCl, click on the link button below.

 

  • A device called Isodry is used during certain procedures to minimize aerosolized spray.

  • Our personal protective equipment (PPE) has been modified to include full length disposable gowns, N95 masks, hair covers and full coverage face shields. This provides protection for both dental staff and patients by blocking any potential of disease transmission in either direction.

  • As usual, we steam sterilize all reusable equipment in the autoclave and use disposable, single-use equipment where possible. Plastic surface covers keep high touch surfaces sanitary. Hospital grade EPA approved surface disinfectants are used on counter tops and other surfaces.

Office Hours

Monday: 8am-5pm

Tuesday: 8am-5pm

Wednesday: CLOSED

Thursday: 8am-2pm

Friday: 8am-5pm

Saturday: 8am-2pm

Sunday: CLOSED

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Ted T. Sakamoto, D.D.S.

General Restorative & Family Dentist

615 Piikoi St., Suite 801

Honolulu, HI 96814

808-593-0835

smiles@tedsakamotodds.net

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