• Important Information For Our Patients

  • May 20, 2020 

    Dear Patients, Friends and Families of San Marin Dental Care, 

    We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health and spirits. San Marin Dental Care will open on Monday, June 1, 2020. The past few months have been challenging for all of us. I know we are all looking forward to resuming our normal activities and routines. While many things have changed, one thing that has remained is our commitment to your safety. 

    Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. Our infection control processes were designed so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe. 

    Our office follows infection control recommendations mad by the American Dental Association (ADA), the California Dental Association (CDA), the U.S. Centers for Disease (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the recommendations of these agencies so that we are up-to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies' recommendations. 

    You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.

    For example: 

    • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you arrive in the office. 
    • We are asking patients to remain in their cars and to call the office to check in upon arrival. 
    • We will take your temperature and have you wash your hands. 
    • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children's toys and so forth, since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • We are adding hospital grade air filtration systems in the treatment operatories.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.
    • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting time for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
    • Please remember to enter the office wearing a mask and practice social distancing at all times. 

    We will be taking a phased approach to reopening. Appointment times will be limited. We will be available to begin scheduling appointments on Monday, June 1st between the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

    Most importantly, we thank you for being our patients. We do not take for granted your trust and loyalty to San Marin Dental Care. 


    Sun Costigan DDS and Staff
    (415) 209-6060