March 25, 2020 COVID-19 Office Closure Update
Dear Patients and Community Members:
As instructed by the California Dental Association and to comply with Governor Newsom’s Shelter at Home order, our office remains closed to non-emergency services until further notice.
We continue to be available to address your emergency dental needs. As an established patient of record, simply call the office at 805-541-0550 for instructions on how to reach your dentist. Dr. Ian Leopold provided recorded a video update recently, check it out here.
This situation is changing daily. We are communicating via text and email. To ensure you stay up-to-date on when we re-open, please make sure your profile on the patient portal is opted in for text and email messages.
Many of you have emailed and texted kind and supportive words to the doctors and staff. Thank you! This is a trying time for everyone, and we appreciate the encouragement.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you are having a dental emergency.
The Team at SLO Smiles
At SLO Smiles, we understand that dental care is different from dental work. Family-owned in San Luis Obispo since 1977, our dentists and care professionals put patients first and love what we do. Our team specializes in whole body health, and together, we’re dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care with a wide array of specialty services available.
When you visit our dental office, we want you to feel completely welcome and comfortable. We understand that some people have fears about visiting the dentist. We’ve been practicing dentistry for over 40 years and we have considerable experience helping patients to overcome any anxiety they have about their dental visit. If you have any apprehension about going to the dentist, please give us a call. We think you’ll appreciate our calm and compassionate approach to dental care.
When you schedule an appointment with us, you’ll find that our entire staff is completely focused on you and your needs. We make sure to take the time to get to know you and your unique desires and concerns when it comes to dental care. A visit to the dentist is a lot more enjoyable when you can be confident that you’re with people who truly care.
We are committed to treating all of our patients with the highest degree of respect and understanding. If we believe you need a particular procedure, we’ll take the time to discuss it with you and how it will benefit you and your oral health. We make sure that you have all the information necessary to ensure that you receive the care that’s best suited to your needs.
Life is simpler when you don’t have to hunt all over town to get the care you need. SLO Smiles is a multi-specialty family dental office in San Luis Obispo with a team of talented and highly experienced dentists to serve you.
Because we have a team of dentists, we are able to offer technology that you simply can’t find in many dental offices in San Luis Obispo. That means we can provide you with a complete selection of services, from the simplest preventive treatments to cosmetic procedures such as teeth whitening, Invisalign and same day crowns, to more complex care such as tooth replacement with dental implants, gum recession treatment, and even full mouth reconstruction.
We don’t know of any other dental practice in San Luis Obispo that offers a greater level of specialized experience. While many other dentists are referring their patients to other specialists for implant placement, bone grafting, or full mouth reconstruction, at SLO Smiles we can handle your entire treatment from start to finish.
At SLO Smiles, we won’t try to sell you on services that you don’t need. With regular preventive visits, you can often avoid expensive dental problems in the future. We’d much rather help you avoid those problems in the first place. Our goal is to help you preserve your good health and keep your teeth for your entire life.
Of course, when you do need treatment, don’t hesitate to give us a call. From tooth colored fillings to same day crowns to emergency root canals, we are here to help when you need us!
Another way we save you money is to cut out the insurance middleman. Our experience with thousands of patients over the years demonstrated that preferred provider dental insurance plans are rarely a good deal for the patient or the dental practice. Many patients end up paying more overall when the cost of insurance is factored in and many dentists hike up their prices to make up for the money they lose to the insurance companies. Being an “out of network” dental practice helps us to keep our prices more affordable for all of our patients.
If you have any financial concerns about dental care, we’re here to help. If you have insurance, you may have questions about what is and what is not covered. We want to help you take the guesswork out of your insurance coverage and make sure you always receive the maximum benefits allowed under your dental insurance policy.
While we are considered, “out of network” by the insurance companies, we are happy to file any insurance claims for you. Please contact our office with any insurance questions and we’ll find the answers for you.
If you’re not insured, that’s not a problem, either. We accept Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. We also offer interest-free financing with CareCredit and Lending Club. Both allow you to arrange easy monthly payments to fit your budget. You are welcome to contact our office to learn more about these interest-free financing option and to apply for instant approval.