As Oregon begins to open up, and restrictions are lifted in most places, please keep in mind that as a healthcare facility, we continue to operate just as we were. Masks will still be required in our office regardless of vaccine status. We appreciate your support as we remain compliant with OSHA , CDC and federal guidelines.
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Happy Spring! It looks like 2022 is really bringing a ray of sunshine to us - finally! We wanted to share some of our office news with all of you:
Our beloved hygienist Mandy is having her first baby girl, due in April. As many of you know, Mandy has been waiting for this sweet girl for many years so we couldn't be more excited for her.
While Mandy is on a well-deserved maternity leave, Laci will be caring for her patients on Mondays and Tuesdays. We know you'll find Laci to be an exceptional hygienist, who is gentle, knowledgeable and dedicated to her patients.
Cindi will be seeing Mandy's patients on Wednesdays! Yes, the very same Cindi who was with our practice since 2011, so many of you already know her and love her.
Dr. Hudson was just informed that she was voted as one of Eugene's Top Dentists by Eugene Magazine's readership. Look for her profile in the Top Docs issue!
With Omicron retreating and mask mandates lifting, we wanted to share our updated COVID-19 protocols with you...
Masks are still required in healthcare settings so please be sure to wear your mask when you come see us. We will always have our hospital-grade HEPA filters running and our clinical team will be still wearing N95s. However, we are no longer requiring covid tests prior to procedures. Please let our office know if you feel unwell, or if you've been exposed to COVID-19 and we'll help you get a test and/or re-schedule you.
If you are immunocompromised, elderly or live with someone who is high risk, please ask to be scheduled first thing in the morning to minimize the possibility of transmission of any communicable illness.
In other news, we're striving to cut back on energy use, plastics and waste. We see that the only way forward is to live more sustainably: We've stopped buying plastic toothbrushes and now have superior bamboo brushes with soft bristles. We now have Dr. Tung's floss refills to put into your existing plastic containers. We've switched from plastic pod laundry detergent to EarthBreeze detergent sheets. And we've recently stopped using paper towels in our staff lounge and bathroom and switched to washable cloth towels from Marly's Monsters. Dr. Vivona is currently sampling toothpaste tablets. We'll let you know as soon as we find the perfect one so we can all ditch the plastic toothpaste tubes!
And lastly, Otis, our emotional support dog, just turned 2 in January. He wants everyone to know that he promises not to go through the “terrible twos” and really just wants to sit by your side and get his neck scratched.
We wish you and yours a healthful spring! We look forward to seeing you at your next appointment.
The Team at Eugene Dental Group
Happy Spring to all of you! We are so very excited to announce that a new Eugene Dental baby will be joining us soon: Dr. Vilija Hudson is due to have a baby girl in late June and will be spending the three months following her birth on a well-deserved maternity leave.
We have found an incredible dentist to cover her leave: Harmeet Kaur, DDS.
Dr. Kaur is very excited to be a part of our amazing team. She originally graduated from dental school in 2008 in India, where she practiced for years. She then moved to the U.S. and graduated from the University of Michigan International Dentist Program in 2018 and has called Eugene her home since then.
She says, "of all the things I love, dentistry comes first". She finds that dentistry is never monotonous and she enjoys meeting new people, getting to know them and helping them achieve optimal oral health care.
We are so excited about Dr. Kaur because she holds the same preventative values that Dr. Hudson and Dr. Vivona share. Furthermore, she is incredibly gentle and carefully explains procedures and advice to patients.
Dr. Kaur and her husband are also enjoying being parents for the first time. They welcomed a precious baby girl in 2020 and so it is fitting that as Dr. Hudson begins her maternity leave, Dr. Kaur is jumping back in!
We know you'll love Dr. Kaur as much as we do - please help us welcome her for the next few months as Dr. Hudson takes much deserved time to care for her new daughter.
As Dr. Hudson nears her due date, please be aware that if baby Hudson decides to come a little early, you may see Dr. Kaur or Dr. Vivona, even if you were scheduled with Dr. Hudson!
We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and happy after this incredibly difficult year.
The Team at Eugene Dental Group
Shout out to Dr. Vivona! She recently spent a day volunteering at a COVID vaccination clinic for Lane County residents.
Community involvement and volunteering is a great way to have a positive impact in our community. If you are a member of the dental or medical fields and want to help: sign up with SERV-OR.org. Volunteers are always needed!!
Many of you are aware that one of our hygienists Emily is expecting her first baby, a little girl, in April. Both mom and baby are doing amazing. Emily has started her maternity leave a bit earlier than expected and will be out until mid July. Although we will miss her terribly, we are blessed to have Genna cover for her during her maternity leave. You will find Genna shares the same great philosophies and approach to your dental care as Emily, and the rest of our exceptional hygiene team. She is gentle, caring, and very sweet natured. She is very detail oriented and we are confident you will love her. Please join us in congratulating Emily on her soon to be baby and welcoming Genna in her absence.
Many of you are asking how the new Oregon restrictions are going to affect your appointments moving forward.
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What Our Patients Are Saying About Us.
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"Without a doubt the best dental office I've ever been a patient of. The dentists and their hygienists are all very friendly and knowledgable, and they do their best to make you as comfortable as possible. I haven't tried other dentists in Eugene, but I know I'm not alone in my opinion here… definitely recommend!" ~ Timothy
"Dr. Vivona was recommended to me by a friend and I couldn't be happier with my experience. While I wish I didn't need dental work, my experience with her has been great. She takes her time to make sure she's properly diagnosing. While doing the work, she was gentle, thorough and explained everything along the way, making sure I was comfortable. I highly recommend her" ~ Audrey
"I was greeted as I was walking in the door by two wonderful assistants. The hygienist was wonderful and encouraging through the whole exam. Over all the staff is the best I’ve encountered through dental and would recommend Dr. Vivona to anyone looking for quality and gentle care." ~Kimmi