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  • Salinas, CA - 1112 Pajaro St. 93901
  • Carmel, CA - 26485 Carmel Rancho Blvd. Ste. #1 93923
  • (831) 424-2214 | Salinas, CA - 1112 Pajaro St.
  • 831-626-5900 | Carmel, CA - 26485 Carmel Rancho Blvd. Ste. #1

Covid-19 Update

We hope this message finds you and your family safe and in good health. Our dental family has been working hard since day one of this crisis, during which we have been taking care of select emergent and urgent dental patients. In addition, we have spent countless hours in preparation for re-opening to ensure the safest environment possible, for both our patients and staff.

In following guidelines from the American Dental Association (ADA), California Dental Association (CDA), California Department of Public (CDHP), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) our office is excited to announce, that we will re-open for non-emergent care May 27th.

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

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.
  • We ask that you call the office from your car when you arrive to your scheduled appointment and we will greet you at your car when we are ready to seat you.
  • Patients and staff are screened for COVID-19 and patient's and staff
    temperatures are taken every time they enter our office.
  • All patients and staff are asked to wear a mask at all times (when
    possible).
  • All high traffic points of contact (door knobs, chairs, etc) are being
    cleaned and disinfected with EPA-approved cleaning agents multiple times
    per day.
  • Air purifiers have been installed throughout the office.
  • We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines and we will no longer provide blankets for use during your procedure.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that youre offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.


We have taken this crisis very serious and are extremely confident in returning to our office, while providing both our patients and staff with the highest quality care in the safest environment possible.

As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Wetzel, Dr. Abbas and team

Testimonials

Dr. Wetzel is an absolutely incredible gem of a dental surgeon. In every manner of incredible he and his lovely assistant deserves major props.

I am or was a big chicken of the procedure, but based on a small Asian jaw, awful bite and one horizontally impacted wisdom tooth that was causing bone loss, and another slanted and also impacted I had to do something. Due to difficulty taking time off work I got 7 teeth taken out for braces, bite and health. I was terrified to be honest but the office is beautiful, a great place to drool all over yourself ( more on that later) and the pain is minimal considering 2 impacted wisdom teeth are difficult to manage.

I only remember talking to him and joking with him when all of a sudden my memory lapsed and I woke up feeling no pain and they were almost done. I was in disbelief but I remembered hearing about that. There is super slight soreness now 12 hours post op but it actually is better than the soreness from braces! Isn't that crazy? Lastly as someone who only had dentists aged 55 and older I can tell you don't worry. His youthful appearance belies his ability and incredible expertise. :)

Oh and a Warning! You will drool everywhere and I wish I bought a towel for that. Lol. In any case definitely come see him. The drive is worth his ability and he and his assistant is honest, intelligent, kind and super duper skilled!
Tracy is also super kind and the entire staff is great!

I will trust him not only for my first surgery but every one thereafter!

Miss W.

Great periodontist. Very professional and competent. Prices are reasonable compared to similar services elsewhere. Reception staff and nurses are very kind and takes time to explain everything and address all concerns. I highly recommend this office.

Sara G.

Dr. Wetzel is a real professional as well as a likeable person. You don't always get that in an oral surgeon. LOL. His staff is super friendly and you really feel that the whole office cares about your well being. Also, Dr. Wetzel instills me with confidence. I trust him with any procedure. So far I have had a bone graft, an extraction, and a large gum graft. I am looking toward to two dental implants and another gum graft and bone graft. You can tell he is really focused on the task at hand when he is doing a procedure and he takes surgery to the level of an art. Clearly, he has the experience and skills to improvise when he runs into snafus. I had a question about my pain after my last surgery and called his after-hours emergency number, and he called me back within 2 minutes. You can't ask for more than that. Also, if you have Delta Dental, then Tracy will lay out your whole plan for all of your work and tell you how much is covered by Delta and how much you will have left to pay. No surprises. Plus, Dr. Wetzel's new office is super cool. The design is tres chic;) I wish he did regular dentistry too.

Dr. Felicia D.

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