Covid 19 Update

At Ruth K. Kawakami, DDS, MS, your health and the health of our staff are of the utmost importance. To ensure your health and the health of our staff, we do follow usual universal precautions in our operatories and office.

For the protection of all our patients and staff due the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we are requesting the following:

Masks are still required for all staff and patients entering the office.

If you have an illness or are exhibiting symptoms, we recommend you cancel and reschedule your dental appointment. Some illness and symptoms include:

  1. a cold or the flu
  2. fever or nausea
  3. Severe headaches or body aches
  4. muscle or stomach pain, chest pain or difficulty breathing
  5. vomiting or diarrhea
  6. active tuberculosis (TB)
  7. mumps, measles, chickenpox
  8. other contagious disease

Please notify our staff before your appointment if you or someone you are in close contact with has been exposed to someone else who has tested positive for COVID, or who was quarantined as a precaution.

If you are healthy, there’s no need to cancel your regularly scheduled dental appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. The below links provide additional information regarding the coronavirus:

World Health Organization (WHO):

Centers for Disease Control (CDC):

Thanks for your understanding and patience.