Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s 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 made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.

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'll be asked those same questions again when you are in 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, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
    • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at (509) 485-8620 or visit our website at

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

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Overcome Dental Fear with Anxiety-Free Dentistry

Dental anxiety is a well-known fact by many dentists, but few have the technology to combat it. Thankfully, at Richard D. Weigand, DDS, we provide sedation dentistry to improve your experience with a dentist.

Anxiety-Free Dentistry in Spokane WA Area

How does sedation dentistry work?

Do you dread a visit to the dentist? You don’t have to. Dr. Richard Weigand uses various techniques to ensure your visit to our clinic is stress-free. First, we use anesthesia to ensure that invasive procedures don’t inflict any discomfort. But for those over-anxious patients, we use the below techniques to calm their nerves.

Oral sedatives

Oral sedatives are taken an hour or so before your dental procedure to reduce anxiety, helping your dentist work on you stress-free. With oral sedation, you are awake through the treatment but less anxious. We usually recommend oral sedatives for procedures like crowns, dental bridges, and other minimally invasive dental treatments.

Intravenous (IV) sedatives

Also known as general anesthesia, IV sedatives put you to sleep until the medicine wears off. Dr. Weigand recommends IV sedatives for lengthy and complex dental procedures, such as full mouth reconstruction.

Who needs sedation dentistry?

Who are the perfect candidates for anxiety-free dentistry? If you are in the below categories, consider sedation dentistry from Richard D. Weigand, DDS. You need anxiety-free dentistry if you:

  • Have had a bad dental experience in the past
  • Have general phobia related to dental procedures
  • Are resistant to local anesthesia
  • Have a general anxiety disorder
  • Have over-sensitive oral nerves

If you notice you fall in the above problem areas, sedation dentistry can improve your experience in the hands of a dentist. Anxiety-free dentistry helps many patients get through phobia-provoking dental procedures like a root canal, tooth extraction, and dental implants.

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New Patients : (509) 485-8620 | Existing Patients : (509) 747-5812
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Benefits of anxiety-free dentistry

Sedation dentistry yields many benefits, including:

  • Reduces anxiety
  • It helps the dentist perform the procedure with ease
  • Generates pain-free experience
  • Improves your oral hygiene, as you don’t put off your dental appointments due to fear

Painless Dentistry near me in Spokane, WA

Have you been postponing your dental appointments because the thought of a dentist makes you nervous? You don’t have to continue living like this. Please dial (509) 485-8620 to book an appointment with Richard D. Weigand, DDS to enjoy our pain-free dentistry.

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Dr. Richard Weigand

Richard D. Weigand, DDS

Dr. Richard Weigand is trusted and respected by the communities in Spokane, WA for his skill and expertise and his genuine concern for patients. He has won numerous accolades for his services.

He is a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Spokane District Dental Society, and Washington State Dental Association. He is certified with the Las Vegas Institute of Advanced Dental Studies, Pacific Aesthetic Continuum (Live), World Clinical Laser Institute, and the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ. He is also co-founder of the Spokane Practice Management Club.

Dr. Weigand shares his knowledge and experience through journal and magazine articles and media interviews. He has also contributed to many community projects.
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