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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Change Your Smile with Veneers in the New Year

Have you been dreaming of a straighter, whiter smile for the New Year? Did you know that veneers can provide you with the esthetics you’re seeking, without protracted treatments? In a single visit, a dentist in Spokane, WA, can correct minor misalignment issues, cover over cracked or stained teeth, and present the appearance of a perfect, brilliant smile.

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Orthodontic interventions to straighten misaligned teeth can be costly, and many patients with minor misalignment problems that do not cause bite discomfort choose to forego them. At the same time, most of those patients desire the esthetics that come with perfect alignment, even if they don’t want to commit the time and resources to a permanent realignment. These are the patients this option was made for. Veneers do not change your natural teeth, instead they provide a shell or a guard over and in front of the teeth that presents the smile you want the world to see.

They are stable, and when cared for, long-lasting, but they are not permanent. That’s why you should work with a dentist in Spokane, WA, to monitor the wear on yours. With proper monitoring, they can be replaced before the esthetic changes from the wear are noticeable.

Combine Teeth Cleanings and Cosmetic Check-Ups

If you are planning on making cosmetic improvements in the new year, it can be easiest when you combine them with your regular dental cleanings. That way, you can be sure to stay on top of your oral health while you improve your esthetics. The result? A healthier smile longer, with feedback about your progress and tips to take care of your teeth.

  • Learn about new treatment options as they come available
  • Maximize your oral health while minimizing your appointment dates
  • Get the veneers you always wanted for the New Year

Contact our office today to make an appointment and learn more about getting the smile you want. Our staff is available during regular business hours.

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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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