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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Dentist helps patients improve their smile with cosmetic dentistry services at Spokane, WA, office

Many adults wish they could change their smiles. Perhaps their teeth have become dull or stained, or maybe they have a broken or chipped tooth that causes them to want to hide their smile behind closed lips. Dr. Richard Weigand helps patients improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry services at his office in Spokane, WA. While every patient has a unique situation and custom treatment plan, some of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments include: 

Dentist Helps Patients Improve Their Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry Services at Spokane, WA Area, Office
  • Teeth whitening: While drugstores offer a wide variety of pastes and strips that promise to brighten your smile, most of these deliver disappointing results. For patients who want to lighten their teeth or remove stains caused by years of coffee drinking or smoking, professional teeth whitening services offer the best outcomes. Dr. Weigand and his team provide professional whitening by trained professionals to help patients get the results they want without the risk of damage or tooth sensitivity. 
  • Orthodontic treatment: Very few patients are born with perfectly straight teeth. While proper alignment can make an aesthetic difference, it can also help prevent oral health problems or headaches in the future. However, many adults don’t want an orthodontic treatment that includes visible brackets and wires. These patients can benefit from Invisalign treatment using clear plastic alignment trays to shift the teeth into their proper position gently. 
  • Porcelain veneers: Teeth that are damaged, permanently stained, or have minor misalignment can be adjusted using porcelain veneers. These thin strips of porcelain are custom-made to be an exact match of the patient’s teeth. They are bonded to the front of the tooth and hide a wide range of minor imperfections. 
  • Porcelain crowns: Teeth can be damaged or decayed for many reasons. For some, it happens over time when a cavity goes undiagnosed or untreated. For others, the damage can be immediate if caused by a fall or trauma to the face. A porcelain crown can fix the damage to provide the necessary functionality to the tooth and blends in with the rest of the teeth. 

Additional benefits

Cosmetic Dentist Office in Spokane WA Area

While most people seek cosmetic dentistry because they want to look and feel better, many services have oral health benefits. Teeth that are correctly aligned, damage that is fixed, and teeth strengthened with crowns or veneers can help prevent future decay or damage to the teeth and gums. Investing in cosmetic dental services is often an investment in your oral health. 

Custom treatment

The first step to enhancing your smile is to schedule a consultation appointment. With Dr. Weigand, every patient receives a customized treatment plan. Some patients only need one treatment to feel more confident about their smile, while others would benefit from several cosmetic services. Once Dr. Weigand and his team understand more about your cosmetic goals, your overall oral health, and your lifestyle, budget, and timeline, they can recommend a treatment plan that fits your unique situation. 

To schedule your appointment or for more information about cosmetic dental services, call the office of Dr. Weigand at (509) 485-8620 today. 

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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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