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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How Advanced Laser Technology is Used for Professional Teeth Whitening

Dr. Richard Weigand of Spokane, Washington, sees many patients in the community who want to whiten their teeth but have been disappointed by the results of expensive over-the-counter whitening products. Instead, our team may recommend using advanced laser technology to achieve a brighter smile. He is pleased to offer laser-assisted dentistry, including laser-assisted professional teeth bleaching.

Laser-Assisted Dentistry Spokane WA

What is Laser-Assisted Teeth Whitening? 

Laser-assisted teeth whitening is a procedure that uses a laser to activate the whitening gel. This procedure causes the gel to break down the stain molecules and release oxygen. The increased amount of oxygen then helps to brighten your teeth. Laser-assisted teeth whitening is a relatively new technology and has become very popular in recent years. It is considered one of the safest and most effective ways to achieve brighter teeth and is hands down more effective than anything patients could purchase over the counter at their local drugstore.

Why do our Patients Love Laser-Assisted Teeth Whitening?

Using advanced laser technology in the dental office to perform whitening is an excellent option for patients looking for effective, fast, and affordable whitening options. Patients often choose laser teeth whitening because:

  • It is one of the most effective methods of teeth whitening available.
  • The results are usually very quick, often providing noticeable changes after just one treatment.
  • It is affordable, sometimes costing less than purchasing multiple over-the-counter whitening products to obtain the same results.
  • There is usually no pain or sensitivity associated with the procedure.
  • Results can be maintained by using home whitening products afterward.

Is Laser Teeth Bleaching Painful?

Absolutely not! The treatment is comfortable and allows patients to brighten their smiles in a single appointment, achieving their desired results without waiting weeks or months for gradual improvements.

What Can I Expect During My Laser Teeth Whitening Treatment?

Patients are made comfortable in the dentist’s chair before the teeth are thoroughly cleaned. Then, a whitening gel is applied to the surfaces of the teeth, and a laser light device is used to activate the ingredients, which pull deep stains from within the natural tooth enamel. Patients relax while the procedure is performed, and then the whitening gel is removed to reveal a brighter smile!

What Other Treatments are Provided with Advanced Laser Technology?

Dr. Richard Weigand and his team in Spokane are pleased to integrate laser technology into other areas of the practice, including periodontal disease treatments and gum contouring. Lasers have continued to become more popular in dentistry and other areas of medicine and provide precision care with less bleeding and healing time for most procedures. Working with a dentist who continues to reinvest into the practice to provide state-of-the-art solutions for patients is a smart choice! Our team also has extensive training on using lasers in the dental office so that patients can feel at ease with an experienced professional in charge of their treatment.

Call Our Office for More Information
New Patients : (509) 485-8620 | Existing Patients : (509) 747-5812
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Are Lasers safe?

Lasers continue to be used in many areas of medicine because of their effectiveness and reliability. When treatments are performed by a trained professional, laser treatments are completely safe!

Learn More About Professional Whitening with Dr. Richard Weigand and His Team

If you reside in Spokane, WA, and are interested in working with a dentist who provides laser-assisted dentistry services, including professional teeth whitening, connect with Dr. Richard Weigand and his team today by calling (509) 485-8620. The office is conveniently located in Spokane at 2700 S. Southeast Boulevard, Suite #110.

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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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