Extended Closure Update
To Our Hawaii Orthodontist Patients and Families
First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time. We hope and pray that you are all safe and doing well :)
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have tried to balance, as best as we can, the benefits of remaining open to continue serving our patients, and their families. However, at this point, we still believe that the duty to everyone’s long-term health outweighs the benefits of remaining open.
We feel it is our responsibility to oblige by the recent National Guideline and STAY-AT-HOME policy until MAY 31, 2020. Please understand that we want to take every precaution and measure necessary to help flatten the curve and spread of COVID-19 in Hawaii.
To minimize exposure and protect the health and safety of our patients, patient families and team members, the Hawaii Dental Association, along with the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) have advised for dental offices to continue the suspension of all elective and regular dental treatment. Most orthodontic procedures and appointments are considered elective.
Therefore, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020, our offices will be temporarily closed until at least MAY 31, 2020 in accordance with the new guidelines we have been given. If your next appointment falls within this time frame, your appointment has been cancelled. Someone will be contacting you to reschedule your appointment as soon as we are able to resume regular business hours.
We will continue to be available by appointment only at our Ala Moana location, as needed, for emergency management. Please call or text us at 947-3737 only if it is a true dental emergency (e.g. you are in pain) or you feel it is absolutely necessary to be seen for a scheduled appointment.
We look forward to returning to our regular schedule and seeing you all again soon.
Please continue to wash your hands thoroughly, refrain from touching your face, maintain social distancing and stay healthy.
May God bless you and keep you safe!
Dr. Tammy Chang-Motooka, Dr. Shelliann Kawamoto and the Hawaii Orthodontist staff
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“We make people smile!”
Serving children, teens, and adults living in the Honolulu, Waipahu and Kunia, HI areas, Drs. Tammy Chang-Motooka, Shelliann Kawamoto, and their team provide state-of-the-art orthodontic care with a commitment to excellence. Our patients become radiant, confident, and happy people as they enjoy their new and beautiful smiles!
With a warm and sympathetic staff, our focus is on creating a caring, gentle, and professional environment that takes the stress out of orthodontics. Using state-of-the-art treatments such as Invisalign® clear aligners and Clarity™ Advanced Ceramic Braces, we are able to treat each patient’s individual needs. Our braces for children and adults are designed for comfort and impeccable results.
We know that you have a busy schedule and so have created special practice hours to accommodate you. With lunchtime, early evening, and Saturday hours, you can easily find a time to schedule a treatment for yourself or a loved one. Contact our Honolulu orthodontic office or our Waipahu orthodontic office for your complimentary consultation and see how you can achieve the perfect bite and the gorgeous smile you deserve.