Patient Comfort and Protection

Patient Comfort

We are committed to making your dental visit a comfortable and pleasant experience. From DVD movies to blankets, we offer special features to help you relax and make you feel at ease.

A patient wearing virtual movie glasses while in the dental chairRefreshment Bar—Brew your own fresh cup of gourmet coffee with our Keurig single cup brewing machine. Choose from our complimentary selection of the finest premium brands of teas  upon your arrival!

Movie Glasses—Complimentary DVD movies can be viewed through virtual reality glasses during your appointment. This entertaining experience provides a unique escape from your dental surroundings. Watch ours or bring in your own favorite!

MusicReduce dental sounds and relax to your favorite CD, radio or Pandora station with a personal player and headset.

Sedation Dentistry—Nitrous oxide “laughing gas” or oral medication is available for anxious patients.

Additional Features for Your Comfort

  • Coffee BarGourmet tea and complimentary wi-fi access

  • Assorted neck, back and knee pillows-provide custom support and relaxation

  • Blankets-let you get cozy

  • Dark glasses-eliminate glare of lights

  • Lip balm-helps avoid chapped lips

  • Tooth pillow-soft bite cushion allows the jaw to rest, reducing strain to muscles or TMJ

  • Soak in the serene view-the lake, eagles, seaplanes, all from your chair

  • TLC!!!—we will listen to your needs

“I have a hard time getting numb”—Does this phrase fit you? We hear it often and take steps to prevent it. Dr. Elena uses a special technique to ensure deep numbing of your teeth. Before starting treatment, she will make sure your tooth is completely “sleeping” to eliminate any unwanted surprises during your treatment. We believe your visit with us should be a pain-free and relaxed experience.

Sedation Dentistry
Patients with anxiety may prefer the use of medication to help them relax further during their dental care. The two most common types of sedation are oral conscious sedation and inhalation sedation.

Inhalation Sedation
This sedation uses nitrous oxide (laughing gas) during your appointment to reduce anxiety and help you become more relaxed and comfortable. Following treatment, this medication is fully gone from your body so there is no need for you to have separate driver.

Oral Conscious Sedation
With oral sedation you will be prescribed a medication that is easy to swallow, safe and is inexpensive. This option will provide for a deep relaxation during your visit while still being conscious. This sedation option requires that you have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment. Patient comfort is top priority in our office so don’t hesitate to ask for anything to help make your appointment more comfortable.

Patient Protection

Sterilization Practices

The steps that we take to ensure patient safety in the office go beyond what is required by law. The employees of our office have been trained and strictly adhere to all OSHA and WISHA guidelines for instrument sterilization and room barrier protection. We follow the standards and protocol of recognized and accepted Universal Precautions. Each staff person understands and utilizes procedures developed and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Washington Industrial Safety and Health Act and the Washington Department of Health. We are committed to the safety and protection of our patients.

Patient Safety

Privacy Practices HIPAA

Statement of Privacy Practices

At Northshore Endodontics we are dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of our patients and the confidential information entrusted to us. The commitment of each employee to ensure that your health information is never compromised is a principal concept of our practice. We may, from time to time, amend our privacy policies and practices but will always inform you of any changes that might affect your rights. 

Download the full HIPAA Notice.