TO OUR PATIENTS:
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over
the past 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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies' recommendations.
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:
1. Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions.
You'll be those same questions again when you are in the office. You may have
your temperature taken with a non-contact thermometer. You may be advised to
seek FDA approved testing.
2. 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
3. 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.
4. Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That
might mean that you're offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
5. 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.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty, welcoming back our patients,
neighbors and friends.
George Seligman, DDS, Betsy VanTubergen DDS, PhD and staff.
An Ethical Approach To Dentistry
We've always had a simple and direct approach to dentistry: do what's right for the patient. It remains our approach today. We think of it as building a relationship with you.
West Oaks Dental Group respects patients as individuals. Our team knows each patient is different, with different dental needs, different levels of comfort, even different budgets. We treat our patients the way we would want to be treated: with respect and genuine care, not OVERTREATED. Above all, we understand the patient's view from the dentist's chair. We have all been patients.
33200 West 14 Mile Road (east of Farmington Road) Suite 100
West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Dr. Seligman is a University of Michigan Graduate in Mechanical Engineering, and earned his dental degree from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry.
American Dental Association
Michigan Dental Association
Oakland County Dental Association
Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics
Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Michigan School of Dentistry
33200 West 14 Mile Road, West Bloomfield, Michigan 48322, United States
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:
8am - 5pm
1st and 3rd Saturday: 8am-1pm