Regular self care habit of brush twice daily and once flossing, along with routine visit for dental cleaning is an investment of time and energy that will payback several fold in ages to come. Such practice not only keep your healthy teeth, gum and smile, it also have tremendous impact on your overall health. Gum disease is know to be associated with increase risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and even Alzheimer's disease.
Dental Implants (no more loose dentures)
Dental implants have come a long way. We are now able to accuracy place implants successfully as planned using the latest technology of Cone beam CT and 3D intra-oral scan. most patients feel a significant reduction of post-operative pain and healing period.
Porcelain Crowns and Fixed Bridges (Some traditions are good to keep)
When tooth structure have decayed beyond a certain level, crowns are needed to protect the remaining healthy portion of your teeth. While most patient choose all ceramic crowns that give great esthetic and strong bonded seal to prevent recurrent decay, there are times where metal fused porcelain crown is a better fit for deep decay into the root. Ask us which is the best choice for you
Teeth Whitening (Have some fun with it)
In-office whitening in a controlled setting allows us to give your brilliant uplift to your smile when you feel like trying out something new. It's safe and effective that gives significant results in an hour or less.
Tooth Colored Filing (no more metal mouth )
While Amalgam filling is still considered a viable material to restore cavities caused by dental caries, many are opting for restoration to look and feel like their original teeth. We use our skill of artistry and science to give you a strong yet beautiful finish to any of your restoration.
Minimally Invasive Veneers (Find the smile for you)
We don't believe you need to sacrifice healthy tooth structure to get a better smile or even to try on a new smile. With Minimally invasive veneers and often Non-invasive veneering, we can give you the smile you've been seeking without worrying about damaging your tooth. , we have the Expertise to shape your teeth to fit your smile profile.
Digital X-rays (Less radiation exposure)
With the lower X-ray dosage needed to capture image for diagnosis, recommended interval of dental x-ray exposure is safer than ever.
Dental Sealants (Protect teeth against decay)
Sealant are typically giving to children during their transition from primary to adult dentition. By sealing the pits and grooves of newly erupted tooth prevent the accumulation of bacteria in those sometime unreachable fine crevices.
Fluoride (do I really need it?)
Professioanl strength Fluoride, such as 2.26% topical fluoride, is recommended by the American Dentist Association to be given to patient with high risk of dental caries. We exam our patient to see if such professional strength is needed or not. Feel free to talk to us about the use of fluoride and any concern you might have.
Genuine Care Dental recently experienced a data security incident that affected patient health information.
On January 16, 2020, one of our staff members discovered that our office had been burglarized. The burglar stole a server that contained patient information. We immediately notified the San Jose Police Department, which is investigating this incident.
What Information was Involved?
The server contained patient names, addresses, telephone numbers, social security numbers, drivers’ license numbers, health insurance information, dental records, and some financial information including credit card numbers. While there was no loss of patient visit information, some imaging files taken between June 2019 and January 2020 are no longer available. The information on the stolen server was protected by multiple passwords. Although we have no evidence suggesting that your relevant personal information has been misused, we take our obligation to protect our patients’ information very seriously.
What we are doing.
Please be assured that we have taken every step necessary to address the incident, including upgrading our physical security and implementing additional technical safeguards to further protect patient information. We have also notified affected individuals for whom Genuine Dental Care has valid addresses by U.S. Mail. The notice included information on how to sign up for the identity theft protection and credit monitoring service provided by Genuine Dental Care at no cost to individuals affected by this incident.
What affected individuals can do.
As a standard practice, everyone should closely review benefits information from their health insurance provider, financial accounts, and credit reports for fraudulent activity. Under federal law, you are entitled to one free credit report every 12 months from each of the three major nationwide credit reporting companies listed below. Call 1-877-322-8228 or make a request online at www.annualcreditreport.com.
PO Box 9554
Allen, TX 75013 www.experian.com
PO Box 740256
Atlanta, GA 30374 www.equifax.com
PO Box 2000
Chester, PA 19016 www.transunion.com/fraud
Contact your local law enforcement agency if you have reason to believe that you are the victim of identity theft and file a police report, then request a copy of the report for your personal records. If you believe that your personal information has been misused, file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) at www.ftc.gov/idtheft or at (877) ID-THEFT. You can also obtain information from the FTC about fraud alerts, security freezes, and steps you can take toward preventing identity theft.
For more information.
We at Genuine Smile Dental value our relationship with our patients and consider it an honor to be able to serve them. We sincerely apologize for this incident and regret any inconvenience it may cause individuals affected by this incident. We thank everyone for their patience and courtesy. Should you have questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact the toll-free hotline staffed with professionals familiar with this incident who can assist with questions and the steps individuals can take to protect against identity theft and fraud. The number for the toll-free hotline is (877) 769-5553.