Covid 19 update: We have recently been given permission by the state to return to work. Here is an update on what we are doing to ensure your safety:
- Our San Diego office is now back treating patients and accepting new patients
- Our La Jolla office is anticipated to open next month (patients are welcome to come to our San Diego office in the meantime, less than 20 miles away)
- Minimal changes were necessary due to our extreme safety protocols already in place
- Dr. Asbury worked in a lab at Harvard Medical School using Retrovirus (an RNA virus like Coronavirus), so was already trained and certified in biological safety protocols.
- Dr Asbury personally designed and built the office around ADA and infection control protocols- Our new central AC systems installed 2 years ago were already using high efficiency filters capable of filtering out bacteria and viruses including quartz solid surfaces, 6 feet in between units (for handicap access and physical distancing), autoclave steam sterilization tested at least weekly, heated ultrasonic instrument cleaning prior to sterilization, full disinfection of surfaces between every patient, antimicrobial suction using non plumbed water with antimicrobial tabs, high volume evacuation at each chair to reduce aerosols, Isolite intraoral suction, yearly infection control inspection and staff training, and onsite laundry.
- We recently added several IQAir air purifying systems with hyperHEPA filtration filtering particles 100 times smaller than a virus.
- We keep an ample supply of masks and PPE for our staff including n95 masks.
- We have added the following to ensure the absolute highest level of safety:
- Digital health screening for all patients before each appointment
- Non-contact thermostats to take each patients temperature before each appointment
- Virtual waiting room (parking lot with shade structure). Just call us and we can let you or your child in.
- Options for virtual appointments for many of our checks for appliances including invisalign.
- Temporary closure of common areas including: game room, waiting room, bathrooms, brush stations, staff break room, water and snack stations.
- Hand sanitizer, and special mouth rinses to be used upon entry
At Braces San Diego, we believe that creation of a smile is an art form. Dr. Brian Asbury provides orthodontic care with honesty and confidence you can trust, in an environment that will make you feel at home. Along with our team, Dr. Asbury looks forward to helping you achieve the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.
Dr. Asbury trained at UCLA and Harvard. His highly trained staff are among the few who hold OAP licenses in addition to being dental assistants. With the absolute best in-office technology like class leading i-CAT ultra-low dose 3D x-rays, iTero intra oral 3D scanners, and diode lasers, we ensure you will receive the best treatment available anywhere.
We provide customized treatment plans for individual needs, tailored to fit your lifestyle, including:
- Clear and metal braces for children, teens, and adults
- Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® clear aligners
- Damon® Smile self-ligating braces
- Tongue thrust therapy
- iTero® Digital Impression System
- i-CAT Ultra Low dose digital 3D X-rays (in-office)
- Nickle and latex-free options