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Feed My Starving Children

Alpine Dental is volunteering for Feed My Starving Children on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 2:30pm – 4:30pm. The doctors and staff will be donating their time to package food to care for starving children. Every day, 18,000 children die from starvation. In...

Toys for Tots

Starting in 2006, we have hosted an annual Toy Drive Celebration for the local Toys for Tots organization. In the first 2 years we collected over 500 toys for children of various ages. Each year we hope to collect more. Join us again this year for refreshments and...

Blood Drive

Our first blood drive was held on November 14, 2007. Due to the success of the event, we again hosted a blood drive on June 5, 2008. Thanks to our donors, we were able to help over 100 local recipients! Kool 108’s Lois Mae along with Memorial Blood Center helps to...

Health Fair at Industrial Fabrics

Our Staff had the opportunity to provide information to the wonderful employees at Industrial Fabrics. People were able to ask questions and gain knowledge about specific dental needs. For those who currently did not have a dentist, they were able to meet the dentists...

Food Drive/Adopt a Family

In sponsorship with a local church, we “adopted” a family from Rushford, MN who had lost everything in the devastating floods in southern Minnesota. With the donations, a U Haul was filled to help this family rebuild their lives. We were also able to collect food that...

Kids Day

The theme for the day was back-to-school. We were able to collect a variety of school supplies for the Hennepin County Backpack Challenge. Thank you to Crystal Fire and Police, Cold Stone Creamery, and Lois Mae for making this day a...

New Reopening Guidelines

Dear Alpine Dental Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last 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.

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:

• Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office.

• 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 as needed.

• 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.

• Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

• 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 ask that you contact the office once you arrive in the parking lot to let us know that you have arrived. We will then call you when we are ready to seat you.

• Upon arrival we will asking some screening questions and taking your temperature. Anyone with a temp over 99.5 degrees farenheit will be rescheduled.

• We require you to be wearing a mask when you come in for your appointment.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep our patients and staff safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 763-536-1118 or email at patientcare@alpinedentaloffice.com.

Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Sincerely,
George Rizkalla, DDS Team

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