COVID-19/Coronavirus Safety Practices & Updates
We have been diligently reviewing updates and guidelines in accordance with the Santa Clara Public Health Department and California Dental Association, preparing ourselves and our facility to accommodate patients in the new era of COVID-19 and working tirelessly to ensure a safe reopening sometime in May.
We have always followed or exceeded the standard universal precautions issued by the CDC and ADA to help protect every one of our patients and team members. We are now adopting even stricter safety protocols.
We have added the most advanced UV air purification with Hyper-HEPA filter units to clean our indoor air. Surgically Clean Air is a medical grade air purification system that utilizes multi-stage air purifying technologies to clean, purify and re-energize the indoor air.
We have also allocated strong extraoral suction units to collect and destroy pathogens in aerosols – units we have actually been using for years as part of our Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART). Additionally, we have purchased IQAir unit – a top of the line Swiss-made technology – to ensure that our hygienists can provide the safest environment for our patients, as well.
We have also added an America Nanocoat PCO unit – a photocatalytic oxidation technology developed by NASA – to actively purify the air and sanitize surfaces throughout the indoor environment.
Some colleagues believe these precautions are too drastic; however, Dr. Saffarpour’s philosophy has always been about value of over-protection, exceptional safety, and over-preparedness, regardless of the financial implications.
We are also implementing an updated patient admission protocol, to limit the number of people in our office at any given time.
Need to Schedule an Appointment?
We will start calling our patients by mid-May to schedule appointments. Dr. Saffarpour will be reviewing patient charts personally and prioritizing appointments, based on the individual’s need/urgency and/or stages of treatment.
Meet Mamak Saffarpour, DDS, AIOMT
In 1988, Dr. Mamak Saffarpour was one of just a handful of students accepted to Iran’s top dental school, Shahid Beheshti Dental School at the National University of Tehran.
After completing her education there in 1994, she established a dental clinic in the medical facility of the Kidney Foundation of Iran. There, she tended to the dental needs of medically compromised patients while also working as an associate in a successful private practice.
In 1996, Dr. Saffarpour relocated to the United States. After giving birth to her first son, she enrolled at UCLA to prepare for the National and California State Dental Boards, both of which she soon successfully completed.
Since opening her own office in 2002, Dr. Saffarpour has continued her studies to expand and enrich her practice and knowledge of dentistry, and particularly its relationship to whole body health. Areas in which she has received advanced training or certification include
- Biomimetic dentistry.
- Dental ozone therapy (Master Class level).
- Soft tissue & periodontal laser dentistry.
- Treating TMD (temporomandibular/TMJ disorders) & orofacial pain.
- Implant dentistry.
- Vivos (DNA) appliances for airway remodeling.
- Pneumopedics (non-surgical upper airway remodeling for pediatric obstructive sleep apnea).
- Treatment of sleep disordered breathing & craniofacial pain in adults & children.
- Motor nerve reflex testing.
- Craniofacial & pediatric epigenetics.
She has also studied advanced cosmetic techniques at the California Center for Advanced Dental Studies and held a mini residency in dental sleep medicine at UC San Francisco.
Dr. Saffarpour is an accredited member of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology (IAOMT) and SMART-certified in the safe removal of mercury amalgam “silver” fillings. She is also a proud member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Santa Clara Dental Society, International Association of Mercury-Safe Dentists, Holistic Dental Association, Academy of Biomimetic Dentistry, and Institute of Noetic Sciences.
Active in charity organizations such as Doctors Without Borders, Smile Train, Children Incorporated, and Pachamama Alliance, Dr. Saffarpour enjoys cooking, reading, drawing, and spending time with her family.