The doctors and staff at Happy Teeth Dental Care, PC would like to thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition back to a “new normal” during the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 16, 2020, we closed our doors to help “flatten the curve”. As recommended by the Massachusetts Dental Society (MDS) and Governor Charlie Baker, on June 8, 2020, Happy Teeth Dental Care re-opened our practice for “all elective, non-urgent procedures and services, including routine hygiene appointments.” Our team stands ready to assist you with any dental care you may have at this time.
Your safety is paramount at Happy Teeth Dental Care. We have always been committed to following the recommendations and guidelines made by the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). To ensure our patients receive the best and safest care, we also follow infection control best practices as outlined by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the World Health Organization (WHO). This includes standard precautions, hand hygiene, personal protective equipment, disinfection and hospital-grade instrument sterilization. In addition, we are taking extended measures to further protect all of our patients and our team with the following additional protocols.
In compliance with public health recommendations, anyone with symptoms (cough, fever, loss of taste, shortness of breath) or who has been in direct contact with a COVID-19 positive person will not be allowed in the building and should stay home. We will be happy to reschedule your appointment for a later date.
When you arrive to your appointment, we ask that you remain in your car and simply call or text us to confirm your arrival. We will call and text you when we are ready for you to enter. This is to decrease patient-to-patient contact in the waiting room and ensure social distancing.
While waiting in your car, you may complete the online COVID-19 Questionnaire and Consent for Treatment form found at the top of this page under the "Your Visit" tab.
Patients will have a separate exit after their appointment. Our staff will help guide you through our new office flow for added safety.
Only the patient (and a guardian if that patient is a minor) is permitted into the office. If this is not possible, we ask that you remain in your car with any additional persons during the appointment and we will call you at the end of the appointment.
Wearing a mask is mandatory upon entering the office. After you enter, you will be asked to sanitize your hands. You will be given a quick questionnaire and consent form to complete (if you haven't already done so online in your car) and your temperature will be taken with a touch-less thermometer. If you have a temperature greater than 100 degrees F, we will ask that you reschedule your appointment.
Clear plastic screens (Sneeze Guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens.
We have removed any unnecessary reading materials, toys, etc. from the waiting area in our office to limit “touch” surfaces.
A pre-treatment oral swab with Hydrogen Peroxide solution will be administered to reduce viral load once you are seated in the dental chair.
Medical-Grade High Efficiency Particulate Arrestance (HEPA) air purifiers, which removes 99.9% of all particles down to 0.1microns, have been placed in each operatory and in the common area to improve air quality for our patients and staff.
Our doctors and staff will all be wearing additional recommended Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). We may look different, but we are still the same Happy Teeth Dental Care team you trust with your oral health.
Our team has utilized the recent down time to ensure that each employee has been retrained on OSHA safety regulations and new CDC Infection Control and PPE Guidelines.
We want you to know that your safety and that of your family are of utmost importance to us and we want to reassure you we will survive these uncertain times and learn to adapt to this “new normal”. Our team is looking forward to seeing you soon at your next dental visit and hope that you will contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Drs. Tau, Tau, and Chung and the Happy Teeth Dental Care Family
Happy Teeth Dental Care is a professional and comprehensive dental practice, focused on building a foundation of trust by treating our patients of all ages with the utmost care. Our commitment is to ensure that you and your family feel welcomed, informed, and comfortable. With prevention as our key philosophy, our team works hard to provide excellent dental care by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and materials to fortify your family's care and safety.
Our website will provide you with background about our staff, office hours, appointment procedures, directions to our office in Shrewsbury, and other useful information. We aim to make you and your family’s dental care a comfortable and convenient process by providing flexible hours and working with the best dentists in the industry today.
WE ACCEPT DENTAL INSURANCE
We're happy to talk with you about your plan! Our team handles multiple plans every day and can answer your questions. We take pride in helping our patients interpret their benefits. If you have any questions about how we can work with your plan, please call or email us today!
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If you currently do not have insurance, don't worry; you can still save on your dental care with us. Please call and ask us about our Office Dental Plan!
Your First Visit
We would like to welcome you to the Happy Teeth Dental Care Family!
It is our goal to make your visit relaxing and informative, so that you stay healthy.
Here are a few things you need to do before your first visit with us:
Fill out all necessary documentation: Submit electronically for your convenience.
Pediatric or Adult Registration Packets
Sign Patient Consent Forms
Book an Appointment
During your first visit us, we will:
Take time to listen to your questions, concerns, and expectations. Review your complete dental and overall health
Take X-rays of your mouth, if needed
Discuss different treatment options specific to your needs
After your first exam, don't forget to schedule your regular check ups & cleanings
Your child's first trip to the dentist:
The American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommend that a child should visit a dentist by their first birthday or by the time they receive their first tooth. Introducing professional dental care early is the best way to ensure a healthy smile for life!
To guarantee a successful first visit, it is important to properly prepare your child for their visit. Be careful in the words you choose when telling your child about their first dental visit. Avoid using negative words, such as "hurt", "needles" or "shot". These words may induce unnecessary dental anxieties. Instead, speak in general terms and stay positive. After all, visiting the dentist makes you feel great! Remember to lead by example; when your children see you practicing good oral habits, it will motivate and encourage them to do the same!
Since our primary goal is your utmost comfort, we offer many ways for you to plan for your treatment. We accept Master Card, Visa, Discover, as well as personal checks, most insurance plans and CareCredit Patient Payment Plan.
Happy Teeth Dental Care Reviews
"these guys are awesome! very convenient! friendly and welcoming. The team took me in during my lunch break and got me back in time for my meeting, it was fun trying to explain why I was drooling the whole time! thanks you guys! see you soon!"
"We love Happy Teeth Dental! My son always looks forward to the dentist and getting his teeth cleaned. The office and treatment rooms are very kid friendly. Everyone is very polite, super professional and always makes us feel so comfortable while we are there, especially Dr Nguyet Tau and Brianna. They make our experience wonderful every time we go. I highly recommend Happy Teeth Dental!"
"So patient and friendly with my 1 year old. For a stressful first appointment with a crying child both the dental assistant and dentist were wonderful. They made her as comfortable as possible and were sp patient. I would recommend to anyone with children"
135 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
Office Phone: (508) 425-3316
Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: 9AM – 2PM Every Other Saturday
Sunday : Closed