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How Do You Wear Your Mask?

How you wear your mask makes a difference! Cyndi Carroll Spence, Registered Dental Hygienist in Extended and Expanded Functions at Dr. Gar N. Chan’s Family Dentistry Practice in Gilroy, California shows us the right and wrong ways to wear a mask.

Are Salivary Diagnostics for COVID-19 as Reliable as Nasopharyngeal Swabs?

Excerpts and edited notes for this blog were referenced from a post by Perio Implant Advisory written by Dr. Scott Froum, DDS on August 26th, 2020. The following blog is presented for viewers to validate, accept and/or decline its content and findings on their own. A new noninvasive COVID-19 test utilizing salivary diagnostics has recently […]

Decontaminating N95 Respirator Masks after SARS-CoV-2 Exposure

Excerpts and edited notes for this blog were referenced from a post by Perio Implant Advisory written by Dr. Scott Froum, DDS on September 1st, 2020, who examined the results from a new study that looked at four decontamination methods on N95 respiratory mask filter fabric that had been exposed to SARS-CoV. The following blog […]

Dr. Gar Chan & South-Bay-Backpackers Rescued From Raging Creek Fire

Dr. Gar Chan and his two hiking friends had to make alternate plans on their backpacking trip this past week due to the raging fires. For all of our family, friends and patients who have been calling about him, Dr. Chan arrived home safely and today he is back at the office doing what he […]

Ask An Expert: HOW TO CHECK IF YOU’RE VENTILATING INDOOR SPACES PROPERLY

Hepa filter with functional description Excerpts and edited notes for this blog were referenced from an “Ask An Expert” KCBS radio station 740 FM segment on September 3rd, 2020 at 9:20 AM sponsored by Stanford Health Care, hosted by Stan Bunger. The following blog is presented for viewers to validate, accept and/or decline its content […]

Ask An Expert: COVID TESTING

Excerpts and edited notes for this blog were referenced from an “Ask An Expert” KCBS radio station 740 FM segment on July 29th, 2020 at 9:20 AM sponsored by Stanford Health Care, hosted by Stan Bunger. The following blog is presented for viewers to validate, accept and/or decline its content and findings on their own. […]

Ask An Expert: FLU SEASON APPROACHES WITH CORONAVIRUS STILL SPREADING

Excerpts and edited notes for this blog were referenced from an “Ask An Expert” KCBS radio station 740 FM segment on Friday, August 21, 2020 at 9:20 AM sponsored by Stanford Health Care, hosted by Stan Bunger, who spoke with Professor Brad Pollock, Chair of the UC Davis Department of Public Health. This segment was […]

Ask An Expert: IS IT SAFE TO GO TO THE DENTIST?

Excerpts and edited notes for this blog were referenced from an “Ask An Expert” KCBS radio station 740 FM segment on Monday, August 10, 2020 at 9:20 AM, hosted by Stan Bunger, who spoke with Dr. Alan Gluskin D.D.S., President of the American Association of Endodontists This segment was published by Mallory Somera, Monday, August […]

Tele-Dentistry: Virtual Consults Now

  The Doctor is In – Virtual Consults Now Available! Dr. Gar N. Chan is proud to offer Live Video Consultations to you, our valued dental patients. In response to the evolving COVID-19 situation and our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and the community, this expansion in our services is […]

COVID-19: TESTING PRIORITY

Dear Patients, Family, Friends, As the public health battle against COVID-19 continues, your help in slowing the spread is critical. COVID-19 affects us all — friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. That’s why it is so important that we wear a mask, wash our hands, maintain physical distancing and don’t gather with people we don’t live […]