Our team of six experienced and energetic people are dedicated to supporting Dr. Shim and his patients.
Healthy Gums. Adults over 35 lose more teeth to gum diseases (periodontal disease) than from cavities.
Wayne Shim, DMD, Northampton MA, practices a full scope of general and cosmetic dentistry with expertise ranging from fillings to crowns and bridges. Dr. Shim can correct a wide variety of permanent cosmetic dental problems, and can literally redesign your smile.
We at Dr. Shim’s office, take pride in providing quality dental care to communities in and around Western Massachusetts. Our goal is to work with patients to exceed their expectations and ensure long term dental health in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. We invite you to browse our site, contact us with questions and join our practice.
Our office is located at 241 King St. Suite 220, Northampton, MA.
Call us at Wayne Shim DMD, LLC Phone Number 413-586-4200.
Hours By Appointment Monday – Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Emergency after hours service coverage for established patients
Notice of Temporary Closure: March 17th – May 31st.
Re-opening Monday June 1st.
Our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff, and community. To that end, we have decided to temporarily close our practice starting on March 17, 2020, in accordance with guidance provided by the Massachusetts Dental Society and Governor Baker. We believe that this closure will allow us to more effectively adhere to Governor Baker’s recommendations and the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) guidance of social separation.
As health care professionals, we believe we have a role to play in “flattening the curve” in order to follow sound, scientific public health advice to help limit infections and slow the spread of the virus. All appointments within that time are cancelled. Our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment as soon as we can.
There will be a doctor on-call in the event of a dental emergency. Should you require emergency dental care, please call our office as you normally would at (413)586-4200 and we will get in touch with you.
We did not make this decision lightly. A great deal of care, research, and planning guided our decision. We believe that by taking these extraordinary precautions, we can make a difference in helping to preserve the limited supply of personal protective equipment critical for emergency dental care and front-line health care personnel responding to the pandemic. We will continue to evaluate the situation as it evolves and determine when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.
Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our dental team, and the community in mind.
Please stay safe and healthy.
Wayne Shim D.M.D. and Staff
To Our Patients:
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. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are
current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.
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:
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the
steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call
our office at (413) 586-4200 or visit our website at www.wayneshimdentist.com.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
I know there are lots of choices for dental care. So why should you consider my practice? Well, it comes down to this: My belief is that patients should actively participate in their treatment. Our team shares that belief, because we think it’s the best way to ensure your long term dental health. Does that mean we’ll ask you to pick up a dental mirror and examine yourself? Of course not. But it does mean that we’ll ask you to enter into a trusting relationship with our dental team through preventive care and education. Interested? Call our office in Northampton, MA, to schedule a consultation appointment at Wayne Shim DMD, LLC Phone Number 413-586-4200.
Source: HHS Office for Civil Rights
Notice Informing Individuals About Nondiscrimination and Accessibility Requirements and Nondiscrimination Statement: Discrimination is Against the Law
Dr. Wayne Shim D.M.D. complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. Dr. Wayne Shim D.M.D. does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.
Dr. Wayne Shim D.M.D:
• Provides free aids and services to people with disabilities to communicate effectively with us, such as:
○ Qualified sign language interpreters
○ Written information in other formats (large print, audio, accessible electronic formats, other formats)
• Provides free language services to people whose primary language is not English, such as:
○ Qualified interpreters
○ Information written in other languages
If you need these services, contact the office manager.
If you believe that Dr. Wayne Shim D.M.D. has failed to provide these services or discriminated in another way on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex, you can file a grievance with our office manager at 241 King St. Suite 220 Northampton, MA, 01060, phone# (413) 586-4200, fax# (413) 586-9316, email: [email protected]. You can file a grievance in person or by mail, fax, or email. If you need help filing a grievance, our office manager is available to help you. You can also file a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights electronically through the Office for Civil Rights Complaint Portal, available at https://ocrportal.hhs.gov/ocr/portal/lobby.jsf, or by mail or phone at: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 509F, HHH Building, Washington, DC 20201, 1-800-868-1019, 800-537-7697 (TDD).
Complaint forms are available at http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/office/file/index.html.
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