Wayne Shim DMD, LLC

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

Welcome Back! 

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 are asking patients to check in from their car. Please call the office once you are in our parking lot. We will let you know if you are able to come in at that time. 
  • You’ll be asked some screening questions and we will be taking your body temperature upon arrival. 
  • 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 will notice barriers at the front desk and clinical chairs for your protection as well as our staff.
  • 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. *Please note that pre-made appointment times may change!
  • 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 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.

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

 

 

 What Makes us Different?

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.

 

Notice of Nondiscrimination

 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.