Dr. Reya was born in Ohio and later spent time growing up in Michigan and Arizona. She went back to Ohio to attend dental school at Case Western Reserve University and then moved to California to earn her pediatric dental certificate and Masters in Oral and Craniofacial Science at UCSF. Having worked in Massachusetts, California, Iowa, and Arizona, she has been coast to coast and in between.
Dr. Reya believes that positive dental experiences as a child help create good oral hygiene practices at home that are then carried on to adulthood. As such, she strives to create a positive experience every time a child visits the office. Her practice philosophy revolves around providing quality treatment in a compassionate and welcoming environment for each child. “I chose to become a dentist because I love to smile and the idea of helping a person recover or maintain their smile really appeals to me. I am specifically interested in pediatric dentistry because I wanted to help children become less scared of coming to the dentist in hopes that it would make their experiences better and be carried on into adulthood with better oral hygiene practices. Social media is constantly painting the dentist as a scary place, and I wanted to help kids realize that isn’t the case but that we are here to help keep their mouths happy and healthy.”
In her free time, Dr. Reya enjoys jigsaw puzzles, sports, reading, playing the piano, cross-stitch, cooking, and dancing. She also loves playing, relaxing, and hiking with her energetic little dog!
As of May 19th we are open for full-service, non-urgent dental treatment.
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.
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:
You will be notified via text, email or a phone call in regard to your upcoming visit and our new check-in procedures.
Our office will communicate with you to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also take your forehead temperature when you arrive at our office.
We ask that you please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you arrive.
We want to minimize the number of patients in our waiting room and operatories, so unless necessary, please have accompanying people wait in the car during your appointment.
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 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.
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. To make an appointment, please call our office at (360)692-9560.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Jason Niemeyer, Dr. Jeffrey Phillips and the rest of the SDC team