We are now open and we are booking patients in the order their appointments were cancelled.

If you have an orthodontic emergency or need immediate assistance, please call the office at 250-542-4118 for the emergency contact number.

Please read below for more information about our new office procedures we are following during the pandemic.

We hope you and your family are safe and healthy. Our global and local communities have been through a life-changing period and we are all hoping to return to some sense of normalcy soon. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety. Infection control has always been a top priority for our clinic, as you have experienced during all your previous visits. In light of current events, we want to tell you about the infection control protocols we currently follow and will continue to follow in our practice to keep patients, staff and our community safe.

Our clinic follows infection control protocols made by the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia. We will continue to follow these recommendations so that we are current to any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. 

You will see some changes when it is time for your next appointment as we have thoroughly re-vamped the structure of our clinic protocol from the time you enter to the time you leave.

  • Our office will communicate with you soon via telephone to schedule your next appointment and explain changes in our patient sign in process and clinical procedures. We will also be sending you via email a “Pre-screening” form to review.  You will be asked these same questions again when you arrive for your appointment.
  • Please brush and floss prior to coming to the clinic as our tooth brushing stations will temporarily only be used for handwashing
  • To minimize the number of people in the clinic, we will now have a virtual waiting room. When you arrive to the clinic for your appointment, please remain in your vehicle and contact the office to check in. When we are ready to see you, we will notify you when to come up into the clinic. We do ask for the patient to come up by themselves without an escort, if possible.  If the patient needs an escort this will be limited to one parent or guardian only and the escort will be required to wear a mask. 
  • We will have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will find some in the reception area and other areas in the clinic for you to use as needed. We ask you to please refrain from touching anything with your hands in the clinic.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.  This may mean that you will be offered fewer options for scheduling your appointments. Upon completing your appointment, we will schedule the next appointment and communicate with your family if necessary. 
  • We will always have PPE on to protect us and you. We can still see your smile, and we hope you can see ours too.
As always, 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.

We would like to thank you for being our patient and we value your patience as we work through all these changes.

Sincerely,

The Team at North Okanagan Orthodontic Clinic

Welcome to North Okanagan Orthodontic Clinic!

At North Okanagan Orthodontic Clinic, our goal is to help you achieve the smile you deserve  -  a natural, healthy and beautiful one!

Dr. Michael Kersey and his staff will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that is best suited for your lifestyle and orthodontic needs.

Located in Vernon, BC, we offer the latest innovative technology and revolutionary services, including Empower® metal and clear self-ligating braces which using lighter wires and lower friction to move teeth faster. We also offer Invisalign - a series of clear, removable custom-made aligners that is a perfect choice for adults and teens looking for a more aesthetic treatment option.

We welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your family!  Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

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