Patient Safety and Office Sterilization - Grove City Family Dentistry

Grove City Family Dentistry


Grove City Family Dentistry


Patient Safety in Grove City

Going the Extra Mile for Grove City Smiles (Now More Than Ever)

As always, the entire team at Grove City Family Dentistry is on your side, working tirelessly to ensure your health is a top priority. We want to reassure you that we never compromise when it comes to your health and safety. Now, more than ever, we’re taking every step possible to ensure you and your family are protected and secure.

Please note our new pre-screening phone interview the day before your appointment, as well as when you arrive at the office. We’ll also be taking your temperature prior to treatment. In addition, we recommend you bring a light jacket or sweater to your appointment, as we are keeping the office cool to help our staff as they wear their extra layers of PPE.



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We’ll be asking all patients:


  1. Have you had a fever or felt feverish recently (in the past 14-21 days)?
  2. Are you having shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
  3. Do you have a cough?
  4. Are you experiencing any other flu-like symptoms such as upset stomach, headache, or fatigue?
  5. Have you experienced a recent loss of taste or smell?
  6. Have you been in contact with any person who’s confirmed positive for COVID-19? (We ask that patients who are well but who have a sick family member at home with COVID-19 to postpone their elective treatment.)
  7. Are you over the age of 60?
  8. Do you have heart disease, lung disease, kidney disease, or any auto-immune disorders?
  9. Have you traveled in the past 14 days to any regions affected by COVID-19 (outside of the state or country)?

(Please note: Positive responses to any of these questions may lead to a deeper discussion about your elective dental treatment. Positive responses to questions 7 and 8 indicate a high-risk patient. You can cancel your appointment with no penalty if this is the case.)

Safety is Always Key

Every plan we put in place is meant to protect our patients and our team members. We ask that:

  • Only the patient and one guardian of a minor enter the building. Everyone must wear a mask the entire time they are in the office, and other guests will not be permitted in.
  • Only one parent/guardian is allowed back into the clinical rooms with a minor.
  • You can wait in our waiting room in one of our socially distanced chairs, or you can wait in the car and we’ll call you when your treatment time is ready.
  • Upon entering the operatory room, we ask that you rinse with hydrogen peroxide for 30 seconds and sanitize your hands.

Also, please note:

– Essential: Guardians of minors, and others needing assistance (procedure above applies).

– Non-Essential Companions: Will not be allowed to approach the greeter or remain in the waiting room.


Personal Protective Equipment at the Office

We’re sure you’ve heard a lot of talk about personal protective equipment or PPE recently, and we want you to know Grove City Family Dentistry has always used the highest level of PPE while using industry-accepted precautions. We’ve added a few additional items for the safety of our patients and staff including:

  • Disposable gowns
  • Face Shields
  • Surgical masks


Sterilization and Disinfection

We’re pleased that very little will change in order to meet the new guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the COVID-19 virus. We take each and every sterilization method very seriously. We allocate a full-time individual in our sterilization department to support office procedures.

All of our disinfection methods and products used are supported by both the CDC and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Rest assured, our staff has received thorough training on meeting the required kill time of bacteria and viruses. All of our treatment rooms and processes have been evaluated under the new guidelines and changes were made to keep you and our staff safe.

We’re here to help you and be with you every step of the way. At Grove City Family Dentistry, our commitment is to provide our quality level of dentistry in a safe and comfortable environment. If you have any questions about our updated safety measures or your oral health, please contact us online or by phone at (614) 892-9986.

Please let us know how we can help you!


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