Meeting your dental care needs safely
You may already be familiar with the high-quality, affordable care we are proud to provide our patients at The Ohio State University College of Dentistry, but you may not have thought about our safety standards until now. Infection prevention has always been a top concern at our dental clinics.
Here are a few things you should know about how we keep our dental clinics safe for you, our providers, and staff:
Everyone must wear a medical mask. These are provided via self-masking stations at most entrances.
When you arrive at your appointment, you'll be asked questions about COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure.
The College of Dentistry is following the latest CDC guidance, along with the Wexner Medical Center.
Physical distancing in waiting areas
Appointments staggered to allow for physical distancing. Sitting/waiting spaces more spread-out.
Additional cleaning and disinfecting
Frequent cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectant.
When you arrive for your appointment:
- Our clinics follow infection control recommendations made by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the American Dental Association (ADA). We follow the notices they provide to stay up-to-date.
- Our clinic staff will ask some questions about your health and exposure.
- When you arrive for your appointment, we will ask you to use hand sanitizer when you check-in. You will also find some in other areas of the clinics for you to use as needed.
- We will do our best to have few people in the reception area at a time. Please come alone when possible to dental appointments (except for guardians of minors, those needing assistance, those required for sedated patients).
- Our reception area no longer has magazines, because they cannot be cleaned.
- Visits will be planned so patients are spaced farther apart to allow for social distancing.
We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, please call us at 614-688-3763. We look forward to seeing you soon!