COVID / Sterilization

At Semans Family Dentistry, your health and safety are our top priority. In this climate of ever-changing health regulations, we strive to always be ahead of the curve with our safety and sanitation protocols. We are always adapting and updating our strategies to ensure every patient is safe during their visit.

Office Sanitization Procedures

Safety and sanitation have always been important to us at Semans Family Dentistry. Now more than ever, we are doing everything we can to make our office space a safe environment for our patients. To do this, we closely follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Dental Association (ADA) recommendations and regulations.

After each patient comes through our office, our team will thoroughly clean all surfaces, objects, and instruments that may have been used or touched. 

Patient Safety

We take several steps to ensure everyone who comes through our office stays safe and healthy. To protect themselves and their patients, staff members wear personal protective equipment (PPE) such as face shields, masks, and gloves. Everyone in our office washes their hands frequently with disinfectant hand soap and uses EPA-registered disinfectants when sanitizing surfaces.

Whenever possible, we use disposable tools and materials to lessen the risk of cross-contamination. If an instrument is non-disposable, we will use a combination of heat and chemical disinfectants to sterilize it before and after use. Our team carefully follows all governmental and manufacturer’s recommendations to ensure each piece of equipment is clean before use.

What to Do Upon Arrival for an Appointment

We space our appointments to allow ample cleaning and sterilization time. To keep yourself and others safe, we ask that you follow all arrival instructions.

Please wear a mask to your appointment and do not bring any family members or companions with you unless you require special assistance.

If you are experiencing any of the following, please call us before you arrive to discuss your appointment.

  • Flu-like symptoms, including headache, fatigue, fever, or stomach pains
  • Loss of smell or taste
  • Shortness of breath
  • Cough
  • Unusual muscle or abdominal pain
  • Have been in contact with someone who is sick or has COVID-19

To learn more about our sterilization protocols or arrival instructions, please call our office at (330) 867-4461, send us an email, or schedule an appointment online.