COVID-19 Safety Message – Smart Smile Dentistry

To all Smart Smile Dentistry patients:

We’ve reopened our practice in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. 

We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without concern. Our team has had additional training to ensure our processes meet or exceed sanitation and sterilization standards of care, and we have elevated our infection control procedures in response to this time of global concern. 

You can visit our practice with confidence, knowing we are taking additional measures to provide for the safety of our patients and our team:

General Safety Protocols

Proper hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of most infections. Wash your hands thoroughly for 20 seconds with soap and water, then dry. An alternative method to washing is use of an alcohol-based hand sanitizing solution. Hands are washed upon arrival to the office, and before and after each patient encounter. Proper PPE (personal protective equipment) such as masks, gloves, gowns, and face shields are used as needed to protect you. Every person entering the office will be screened daily including, but not limited to, completing a screening questionnaire and having their temperature taken. Anyone found to have a body temperature of 100.4F or higher or refusing to have their temperature taken will be sent home. If it is found that a patient’s screening is at all questionable, they will be sent home and their appointment rescheduled.

Patient Protocols 

Before your appointment, we will call, text and/or email you to confirm your appointment and review the Covid-19 screening questionnaire. Your answers will help us determine your risk of being infectious. If we find that your answers confirm that either you or a member of your household could be infected, we will assist you in rescheduling your appointment.

Upon arrival to our office, the questionnaire will be repeated to be sure that nothing has changed since your first questionnaire completion. Please either text or call the office before leaving your vehicle to be sure proper social distancing procedures may be respected. You will be asked to either wash your hands with soap and water or to use hand sanitizer. Patients will be required to present to the office unaccompanied and enter the treatment room alone except where appropriate.

Team Guidelines

Every team member will be screened daily. If any direct family member of a team member displays signs of any type of respiratory infection and/or fever, they will be asked to stay at home. Cell phones and food/drink should be kept away from patient treatment areas. Phones should be cleaned regularly and kept in the designated cell phone area. Before leaving the office, team members must dispose of all PPE appropriately, disinfect and/or sanitize re-usable PPE, then wash hands thoroughly.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

#smartsmiledentistry

Dear Patients, 

Due to Hurricane Ian our office will be closing today at 1pm and all day Thursday 9/29. We will resume normal business hours on Monday Oct 3rd. 
We hope everyone stays safe and secure during the storm! If you have any questions or concerns, please text us at 352-359-7857 or email us at info@smartsmiledentistry.com. Our office manager, Kelly, will be checking them periodically. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday and again - stay safe! ❤️ #hurricaneian
Dear Patients, Due to Hurricane Ian our office will be closing today at 1pm and all day Thursday 9/29. We will resume normal business hours on Monday Oct 3rd. We hope everyone stays safe and secure during the storm! If you have any questions or concerns, please text us at 352-359-7857 or email us at info@smartsmiledentistry.com. Our office manager, Kelly, will be checking them periodically. We look forward to seeing everyone on Monday and again - stay safe! ❤️ #hurricaneian
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Happy Wednesday 😆 Just a little bit of #dentalhumor 😂 
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Happy Wednesday 😆 Just a little bit of #dentalhumor 😂 #dentalassistant #fyp # dentallife
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Our team hard at work today! 🦷🪥✨
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Our team hard at work today! 🦷🪥✨ #prosthodontist #hygiene #rdh #administrativeassistant #dentalassisting #veneers #reels #fypシ
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Bones are not the only thing in the body that fracture; your teeth can too! Make sure you have your preventative care appointments scheduled. Poor oral hygiene can weaken your teeth, you may have pain and discomfort and others may not have any pain and still have a fracture. Please give our office a call ☎️ (352)376-5120  to get scheduled for your hygiene appointment! 🪥🦷🤩 #rdh #dentalhygienist #hygiene #dentalcleaning
Bones are not the only thing in the body that fracture; your teeth can too! Make sure you have your preventative care appointments scheduled. Poor oral hygiene can weaken your teeth, you may have pain and discomfort and others may not have any pain and still have a fracture. Please give our office a call ☎️ (352)376-5120 to get scheduled for your hygiene appointment! 🪥🦷🤩 #rdh #dentalhygienist #hygiene #dentalcleaning
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A look into our dental assistants life 😆 #fyp#foryoupage#viral#trending#tiktok#dental #dentist #dentalhumor#dentalassistant #smile #teeth #dentalcare  #dentalclinic #dentalhygienist #orthodontics #oralhealth #dentalimplants #dentalhygiene #dentalphotography#teethwhitening #cosmeticdentistry#dentalassistant #veneers #dentalstudent #smilemakeover  #braces
A look into our dental assistants life 😆 #fyp#foryoupage#viral#trending#tiktok#dental #dentist #dentalhumor#dentalassistant #smile #teeth #dentalcare #dentalclinic #dentalhygienist #orthodontics #oralhealth #dentalimplants #dentalhygiene #dentalphotography#teethwhitening #cosmeticdentistry#dentalassistant #veneers #dentalstudent #smilemakeover #braces
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We always strive to comfort all of our patients 🤪 #dentalhumor #dentalassistant #dentaloffice #dentallifehumor
We always strive to comfort all of our patients 🤪 #dentalhumor #dentalassistant #dentaloffice #dentallifehumor
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The new school year is readily approaching! To help out our local schools we have started a School Supply Drive. If you are able, please stop by and drop something off! 📚📓😊
The new school year is readily approaching! To help out our local schools we have started a School Supply Drive. If you are able, please stop by and drop something off! 📚📓😊
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Beautiful Veneers by Dr. Samant
Beautiful Veneers by Dr. Samant
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It has been a journey but Dr. Samant perfectly restored the patients functionality and beauty with crowns! Before and after photos of Full Mouth Rehabilitation. 😍🦷✨
It has been a journey but Dr. Samant perfectly restored the patients functionality and beauty with crowns! Before and after photos of Full Mouth Rehabilitation. 😍🦷✨
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Congratulations to Mr. C for winning our summer gift 😁☀️ 
Thank you to everyone who participated in last months social media challenge! We loved seeing all the smiles that were shared 😍
Congratulations to Mr. C for winning our summer gift 😁☀️ Thank you to everyone who participated in last months social media challenge! We loved seeing all the smiles that were shared 😍
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