Updated as of 3/16/2020 – 10:00 a.m.
As of 10:00 a.m. this morning (03/16/2020) the Ohio State Dental Board recommends rescheduling all elective dental procedures.
Tepe Dentistry will be available for emergencies, but has been urged to triage as much by phone as possible.
We will continue to monitor recommendations from the Ohio State Dental Board, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Dental Association as they become available.
For emergencies, call the office at 513-481-5885 and we will make arrangements for the best course of action.
At Tepe Dentistry, we are doing our part to help protect our community…
We understand the concern that many of you have about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Caring for patients in a safe, secure, and healthy environment remains our top priority. We are closely following the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Dental Association (ADA.) We are also monitoring all of the latest reports released by the CDC, the ADA, and the WHO.
Tepe Dentistry is accustomed to taking standard precautions against ALL infectious diseases, with ALL patients, at ALL times.
Tepe Dentistry routinely uses personal protective equipment (gowns, safety glasses, masks, gloves.) We routinely sterilize instruments and handpieces after every use. We routinely disinfect all surfaces, in each treatment room, after every use. We use single-use, disposable items where appropriate. We routinely wash our hands and use hand sanitizer between all patients. We routinely disinfect all surfaces throughout our office including doors, countertops, the waiting room (especially the children’s area), and bathrooms.
In addition to the normal infection control standards employed by Tepe Dentistry, we have made a conscious effort to disinfect common patient touch points, such as door handles, front counters, and waiting room surfaces on a more frequent basis, several times a day.
We have a very loyal and dedicated staff. In light of COVID-19, we have asked employees experiencing influenza-like-illness (ILI) (fever with either cough, sore throat, or muscle aches) to not report to work.
Out of respect for our staff and other patients, please inform the office:
1. If you or anyone you have come in contact with has tested positive to COVID-19 (coronavirus)
2. If you are showing signs or symptoms of the flu or virus (which includes fever, cough, shortness of breath, etc.)
3. If you have recently traveled outside the United States
We are honored to be your dental care providers. We always strive for the best quality in everything we do. Your overall health has always been, and will always be, our top priority.
Colleen Tepe Hofstetter, D.D.S