Health and Safety

You may already be familiar with the high-quality, affordable care we provide 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:

  • Masks optional: Masks are optional in the College of Dentistry; however, providers will be masked during procedures. 
  • Health screenings: When you arrive at your appointment, you'll be asked questions about COVID-19 symptoms and potential exposure.
  • Visitor restrictions: The College of Dentistry is following the latest CDC guidance, along with the Wexner Medical Center
  • Additional cleaning and disinfecting: Our clinics undergo 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 hand sanitizer in other areas of the clinics for you to use as needed.
  • Our reception area no longer has magazines, because they cannot be cleaned.

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!

The College Safety and Infection Prevention Plan is based upon the latest guidelines and information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Health, the American Dental Association (ADA), the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) and the Association for Professionals in Infection control and Epidemiology (APIC).