Dear friends, 

We hope that everyone is staying healthy and sane throughout all of this!  We miss seeing our patients!

Things continue to change, but as of right now, our plan is to reopen the week of May 4th on a limited basis.  In adhering to the recommendations of the governor and the South Carolina Dental Association to stop the spread of the coronavirus, we will likely only see patients with urgent or extremely necessary needs.  If you have any question as to whether your dental issues fall into that category, by all means, call us!  If you missed an appointment during the shutdown please be assured that we will call you within the next few weeks to reschedule your appointment and there is no need to call  and leave a message.

We will not likely be seeing patients for regular check-ups and dental cleanings until at least the week of May 11.  If you missed an appointment during the shutdown period, please be assured that WE will contact YOU within the next few weeks to reschedule your appointment. 

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same:  our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been our top priority for our practice.  You may have seen this during your visits to our office.  Our infection control procedures are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable.  We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA) and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued.  We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency’s recommendations.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment.  We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.  For example:

  • Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions.  You’ll be asked those same questions again when you arrive at the office
  •  We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office.  You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the officer for you to use as needed.
  • You may see that our reception room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients.  That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting time for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.  To make an appointment please call at 646-7532 .

Thank you for being our patient.  We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.

Dr. Stamey and the Pendleton Dental care Staff