4/30/2020

Dear Patients:

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), 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 agencies’ 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. Please be patient with us as we all adapt to this new “normal”. 

For example:

· Our office will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. 

· We ask that you wear a facemask in the office, if possible, but NO GLOVES.

· 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 office for you to use as needed.

· You may see that our waiting 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 times 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 you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. 

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

Keep Smiling!

Dr. Dowell and Team 

Meet the Team at Dowell Dental Group


Louanne

Louanne has worked with Dr. Dowell as a dental hygienist since 1996. She lives in Minerva and has 2 grown children, Ashley and Zach. Louanne enjoys walking, reading, keeping up with the stock market, and visiting with her children as often as possible. She takes pride in providing thorough, high-quality care to every patient she sees. She will take the time to answer your questions and make sure you are comfortable during your time with us.

Rammie

Rammie has enjoyed being a part of The Dowell Dental Group since 1993. She is a dental assistant who is always willing to work hard and make your visit comfortable. She lives in Carroll County with her husband Dennis and their daughters, Chelsea, Shelbi and Chloe. Their life on the dairy farm and involvement in 4-H keeps them all very busy!

Darcy

Darcy resides in Carrollton with her two wonderful children. She has been with The Dowell Dental Group since September of 2000. Darcy started her career as a dental assistant and decided to continue her education further at Case Western Reserve where she obtained her EFDA. She truly enjoys the dental profession as well as being part of the team!

Kasey

Kasey graduated from Jefferson community college in 2001 with an Associate's degree and has been working with Dr . Dowell as an EFDA ever since. She resides in Mechanicstown. Kasey has three children, Kaden, Karlee and Kaleb. She enjoys enhancing patients smiles by utilizing the skills she has learned throughout her education.

Kim

Kim is our in-house laboratory technician. She studied laboratory technology for 2 years at Columbus Technical College and she has been a lab tech since 1995. She has worked at The Dowell Dental Group periodically during the course of her career, and has now joined the team full time. Kim lives in Minerva and is the mother of four wonderful children – Bradley, Christopher, Jenna and Brock. She enjoys baking and gardening in her spare time. Kim enjoys helping people improve their smiles and boosting their self confidence!

Lisa

Lisa and her husband, Dennis, reside in Dover with their daughter, Madison. Lisa has been with The Dowell Dental Group since her graduation from hygiene school in 2003. She is also certified to deliver local anesthesia. In addition, Lisa is able to practice dental hygiene while the doctor is out of the office. Lisa loves to help others keep their teeth clean, healthy and looking great!

Robin

Robin is one of our hygienist's and can also administer anesthesia. She lives in Lisbon with her husband Mike, and son Conner. Her daughter Cait recently graduated from college and now lives in Bloomington Indiana. Robin enjoys getting to know her patients and making them feel as comfortable as possible.

Melanie

Melanie is one of our traveling hygienist. You may meet her if you need numbed for a procedure or you need your teeth cleaned. She graduated from the Youngstown State University Dental Hygiene Program and started with Dr. Dowell in 2012. She resides in Dellroy with her husband Kyle. Melanie likes to spend her spare time with her family and friends at all kinds of outdoor events. She tries her best to keep her patients comfortable and takes pride in getting them healthy and educated.

Brooke

Brooke and her husband currently live in Minerva. She enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends. Brooke started her career in dentistry as a dental assistant and continued her education further to become an EFDA. She received this certification from Case Western Reserve University. Brooke has had the pleasure of being with The Dowell Dental Group since 2008. She will help you achieve a beautiful smile and with her great sense of humor, make your time with us enjoyable.

Alese

Alese has worked as a hygienist in Minerva since 1985. She has worked for the Dowell Dental Group since June 2014. Alese is from Wintersville. She enjoys practicing yoga, camping, gardening and reading. She has really enjoyed practicing dental hygiene for 30 years and looks forward to seeing her patients every 6 months.

Pam

Pam has had the pleasure of working for the Dowell Dental Group as front desk receptionist since June 2014. She recently relocated here from Ontario, Canada. Pam currently resides with her husband Mike, at Lake Mohawk, where she enjoys boating and spending time with friends and family. Pam looks forward to greeting you at the front desk.
 

Leann

Leann has been a dental assistant for 16 yrs. She lives in Carrollton with her husband John, 2 dogs and 7 cats. Leann has 2 grown children Nancy and Adam. And she loves to spoil her granddaughter Quinn. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends as well as flower gardening, history and reading.

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We hope you never experience a dental emergency, but if you do, we’re here for you. Dr. Dowell is available around the clock to help in the event of an emergency. Please call our main line for more information.

Dowell Dental Group

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