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 

Dr. Stephen C. Dowell, Highly Trained and Experienced Dentist

Portrait of smiling dentist, Dr. DowellDr. Stephen C. Dowell graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in May of 1990.  Upon graduation, he purchased the practice of  Dr. Charles Trommer, and then started his own dental practice, Dowell Dental Group, located in Carrollton in June of 1990. In 2009, Dr. Dowell built his second location in Minerva.

He lives in Carrollton with his wife, Jennifer and their four children: Megan, Sam, Rachel and Jenna.  He has a strong commitment to the people in Carroll, Stark and surrounding areas.

Dr. Dowell’s hobbies include dentistry, exercising, hunting, and cheering on the Ohio State Buckeyes!  He believes that a beautiful, healthy smile improves your overall well-being.

Dr. Dowell is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Stark County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the International College of Oral Implantology.  He is constantly continuing his education to better serve you, while keeping his office modern and up to date.

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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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