Grand Rapids
Dental Patient Safety

Patient Safety

Your Safety is Our Concern

Smiley Family Dentistry in Grands Rapids, MI

Many things have changed during the Covid-19 Pandemic. One thing that has remained the same is the commitment of Smiley Family Dentistry to protect our patients’ safety and well-being.

It is essential to take care of your health, and as dentists, we know that good oral health is critical to your overall health. Regular dental care is crucial to keeping minor issues from becoming more significant health problems.


When you return to Smiley Family Dentistry, you may note things look different from your previous visits. Enhanced safety measures and modifications have been made with your health, safety, and comfort in mind.

Dentists have a long history on the front lines of combating the spread of disease, and we are staying up to date on the latest infection control recommendations made by OSHA, CDC, and the ADA. While this information may be new to you, it is extremely familiar to us.

At your next visit, you will see our dedication to infection control firsthand. Some of the changes include:

  • Health screenings before your visit and when you arrive on site
  • Adjusted seating layout in the waiting room to accommodate social distancing and the removal of magazines, toys, and communal items to reduce the virus’s risk
  • Increased cleaning and disinfection of communal areas and treatment rooms
  • A higher level of personal protection equipment used by our team
  • The use of HEPA air filtration, air suction devices, and increased airflow throughout the office to reduce the potential for aerosol transmission

We are excited to welcome you back, and we are committed to providing you the highest quality of care, just as Smiley Family Dentistry has provided our Grand Rapids patients since 1948!