covid-19 Update

Dear patients and referring doctors,  


Governor DeWine announced that elective outpatient procedures and doctor visits may resume on May 1, 2020, with caveats. As has been the case throughout the COVID-19 crisis and before, the safety of our patients and staff is of paramount importance and will guide our decision making as we resume operations in a calculated, step-wise fashion.

We are excited to resume treating your needs and appreciate your patience with us as we institute rigorous safety procedures that will, at times, inconvenience you as they protect you. In accordance with the CDC’s, ADA’s, Ohio Dental Board’s, and our own assessment of the standard of care, we have instituted the following best practices:

Our Safety Protocol


•All patients are encouraged to wear face masks or coverings while in the office. All of our staff members will be wearing face masks or coverings while in the office. This is in accordance with the expert recommendations for all businesses, medical or not. This significantly decreases the risk of spreading the SARS-CoV-2 virus to each other.

•All patients and staff will have a pre-arrival phone screening for signs and symptoms related to COVID-19 and have their body temperature taken upon entering the Kent and Solon facilities.

•Unfortunately, no escorts will be allowed to enter the office with you aside from those requiring special assistance or minors and one accompanying guardian. We respectfully ask others to wait in their automobiles.

•We will ask all patients to call 10 minutes prior to their scheduled appointments to let us know that you have arrived nearby. Please do not come into the office until we confirm that you can do so. We will do so when your exam or treatment room is available, so that you can walk right in without having to wait in the reception area. Like most medical offices, we will not utilize our waiting areas until further notice to optimize social distancing. We have also adjusted our schedule to minimize/eliminate potential contact with other patients that are arriving or departing our facilities.

•Please notify us if you or any family members have any symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (fever, headache, muscle pain, sore throat, cough, cold symptoms, loss of smell or taste, etc.). Even if symptoms seem mild, contact the office before your visit. Do not come to the office if you or a family member feel even mildly ill. We will assist you in evaluating your symptoms. Remember, we are trying to protect you and your families as well as our staff and our families.

•Do not wear gloves in the office. Used improperly, gloves spread germs. All patients will be required to wash their hands as soon as they enter their treatment room. Our team members will be washing their hands between each patient visit and frequently otherwise.

•All treatment rooms will be meticulously disinfected and sanitized per standard infection control protocols. In addition, all other areas and surfaces will continuously be meticulously cleansed between patient visits.

•Virtual follow-ups will be used in addition to in-person visits to optimize convenience and safety.

•All documents, forms, and transactions that are routinely exchanged with our patients, including HIPPA/privacy forms, medical history intake forms, etc., will now be provided to you electronically, either by email, electronic health record, or via our website portal (currently in progress). We will use electronic signatures on any documents that need to be signed. In this manner, we will be minimizing (with goals of eliminating) any physical transfer of paperwork that otherwise would have been manually exchanged.

•We are resuming surgical procedures. We realize that our surgical patients have been waiting patiently to get back on the schedule, so we are trying to expedite this process in a safe, fair, equitable manner. Our surgical staff will be wearing all recommended personal protective equipment as outlined by the CDC and ADA for our specialty. This will include face-shields, respirators, surgical masks, gowns, and gloves.

We appreciate your patience, understanding, and concern for our mutual safety during this unprecedented time.

Sincerely,
Drs. Pavlick and Reppas and Staff

Proudly serving the areas of:  

KENT, AKRON, CUYAHOGA FALLS, HARTVILLE, MACEDONIA, MOGADORE, MUNROE FALLS, NORDONIA, RAVENNA, ROOTSTOWN, STOW, STREETSBORO, TALLMAGE, UNIONTOWN                                                                                                                        SOLON, AUBURN, AURORA, BURTON, BAINBRIDGE, BEACHWOOD, BEDFORD, CHAGRIN FALLS, GARRETSVILLE, HIRAM, MANTUA, TWINSBURG

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Kent and Solon OH

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Matthew D. Pavlick, DDS, MD, and Sam N. Reppas, DDS, MD, Kent and Solon, OH practice a full scope of facial surgery with expertise ranging from corrective jaw surgery to wisdom tooth removal. We can also diagnose and treat facial pain, facial injuries and TMJ disorders, and perform a full range of dental implant and bone grafting procedures.

Drs. Pavlick and Reppas’s staff is trained in assisting with I.V. sedation within our state of the art office setting.

Call us in Kent at 330-678-6564 or Solon at 440-349-0123.

Dental Implants Kent and Solon OH

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved.

Dental implants are changing the way people live. With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Kent and Solon, OH at Kent Office Phone Number 330-678-6564.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation