614.436.2277
825 High Street
Worthington, OH 43085
Robert A. Uhle D.D.S., M.S.
Matthew S. Niemiec D.D.S, M.S.
Shelley M. Ridenour D.D.S, M.S.
Practice Limited to Endodontics

Patient Comfort

Patient Comfort

We are committed to making your dental visit a comfortable and pleasant experience.

Music -

Reduce dental sounds and relax to your favorite radio station, or CD with a personal player and headset. Please feel free to bring your personal listening device and earphones to use during your visit.

Additional Features for Your Comfort:

  • Assorted neck, back and knee pillows-provide custom support and relaxation
  • Blankets-let you get cozy
  • Dark glasses-eliminate glare of lights
  • Lip balm-helps avoid chapped lips
  • Tooth pillow-soft bite cushion allows the jaw to rest, reducing strain to muscles or TMJ.
  • TLC!!!-we will listen to your needs

Anesthesia-

"I have a hard time getting numb" - Does this phrase fit you? We hear it often and take steps to prevent it. Dr. Uhle and Niemiec are experts in local anesthesia and will ensure deep numbing of your tooth. Before starting treatment, we will make sure your tooth is completely numb to eliminate any unwanted surprises during your treatment. We believe your visit with us should be a pain-free and relaxed experience.

Sedation Dentistry-

Patients with anxiety may prefer the use of medication to help them relax further during their dental care. If needed we will use oral conscious sedation to make your visit easier.

Oral conscious sedation

With oral sedation you will be prescribed a medication that is easy to swallow, safe and is inexpensive. This option will provide for a deep relaxation during your visit while still being conscious. This sedation option requires that you have someone drive you to and from your dental appointment and usually requires a consultation appointment prior to treatment.

Patient comfort is top priority in our office so don't hesitate to ask for anything to help make your appointment more comfortable.

Patient Protection

Sterilization Practices

The steps that we take to ensure patient safety in the office go beyond what is required by law. Our staff has been trained and strictly adheres to all OSHA and Ohio State Dental Board guidelines for instrument sterilization and room barrier protection. We follow the standards and protocol of recognized and accepted Universal Precautions. Each staff person understands and utilizes procedures developed and recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and undergoes annual training to stay updated on any updates or changes to these regulations. We are committed to the safety and protection of our patients.

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Privacy Practices HIPAA

STATEMENT OF PRIVACY PRACTICES -

At Microsurgical Endodontics we are dedicated to protecting the privacy rights of our patients and the confidential information entrusted to us. The commitment of each employee to ensure that our health information is never compromised is a principal concept of our practice. We may, from time to time, amend our privacy policies and practices but will always inform you of any changes that might affect your rights.

PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL HEALTHCARE INFORMATION -

We use and disclose the information we collect from you only as allowed by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). This includes issues relating to your treatment, payment, and our dental care operations. Your personal health information will never be otherwise given to anyone- even family members- without your written consent. You, of course, may give written authorization for us to disclose your information to anyone you choose, for any purpose.

COLLECTING PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION -

We will only request personal information needed to provide our standard of quality dental care, implement payment activities, conduct normal dental practice operation, and comply with the law. This may include your name, address, telephone number(s), social security number, employment data, medical history, health record, etc. While most of the information will be collected from you, we may obtain information from third parties if it is deemed necessary. Regardless of the source, your personal information will always be protected to the full extent of the law.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PROTECTED HEALTH INFORMATION -

As stated above, we may disclose information as required by law. We are obligated to provide information to law enforcement and governmental officials under certain circumstances. We will not use your information for marketing purposes without your written consent. We may use and/or disclose your health information to communicate reminders about your appointments including voicemail messages, answering machines, and postcards.

PATIENT RIGHTS -

You have a right to request copies of your healthcare information; to request copies in a variety of formats; and to request a list of instances in which we, or our business associates, have disclosed your protected information for uses other than stated above. All such requests must be in writing. We may charge for your copies in an amount allowed by law. If you believe your rights have been violated, we urge you to notify us immediately. You can also notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. We thank you for being a patient of Microsurgical Endodontics. Please let us know if you have any questions concerning your privacy rights and the protection of your personal health information.

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