Latest update: We are open full-time to serve you for all your dental needs, and have instituted a number of extra precautions to keep you safe when you visit our office.

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.

We indeed have gone above and beyond in our quest to keep our patients safe. Dr. Amir has been researching every single day since COVID-19 became a potential threat to our community and has compiled a list of additional safety protocols that go above and beyond what is currently required, as well as purchasing all the equipment necessary.

  • We have installed medical grade HEPA filters in every treatment room.
  • We have large filters placed in common areas that are used mainly in hospitals which scrub the air and use UVC light plus PECO technology to kill all pathogens.
  • Our main HVAC units have been outfitted with UVC lights to provide an extra layer of protection
  • We have installed plexi-glass barriers at the front desk area.
  • We check each employee’s temperature upon their arrival, as well as screen for any potential flu-like symptoms. Sick employees will stay home.
  • Our staff members have been trained on additional safety measures down to the minutest details.

You may notice the steps we are taking for your safety when it is time for your appointment. 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 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. You may be asked to wait in your car when you arrive, and we will call you when your treatment room is ready.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call our office at 352-877-4926 or fill out the appointment form on this website.

We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.


Simon Amir DMD, Michelle Phelan DMD and the entire Grand Oaks Dental Care team