We are pleased that, as of February 8, our entire staff have had both Moderna Covid vaccination innoculations. The State of Pennsylvania recommendations for dental offices can be found here - PA DOH Guidelines.
Our staff is like family and we feel that you, our patients, are as well. We want to do what is best to keep us all well and safe. Please give us a call if you have any questions regarding our protocols below and absolutely feel free to let us know if you are uncomfortable having treatment at this time; we understand!
We can not treat those patients that have any signs of Covid-19 or have come into contact with a person who has had Covid-19 or tested positive within the last 3 weeks. This means that we do not want any patients to come to the office if they have signs of any systemic illness of an infectious nature. When we confirm your appointment we will ask you some questions regarding signs of illness. We will also repeat these questions when you come in for your appointment. If you are unsure of your status, we recommend acting conservatively and rescheduling your appointment.
We only want the patient to enter the office, if at all possible. If it is necessary for you to have someone bring you to the office, we ask that they wait in the parking lot until your treatment is completed. We will call them when you are ready to leave.
We will be taking your temperature upon entering the office.
We will ask you to use hand sanitizer (to left of our waiting room door) when you enter the office.
We will require that you wear a mask, covering your nose and mouth while in the office and not having treatment.
Waiting room chairs will be spaced appropriately. We will be spacing appointments to keep the number of waiting room patients to 4 or less.
We will be wiping contacted surfaces with CDC approved disinfectants, as we have been doing for 30 years. In addition, we will now include all surfaces in non-treatment areas that are touched as well (door knobs, patient faucets, etc).
We will also ask you to rinse with a disinfecting mouthwash when entering the operatory.
We will not be using a high speed handpiece but will be rinsing your mouth with water(not spray).
The staff will be wearing masks while in the office. We will follow the same recommendations above (health questionaire, temperature etc, as well as wearing facial protective eyewear or shields).
If you have any questions for the office, please call 610-566-2217.
Cone Beam Computerized Tomography similar to a CAT Scan
Welcome to the periodontal practice of Dr. Scott Garrison. We are dedicated to helping your pursuit of excellent periodontal and oral health. Periodontics is the dental specialty which helps preserve and repair the supporting structures surrounding your teeth. Damage to these structures is the primary cause of tooth loss. The procedures that we perform include both surgical and non-surgical treatments to stop the progression of periodontitis. As a periodontist, dental implants are part of our speciality as well. We use the latest technologies available in dentistry to aid our treatment. These include CBCT scans, as well as the latest Computer Navigated Implant Surgery. We hope our website will help answer some of your questions regarding our practice and your dental health. Please contact the office with any questions that you may have.
We are located at 422 Manchester Avenue in Media, which is at the triangle between Manchester, Radnor and Lincoln streets. For directions please click MAP.
Dr. Garrison uses the latest technology for the most precise placement of implants available today. The X-NAV system offers the ability to have a computer actually guide the drilling sequence when placing a dental implant in your jaw.
For more information about how this technology works in practice please click More Info
Dr. Garrison has been in practice since 1987 when he joined the practice of Dr. Robert Taggart in Media. They practiced together for 18 years before Dr. Taggart retired in 2005. Dr. Garrison is a graduate of Ursinus College and received his Dental Degree from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He then received his specialty certificate in Periodontics as well as his Masters Degree in Dental Science from the University of Connecticut while on a training grant from the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Garrison has been selected by his peers as a Top Dentist in Main Line Today for the past 11 years as well as one of the Top Periodontists in Philadelphia Magazine's Top Dentists.
Office Hours are As Follows:
Monday: 8:00 to 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 to 5:00
Wednesday: 9:15 to 3:00 (Receptionist only)
Thursday: 8:00 to 2:00
Friday: 8:00 to 1:00