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*Updated November 2021*

As noted by the American Dental Association (ADA):

We cannot allow the neglect of oral hygiene and dental treatment to become a greater problem than the problems our nation is currently facing with COVID-19. It is a new era for healthcare and for dentistry. In fact, the ADA reported on October 15th, 2020 that fewer than 1% of dentists nationwide have reported being COVID-19 positive, far below that of other health professionals.

Those of us in the dental profession continue to be confident in providing patient care with recommended precautions as we maneuver through COVID-19 and the new Delta Variant into mid 2021. Universal precautions of treating every patient with the same precaution (vaccinated or not) has always been the standard in the healthcare profession and one that we continue in light of COVID-19. Therefore, proof of vaccination is not necessary to present. 

*Your appreciated compliance not only protects other patients and our team, but also keeps our doors open to be of service to others as a healthcare provider during this challenging time.*

Thank you for the overwhelming support you showed our team in 2020 and continue to show us! Nothing is more important to Dr. Beard and the North Grove Dental team than the trust of our patients and providing a safe environment to continue quality dental care for our patients and our team - otherwise we would not be in a position to offer care confidently.

We feel very confident in these upgrades and want to share them with you to reassure your safety.

Please read the following:

We will need to reschedule you for a later date if you've presented a combination of the following symptoms over the last 14-21 days:

  • Fever of 100.5 degrees Fahrenheit with flu like symptoms

  • shortness of breath

  • dry cough

  • runny nose 

  • sore throat 

  • diminished taste/smell 

In addition to those symptoms, please reschedule if:


  • you've traveled abroad over the last 14 days

  • have knowingly been in contact with anyone who has had symptoms or tested positive for COVID-19 

  • used public transit over the last 14 days 

  • you feel compromised due to age or weak immune system

Once you arrive, we'll ask you the same screening questions before we begin your treatment.

Facial masks are optional in our reception area, but  recommended and welcome.

If you're more comfortable waiting in your car, we understand!

Please text us at (864) 663-6678

or call us at (864) 585-5555 opt. 7

when you arrive to let us know you're here!


We wish for everyone to feel comfortable and confident during their visit, honoring our patients individual preference.

As a part of our new "healthy touch" protocol of keeping surfaces germ free, multiple hand sanitizing stations throughout are available. We'll ask that they're used, especially when you enter and leave our facility. 

Social distancing between patients will be honored at the request of those who feel more comfortable still practicing this measure. Please let us know!


In addition to our standard daily excellence in maintaining a sterile environment for every patient, we will include new guidelines as recommended by the CDC and ADA, including:

  • recording electronic temperatures,

  • using high speed suction to reduce aerosols,

  • and additional updated protocols to offer patients the safest experience while in our care!  


The trust of our patients has always been important to us and patient care has always been #1. Thank you for your continued trust as we always strive to provide the safest experience for you! 

We appreciate you! See you soon!