COVID-19 Protocols


Important Information Regarding COVID-19 in Office Safety Protocols

Our Team
Every team member will have their temperature taken and will fill out a health questionnaire before staring work for the day. Team members displaying symptoms of any illness, or who have been in contact with anyone displaying symptoms of illness, will be given time off as needed until it is determined they can safely return to work. Each member of our team has received training in techniques and the use of additional personal protective equipment designed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Additionally, each member of our team has received training on how to implement social distancing in the dental clinic.

What to Expect Before Your Appointment:
Prior to your appointment, we will contact you to ask a series of questions designed to assess both your risk level for COVID-19 as well as to screen you for any COVID-19 symptoms or exposure. If you have any flu like symptoms, have recently traveled, or have been exposed to anyone infected by COVID-19 within the past 2 weeks, we will have to reschedule your appointment.

What to Expect During Your Appointment:
To ensure your safety, our goal is to keep the number of people in the clinic to a minimum. Therefore, we are currently unable to allow companions to accompany patients to their appointments unless the patient is a minor child or requires assistance. If a companion is required, please chose someone who does not have increased risk factors for COVID-19. For the protection of our team and other patients, companions will not be allowed in the dental operatories at this time.

We will be continuously wiping all surfaces, door handles, pens, and any other areas of concern with medical grade disinfecting wipes.

You may see that our waiting room will no longer have a beverage station, magazines, or children’s toys since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

We have adjusted our schedule to allow spacing between patient visits.

We will be checking your temperature and your companion’s temperature, if you require one, upon your arrival. We will also review the COVID-19 screening questions with you.
We will be wearing additional Personal Protective Equipment during procedures that produce aerosols such as fillings and crowns. You can expect to see us adding face shields, KN95 masks, and gowns.

You will see the addition of Plexiglas in the reception area, and HEPA filtration in the treatment rooms.

Our Commitment to Inform You:
While we have put forward an excellent plan to mitigate COVID-19 risks for our patients and team, we cannot guarantee that someone will not become inadvertently exposed to the virus while in our clinic. If a recent patient or team member is diagnosed with COVID-19 and there was confirmed close contact by the health department, our protocol is to temporarily close the clinic for professional disinfecting, report the infection to the County Health Department and contact any patients who were in close contact with the infected individual. 

News from Dentistry by Design

Winner of the 2012 Patient Referral Program

12/18/2012 – Congratulations to Kendall Banks winner of the 2012 Dentistry by Design patient referral program! He was very excited to receive a $500 gift card. At the time of this picture he had yet to decide what he was going to spend it on. But with Christmas just around the corner we speculate it will go fast.
We know a referral is the biggest compliment a patient can give us and we want our patients to know how much we appreciate them and any referrals sent our way. 


New Sister Bay Office Coming Soon

12/05/2012 – The plans for our new location in Sister Bay are coming along nicely. We are very excited about the new building and are looking forward to welcoming patients to this state-of-the-art facility sometime in the new year. Here are a few sneak peek images of the construction.
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Mission of Mercy

7/29/2012 – The staff from Dentistry by Design team up with other dental professionals from the area to volunteer at this years Mission of Mercy in Madison. This is the second year that DBD staff have volunteered for the free dental care event.

Mission of Mercy

Door County Charities Golf Classic

6/18/2012 – Dentistry by Design sponsored a hole and a Hole-In-One contest at this year’s Door County Charities Golf Classic that benefited the MDCMC Dental Clinic.

Picture on Left: Heather LaVine (DBD PR Manager) and guest Miss Door County 2012 Zephyr Ciesar pose with Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy.


Picture on right: Zephyr Ciesar poses at the DBD hole with former Packer President Bob Harlan and family at the DC Charities Golf Classic.

Side Pork Fest’s Hog Wild Kid’s Run

6/2/2012 – Dentistry by Design was proud to co-sponsor this year’s Hog Wild Kid’s Run with Staudenmaier Chiropractic. Great job kids!!

Hog Wild Kid's Run

DBD at the YMCA’s Healthy Kid’s Day 2012

4/28/2012 – Dentistry by Design staff had a blast at the YMCA Healthy Kid’s Day. Kid’s had fun playing with Dr. Drill n’ Fill PlayDoh. They received lots of dental goodies and one lucky family won a $100 YMCA Gift Certificate at our booth.

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Dental Assistant, Georgene Mann, visits Tree House Learning Center

03/2012 – Georgene recently gave a presentation to the pre-school students at the Tree House Learning Center. Students were eager to learn the proper way to brush and floss.

Tree House Learning Presentation

Dentistry by Design Joins The Big Dawg Christmas

12/17/11 – Dentistry by Design together with Dental Health Products helped bring smiles to Door County families in need this Christmas by joining 97.7 The Big Dawg and the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department and Police Department for the Big Dawg Christmas! DBD donated toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to the families in need and was a drop-off location for community donations.

Big Dawg Christmas

From Left: Tim Dietman (SB Firefighter), Kourtney Krah (SB Police Officer), Dr. Paul Feit, and Derek Jennerjohn (SB Police Officer)

Big Dawg Christmas

Dentistry by Design Staff Alerts Patient of Heart Problem

10/29/11 – DBD patient writes letter to the editor titled “Dentist Saved My Life”. During appointment, Dentistry by Design staff found signs of patients unknown heart issue.

Hygienist, Cortney Londo, Gives an Oral Health Presentation to Students

10/12/2011 – DBD Hygienist, Cortney Londo, gives a brushing and flossing presentation to Mrs. Thoma’s kindergarten class at St. Peter’s Lutheran School.

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Dr. Paul Feit meets with Senator Frank Lasee

7/11/2011 – Dr. Paul Feit, Senator Frank Lasee, and Mary Ann Zjala (Ministry Door County Medical Center Dental Clinic) met at the MDCMC Dental Clinic to discuss ways of increasing the availability of dental care for low income families in Wisconsin.

Meeting with Frank Lasee

(From Left: Senator Frank Lasee and Dr. Paul Feit)


Meeting with Frank Lasee

(From Left: Mary Ann Zjala, Senator Frank Lasee, and Dr. Paul Feit)

Dentistry by Design Staff Volunteers for the WDA’s Mission of Mercy Event

6/24/2011 – Over 1,000 volunteers took part in the third-annual Mission of Mercy event. This event provided over $1 million dollars in free dental care to approximately 2,000 individuals that are either uninsured, underinsured, or for some reason are unable to visit a dentist. Those in attendance had access to cleanings, fillings, extractions and limited treatment partials on an first-come, first-serve basis.

WDA Mission of Mercy

Mission of Mercy

(From Left: Heather LaVine, Joan Alexander, Amie Glasheen, Lisa McDermid, Sue Stockton, and Dr. Paul Feit)


Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA) Dental Academy

1/19/2011 – Newly elected Legislators learned more about the dental needs of their constituents with the help of Dr. Feit, who was a guest presenter at the first WDA Dental Academy. Dr. Feit discussed his concern over the lack of access to dental care for low income families on Medicaid due to limited government funding. To read the full article click here.

Support Dr. Feit’s message by emailing or calling your local representative.

Senator Frank Lasee

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Representative Gary Bies

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Dr. Feit and his staff donate their time caring for the underserved at the Door County Memorial Hospital Dental Clinic, which serves over 800 patients between that ages of 3 and 18 in Door County.