Attention all Holton Dental Patients! We plan on re-opening our office for patient treatment beginning Monday, May 11th. While many things have changed since the start of this pandemic, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice, and you may have seen this during your previous visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
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.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
Our office will communicate with you beforehand via phone to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the office. We will also go over any changes in medical history over the phone to minimize time in the chair when you arrive.
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 office at any one time.
We ask that when you arrive for your appointment, you remain in your car until our office calls you to let you know you may enter for your appointment.
Your temperature will be checked and you will be screened at the door by Holton Community Hospital staff as you enter the building.
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. We encourage that patients wear a mask when entering the office for your appointment, but it is not required.
We have placed air purifiers in every treatment room and throughout the office to filter circulating air.
You may see that our office will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
You will notice a change in the personal protective equipment (PPE) that our treatment providers are wearing (gowns, masks, faceshields) to protect not only our staff, but our patients as well.
Because of the increase in PPE that our staff will be wearing, please be aware that our office temperature may be cooler than you would expect, and we encourage you to bring extra layers if you are concerned with feeling cold during your appointment.
We will ask that only the patient receiving dental care enter the treatment rooms, with the exception of minors or those patients that have special needs or require a caregiver, in which case, they will be allowed to have one parent/caregiver accompany them to their appointment. Siblings or other family members will not be allowed into the treatment room unless they have an appointment concurrently scheduled. Please understand that this is intended to limit exposure to only those who are deemed essential to the appointment.
We know that change is challenging, but genuinely look forward to seeing you again and 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 785-364-3038.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors and friends.
Dr. Alex, Dr. Samantha, and your Holton Dental Family
MEET THE HOLTON DENTAL TEAM
DR. ALEX GILLILAND
Dr. Gilliland completed his undergraduate degree at Kansas State University in 2002. He then began his dental training at the University of Indiana and graduated in 2007. Following graduation he moved back to his hometown of Holton and opened Holton Dental. He and his wife Taige have 4 daughters, Tuley, Marley, Haddie and Norah. Dr. Gilliland enjoys spending time with his family, hunting and the outdoors.
DR. SAMANTHA RIESCHICK
Dr. Samantha Rieschick, originally from Wellington, KS, completed her undergraduate training at Kansas State University in 2008, with degrees in Biology and Spanish. She then began her dental training at the University Of Nebraska Medical Center College Of Dentistry in Lincoln, NE and graduated with honors in 2013. Following graduation, she moved with her husband, Ross Rieschick, back to his hometown of Soldier, KS and joined the Holton Dental team. Ross and Samantha have two daughters, Isabelle and Ava and are expecting their 3rd child. Dr. Rieschick enjoys traveling, being outdoors, gardening, reading, playing piano, volunteering for community and church events, and spending time with her family.
Taige was raised in Holton, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in elementary education in 2002. She taught 3rd grade while Alex attended dental school in Indiana. In 2007, when her and Alex opened Holton Dental she took the role of office manager. She is the mother of 4 daughters, Tuley, Marley, Haddie and Norah. Taige enjoys spending her time with her family as well as exercising and being outdoors.
Ross grew up on farm near Soldier, KS. He is a graduate of Jackson Heights High School (2001) and Kansas State University (2005) with a degree in Agriculture Technology Management. Ross is married to Samantha Rieschick and they have two daughters and another child expected to arrive in March 2020. Ross enjoys farming, hunting, fishing, Crossfit, and family time with his girls.
Jayme was raised in Holton and after graduating from Holton High, she earned her CNA/CMA from Highland Community College. Prior to coming to Holton Dental, Jayme worked for several years in long term care. Jayme is the proud mother to her 2 children, Whitney and Jaimon and 2 dogs, Roscoe and Lucy. Jayme joined the Holton Dental team in April of 2013. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, and doing outdoor activities such as camping, fishing, boating, and riding her motorcycle.
Lisa joined the Holton Dental team in July, 2010. After graduating from Holton High, she graduated from Washburn University where she received her degree in Legal Studies. Lisa and her husband, Matt, have 3 boys, Alex, Talen and Brody, and live on a small farm near Circleville. Lisa keeps busy with her sons’ activities and volunteering in the community.
Joni joined the Holton Dental team in 2017. After graduating from Holton High, she earned her bachelors from Washburn University with a major in business/health communications. Prior to coming to Holton Dental, Joni worked 12 years at her family owned business, Ann's Home Health. Joni has 2 children, Zack and Kylie. In her spare time she enjoys spending time at the lake, and watching her kids in their sporting activities.
McKenna joined the Holton Dental team in February, 2017. After graduating from Axtell High, she attended Manhattan Area Technical College where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2013. McKenna and her husband, Loren, have a daughter, Emery and a son Colsen. McKenna keeps busy baking, spending time with her family and socializing with friends.
Shayna grew up in Sabetha, KS. After high school she attended Washburn University and later transferred to Manhattan Area Technical College where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in May 2014. Shayna lives in Corning with her husband Kevin. They have 3 children, Tenley, Bentley, and Bennett and a family dog, Sheba. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, and decorating her home. Shayna joined the Holton Dental team in 2016.
Ellie is a native of Holton and graduated from Holton High in 2011. She lives in Mayetta with her husband, Dillon and their daughter Madison. Ellie is an active member of the Mayetta Fire Department. She also works as a clerk at Holton Livestock Exchange. During her free time she enjoys spending time with her family. She likes to spend her evenings walking her dogs Maverick and Penny, and curling up with a good book. Ellie has been with Holton Dental since 2013.
Dena is a native of Holton and graduate of Holton High School. She earned her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from the University of Missouri Kansas City where she was the recipient of many awards, including the golden scaler award. She has been a part of the Holton Dental team since the practice opened in 2007. She is married to Kyle and they have two children, Ty & Jade. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Dena’s hobbies include camping, boating, gardening, sewing and following her kids school and sports activities.
Lizzie is from Topeka, KS. She moved to Holton and graduated from Holton High in 2009. Lizzie joined the Holton Dental team in 2013. Lizzie and her husband got married in June of 2018. They are currently in the process of renovating their new home. During her free time she enjoys cooking, gardening, and being outdoors.
Kelli joined the Holton Dental team in 2008 as a Dental Assistant. After graduating from Holton High School she attended Wichita State University earning her Bachelors in Dental Hygiene in 2012. She then rejoined the Holton Dental team as a Dental Hygienist. Kelli and her husband Donovan have welcomed their first son Lawson. In her spare time Kelli enjoys baking, spending time with family and snuggling Lawson.