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COVID-19 POLICY AND SAFETY MEASURES 

While many things have changed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.  Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice in order to ensure that your dental care is provided in a safe and comfortable environment.

For the safety of us all, we have instituted the following protocol in order to greet you when you arrive.  This portion of our website was last revised on July 14, 2021.  Prior versions of our protocol have been filed and are available upon request.

COVID-19 Screening and Safety Protocol
1) You may enter upon your arrival unless you prefer to wait in your car until we're ready to seat you.  If you prefer the latter (to wait in your car), call us upon your arrival (407-352-6959). 
 
2) As a result of a recent spike in COVID cases affecting our local community, on July 12, 2021, Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings has recommended that all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, wear a face mask while indoors.  Consequently, we respectfully ask that a face mask be worn.  If you came without one, we will offer to provide one for you.
 
3) As is true for all staff and the doctors each day, your body temperature will be taken using a non-touch thermometer then recorded; do not take a seat until this has been completed.
 
4) We kindly ask that you practice safe social distancing while in our office at all times.  Come no closer than 6 feet away from other patients and also members of our staff other than those who will be greeting you, providing your treatment, or dismissing you.
 
5) New patients will be required to complete a written questionnaire related to COVID-19. This form will also provide a section which will require your signature consenting to treatment.  We encourage that you print then complete this form prior to your arrival.  Click here to access the form.  Existing patients who do not have this form on file will also be asked to complete this written form.  If a written form is on file, you will be screened verbally for COVID-19.
 
6) DO NOT ENTER if you are COVID positive, if you have any signs or symptoms of COVID infection, or if you have been exposed to someone who is COVID positive within the past 10 days.  Common signs or symptoms of COVID infection may include (but are not limited to) the following: fever, a persistent cough, shortness of breath, difficulty in breathing, fatigue, headache, sudden loss of taste and/or smell, headache, muscular/joint pain, nasal congestion, heavy nasal discharge, sore throat, nauseau, and/or vomiting.
 
7) One of the dentists will be consulted if there are any questions or concerns.
 
8) Once clearance has been authorized, you will then be escorted either directly to your assigned treatment room or asked to be seated in the reception room (again, sitting no closer than 6 feet to another person other than those who accompanied you).  Your patience and cooperation will be appreciated.
 
As stated previously, infection control has always been a top priorty for our practice which you may have noticed during your visits to our office.  Our office strictly adhers to the 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 Adminstration (OSHA).  We do this to promote the safety of us all and so that our techniques are current and adhere to each agencies' guidelines and requirements.  Having private treatment rooms is an asset since this prevents the spread of aerosols from one room to the next.
 
We look foward to seeing you again soon 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.  Thank you for being our patient.  We value your trust and loyalty and look foward to welcoming back our patients, neighbors, and friends.  Yours in "Guiding the Way" ... Drs. Rampi, Palmer, and Rampi.
 

Summer 2021

Dr. RC Rampi is pictured below celebrating his birthday alongside his wife (Trish)!  BTW: it's clear to see someone is a big fan of the Gators!  Happy Birthday Doc!

Laura and Lona are shown below celebrating office anniversaries!  Laura (shown above) has been a loyal member of "the crew" for 13 years while Lona has been a valued member for 21 years!  Happy Anniversaries, ladies!!!

Shown below is VP Dentistry's  "Anniversary Painting".  This is a painting displayed in our office showing our office building located at the pointe in a fictional bay that we affectionately refer to as "Venetian Pointe".  After 15 years of service, that particular member of "the crew" is painted into the scene standing in front of the building.  From left to right are current members of the staff including: Lona (on the dock with the fishing pole ... now at 21 years), Michelle (15 years), Victoria (28), Kimberly (29), Janice (22), Marie (24), and Janie (24).  Not to be overlooked are a few other members of the crew found in the gondola - namely, Dr. Rampi and his wife Trish (34 years) along with their son (Dr. Rick) who, in June of this year, officially became a member of the crew serving as a dentist!  Thank you all for your fantastic service!

Three members of "the crew" celebrated work anniversaries in August.  Included from bottom to top are Janie (24 years!), Ana (3 years!), and Michelle (15 years!)! Fifteen years is a milestone with special meaning at VPD celebrated with a luncheon and also being included in the Anniversary Painting (see above).  Shown below is the staff lounge just prior to Michelle's luncheon; the theme was was a spin-off from "Tiffany & Co." ("Michelle & Co. - Est. 2006)!  Happy Anniversary to you all!  Coming soon ... the celebration of Laura's anniversary!

Janice is pictured below receiving a new goodie while celebrating her birthday!  Happy Birthday, Janice!

Shown below is Michelle celebrating a special birthday at VP Dentistry! Happy Birthday, Michelle!

Spring 2021

Two members of "the crew" celebrated birthdays in June!  Shown below are Dr. Rick and Shawna! Dr. Rick was given a key to the office attached to a UCF lanyard along with a straw hat to protect him from the strong Florida sun! Shawna is showing off her new Tampa Bay Bucs gear! Dr. Rick is now truly a "key member" of the crew!  Happy Birthday to you both!!!

VP Dentistry celebrated three work anniversaries in June!  Included were Dr. Palmer (4 years), Janice (22 years), and Primerose (6 years)!  These are shown below from top to bottom.  Happy Anniversary to all!!!

The photo below shows Dr. Richard A. Rampi and his fiancee Dr. Kiara Garcia just prior to graduating from UAB School of Dentistry on June 5th!  Dr. Rick Rampi will be the newest member of VP Dentistry serving as an associate dentist beginning sometime near the end of June!  Please welcome "Dr. Rick" during your next visit at our office!  "Best Wishes" to you both!!!

Sara is soon expecting the arrival of a baby girl!  A baby shower was thrown at the office to welcome the new addition!  Sara is shown below displaying some of her goodies!  Congratulations, Sara!!!

Three occasions were celebrated in mid-May as shown in the photos below!  Included (from top to bottom) were Kimberly's birthday, Heyam's birthday, and Roula's 1-year work anniversary!  Happy Birthday and Happy Anniversary ladies!!!

We enjoyed celebrating Katina's 2-year work anniversary on April 1st!  Happy Anniverary!

We celebrated two anniversaries in the month of March!  Pictured below is Sara (3 years) followed by Victoria (27 years)!  Happy Anniversary ladies!!

We celebrated four birthdays in the month of March!  The "birthday girls" are shown below.  From top to bottom are pictured Laura, Primerose, Janie, and Lona!  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

 

Winter 2021

Victoria has the office all set for St. Patty's Day 2021!  Top of the morning to you ... and, the rest of the day too!!!

Marie is shown below celebrating her 24-year work anniversary at VP Dentistry!  Thank you for 24 wonderful years, Marie!  Congratulations!!!

Dr. and Mrs. Palmer are shown below dining with Dr. and Mrs. Rampi along with their son (Dr. Richard A. Rampi) and his beautiful fiancee (Kiara).  The six of them enjoyed a delicious dinner at Christinis Ristorante Italiano celebrating Rick and Kiara's successful completion of the lisencure exam needed to practice dentistry in the State of Florida.  As many of you know already, Rick plans to join VPD in June of 2021... coming soon!!!  Congratulations, Rick and Kiara!!!

Happy Valentine's Day 2021!  We do love our patients!!!

Members of "the crew" can be seen below ringing in 2021! We're wishing all of you good health and joy in the new year ahead!

Winter 2020

Marie and Patricia are shown below celebrating their birthdays in late December (Marie above, Patricia below)!  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

Dr. Palmer enjoyed celebrating his birthday in mid-December!  He's shown pictured below opening some of his new goodies!

Birthdays were celebrated in early December for Roula and Ana!  These ladies are shown below (Ana above and Roula below).  Happy Birthday!!!

Serving our dental community has many, many rewards; none are greater than the professional relationships we enjoy with our patients.  VP Dentistry wish for all of you Happy Holidays!

Fall 2020

As we give thanks during this Thanksgiving holiday, we thank each of you, our valued patient, for entrusting VP Dentistry to "Guide the Way to Better Oral Health"!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

The photos below show two dedicated members of "the crew" celebrating their work anniversaries!  VP Dentistry had the good fortune of Kimberly joining the crew in 1992 (28 years ago!) whereas Heyam is a relative newcomer having joined our team in 2017!  Happy Anniversary ladies!!!

VP Dentistry enjoyed celebrating Victoria's birthday immediately following our annual OSHA meeting!  You can see how she's joined by her new friend in the corner who doesn't seem to mind at all a lack of "social distancing"!  Also, check out the yummy "dirt cups" in the foreground compliments of Trish!  Again, Happy Birhtday Victoria!!!

The photo below shows Lona enjoying her new "treasures" received when celebrating her 20-year work anniversary with VP Dentistry!  She and her husband joined Dr. and Mrs. Palmer along with Dr. and Mrs. Rampi for a delicious dinner at Del Frisco's!  She has now joined the "Venetian Pointe Dentistry 20-Year Anniverary Club" shared with Trish, Kimberly, Victoria, Marie, Janie, and Janice!  Again, Happy 20-Year Anniversary Lona!!!

Halloween at VP Dentistry was not typical this year as a result of the pandemic.  For example, in keeping with guidelines from the CDC, the Annual Halloween Bash was cancelled.  Not only this, the decorations which are usually "spooktaculer" were somewhat subdued.  However, Victoria did manage to display some Halloween spirit such as what's shown below.  Albeit not a typical year, Happy Halloween!

 

Summer 2020

Dr. Rampi enjoyed the celebration of his 60th birthday in early September.  Happy Birthday!!!

Venetian Pointe Dentistry celebrated four work anniversaries in August!  Included were Janie (23 years), Michelle (14 years), Laura (12 years), and Ana (2 years).  These ladies are shown photographed respectively (from top to bottom).  Congratulations to you all and thank your dedication to our practice!!!

Venetian Pointe Dentistry celebrated two birthdays in July - Janice and MIchelle (see upper and lower photos below, respectively).  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

Spring 2020

VP Dentistry enjoyed celebrating Primerose's 5-year work anniversary (pictured below)!  We had the good fortune of having Primerose join "the crew" immediately following her internship when becoming a Certified Dental Assistant!  Happy Anniversary!!!

In early June, we celebrated the anniveraries of the following members of "the crew" (shown pictured below from top to bottom):  Janice (21 years), Dr. Palmer (3 years), Alexis (3 years), Katina (1 year), and Victoria (27 years).  We sincerely appreciate your dedication to VP Dentistry ... Happy Anniversaries to all!!!

After a long hiatus resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, we at VP Dentistry reopened our doors to serve the dental community on Monday, May 11th.  We missed out on a few occasions during the "lockdown" but we quickly caught up the week we reopened by celebrating three birthdays in mid-May.  Included were the three members of "the crew" shown below:  Laura (upper left), Heyam (upper right), and Kimberly (bottom).  Happy Birthday ladies! Welcome back everyone!!!

VP Dentistry celebrated Sara's 2-year work anniversary in March!  Pictured below is Sara enjoying her new treats!  Happy Anniversary, Sara!!!

Happy St. Patty's Day everyone!!!

Pictured below are moments caputred during Lona's baby shower held at VP Dentistry!  Congratulations Lona!!!

VP Dentistry will be celebrating three birthdays in March!  The first one up was Lona (lower picture)!  Next was Janie (upper picture)!  Laura will be next!  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

Winter 2020

As shown below, we celebrated Marie's 23-year work anniversary in February. She's joined by a couple of her workmates - Kimberly and Lona!  Happy Anniversary!!!

Cupid paid a visit to VP Dentistry!  Happy St. Valentine's Day 2020!!!

VP Dentistry celebrated Katina's (left) and Sara's (right) birthdays in January!  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

Happy New Year 2020!  All of us here at Venetian Pointe Dentistry wish for you and yours all the best in the coming new year!  We'll look forward to seeing you soon!

Winter 2019

VP Dentistry celebrated 5 crew-member birthdays in December!  The photos below show each during their special moment.  From top (late-December) to bottom (early-December), the photos show the following:  Patricia, Marie, Dr. Palmer, Ana, and Alexis. Happy Birthday to you all!

The crew from VP Dentistry enjoyed a nice Christmas celebration on December 7th.  The festifvities transpired at Enzo's Hideaway located in Disney Springs.  Shown below are several photos of members of the team showing off their new treasures obtained during our annual oranment exchange!

Winter doesn't officially begin until December 21st.  However, Jack Frost has paid an early visit to VP Dentistry!  As seen in the photos below, Victoria has the office all decked out!

Fall 2019

As seen in the photos below, fall colors are peak at VP Dentistry!  Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Heyam (left) and Kimberly (right) are shown below celebrating their work anniversaries at VP Dentistry.  Heyam joined "the crew" two years ago whereas Kimberly has been a valued member of the crew for the past 27 years!  Thank you ladies for your dedication and for the exceptional service you provide for our patients!!!

The several photos shown below depict "the crew" at VP Dentistry having a great time participating in the annual Halloween bash!  This year's "theme" was a murder-mystery spin-off of the board game Clue!

The group photo is shown above.  Included in the background from left to right are The Fortune Teller (Heyam), The Banker (Kimberly), Bernadette (a flapper, Lona), The Baker (Janice), Mrs. Gold (another flapper, Laura), Mrs. Peacock (Trish), The Mayor of Monopulus (Dr. Rampi), and Inspector Clouseau (Dr. Palmer).  In the foreground are The Gardener (Marie) and The Black Widow (Victoria).

The mayor was the victim.  The inspector did solve the mystery with the perpetrator being The Black Widow who strategically placed one of her many black widow spiders which resulted in the mayor's death!  A good time was had by all (and Dr. Rampi is alive and well!)!!!  Individual photos are shown below.

The photo below shows Trish and Victoria celebrating Victoria's birhtday (along with other members of "the crew" not pictured)!  Happy Birthday Victoria!!!

Boss's Day 2019 was Wednesday, October 16th!  The photo below shows the wonderful celebration held at VP Dentistry!  Janice, Janie, and others provided a delicious spread which featured Janice's delectable Cuban sandwhiches!  Drs. Rampi and Palmer thank "the crew" for the acknowledgment!!!

It's October 1st ... Halloween is right around the corner!  As shown in the photo below, Victoria has the office all ready for the occasion!  Happy Halloween!!!

Summer 2019

The photo below shows Dr. Rampi being double teamed while celebrating his birthday!  Meanwhile, Grandson Ben is not sure what to make of this!!!

It's back-to-school time and Victoria has the office all set ... “the teacher is in"!  Back-to-school is an exciting time of the year!  We at VP Dentistry hope your summertime was special!  We'll look forward to seeing you again soon!

VP Dentistry celebrated the work anniversary of four of its crew members in August!  Pictured below from left to right are Janie (22 years!), Michelle (13 years!), Laura Mae (11 years!), and Ana (1 year!)!!!  Between these four, there's 47 years worth of excellent serivce!  Thank you ladies for your many years of dedication to our practice and your wonderful care of our patients!

VP Dentistry celebrated two birthdays in July!  Janice is pictured (with Trish) in the lower photo while Michelle is seen with fellow "crew members" in the photo shown below.  Happy Birthday Ladies!!!

The photo below shows Lona celebrating her 19-year work anniversary at VP Dentistry! Happy Anniversary, Lona!!!

It's summertime!  Victoria has the office ready for our patients to spend a day at the beach!  By the way ... now would be a good time to come in for a cleaning if you're due and beat the back-to-school rush!  VP Dentistry hopes you're having a great summer!!!

The photo below shows members from VP Dentistry celebrating Janice's 20-year work anniversary!  Janice (front right) is seen accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Rampi, Dr. Palmer, and Marie.  The group enjoyed a delicious dinner at A Land Remembered located at Rosen Shingle Creek.  Again, Happy Anniversary Janice!!!

Victoria did a wonderful job in decorating the office in preparation for the celebration of our great country's independence.  Here is an example of our 4th of July decorations ... beautifully decorated as always.  Happy 4th of July everybody!

VP Dentistry celebrated four work anniversaries in June!  Shown below is Primerose celebrating her 4-year work annivesary!  Happy Annivservary Primerose!!!  Below Primerose's photo are photos of Janice, Alexis, and Dr. Palmer who also celebrated their special day in June!

On June 10, 1999, Venetian Pointe Dentistry had the good fortune of hiring Janice to manage the front desk office.  Twenty years later, we have now celebrated this 20-year anniversary!  Photos are shown below of some of the festivities we enjoyed in her honor!  Janice ... Happy 20-Year Anniversary!!!

Shown pictured below are Alexis and Dr. Palmer who have now been members of "the crew" for two years each.  Happy Anniversary to you both!

Spring 2019

Pictured below are Dr. and Mrs. Palmer along with Dr. and Mrs. Rampi.  The couples are shown dining in early June at the Bull & Bear.  They are celebrating their official culmination of the events leading to their partnership ... Venetian Pointe Dentistry, PLLC.  Congratulations to Drs. Palmer and Rampi in this partnership!

Venetian Pointe Dentistry celebrated two birthdays in May!  Heyam (lower photo below) and Kimberly (upper photo below) are shown below celebrating their special days!  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

Drs. Rampi and Palmer enjoyed a delicious luncheon on Secretary's Day with "the crew" from VP Dentistry in recognition for their dedicated service.  Thank you all for your hard work and the excellent care you provide for our patients!  The group photo from the luncheon is shown below.

Pictured below is Katina who's the newest member of "The Crew" at Venetian Pointe Dentistry.  Katina is a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She has served the Orlando area as a dental hygienist since 2000.  Katina was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida ... so, yes ... she's a Gator!  Her complete bio can be found elsewhere in our website ("Tap for Menu" - "About Us" - "Meet the Crew").  Welcome aboard, Katina!!!  

Victoria has the office all set for the Easter Bunny!  Happy Easter!!!

Venetian Pointe Dentistry enjoyed celebrating Dr. and Mrs. Palmer's adoption of their daughter, Chloe!  Shown below is VP Dentistry hosting a baby shower thrown to welcome Chloe's arrival.  If you look closely you can see Chloe lovingly nestled in her mommy's arm.  Congratulations!

Venetian Pointe Dentistry celebrated three birthdays in March!  First up was Lona (bottom picture), followed by Janie (middle picture) and Laura (top picture)!  Happy Birthday Ladies!!!

Victoria and Sara celebrated their work anniversaries in early March!  We have had the pleasure of having Victoria as a loyal member of "our crew" for 26 years (shown pictured below with Trish). Sara, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer celebrating her first year at VP Dentistry (bottom photo)!  Happy Anniversary ladies!!!

 

The photo below shows us celebrating Marie's 22nd Work Anniversary at Venetian Pointe Dentistry!  Having joined VP Dentistry on February 16,1997, Marie has been extremely instrumental in serving as Insurance Coordinator and as the Accounts Receivable Manager.  Marie, thank you for 22 wonderful years of your dedication and hard work at the office!  Happy Anniversary!!!

Happy Valentine's Day 2019!!!

"The crew" celebrated Sara's birthday in January!  Happy Birthday Sara!!!

Happy New Year 2019!  All of us here at Venetian Pointe Dentistry hope your holidays were special!  We'll look forward to seeing you soon!

Winter 2018

Venetian Pointe Dentistry celebrated 5 office birthdays in December! Included were celebrations for Alexis, Ana, Dr. Palmer, Marie, and Trish (from bottom to top).  Happy Birthday to you all!

"The crew" is shown below celebrating the holidays!  We enjoyed a dinner out near Lake Eola in downtown Orlando!  The food was tasty and, as always, we enjoyed each other's company! 

Despite the unseasonably warm temperature outside, the office at VP Dentistry looks like a winter wonderland!  Happy Holidays to you all!  Drs. Rampi and Palmer.

Fall 2018

Dr. Rampi and his wife (Trish) were blessed with the arrival of their first grandchild - a healthy son born to their daughter (Rachael) and her husband (Patrick)!  The new bundle of love (Benjamin) is shown below enjoying his first Thanksgiving!!!  Happy Thanksgiving 2018!

Many parts of our great country have already experienced "natures fireworks" (fall foliage).  Unfortunately, Orlando seems to get overlooked when it comes to fall colors.  However, at least one exception can be found inside the office of Venetian Pointe Dentistry!!!  Once again, Victoria has the office all decked out in celebration of the arrival of autumn!

The photo below shows Kimberly and Heyam celebrating their work anniversaries in November!  Kimberly (pictured on the right) has now served patients at Venetian Pointe Dentistry for 26 years while Heyam is celebrating her one-year anniversary.  Happy Anniversary ladies ... thank you for your service!

"The crew" had a wonderful time celebrating our annual Halloween festivities!  Pictured below is our group photo showing the participants.  The theme for this year's costume party was "Time Machine".  Pictured on the back row from from left to right are Sony & Cher along with their announcer, King Arthur with a medieval princess, a pirate, Cleopatra, and cave people.  In the foreground was a goup from Happy Days including sock hops, the "cool girl", and The Fonz!  A good time was had by all!!!

Shown below is Victoria celebrating her birthday in October!  Happy Birthday Victoria!!!

Halloween is right around the corner and Victoria has our office decorated for the occasion  Happy Halloween!

Pictured below is one of the newest members of "The Crew" at Venetian Pointe Dentsitry.  Her name is Ana; she serves as a receptionist and front desk assistant.  Ana is also a Certified Dental Assistant with experience serving in this capacity.  Her complete bio can be found elsewhere in our website ("Tap for Menu" - "About Us" - "Meet the Crew").  Welcome aboard, Ana!!!

Summer 2018

Dr. Rampi is shown below celebrating his birthday on September 6th at Venetian Pointe Dentistry!  His wife (Trish) is pictured to the far left, his mother is pictured to his left, and his sister (Marie) is pictured to his right.  We had a special BBQ luncheon celebrated with special people which, of course, includes "the crew"!

We celebrated three work anniversaries in August (see photos below):  Janie (21 years), Michelle (12 years), and Laura (10 years).  Thank you ladies for your many years of dedicated service!

July was filled with numerous celebrations!  We celebrated Lona's 18-year work anniversary along with Michelle's and Janice's birthdays!  Congratulations to you all!

The photo below shows the celebration held for Mom Rampi's 90th birthday in July!  Happy Birthday Mama Lu!!!

The photos below are of our office team before celebrating their office anniversaries in June!  Janice is pictured celebrating 19 years of service while Alexis and Dr. Palmer are celebrating there 1-year anniversary with us.  We celebtrated Primerose's 3-year work anniversary later in June.  Congratulations to all, and thank you for continuing incredible service for our patients!

Victoria has the office ready to go for our 4th of July celebration!  Happy 4th!

Spring 2018

We at Venetian Pointe Dentistry enjoy celebrating occasions!  In May we celebrated Heyam's and Kimberly's Birthdays!  Happy Birthday ladies!!!

We sincerely appreciate our established patients entrusting their oral health in our care ... thank you!  If you are "browsing" but not yet a patient, we invite you to allow us to "Guide the Way" to better oral health!  Do not hesitate to contact us if we can be of any assistance to you or if there’s anything you would like to share with us!

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