You may have heard that dental practices can open to routine care from Monday 8 June.
Our practice will be opening on that day, but we just wanted to be clear that this may not be business as usual. The treatments you are offered may be different to those you received before Covid, depending on NHS/BOS guidelines and equipment recommendations for certain procedures. It will take some time before services return to what you previously experienced as normal. Please be patient, we promise to see everyone in due course so please do not contact the practice for an appointment as we will be contacting you. Furthermore, we will be continuing to use the phone triage system for emergency advice and pre appointment Covid screening. Therefore, “drop-in” emergency appointments can no longer be offered.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, 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 visits to our surgery. 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 practice follows infection control guidelines made by the governing bodies. We are up-to-date on new guidance that has been issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to 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:
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 reception area at any one time.
How you can help:
Please take care and see you soon.