Visiting the dentist is safe
Dental practices have a strong reputation for excellent cross-infection control. By continuing this, and maintaining social distancing, we have put the necessary measures in place to keep the practice as a safe environment. Amongst other things, this includes:
- Minimising the number of patients in the practice at any one time
- Having plenty of alcohol hand gel available at various locations for patients and staff
- Minimising contact in reception with non-contact payment options
- A plastic screen at the reception desk to prevent virus spread
- Fewer seats in the waiting room, socially distanced
- There are no newspapers, leaflets, magazines or other clutter in reception
- Our clinical staff will be wearing more PPE than usual
What can we offer during COVID-19?
Routine appointments go ahead as usual
Dental Health Check and Hygiene appointments are going ahead as normal.
You may be waiting a little longer than 6 months (or your usual recall period) since your last routine appointment, but we are working hard to offer appointments to all our patients.
At your hygiene appointment, the hygienist will use hand-scaling, rather than the usual water-spray (ultrasonic) scaler.
If you are waiting for a routine appointment, and haven’t heard from us, please get in touch.
Emergency appointments are available
If you have a dental problem, please get in touch. and we will offer you an appointment as soon as we can.
At the moment we can carry out only certain types of treatments at urgent appointments, including temporary fillings and dental extractions. At the very least, we will make sure you are comfortable.
If you need to return for any further treatment, we can get this arranged.
Treatment appointments are available, but you may have to wait a little.
If you have any planned treatment (including fillings, crowns, root canal treatments) we can arrange this.
We are taking extra precautions and putting extra time aside for treatment appointments. This means fewer of these slots are available, and you may currently have to wait several weeks before a slot is available.
We’re working hard to make sure that everybody who needs an appointment can have one, and to keep waiting times to a minimum.
Cosmetic dental appointments and dental implant appointments are available, but you may have to wait.
As with the routine dental treatments mentioned above, we take extra precautions and put extra time aside for cosmetic dental appointments (e.g. veneers, implants).
Again, it means you may have to wait a while, but we can still offer cosmetic and implant appointments.
Booking an appointment
How to get in touch
So we can maintain social distancing please do not come in person to book an appointment or make an enquiry.