We are now open for all Dentistry!
We are now accepting existing and new patients back into our practice. Part of this involves giving you an update on the ‘gold standard’ steps we are taking.
Infection control has always been a top priority. Our practice follows stringent standards of infection control so that when you receive care, it is both safe and comfortable. We are now focusing on new practice protocols in order to operate a safe and efficient dental practice for all our patients, our staff and our wider community following the COVID-19 crisis.
You will note some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We are making these changes and revising our protocols to help protect you, our patients, and our team.
Before you arrive at the practice, we will ask you to:
- Please use the toilet at home before arrival
- Brush your teeth thoroughly prior to attending
- Wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving your home
- Complete a pre-appointment screening process
When at the practice, we will ask you to:
- Ring the doorbell and wait to be greeted
- Bring your own facemask and put it on before entering the practice.
- You will be asked to use the hand sanitizer and then take a seat at our greeting station.
- Allow us to take your temperature
- Complete anther screening process
- You will be guided to the surgery and asked to place your belongings in a safe box.
- Once in the dental chair you will be asked to remove your mask and place it in a small plastic bag
- The nurse will then ask you to rinse with an antiviral mouthwash
To ensure a safe environment, we will:
- Install perspex panels or ‘germ-guards’ along the reception desk
- Install quality ventilation systems throughout the practice
- Clearly mark out respecting social distance recommendations
- Manage appointments to allow for social distancing between patients
- Set up a daily health screening checkpoint and log for the screening of all staff entering the workplace
- Minimise staff interaction
- Equip our dental staff with additional PPE when in surgery
- Use ‘dry fogging’ machines to decontaminate surgeries
- Decontaminate communal areas prior to practice opening, at lunchtime and at the end of the day
- Remove newspapers and magazines from the waiting room
You can telephone the practice on 01202 397074 or email us directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we are implementing to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice.