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Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

Latest announcement by the government in the news that dentist can open on the 8th June 2020.

Throughout the pandemic, we have been clear that our first priority is the wellbeing of our patients and staff and this continues to be the case. As a result, the practice will only be reopening once we are satisfied that we have all of the necessary processes and personal protective equipment in place to ensure everyone’s safety.

Dentists were not given any notice of our reopening date and the information was only received via the daily briefing.  We are working around the clock to get protocols and procedures in place based on the latest guidance made available.

We will contact patient via email with more information about when the practice will reopen and will also be updating the website. In the meantime, please do not attempt to make a new appointment or attend the practice in person for any reason unless you are asked to do so. If you need advice, or if you are in need of urgent dental treatment, you should continue to call the practice and leave a voicemail. One of the dentists will return your call and be able to help.

We are determined to support patients who need care as quickly as possible and will be opening the practice to provide further treatments as soon as we are safely able to do so. We will keep you fully informed throughout this process

Tips to help manage dental problems until you can see a dentist:

Click on the following link Managing Toothache at Home (pdf document)

 

We would like to make your first visit to the practice as comfortable as possible.

We will require you to send a completed  medical history form to the practice before we can make your first appointment.   You may find it easier if you download the form and email it back to us or come and collect the medical history form from the practice .  If you have any problems filling in your forms, we will give you all the help you need. Please include a list of any medications that you are currently taking.

At your first appointment you will be invited into the surgery to have a chat about your personal dental needs and concerns. Our philosophy is to ensure that all patients are fully informed about the treatment options available and understand the procedures involved, giving you the opportunity to ask as many questions as you like.

Your dental examination will include the following aspects:

  • Examination of each tooth for signs of dental disease such as tooth decay or gum disease.
  • Mouth cancer screen.
  • Any relevant small x-rays that may be needed to aid in complete diagnosis.
  • Discussion of findings and the treatment options available. This will include viewing of specific sites using an intra-oral camera and the relevant x-rays. At that time an estimate of treatment costs will be discussed along with payment options and an idea of timescales.
  • A written treatment plan estimate will be provided. You will then return to see one of our receptionists, who will arrange  your next appointment to best suit your requirements.

It's as easy as that.

If the treatment is of a complex nature, it may be necessary to organise a subsequent appointment to discuss the findings and potential treatment options.

Please note our practice policy on the provison of dental treatment. 

For registration enquiries, or to make an initial appointment, please contact us.