Visiting the Practice

Infection Control

We have always had the highest standards of infection control and are now ensuring that we are as Covid-19 proof as possible.

  • We will need to triage every patient prior to their appointment and to do a risk assessment so as to avoid transmission of the Covid-19 virus.
  • For aerosol generating procedures we will have to wear FFP2 or FFP3 masks, visors and gowns which will be changed after each patient.
  • We will also leave at least 15 mins between patients to disinfect the surgery thoroughly and to avoid contact between patients.

Unfortunately, because of the above, there will be some extra charges but we will try to keep these as limited as we possibly can.

How It Will Work When You Come

  • If you have your own mask and gloves please wear them when you come to the surgery.
  • Please arrive on time for your appointment - not too early nor too late.
  • You may have to wait a few moments before you come into the building so that we can ensure everything is absolutely ready for you when you enter. We will try to avoid this whenever we can.
  • On entering the surgery (apart from receiving a warm welcome) you will be asked to clean your hands with sanitiser.
  • Whenever possible you will be shown directly to the surgery.
  • Try to avoid using the toilet facilities at the surgery if you can.
  • Please follow the social distancing rules (currently 2m) between you and anyone other than your dental team.
  • Try not to touch too many surfaces.

Importantly

We need to ask you for your cooperation - even if it sounds obvious.

  • If you have any signs or symptoms of Covid-19, e.g. a cough, temperature or loss of smell and taste please do not come to the surgery at all.
  • Contact us by telephone and we will discuss how your needs can best be met.

The Covid-19 virus has not been eliminated. Obviously there is still a degree of risk where ever we go and attending the surgery carries a degree of risk too. When you come to the surgery we will work on the basis that you are aware of this risk and consent to attend.