Advice for our patient’s
Routine dentistry during COVID-19 requires the correct social distancing measures and personal protective equipment to be in place. That's why; routine dentistry was suspended with the outbreak of coronavirus. In England, dentists can return to work from 8th June.
What will dental appointments be like?
Our practice will be working hard to source PPE and put measures in place to maintain social distancing measures. In England, many will not be able to offer all treatments from 8th June, but practices will need to prioritise their patients based upon their needs.

What will dental appointments be like?
If you call to make an appointment, you will be asked some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again at your appointment

you will have your temperature taken on arrival
You will be asked to use hand sanitizer when you arrive (and again before you leave)
You will also find that waiting rooms might look a little different with two metre markers in place
You will also notice that the dental team will be wearing different PPE to what you are used to seeing
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That means that there will be fewer options for appointments.

Referrals for certain procedures
Even after our practice has re-opened, please be aware that you may need to be referred to an urgent care centre for treatment.
Some procedures will not be offered right away in our practice. The supply of essential PPE (particularly certain masks) dictates whether a dentist can offer aerosol-generating procedures. As a result, many practices will continue to triage their patients to urgent dental centres for such treatment.

How you can help:
With the exception of children and persons in need, patients should come alone
A distance of at least two metres must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice
Staff will not shake your hand
If you show symptoms following appointment booking, you should contact the practice by phone
Please do not arrive early to the practice. If necessary, you should wait outside the practice
Please do not arrive without an appointment as the door will be closed.
Patients should attend wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.
It will likely be some time before dental services return to what you previously experienced as normal.

However, your dental team will be doing all they can to ensure you receive the treatment you require in the safest way. Please continue to telephone the services at this time if you require any dental advice in normal working hours and one of our team will be happy to assist.

0161 727 3018

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