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An update on dental services at our practice July 2021

As you will know, the Prime Minister has confirmed that public restrictions [will/have] [be/en] significantly eased on 19th July. Under the Government's guidance "Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence this summer." You can find this online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19- response-summer-2021-roadmap/covid-19-response-summer-2021#contents In line with the Government’s guidance, England’s Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley has informed us that the infection prevention control measures in dentistry should continue to be followed until further notice. These are important measures from Public Health England aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in dental settings. We’re also continuing to follow NHS dentistry’s standard operating procedure which helps us make this guidance work. This means three things for patients:

  1. If you need to come into the surgery for an appointment, please remember that social distancing remains in place in the dental practice and to wear a face covering upon entering the building.

 

  1. We will continue to have restrictions on leaving time between patients to ventilate rooms if we perform an aerosol generating procedure. An aerosol generating procedure (AGP) is a medical procedure that can result in the release of airborne particles (aerosols) from the respiratory tract when treating someone who is suspected or known to be suffering from an infectious agent transmitted wholly or partly by the airborne or droplet route. In dentistry, for example, this means the use of something like a high speed drill. This impacts how many patients we can fit into a working day.
  2. We are also following the Chief Dental Officer’s advice that we should prioritise patients for treatment based on urgency and priority groups, such as those more at risk of dental disease. Similar public health measures are still in place for hospitals and GP practices, too. Like every dental practice we are working extremely hard to provide care to our patients within the restrictions and guidance to ensure it’s safe to visit the dentist.

We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place for our dental practice. Please do call or email us if you think you need to see us, we are open as before for patients.

Best wishes, MediKa Dental

 

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🌈During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic we at MediKa Dental are here for you🌈


🚨 If you have a dental emergency that can wait until the next working day please email our team through our website.

🚨If your dental emergency can NOT wait until the next working day please dial 111.

⭐️New Patients can join our practice as Denplan OR Private patients.

⭐️If you are a New Patient seeking NHS treatment please contact 111 OR visit the NHS Choices website to find out more.

⭐️Please note that the phones are incredibly busy during the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic and responding to your call may be delayed.

⭐️Should you choose to leave a voicemail, we would ask that you bear with our team whilst they endeavour to attend to a large number of calls during our opening hours.

⭐️Please note that our practice is closed during the bank holidays and weekends.

⭐️For more information including our opening hours and free access for all to advice on how to manage tooth pain at home please visit our website.

🙏Stay well & safe🙏

💫Team @ MediKa Dental 💫

 

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