Dear Patients,

01/06/20 UPDATE:

Thank you

Thank you so much for your patience over the last 2 months. As you may be aware, all dental practices were ordered to stop ALL face to face appointment on the 23rd of March. We are happy to announce that we have been given the permission to re-start (in a limited manner) these appointments from the 8th of June after implementing changes for the safety of staff and patients.

Appointments

Initially we will be prioritising the following patients:

  • In pain or with an acute problem

  • Had dental problems in the last 2 months

  • Currently in the middle of a course of treatment

You will be contacted over the coming days and weeks if you fall into this category to arrange appointments. Feel free to contact us if you wish to check, or if you develop problems. We will resume routine check ups and hygiene cleans as soon as possible.

Where possible, please could you email us at info@deddingtondental.co.uk to arrange these appointment as we anticipate phone lines will be very busy during this time.

Procedures

Dental practices have traditionally been an exceptionally clean medical environment with outstanding infection control procedures in place. We have further enhanced these to make things as safe as possible. If you would like more information on the steps we have taken please visit – https://wp.me/a3m3i8-qU

You will notice some changes in the PPE we have to wear and the steps we must take to maintain social distancing where possible. Please rest assured that it will be the same friendly faces under these.

The safety of our patients and staff is paramount and we feel as though we have gone above and beyond what is legally necessary to ensure this.

We look forward to being able to open our doors to our patients shortly,

Warmest Regards,
The Team at Deddington Dental

26/03/20 UPDATE – The Chief Dental Officer of England has advised all dental practices to stop seeing ALL patients – including routine AND emergency care. We have been asked to do telephone consultations – please call us on 01869337377 if you have a dental emergency.

23/03/20 UPDATE – we have been issued guidance by the British Dental Association to postpone most routine dental appointments. If you have an appointment and it needs to be postponed you will be contacted shortly. We remain open for urgent treatment and dental emergencies. Please call or email us if you need to be seen – please be aware our phone lines are very busy at this time.
Please do not pop in to the practice to make or change appointments.
Please call or email us if you would like advice on whether you should be seen as an urgent patient.

We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment as we continuously review the evolving situation with COVID-19 in the UK at the moment. We have implemented changes in our clinic to guarantee the well-being of our patients and staff. Our primary concern is ensuring the health of all our patients is not compromised during this difficult time.

We are regularly monitoring the developments in respect to COVID-19 and are following the advice and guidance of Public Health England. We have made sure to order extra stock of sanitising products and hand wash to ensure we are prepared for the upcoming weeks. We continue to maintain our high cleanliness standards with regular daily cleaning of the premises. 

What we would like you to do to help us: 

We encourage you to take simple steps to help reduce risk, including using a tissue when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands regularly with soap and water or using a sanitiser gel. If you have a high temperature, or a new, continuous cough, we ask that you stay at home for the required isolation period. If someone you live with has symptoms we also ask that you follow government advice to stay at home for the required isolation period. 

Please visit the NHS website for further advice regarding isolation, guidance on how to avoid catching or spreading the virus: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Please rest assured that we are continuously monitoring the advice provided by the NHS and government closely and will update you with any changes concerning our practice. Wishing you health and safety at this time. 

Kindest regards,
Deddington Dental Team