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 continue to have restrictions on leaving time between patients if we perform an aerosol generating procedure (AGP). The use of a dental drill or ultrasonic scaler is an AGP. This means that the number of appointments available are much lower than they were pre-Covid.
We are also following the Chief Dental Officer’s advice that we should prioritise patients for treatment based on urgency.
If you come to the practice for an appointment, please remember that social distancing remains in place and a face covering must be worn (except during treatment).
Similar public health measures are still in place for hospitals and GP practices, too.
We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place for dental practices.
Thank you for your continued support.1