COVID-19

Precautions | Practice Update

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At Dental Practice Manor Square, we are committed to maintaining the highest levels of hygiene and infection control in order to ensure the safety of our patients, team and the wider community. We are adhering to guidelines from department of health and the Royal college recommendations.  

 

We would like to inform our Patients about what we are doing in order to stay safe during this pandemic:

  • Appointment booking can be completed online or via telephone.

  • Medical history, consent & payment, can be completed through email/phone where possible.

  • Keeping the number of people inside the building as low as possible in order to adhere to social distancing rules (patients may be asked to wait until their appointment time before being called into building).

  • A full COVID-19 risk assessment will be carried out, including telephone triage, before seeing anyone face-to-face

  • On entry to the clinic everybody, including patients and staff, will be asked to sanitise their hands and have their temperature taken

  • We ask that there are no extra persons at appointments, unless it has been discussed and confirmed with one of our staff members 

  • Our PPE has been upgraded according to guidelines.

  • Zoning our diaries so that exams and other non Aerosol Generating Procedures (non-AGPs) can be carried out at a separate time to Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) in order to minimise risk of transmission.
     

Fees

Sadly there has been a hundredfold increase in the cost of PPE, we have tried to absorb as much of the costs as possible, but have still had to increase the cost of treatments in line with every other dental practice across the country.
 

The cost increase is not just the PPE but the “fallow time,” where we have been asked to keep the surgery empty for up to an hour to allow air changes. 

We have increase our fee slightly which we are hoping to reduce as the guidelines and risk levels change.  This is because of increase cost of products used during dental procedures.