As per the latest advice from the government and Chief Dental Officer, our dental practices have reopened for emergency dental care and some routine dentistry as per phase 3 of the road map.
The Government has imposed restrictions on the dental treatment which we are allowed to carry out, under the NHS, during phase 3 of their road map. We are currently not allowed to carry out any NHS aerosol generating procedure (AGP). This includes procedures which use scalers and highspeed drills i.e fillings and scale and polish treatment.
Following vigorous risk assessment and production of a safe operating procedure, we have been able to introduce some private treatment options to any patients wishing to proceed with their treatment. We have enhanced PPE available and have the strictest of hygiene procedures in place.
As we move through Phase 3, we hope to get the go-ahead from the Government and Chief Dental Office to carry out AGPs under the NHS. If you are awaiting treatment under the NHS, we will be in touch with you in due course. In the meantime, should you wish to progress with a private dental treatment, do not hesitate to get in touch.
Any patient requiring urgent dental treatment under the NHS, should give us a call and we can still refer patients to the local Urgent Dental Care Centre where they are permitted to carry out NHS AGPs.
Thank you very much for your understanding and cooperation during these unprecedented times