We would like to clarify the latest announcement by the Prime Minister on 31st October 2020. Medical and Dental care is now deemed as ‘Essential’ and therefore will continue as per usual. It has been stipulated that medical and dental appointments should be kept, so as not to affect general health in the population.
Our dental practice will continue to operate daily, in line with our normal working hours and all appointments will be honoured and new bookings will continue to be offered as usual.
What we are doing to keep our patients and team safe:
Being a surgical facility, we have always kept our premises sterile, utilising medical-grade disinfectants between each patient appointment, as well as utilising full PPE for our team members (you will see that respiratory face masks are worn during our aerosol generating procedures) and strict sterilisation procedures as stipulated by Public Health England and NHS England. As many of you will have seen when attending over the past few months, everything is running smoothly at the practice.
We have additionally installed state of the art, high powered extraction units in each surgery, creating ‘negative pressure’ (much like in operating theatres), which expels air from the surgeries at a very high rate. This maximises the ventilation of the premises, keeping the air we breathe in clean.
Are all services still offered?
All our routine and urgent services will be running as normal. Patients who were deemed vulnerable or extremely vulnerable during the previous lockdown are not being asked to shield and therefore are still able to see their dentist and hygienist for their routine and urgent care as this is extremely important for general health.
Our amazing team is always on hand to answer any queries and we do look forward to warmly welcoming you as we always have done at your next visit with us.
Kind Regards and Best Wishes,
Thames Dental & Facial Care