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News

SUN
18
OCT
2020

Scale but no polish

Our hygienists are now working hard trying to get everyone in the system. and treat people as well as we can in the current circumstances. This is generally handscaling and oral hygiene instruction and advice. We are not going to use ultrasonic scalers until the current pandemic risk level drops to 2, preferably 1. This is because they create an ae





MON
05
OCT
2020

Latest Update

We are all working flat out to see as many people in a day as we can. I am seeing between 3 and 5 people a morning normally, mainly carrying out fillings and root fillings, and between 9 and 14 exams in an afternoon. Sometimes it is Exams all day in which case, the best I have managed to date is 23. This is running at about 55-60% of normal, due to





WED
05
AUG
2020

Work update

Just an update on the practice. Penny will be returning to work on the 17th August and will increase our hygiene visit capacity to approximately 70% of normal. This will help with the backlog of treatment outstanding and allow more patients to receive treatment sooner. We are trying our very best to see people as soon as we can, so please be patien





THU
25
JUN
2020

Mask Fit test

We had our fit test today and have successfully shown that the two mask styles we have, FFP2 and FFP3, fit well and create a good seal against Covid 19.These are the mask style you have seen on television in Covid 19 wards in intensive care. What this means is that we can successfully start treating people again using high speed handpieces where ne





MON
22
JUN
2020

Open for a week

We have been open now for a week and are getting on quite well at the moment. We are getting used to the `new normal` but it is slower than it used to be. Please be aware we are doing our best but we won`t be able to see people as quickly as we used to. Cross infection measures have been increased to meet guidelines and it is all taking us a lot lo





MON
15
JUN
2020

Reopen tomorrow

We are just finishing the final bits, ensuring everyone knows what we are doing and having a run through of procedures. Entry to the practice will have to be by appointment only, and we have started booking people in who have had problems. I am still awaiting fit testing and a good supply of masks, but I knew we wouldn`t be carrying out treatments





THU
11
JUN
2020

Almost there

We have been working hard getting the practice ready to restart. All our operating procedures have been reviewed and re arranged, to maximise safety for all our patients and staff. We have a little more work to get done, including the fitting of an air evacuation system in each surgery, to remove any contaminants to increase safety, and get the sur





WED
03
JUN
2020

What we have been doing

We are working hard to get ready to open as soon as we can. Initially as mentioned before, we will be limited in what we can do. Things will look different when you attend and the patient journey will be changed. Please see the previous news item. Both surgeries have been stripped out to minimise anything on the surfaces, and removing soft furnish





TUE
02
JUN
2020

Will not be opening until at least the 15th June

I am still preparing the practice to open, and if any of you have passed the practice you will see workmen present. I have many policies and procedures to put in place that I am still working on and we have to train the staff in procedure as well and make sure we are safe. Initially, all patients booked in will be the ones who have had problems so





FRI
29
MAY
2020

When we reopen

We were very surprised yesterday to hear that dental surgeries were going to be allowed to open on the 8th June. We had no pre warning at all and the first I heard of it was from my next door neighbour! We had heard a rumour it would be the 15th but nothing more was said.    We are as I write this, stripping the surgeries out of all pic





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