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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 increased and more intensive cleaning of the surgery. The hygienists can manage about 10 people a day which is about 75% of normal. We are working through the list and I estimate we should have seen about 35% of patients to date, and hopefully by Christmas, it should be 60% plus. We are getting there, and hope to see everyone by April. At this point we will start getting everyone back in for their next courses of treatment.
We are ringing everyone in order of cancellation, but if anyone is having problems or pain, let us know and we will get you into the system as fast as we can. Please don`t worry that Coronavirus levels have increased nationally and locally, and that we are back to April`s levels. The levels are flattening and slowing the increasing numbers. We are doing everything we can to keep you safe, and with the 18plus air changes an hour in the surgeries, plus the viruskillers filtering the air and removing 99.9999% of all bacteria, virus, fungi and other organisms,(effectively nothing left but air after a single pass through the machine including pollen!), you are virtually safer here than at home. Even a local lockdown will NOT close the practice as we are now classed as an essential service, and can keep working no matter what. Please remember we are here for you, and will be throughout the Pandemic. Any problems ring reception, or the mobile number given in previous updates, e mail the practice on email@example.com , and just let us know what the matter is and we will get back to you. Most people will be made an appointment to see me, but we can answer queries or problems by ringing you back if you prefer. If it worries you, it is worth contacting us.
Keep safe and best wishes