On Wednesday 2nd December 2020 we will be entering the higherst tier 3 restrictions unitl the review date on the 16th december 2020. However, as we are COVID secure and have the appropriate PPE we will continue to be open.
Our services continue to be limited due to social distancing measures, shielding of vulnerable patients and longer surgery deconamination procedures especially after work that involves the creation of an aerosol e.g. ultra-sonic scaling, fillings and crowns.
As Christmas approaches please do let us know if you are having any significant dental issues early so we can address them as soon as possible. Please do not leave problems you are having now unitl until Christmas Eve!
We will be closed from Christmas day unitl Tuesday 29th December 2020.
If you are a patient and feel you have been missed or a patient who has been shielding or isolating but is now happy to attend please get in touch.
If you have been given an appointment we will be contacting you via telephone before your visit. Please click on the below button "your next appointment" for written details of the new protocol regarding your visit or as a short video.
We have been working throughout this lockdown to implement measures required for the new way of working. We will have significantly reduced capacity in the short term as measures are put in place to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.
A BIG thank you to SCREWFIX for donating 3 FFP3 respirators.
Another BIG thank you to Dr Michael Short and his team from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering & Digital Technologies for donating face visors, a very timely and well engineered product. Also a big thank you to Paul Malpass for 3D printing the custom fit frames to improve the fit of our fluid resistant surgical masks. If anyone is interested in having these frame made for themselves, please email the surgery and we will put you in touch. These items of PPE can be seen modelled by Charlotte on the picture below.
NHS patients please click the below button "NHS patients" for a short video produced by Public Health England regarding your treatment availability. Please be aware that we are currently prioritising those patients with urgent dental needs; it is therefore unlikely that routine dental care such as dental check-ups will be available for some time.
Thank you to th NHS supply chain for finally supplying us with PPE.
Until then, as throughout the lockdown, please do not come into the practice without prior appointment. We will still triage you by telephone. for advice, pain control and supply presciptions if needed.
If the telephone is busy during normal office hours, please leave a message at the end of the answer machine announcement. You must leave your name, contact number, name of your dentist and brief description of your problem. We will get back to you as soon as we can.
Out of hours, evenings and weekend, please contact NHS 111 for severe dental emergencies. Denplan patients only can leave us a message on the answer machine and we will try and get back to you. However, if the emergency is severe please contact NHS 111 in the meantime.
All patients: Do not attend the practice without a prior appointment time.
Please contact us for advice.
Please visit this site again and we will keep this page updated.
Dr John Lyne (updated 1st December 2020)
Our latest delivery are 2 new aerosol removers! These are fitted with a multi-level filtration system (HEPA, High-fiber cotton filter, Activated carbon+KMnO4+Ceramsite filter+2nd HEPA 13), and UV C light. It traps viruses and germs ≥0.3 μm with over 99.97% efficiency, including mercury vapour (and coronavirus).