As you will be aware the Coronovirus outbreak is affecting many of us. Dental practices are no different.
We are currently open as normal ( with a few practical changes) and will keep our patients updated as the situation changes.
We ask any patients with any symptoms of a cough and a temperature over 37.8, or who have been to an affected country or been with a confirmed case to self isolate for 7 days. The most up to date advice can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response
For your piece of mind,
and ours we have updated some of our procedures. This includes cleaning door handles, card payment machines and waiting areas in between patients, all magazines and reading material have been removed from the waiting room, and ensuring patients are sitting further apart as they wait for appointments.
At your next appointment
- We ask anyone entering the practice to wash your hands on arrival or use the hand sanitiser provided.
- If you can attend on your own please do. If this is not possible we ask that only one person comes along with you.
- Please arrive on time for your appointments, no earlier.
- If you need to reschedule your appointment please call the practice on 01289 306084. *Our phone lines can get very busy, so please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. The practice closes for lunch between 1-2pm.
As clinical areas, surgeries already have a high standard of cleanliness, but patients will be asked to rinse with an anti- microbial mouthwash before any treatments are provided
Unlike Doctors surgeries patients are generally fit and well when visiting the dentist. Patients who are not, will usually reschedule their appointments when they are feeling better.
As a dental practice by law we adhere to strict infection control policies. We always have, and the recent outbreak does not change this. All universal precautions e.g. using sterile instruments, single use items where possible, disinfecting the dental chair after every patient (the list is extensive and far more comprehensive than most people would imagine) have always been carried out in dentistry. It is something all dental practices do routinely, daily, for every single patient. We are a clinical environment, providing surgical procedures under robust infection control measures. Coronavirus does not change that.
Working hard to protect our patients, and their families.
Take care…. from the Brucegate Team