Important Update For Dental Care At Woodside Dental Practice 30th October 2020

 

Dear Patient,

Covid-19 has altered all our lives since March.  Dentistry is no exception because the close nature of dentist and patient as well as the fine sprays that happen during dental treatment meant that the Chief Dental Officer was forced to close all dental practices in March to prevent any possible Covid-19 transmission.

Recently we have been gradually able to provide urgent and emergency care for our patients in a carefully controlled environment to keep our dentists, our staff and our patients safe.

We have redesigned your visit to us to keep you safe by adopting the latest in public health guidance and this includes:

  • Longer appointment times
  • Socially distanced reception and waiting area
  • Screens and hand sanitiser
  • Higher frequency cleaning
  • Enhanced PPE
  • Upgraded air exchanges in surgeries
  • Electronic questionnaires and forms
  • Contactless payments (NHS charges resume from 1st November)

From the 1st of November dental practices will be able to provide a full scope of services to our patients.

However, current restrictions mean that we are able to see far fewer patients than before and we must start by prioritising those that need to be seen most urgently.

This means that waiting times will increase substantially and that treatments can only be performed during carefully planned periods of the day.

We would therefore urge you to be patient as we work through our backlog of patients since it is likely that these restrictions represent a new way of working for the foreseeable future.

Whilst we are open to deliver your care, please be aware that this new way of working places enormous constraints on the service that we can deliver and that our team have not only worked hard to implement these safety measures but continue to work hard to make them work for you.

If you require help or advice about any dental problem please call our team on 0141 3320793 or email us at enquiries@woodsidedentalpractice.com

In the meantime, from all the team at Woodside Dental we wish you well and please stay safe and look after each other.