LAST UPDATED: 20th July 2021
An update on NHS dental services at our practice
As you will know, the Prime Minister has confirmed that public restrictions have been significantly eased on 19th July.
Under the Government’s guidance “Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence later in the summer.”
You can find this online at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response summer-2021-roadmap/covid-19-response-summer2021#contents
In line with the Government’s guidance, England’s Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley has informed us that the infection prevention control measures in dentistry should continue to be followed until further notice. These are important measures from Public Health England aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in dental settings.
We’re also continuing to follow NHS dentistry’s standard operating procedure which helps us make this guidance work.
This means three things for patients:
1. If you need to come into the surgery for an appointment, please remember that social distancing remains in place in the dental practice and to wear a face covering upon entering the building.
2. We will continue to have restrictions on leaving time between patients to ventilate rooms if we perform an aerosol generating procedure. An aerosol generating procedure (AGP) is a medical procedure that can result in the release of airborne particles (aerosols) from the respiratory tract when treating someone who is suspected or known to be suffering from an infectious agent transmitted wholly or partly by the airborne or droplet route. In dentistry, for example, this means the use of something like a high speed drill. This impacts how many patients we can fit into a working day.
3. We are also following the Chief Dental Officer’s advice that we should prioritise patients for treatment based on urgency and priority groups, such as those more at risk of dental disease or children.
Similar public health measures are still in place for hospitals and GP practices, too.
Every dental practice is working extremely hard to provide care to our patients within the restrictions and guidance to ensure it’s safe to visit the dentist.
We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place for every NHS dental practice.
Please do give us a call if you think you need to see us, we’re open for patients.
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The Clinics were established in 1992 and are owned and run by Dr. Andrew McCance, who has been in practice since 1977. The clinics are long-term members of the BDA Good Practice Scheme and are registered with the Care Quality Commission.
67-69 Cantelupe Road,
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday||8:30am – 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:30am – 7:00pm|
Crawley Hospital 01293 518541
Haywards Heath Health Centre 01444 440695
227 Frindsbury Hill
|Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday||8:00am – 6:00pm|
|Thursday||8:00am – 7:00pm|
Dentaline 01634 890300
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“Hello, we just had to write and say how happy we all are with the way Jessica’s treatment is progressing.
At her first appointment she was naturally a little nervous but was immediately put at ease and that has been the case with all of her appointments.
She is looking forward to seeing the final results when her treatment is finished!”
Nikki and Jamie
“I enjoy coming here the staff are very nice. I’m glad I’m finally getting my teeth straightened”
Carol – Medway
“I broke a tooth the day before I went on holiday and contacted your practice for an emergency appointment. I was immediately booked with Dr David Bevan, who did an excellent job of stabilising the tooth, allowing me to go away without any discomfort at all!
He also prepared a treatment plan to fix the tooth permanently on my return. David is an excellent dentist and all your practice staff are very professional and efficient. I would like to thank all your staff for excellent service.”
Freddie – Kent