COVID-19, Emergency Service.
To all our valuable patients. Please stay isolated and stay safe.
It is in the moment we find ourselves in an international crisis. Here in the UK the pandemic is now reaching a phase where if we act to protect ourselves by social distancing, we can reduce the strain on the Health Service.
Dentistry is High Risk if Air turbines are used due to aerosol spread. We have been advised by the British Dental Association to cease all routine dental procedures that generate aerosol which is an ideal medium for the virus to transmit from person to person.
Over the last week, we have reduced our service to emergency only to reduce the risk of transmission for patients and staff. Carriers of the virus are asymptomatic for up to 10 days before showing any signs of illness, hence we must act now to reduce the spread of this disease.
Last Sunday we took the step to close the practice to public footfall for all routine care.
For the short term, all routine dentistry will cease, and we will be running an emergency service for our registered patients.
We are NOT CLOSED.
I stress, we are here for you during this difficult time. I can be contacted daily from 9am till 9pm including weekends. I can be contacted on 07919180188 for advice. I can also arrange skype/facetime or zoom consultations so we can talk face to face if needed.
If the need arises to attend the surgery, I will be available to open the surgery to provide treatment. It is most likely the treatment will be temporary until we are back up and running to a full service again, however definitive solutions will be provided where possible.
During this time, I thank you for your continued trust in us here at C.A.R.E. Dental.
Stay safe and stay isolated.
Daksha Kotecha and the dedicated team at Care Dental.