Coronavirus: COVID-19 Update
We have finally been given the go ahead to open on the 8th of June. This news was received yesterday evening at the same time as everybody else, so we are working to inform all of our patients as quickly as possible.
During our time off, all staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that all of our patients and fellow colleagues have a safe return in accordance to COVID-19 and the latest government guidelines.
We now believe that we are in a position to do so and have subsequently, enforced many changes to the practice. We are hoping to ensure that this is perfected in the following week. The safety and care of our patients is our top, upmost priority during these given times. These changes will be posted to our social media in advance and will be given to any patients that we are booking back in during the upcoming weeks.
Unfortunately, the treatments and who we can see at the moment will be reduced. Many treatments that we offer are aerosol based (use water spray which therefore creates saliva particles emitted into the air) which due to the latest guidelines, are not deemed as safe to perform during the pandemic. We are therefore restricted on the treatments that we can offer but can promise that we will offer the most effective treatment with the facilities that we are permitted to use. We have obtained the correct PPE and equipment to keep our staff and patients safe when performing these treatments.
Although we are set to re-open on the 8th, we will have a huge backlog of patients from the last 2 months. We have therefore categorised our patients and will be prioritising emergency patients first such as those in pain. Please understand we are working to the best of our ability to see those who’s appointments have had to be unfortunately cancelled and we deeply apologise for the delay. It may be a steady process, however we will be doing everything in our power to book everybody back in as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We thank you for the continued support and understanding during these difficult times and look forward to seeing everybody soon.
The team at Bridgford Dental Practice