Coronavirus COVID-19 Update
The Chief Dental Officer (CDO MARCH 2020) has released a statement :
ALL DENTAL PRACTICES IN THE UK HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO:
Cease all care of anyone who is classed as non urgent and stop all procedures that generate aerosols.
Dental Practices - the staff are at high risk of contracting the virus from the public and should only offer a dental service if they have the resources and the PPE.
At Hoddesdon Dental Surgery, until further notice, we will be stopping ALL Dental Care - from WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK (25th March 2020).
We strongly advise patients to avoid seeking dental assistance until the virus has been controlled and practice self isolation for their own and others safety.
IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR EXAMPLE : then wait until the dental practice reopens :
Routine care such as a dental check up and hygiene treatment
Fillings and other treatments that are not urgent .
Mild or moderate pain: that is, pain not associated with an urgent care condition and that responds to pain-relief measures
Minor dental trauma
Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is able to control using self-help measures
Loose or displaced crowns, bridges or veneers
Fractured or loose-fitting dentures and other appliances
Fractured, loose or displaced fillings
Treatments normally associated with routine dental care
ORTHODONTICS/ INVISALIGN OR COSMETIC OR IMPLANT WORK
WHAT IS CLASSED AS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?
Dental emergencies include:
Trauma including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, for example avulsion of a permanent tooth
Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening
Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures
Dental conditions that have resulted in acute systemic illness or raised temperature as a result of dental infection
Oro-dental conditions that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions such as diabetes (that is lead to acute decompensation of medical conditions such as diabetes)
PLEASE NOTE – YOU WlLL NOT BE SEEN BY THE EMERGENCY DENTAL SERVICE OR BY OUR DENTAL STAFF AT HODDESDON DENTAL SURGERY IF YOU DO NOT FALL INTO THESE CATEGORIES.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO FALL INTO A DENTAL EMERGENCY CATEGORY THAT CAN NOT WAIT :
Contact the practice on 01992 462 043
We are running a phone triage system and will have to filter those that we can and cannot see.
Contact NHS 111 services if you cannot wait for the practice to get back to you.
(it may take upto 48 hours for us to get back to you as we will be dealing with other emergencies)
NO HIGH RISK PATIENT WILL BE SEEN AT HODDESDON DENTAL SURGERY:
All high risk or infected patients can find out the local high risk dental centre by calling NHS 111 (where special facilities have been set up)
1. Friendly and Professional Staff:
We aim to meet the needs and desires of every individual who walks through our doors, but above all we enjoy making the over-all experience pleasant for both the patients and ourselves.
2. All your dental care provided under one roof:
We provide both NHS and Private dentistry and offer a wide variety of treatments ranging from general dentistry; for example fillings and crowns to tooth whitening and orthodontic procedures, as well as more complex treatments such as implants. We have a number of dental experts working in our practice which also include hygienists,a prosthodontist and oral surgeons.
3. The Premises
Our long established premises are incredibly modern, fully air-conditioned with four purpose build state of the art treatment rooms. We use up to date technology to give you the most satisfying results and less time in the dental chair eg digital x-rays.
4. Disability Access:
We are fully accessible for our patients with disabilities, providing downstairs waiting and reception area, surgery and washroom.
5. Early Mornings and Late Evenings appointments:
We offer early morning appointments from 9:00 a.m during the week and we are also open on some Wednesday evenings to cater for people with different lifestyles and working hours.
6. Car Parking:
We have a large car park at the back of the practice and there is ample off street parking around the practice with no parking restrictions.