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To our Patients and Friends of R Dental Clinic,

We are delighted to be able to announce that we are now into the next phase of our re opening strategy that commenced on the 8th June 2020.

As you may already be aware the recent measures by our governing bodies of putting the safety of our patients and team first is still our priority.

Despite the initial challenge in adapting to the “new way of working” and the added PPE requirements for certain procedures, we are gradually increasing the number of patients by adhering to these strictest guidelines in regards to Covid 19. We are thankful for your co-operation in these difficult times and appraise our full team here at R Dental Clinic for their hard work and dedication to enable us to provide the highest level of patient care.

I would like to make you aware of one key factor that is currently hindering our ability to carry out a greater number of treatments.

At present after any dental procedure that uses a drill we have to allow “60mins Fallow Time”, this means that after treatment we have to close the surgery for one hour to allow any aerosols to evacuate during this time.

During this period the surgery is out of use. Therefore, this “empty time” as well as a reduction in surgery capacity means we are limited in the numbers of hours the surgeries can be used.

On a positive note we are happy to announce that we are now able to see patients for their hygiene appointments ensuring that we are able to maintain the health of your gums. You will be contacted in due course to arrange hygienist appointments if we have cancelled your appointment over the past 3 months.

Some routine examinations have currently been postponed to prioritise emergency appointments. However, please make us aware if you have any dental problem that you feel requires attention as we have a system to prioritise these types of appointments.

We are also beginning to make progress with the list of patients that had to be cancelled due to the Covid Epidemic as well as completing many of the treatments that started before lockdown.

All our safety measures are working well and we are thankful to the patients who have recently visited the clinic for their excellent reviews about their experience. Please click on the link R Dental Clinic to visit our website and find out what our patients are saying about us.

As always if you have any concerns, in pain or have a dental emergency please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you feel that you have a dental emergency please contact the practice either by:

1. email: info@rdentalclinic.co.uk

2. Send a private message on Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/rdentalclinic460/

3. or Call on 01274 638061

(In all cases please be prepared to leave as much detail as possible regarding your dental concerns as we have an in-depth triage system that we need to follow in order to assess what action if any needs to be taken)

For out of hour’s appointments you can call 111 please be mindful that they are experiencing high levels of calls at this time and only call if absolutely necessary.

As a team, we are doing everything we possibly can so to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue our usual high standard of dental care throughout the phased return.

Thank you for your continued support, and stay safe.

Dr Ritesh Lad

Principle Dentist @ R Dental clinic.

www.rdentalclinic.co.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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