June 2, 2020
Corona Virus update 1st June 2020
We are delighted to announce that Bristol Dental Specialists will re-open on the 8th June 2020.
Our commitment to patient safety has always led procedures at our practice, with infection control a priority. Following the arrival of Covid-19, this is even more vital.
We have implemented tele-dentistry for all new patients, and are likely to use these virtual consultations wherever possible to prevent the need for you to physically visit our practice.
Our reception team will contact you over the next couple of weeks to book any appointments required. Please let us know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or telephone 0117 450 6666 if you believe you have an urgent problem and we will prioritise those with greatest need first.
Patients who are recovering from the virus, or showing symptoms, will unfortunately not be able to attend, but we look forward to seeing them in the future. For those who do visit, every precaution will be in place.
Procedures will be constantly reviewed to keep everyone safe; the current planned approach is outlined in this short video. The video on this Facebook page will be updated as we make changes in response to any new evidence which will improve patient care.
Practical instructions will be emailed to all patients before they attend their appointment. This will entail details of hand hygiene, how to update your medical history online and the ways behaviour has changed within the practice.
Strict cleaning procedures are in place for all floors and surfaces in non-clinical areas, from toilets to door handles - with the most appropriate detergent, antiviral, or antibacterial cleaner used in each case.
Staff must wash their hands regularly for at least 20 seconds after any event or contact. Hand sanitisers are available for all, and anything arriving at the practice, such as from a lab, is carefully disinfected.
We hope the approach above will allow us to treat almost all patients. For a few people of advanced years or compromised health, special consideration may be needed. In some circumstances a postponement might be required, but this will be rare.
As a friendly practice, we are sorry for any inconvenience these new procedures cause, but hope you understand this is for everyone’s safety and will allow people to maintain and improve their dental health throughout and following this difficult time.
We look forward to seeing you.
The Bristol Dental Specialists team.