Covid-19 Safeguarding Procedures

We have faced a huge challenge over the last few months, both as a profession and as a nation, as we deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. Following Government’s advice, we have re-opened our practice on the 8th of June. For your safety and ours, we have adopted a new standard operating procedure including enhanced PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), social distancing measures and cross-infection control. We allow for more time in between appointments and we are only able to see a reduced number of patients each day, however we are balancing that with additional operating hours. As always, our primary aim is a safe environment for both you and our staff, please be reassured that Burgate Dental Practice & Implant Centre is following a strict protocol for your safety and ours. With this in mind, please see below the new measures in place before and at your visit to our practice.

Before your appointment

  • Our reception team will explain over the phone everything you need to know for your visit.

  • You will be able to update your contact details and medical history online prior to your visit. You will receive a link via text/ email, if you experience any difficulties our reception team will be able to help over the phone.

  • We will ask a few questions to assess your Covid-19 status.

  • If you will not be arriving by car or have assistance needs, please discuss with reception and we will help you to manage this.

On the day of your appointment

  • Please ensure you have used the toilet before your appointment as our toilet facilities are closed, if deemed necessary we will allow access.

  • Avoid bringing belongings; bags and coats will be left at the reception.

  • Please arrive on time for your appointment and use the door buzzer.

  • The receptionist will let you in the practice when the dental team will be ready.

  • Please come alone, escorts are permitted if they accompany a child, or if you are a carer or guardian.

Entering the Practice

  • You will be greeted by our receptionist who will open the door, take your temperature and offer you hand sanitiser.

  • Our team will undergo temperature checks every morning.

  • Your nurse will escort you in the surgery.

In the treatment room

  • You will be asked to leave your belongings at the reception before entering the treatment rooms.

  • We will be wearing additional PPE, however we are still the same under our gowns and face masks and shields!

  • We have installed in our surgeries High Pressure Plasma Air Purifiers, specifically designed for dental practices, that can kill airborne viruses including Coronavirus – SARS – CoV 2

  • We will contact you to make any necessary follow up appointments.

  • We allow extra time, after each patient, for a thorough clean and disinfection of the surgery.

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