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When Is it Safe to go to the Dentist?

11-03-2021

At Eastgate Dental Clinic, we hold our client’s health and safety above all. We are happy to say that we are open and are here to treat you for all your dental needs. Covid-19 has long since forced everyone, dentists and patients, to think about what the future of dentistry looks like and how to make dental practices safe places in the time of the Coronavirus.

At Eastgate Dental Clinic, we thought it might be useful to answer all the questions you may have about what a Covid-safe dentist and dental practice looks like. Finding out what precautions dentists should take in order to keep their dental practices open is something our dental patients are keen to know before booking a dental appointment.

Are You Operating Normal Hours?

We are open as usual and operate under our normal opening hours. To book an appointment make sure to fill in a contact form. We are following government guidelines, so if you feel unwell prior to your appointment, make sure to let us know and rebook another dentist appointment at your next earliest convenience. 

What Do I Need to do Before Booking a Dental Appointment?

We are now asking all our patients to book in advance and wear a mask. We’re asking all patients to complete a pre-screening Covid risk assessment and to arrive at the practice on time so we can limit the number of patients in the practice at any given time. Finally, please bring as few belongings with you as possible and we ask all patients to keep their belongings with them throughout the duration of their visit.

Are All Of The Staff Back Working Again?

All of our staff are back and looking forward to providing our clients with a quality dental service. We are maintaining social distancing and operating safely under the current government guidelines. 

What Have We Done To Ensure a Safe Visit to East Gate Dental Clinic?

We make sure that the rooms are well ventilated and all our staff are wearing the appropriate PPE. We’ve installed plastic screens on our reception desks and ask everyone to maintain the right amount of social distancing. We also carry out twice-a-week testing on all our staff.

When Is it Safe to go to the Dentist

What Can You Expect To Encounter Since Your First Visit Since The Pandemic Started?

You can expect a warm welcome, as well as a temperature check on arrival and our reception team will ask you some questions to ensure nothing has changed since your pre-screening risk assessment. We will ask you to clean your hands with disinfectant. We’re also encouraging all patients to visit the practice alone, where possible, and to use contactless payment at the end of the appointment.

Our Advice For Anxious Clients Wanting to Return

We can assure our patients that we have always maintained an incredibly high standard of hygiene at East Gate Dental Clinic. We’ve now enhanced those infection controls and introduced new safety measures so our staff and patients are as safe as possible when they’re either providing or receiving emergency, mandatory or routine dental care. We maintain social distancing within the premises and masks are mandatory. You can rest assured your health and wellbeing are at the top of our priority list. We adhere to all the latest government and BDA guidelines on dental practices opening during the pandemic.

What Extra Hygiene Protocols have you Introduced into the Dental Practice Since Covid?

We’re deep cleaning our surgeries and associated areas more thoroughly and frequently and beyond what is currently recommended by the BDA. Cleaning and disinfection is carried out around appointments and throughout the day and we adhere to strict cleaning schedules and routines.

East Gate Dental Clinic 

We are very happy to open and operate once again. We look forward to treating our clients and see familiar faces returning to the practice soon. You can rest assured that we are following all government guidelines and ensuring that our stall and you are safe. If you would like to book an appointment, then fill in the contact details below.