I hope everyone is safe and well and adjusting to the changes we are all having to make in our day-to-day lives.
As you are probably aware, we have been open for some weeks now, and we are able to offer appointments with both our dentists and hygienists.
Whilst you will notice significant changes within the practice there are many things which remain unchanged, namely that the health and safety of our patients and the team are paramount. We have always had stringent hygiene and decontamination procedures in place, and these have been modified to mitigate the risk posed by Covid-19.
We will of course have to wear additional PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), which I have been sourcing for weeks and which I have in place. Appointments will also take longer, which combined with increased decontamination time, will unfortunately mean that we can safely see significantly fewer patients than before the crisis.
Amongst others measures we are operating staggered appointments to comply with Government, Dental Council and HPSC guidelines. The practice is adhering to a strict social distancing policy.
I have been planning for our reopening from the very day we had to close and taken every precaution available to secure your health. I appreciate that for the foreseeable future things will be different but let me reassure you that it will still be very much the same faces under PPE and we are genuinely looking forward to seeing our patients. As always, our wonderful team are on the other end of the telephone ready to answer any questions, offer advice and provide any necessary dental care required.
The team and I look forward to seeing you soon.
Dr Mary O’Dea.