20/20 Dental Practice Blog

Your dental health is our priority

Posted by Ronel Van Der Spuy on Mar 18, 2020 5:20:38 PM

Both our dentists and hygienists continue to offer appointments as usual but fully understand if you choose to delay your treatment. Just call Natalie or Kayleigh and they will reschedule your appointment for you.

Our practice has a safety culture which means that patient safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds when delivering healthcare.

For patient safety we:

  • Follow the latest infection prevention guidelines including those from NHS England.
  • Use dental instruments that are single use or are sterilised after each patient use
  • Decontaminate work areas including the dental chair, handheld equipment and cupboard handles, in between patients
  • Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene including clinical clothing and the restricted wearing of jewellery
  • Monitor practice water for quality. Dental unit waterlines are disinfected and kept clear
  • Handle waste according to current regulations and dispose of it with appropriate carriers
  • We have introduced further measures in addition to our normal general cleaning routine, with a rigorous schedule to wipe down communal areas, door handles and the credit card machine during each day.
  • All visitors to the Practice are asked to use our hand sanitiser on arrival.

Your health and well-being our top priority. We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 advice and will provide you regular updates in accordance with Government guidelines.

How you can help limiting the spread of COVID-19?

  • Wash your hands frequently. Click here to see the correct way of washing your hands.
  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
  • If you sneeze or cough, cover your nose and mouth with a tissue (not your hands) and put the tissue n a bin. Wash your hands afterwards.
  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

What are the most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19)?

A recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough and/or
  • high temperature

For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

The government guidelines for people with symptoms of Coronavirus illness, however mild, is to stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started if you live alone and if you live with others all household members must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days from the day the first person became ill.

If you have any symptoms, please call us to rearrange your appointments.

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