Your safety and that of our team has always been one of our top priorities and although Coronavirus (Covid-19) has changed the way we do things, we’re still here to provide you with safe, effective care.
When Coronavirus first came into the spotlight in March 2020 we began by reviewing every bit of research we could. At this time there was very little info on Covid-19, but we knew it could be spread through aerosols, which dentistry generates a lot of!
We assumed it was highly contagious/serious and used Legionella as our model (which there’s loads of research on). We then modelled a protocol and structure based on the negative pressure systems you find in hospital operating theatres. With direct access from outside into and out of the surgery. Sadly this meant the loss of some of the personal touches our patients took for granted, such as seeing our amazing and smiley reception team or taking a seat in the lounge by the log fire with a freshly ground coffee.
With the number of people vaccinated and boosters increasing, there is hope for the 2022, but with rising case numbers and mutating strains, these will continue to provide us with challenges. We are therefore reviewing our procedures and protocols on a regular basis to ensure we balance your and our teams safety, with the personal and friendly service we had become known for.