COVID-19 UPDATE FOR INGRAMS DENTAL PRACTICE 23rd March 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR INGRAMS DENTAL PRACTICE
To all our amazing patients…

We regret that as this global epidemic unfolds we are forced to make difficult decisions regarding your safety and ours. For this reason ALL routine examinations and treatments will be suspended as of 23rd March 2020 following guidance from the British Dental Association and the Chief Dental Officer for England.

The practice will be operating a telephone advice service for emergencies only. Please do not attend the practice.
To access this service, please call 07495 799527 (Mr Ingram) or 07494 196580 (Mrs Ingram).

Please be reassured we are keeping up to date as much as possible with the rapidly developing guidelines. We shall keep you informed on our website www.ingramsdp.com and our Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/ingramsdp/).

We recognise and appreciate your understanding in these unprecedented times and look forward to recommencing to provide care for you all when we return to normality.

With the very best of wishes,
Mike and Suzie Ingram and the team at Ingrams Dental Practice

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Update on Covid-19 17/03/2020

To all our patients, 

Everyone is concerned about the developing situation with Covid-19, the new coronavirus, in Britain, Europe and Worldwide. 

We would like to reassure you that, as always we are here for you and shall continue to act to ensure the health and the safety of our patients and team. 

We are accustomed to decontamination procedures and the dental surgery is one of the cleanest environments there is. Within the practice, throughout the day all the door handles, tablets, card machine and reception desk are wiped down with alcohol wipes. We have plenty of hand soap and hand towels in all our rooms and toilets. There is hand sanitiser on the reception desk and we ask each patient when they come in to sanitise their hands. 

All our treatment rooms are wiped down and sanitised between each patient as standard procedure. 

We have stopped all deliveries coming into the practice unless necessary in which case the delivery person sanitises their hands. We are not accepting people just walking into the practice as another precautionary measure. 

As matters develop we will need to respond to changing advice, possibly on a daily basis. We will do our best to continue to provide care with a proportionate response. As part of this,we would ask any patient who has cold or flu like symptoms to cancel their appointment, follow government advice, and not attend until those symptoms are gone. 

If you have an appointment for dental treatment we are currently saying stick with it. However we may have to contact you to cancel if the situation changes. 

If you are over 70, or medically compromised, we offer deferral of routine examination appointments. If, over the next period you are feeling anxious and isolated we are very happy for you to call us for a chat and to keep in touch with you regularly by phone. 

Online consultation – if you are self-isolating, or would just prefer to stay at home, and have dental concerns, we will be glad to arrange to have a discussion with you on the phone or by email. Clearly this won’t be able to deal with everything but we hope we may be able to provide reassurance in many situations. 

We would like to remind you of our constant message to keep up brushing and cleaning in between your teeth. Keeping your mouth healthy is an important part of keeping your immune system healthy.  

 

Kind regards, 

The Team at Ingrams 

 

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