The Dental Practice – 01992 641414
An update on NHS dental services at our practice
As you will know, the Prime Minister has confirmed that public restrictions have been significantly eased on 19th July.
Under the Government’s guidance “Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence this summer.” You can find this online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-summer-2021-roadmap/covid-19-response-summer-2021#contents
In line with the Government’s guidance, England’s Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley has informed us that the infection prevention control measures in dentistry should continue to be followed until further notice. These are important measures from Public Health England aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in dental settings. We’re also continuing to follow NHS dentistry’s standard operating procedure which helps us make this guidance work.
This means three things for patients:
- If you need to come into the surgery for an appointment, please remember that social distancing remains in place in the dental practice and to wear a face covering upon entering the building.
- We will continue to have restrictions on leaving time between patients to ventilate rooms if we perform an aerosol generating procedure. An aerosol generating procedure (AGP) is a medical procedure that can result in the release of airborne particles (aerosols) from the respiratory tract when treating someone who is suspected or known to be suffering from an infectious agent transmitted wholly or partly by the airborne or droplet route. In dentistry, for example, this means the use of something like a high speed drill. This impacts how many patients we can fit into a working day.
- We are also following the Chief Dental Officer’s advice that we should prioritise patients for treatment based on urgency and priority groups, such as those more at risk of dental disease or children.
Similar public health measures are still in place for hospitals and GP practices, too.
Every dental practice is working extremely hard to provide care to our patients within the restrictions and guidance to ensure it’s safe to visit the dentist.
We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place for every NHS dental practice.
Please do give us a call if you think you need to see us, we’re open for patients.
The Dental Practice
Stockwell Lodge Medical Village
Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.
For further NHS and Government guidelines please CLICK HERE.
Welcome to The Dental Practice
We are a family friendly practice located on Rosedale Way next to LEX pharmacy at Stockwell Lodge Medical Village.
We are proud to serve the community in Cheshunt, Broxbourne, Hoddesdon, Waltham Cross, Enfield and beyond.
98% of our patients say “It’s Easy to Book an Appointment,”
from a sample of 50 respondents. October 2019 Patient Survey.
For out of hours emergencies please call NHS 111
Local Community Links
What’s new for our local community… useful information on all health services in Hertfordshire:
This was part of the school’s science week and gave us a further opportunity to fulfil our remit to educate young children in the local community.
– Dementia and Autism – All our team at the dental practice – Dentists, Nurses and Reception Team have undergone training in understanding and supporting patients and families affected by dementia and autism.
The team has completed Dementia-Friendly Dentistry and recently attended an autism and dementia course at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.
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Open Monday to Friday 0830-1730. Closed for lunch 1-2pm.
FREE PARKING and Disabled Access available.
Air-Conditioned surgery for your comfort.
Here you can find information about the services we provide, how to make an appointment and who to contact for further information or assistance. You can check one of the following sections to find the information you need:
The Dental Practice is registered with
the Care Quality Commission as a provider of dental services.
Our dentists, nurses and receptionists will always aim to provide you with a high standard of care and service
The Dental Practice is fully compliant with Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulations.
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