Daily life for everyone around the world has changed dramatically in a short space of time. As things begin to normalise it is important that we reflect and try to adapt to ensure that we take control and change the things we know will keep us safe. Things like washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and avoiding unnecessary travel or contact with others.
Your oral health continues to be important and although we should be more cautious going forward, we should not let recent events cause us to neglect this.
At Oakley Road Dental the most important thing is patient safety and comfort, and that is why we have introduced the following measures to keep people safe while at the practice.
Gaps between appointments
We will be booking patients appointments to ensure that the Practice and waiting areas are not overcrowded. We will do this by leaving suitable gaps between appointments, making sure that Patients can attend the practice while maintaining a suitable distance from one another in accordance with government guidelines.
Clinics for vulnerable patients
We will also be creating clinics for patients who are most vulnerable, to help minimise patient contact with others for this group whilst they are at the practice.
Please remain outside until called inside
To further avoid overcrowding when you arrive at the practice, we ask that you wait in your car or in a safe place outside of the practice until called in. We will notify you via your phone when you should enter the practice.
Complete forms before entering
You will be required to fill in all relevant forms on your mobile phone, before you enter the practice. This means that you will not have to touch a pen, paper, or any electronic device other than your own when you attend your appointment. This crucial step greatly reduces touch points at the practice.
Disinfection of surgery between appointments
Between all appointments the dental team will thoroughly disinfect the dental surgery, reducing the risk of patient exposure to anything harmful while they are in the chair.