COVID- 19 Practice Closure

23.03.2020 Monday

Dent1st / Harley Street Dental Implant Centre is closed until further notice.

COVID- 19 Practice Closure


Dent1st / Harley Street Dental Implant Centre is closed until further notice.

 

On 20 March 2020 the Chief Dental Officer (CDO) has issued an  updated advice for the 'delay' phase of the coronavirus pandemic, which will bring a halt to much routine dentistry throughout the UK.

The key new points, effective immediately, are:

·         Cease all care of anyone who should be self-isolating (whether or not they are symptomatic)

·         Cease non-urgent care for patients who are 70 or older, pregnant or have a serious underlying health condition

·         Cease all aerosol generating procedures for all patients receiving non-urgent care

 

(Source: Faculty of General Dental Practice - https://www.fgdp.org.uk/news/covid-19-new-guidance-and-support-%E2%80%98delay%E2%80%99-phase )

 

You will receive a text confirming your appointment cancellation. We will monitor the situation and contact you in the future to re-schedule the appointment.


We expect that the practice will initially be closed until 31 May 2020.

 

We will make special arrangement for patients in need of urgent care.

 

Dental emergencies include:

 

·         Trauma including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, for example avulsion of a permanent tooth

·         Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening

·         Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures

·         Dental conditions that have resulted in acute systemic illness or raised temperature as a result of dental infection

·         Severe trismus

·         Oro-dental conditions that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions such as diabetes (that is lead to acute decompensation of medical conditions such as diabetes) 

PLEASE NOTE THAT you will not BE SEEN BY THE NHS or PROVATE EMERGENCY DENTAL SERVICE if you DO NOT FALL INTO THESE CATEGORIES.

 

ROUTINE, non-urgent care includes:

 

·         Mild or moderate pain: that is, pain not associated with an urgent care condition and that responds to pain-relief measures

·         Minor dental trauma

·         Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is able to control using self-help measures

·         Loose or displaced crowns, bridges or veneers

·         Fractured or loose-fitting dentures and other appliances

·         Fractured posts

·         Fractured, loose or displaced fillings

·         Treatments normally associated with routine dental care

·         Bleeding gums

 

If the treatment you need falls into one of the categories above, we will not be able to offer an appointment until the practice reopens.