Following the latest guidelines issued by the Chief Dental Officer of England on 25 March 2020, all dental practices in England have been told to cease all routine dental care at this time, to help to enforce social distancing and reduce unnecessary travel and transmission of coronavirus.
We will still be providing all the care we possibly can for our patients within these guidelines, but this will be limited to a telephone advice service which will be provided by our dentists to advise and assist patients with urgent needs, prescribing antimicrobials if necessary.
If a patient has a severe problem which requires urgent treatment, they will need to be referred to on of the Local Urgent Dental Care (UDC) Systems which are being set up by NHS England to provide urgent care with the correct level of separation and personal protective equipment to minimise risk to staff and patients.
The range of conditions provided for by the local UDC systems are likely to include (but not be limited to):
We understand this is a difficult time and these restrictions presently prevent us from providing the
high levels of patient care and contact we have always offered.
In these exceptional circumstances we believe the general well-being of our patients, staff and the public at large is a priority. These measures offer that protection, as well as allowing us all to play our part in controlling the spread of coronavirus on a wider scale.
We will, of course be continuing to offer all the support and help for our patients which we are able to. We are keeping a record of all patient contact and as soon as restrictions are lifted we will contact you.
If you have a dental problem, please do not attend the practice
Call us on 0161 929 8111 to speak to a dentist for telephone assessment and advice on how to proceed.
This is a rapidly changing situation. We will keep patients informed of any changes in the guidelines as they occur and as soon as we are able to return to our normal service we will be in touch.
The Crescent Dental Care Team.