We Are Back Open!
June 02 2020 Update – Reopening Soon!
We are excited to be preparing for our return to the practice as soon as possible after the 8th June. We know it is important to keep our patients as informed as possible and we wanted to let you know there will be some slight changes in your visits during the next few months.
Treetops Dental Practice has always adhered to the rigorous cross infection procedures set out by the governing bodies and all of our team members are highly trained in all aspects of cross infection control. However, there are some additional Covid-19 procedures to follow and one of these is the social distancing rules that we have all become used to over the last couple of months.
You will receive an information pack before your appointment, this may be via email or via the post this will include some details you will need to complete before attending. This will help us to continue to keep our patients and teams safe.
Things to know about your next appointment:
- Before leaving home please remember to brush your teeth, use the toilet and wash your hands for 20 seconds before leaving.
- Please bring the minimal number of belongings with you.
- Please phone us once you have arrived in the carpark.
- Please wait in your car or by the door and we will call you in as soon as possible.
- Please attend unaccompanied unless you require a carer or parent.
- On entry into the practice – we will have a welcome point and a member of our team will take your temperature, ask you to sanitise your hands and give you a surgical face mask to wear.
- In the surgery you will be asked to rinse with a mouthwash, we will be wearing full PPE- please do not be worried it is still us!
- Before you leave the surgery we will ask you to sanitise your hands.
- When you leave the surgery we will begin the disinfection and sterilisation process of the surgery.
- Payments and future bookings will be organised at reception keeping within the social distancing rules.
- On leaving the premises we will ask you to sanitise your hands and we will look forward to seeing you again!
We hope you understand that this is for everyone’s safety and we would appreciate your patience and cooperation as we negotiate these difficult times.
The Team at Treetops
May 29 2020 Update
A Message for all our Patients
A much-awaited announcement was made last night (28th May) by the Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley. Dental Practices can start to open from 8th June. This is fantastic news for all of the team at the practice, it has been a very difficult time for everyone and we thank our patients for their understanding and for the many messages of support during lockdown, it has meant such a lot to us all.
As you know patients safety has always been our key priority and we have been working on a “back to work” plan to ensure we have all the correct PPE and safety procedures in place just as soon as possible and we will do everything within our power to work towards this date for our reopening and will keep all of our patients updated on a regular basis.
We are sure you will understand that we are doing everything we can to get to all our patients who need us just as soon as possible. We have a clear pandemic plan and additional protocols to follow. We will make sure that our re-opening is safe, effective and prioritises the most urgent needs. You will appreciate that after 10 weeks of closure, we have already been contacted by patients who are now in desperate need. We will prioritise the relief of pain and want to see everyone as soon as we can.
You will notice changes in the way the practice now needs to operate following the reopening. We will ensure that we contact the patients with urgent needs initially and will provide all patients with clear advice and guidance before visiting the practice to ensure a smooth transition into the new procedures.
We look forward to seeing you as soon as possible
May 19 2020 Update
To All Our Patients
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience and understanding during this exceedingly difficult time.
As you know we had to close our doors temporarily on 23rd March, the team have spoken to many of our patients during this period and we wanted to address a key concern expressed by many of our patients – When will we be able to open our doors? The recent Government announcement on the changes to the COVID 19 lockdown have sadly not changed the immediate situation for dental practices. All dental practices remain temporarily closed for all routine and emergency treatments.
Please be reassured, that even though our doors are closed and our clinical team are unable to see you face to face, we are here at the end of the phone. Most businesses have had to adapt the ways they operate, and we have done just this, right from the day of lock down.
We have been providing advice and support, temporary filling and cementation kits, prescribing antibiotics where and when it is necessary. For all our registered patients when face to face treatment is the only option, we are referring to Urgent Dental Centres. We are and will continue to have our patient’s dental welfare and safety as our first concern.
The management team, clinicians, nursing and administration team, have been keeping up to date with national and international research and guidelines, this is enabling us to ensure that our environment at Treetops is safe for our patients and our team to return to and be treated in. We are hoping to hear from the Department of Health and the Chief Dental Officer with a re-opening date for all dental practices and we hope that this announcement will be imminent. As soon as we hear, we will share this news with you.
Again, thank you for your understanding, stay safe and we look forward to seeing you very soon.
Please remember, our doors are closed temporarily, but our team are at the end of the phone, any questions or problems please call.
The Treetops Team
Coronavirus Update – 23/03/2020
In light of recent events with the spread of COVID-19 we have taken the hard decision to close our practice until further notice from the Government. All routine general dental care will be postponed as of 23/03/2020. As of 26/03/2020 we have further been advised we are no longer able to do face to face appointments for emergencies. We can only triage over the phone. If you are suffering from a dental emergency please call us on 01902 842 555 and we will advise you.
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Please take care and thank you for your co-operation.
Treetops Dental Surgery
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