Your dental care during covid-19 pandemic
We are fully open, providing face-to-face care. We have implemented several changes, ensuring your safety during your visit to Lismore House. We will post the latest information here, on our website.
We are fully open, providing routine, emergency and cosmetic dental treatments. If you wish to book an appointment either fill out the form in the contacts section or phone the practice on 01228 528022.
There are some subtle differences to the service we offer, that we would like to make you aware of:
If you call to make an appointment, you will be asked some screening questions. We’ll ask you those same questions again at your appointment- sorry about this repetition: It’s a belt and braces approach, aimed at reducing risk for everyone.
We will request you to use our hand sanitiser as soon as you enter the building and once your appointment is complete.
Please attend your appointment alone, unless necessary.
Attend at the time of your appointment. Please do not arrive early or late. We are currently not offering a waiting area. Simply wait at the front door and you will be met by a member of the reception team.
You may also notice that the dental team are wearing different protective equipment to what you are used to seeing.
Appointments are being managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That means there is less flexibility with regards appointment times. It is our aim to have only one patient in the building at a time, thus reducing the risk of social contact.
1) Can I book an appointment? I normally just pop into the practice to make them, can I still do this?
At present, we are operating what is termed a closed-door policy. If you require an appointment, phone us on 01228 528022, or use the contact section on the website, so we can discuss what you require.
2) Can I bring someone with me to my appointment?
We request that you attend your appointment alone, unless you are under the age of 16 or require assistance due to mobility issues, for example. This is to ensure we maintain social distance, ensuring everyone’s safety.
3) Is it safe to have treatment at present?
We are following the latest evidence-based guidance and are working to the gold standard of this guidance, ensuring your safety. Social distancing will be fully implemented, staff will be tested for coronavirus and rigorous cleaning and isolation of treatment rooms will be in place. These changes will be discussed with you when you book your appointment.
4) What should I do if I feel unwell before my visit?
If you feel unwell and you have an appointment, you should contact the practice by phone to discuss your symptoms with us.
5) What differences should I expect from my visit?
We’ve summarised the key changes in our Covid Safety section.
6) I’m classed as a vulnerable person and I’m self-isolating, but I have toothache-what can I do?
Please phone the practice. At the very least we can offer advice and may be able to prescribe something for you which will help with your symptoms. Please do not suffer in silence.
It will likely be some time before dental services return to what you previously experienced as normal.
We will send you forms to complete before your appointment or request that you complete the forms on the website. We will contact you by phone, prior to your appointment, to go over some of those questions again
We aim to have only one patient in the practice at a time. Please ensure you do not turn up too early or late. Please come alone, unless necessary, and only bring essential belongings.
We have adjusted our waiting area and spaced out appointments. The aim is to have only one patient in the building at a time.
You will notice all staff will be wearing protective equipment.
Maintain excellent hygiene
You must clean your hands as you enter the practice using the antibacterial gel we provide.
More frequent, deeper cleans
We are performing deeper, thorough, and more frequent cleans using special anti-viral products. These are scheduled throughout the day to fit around appointments. Following some procedures, the room will be left dormant for one hour, prior to deep cleaning. This eliminates any possible risk of coronavirus transmission.