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15 Widcombe Parade, Widcombe
Bath, Somerset  BA2 4JT
widcombedentalsolutions@gmail.com

Welcome to our dental practice. Coronavirus Update. 

We are Closed Temporarily

Dear Patient:

We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health.

 You may have heard that dental practices can open to routine care from Monday 8 June. This was announced on the BBC on Friday 29th May, before dentists and their teams had been consulted or informed.

This gave us just 10 days to get ready with new protocols and procedures to be written, the practice reorganised, equipment and PPE to be ordered and set up and staff training to take place.

 Our practice will be trying our hardest to open as soon as possible after the 8th June, but this may not be possible and it is looking more likely that we will be opening on 15th June, as some items of equipment and PPE are proving very difficult to obtain.. But we just wanted to be clear that this may not be business as usual. The treatments you are offered may be different to those you received before, depending on staff and equipment available. It will take some time before services return to what you previously experienced as normal. Please be patient.

 Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our surgery. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our practice follows infection control guidelines made by the governing bodies. We are  in the process of taking steps so that we are up-to-date on new guidance that has been issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to recommendations.

 You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again at your appointment
  • We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the practice for you to use as needed.

We no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect

Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

 

We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

 How you can help:

 • With the exception of children and patients with carers, patients should come alone

A distance of at least 2 metres must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice

Payment should be made by card where possible the day before your appointment or before you arrive.

Staff will not shake your hand or engage in prolonged conversation.

If you show symptoms following appointment booking, you should contact the practice by phone

Please do not arrive early to the practice. It will be necessary for you to wait outside the practice until you are called in

Please do not arrive without an appointment

Patients should come wearing a mask if possible or be prepared to wear one.

 

Due to the greatly increased cost of running the practice and making sure everyone is safe, you will find that our fees will be higher than what you have been previously used to. Our reception staff will notify you of the fees payable when they contact you to arrange an appointment.

 

We will be concentrating on seeing patients with urgent care needs and emergency treatments initially. This may only be to place temporary fillings and stabilise teeth before we are able to supply a definitive restoration. In some cases advise, analgesia or antibiotics may be the only option until we can obtain supplies of full PPE. Once this backlog has been cleared and we have supplies of appropriate PPE, we can start to welcome patients for routine care.

 As advanced PPE is currently difficult to obtain, we may not be able to offer any treatments that produce aerosols for a while.

 Thank you for your support, patience and understanding during this difficult time.

 Sincerely,

Stuart Clark and Team


 

 

 

This site will provide you with useful information about our dental practice and the services we offer. It will enable you access a broad range of dental information to help keep you and your family dentally fit.

Remember, you can access this site any time of the day or night at your convenience.

We are always keen to hear your views so please feel free to contact the practice if you have any comments concerning the website or the services that we offer.

Dr Stuart Clark

Dr Stuart Clark's approach is gentle and his intention is not to provide you with dental treatment unless absolutely necessary.

Stuart takes great pride in the quality of his dentistry and is particularly keen to make each visit a pleasant experience.

High Tech Approach

Stuart believes in using the very latest in dental technology so that he can offer his patients up to date techniques and provide the best possible treatment. He has invested in technology such as CEREC cad-cam restorations and laser treatment for all aspects of dentistry. He believes in giving patients as much information as possible so that they can make an informed choice about the treatment on offer.

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