OUR RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
[note this page will remain an up-to-date resource on the services available at our practice]
During these unprecedented times we are all working around the clock to stay on top of government guidelines and the UK Department of Health and NHS England. We will be updating this page of our website with up to date advice regarding the status of
Our clinic is now open for dental visits
We are experiencing an unprecedented demand for dental appointments at present due to a backlog due to COVID19 - please bear with us whilst we do our best to book you an appointment in a safe manner
Please be aware - to book an appointment you must first be triaged by our reception team
A COVID-19 screening will also need to be completed over the phone before booking and on the day of the appointment
We are currently not accepting any walk-ins - please call to book an appointment with us before attending at the practice
Thank you very much for remaining patient and understanding during this difficult time.
We understand that lack of access to routine dentistry may be frustrating and we appreciate your cooperation and patience at this time where we are making difficult decisions in order to protect the wider population and keep those who are more vulnerable safe. A lot of dental treatments are particularly high risk in nature due to the aerosols produced. These are airborne droplets which can contain the virus and therefore quickly exacerbate the spread.
Symptoms of COVID-19
- Continuous cough
- Shortness of breath
- Loss of smell or taste
If you do have dental pain and are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or belong to a vulnerable patient group please call 111
What you can do:
- Observe social distancing
- Observe thorough hand washing routines (at least 20 seconds of thorough cleansing)
- Reach out virtually to those vulnerable groups in your local community who may benefit from a phone call or reassurance at this trying time where they may understandably feel isolated and alone
- Keep yourself informed on the latest information regarding the virus and educate and keep your friends, family and loved ones accountable
If you are concerned about COVID-19 or want the latest information please visit the NHS website
These are unprecedented times and as such require extraordinary measures and sacrifice from us all. We appreciate that not being able to see your dentist for routine assessment and treatment is difficult and we are sorry for the inconvenience caused. However we are hopeful that making the right choices for the collective good of our nation will prove to make a huge difference and ultimately save many lives!
Please take good care of yourselves and we very much look forward to seeing you all in the very near future.
Dr Joanne and the team at 80 Kensington Dental Clinic