Thomas Powell & Associates – Dentists in Lincoln

POST COVID-19 REOPENING POLICY

Please refer to the Appointments page on this website for all information regarding booking your dental appointments from 30th June 2020

This policy has been created based on multiple updated sources from within the dental and medical professions and the Government. It outlines modifications to our normal procedures that we intend to employ once the practice can be reopened after the COVID-19 pandemic peak has subsided. It is not known at this time whether these procedures are temporary or whether they will become a permanent feature of the way dental practices must be run to ensure patient and staff safety in the future.

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic is still being evaluated and studied and policies and recommendations are likely to change in line with new scientific evidence over time. We would like to thank all of our patients for their patience and forbearance during the period of temporary practice closure and for their understanding and cooperation whilst we implement new measures at the practice.

We will of course be providing dental care to all of our patients in the safest possible environment. We greatly appreciate your assistance with any new or modified procedures at the practice.

                                           

Practice Procedures

The Dental Team have spent time critically looking at every aspect of the Practice with view to removing non-essential items that can potentially be the cause of infection.

You will find that the Practice may appear to be quite bare when you attend.

All clinical and common areas including door handles and surfaces will be regularly disinfected in addition to our normal surface cleaning protocols between patients.

All future appointments will be made and confirmed by email, telephone or text to limit you time spent in the practice.- Please refer to our appointments guidance on the website for further details.

Powell’s will be providing a ‘buffer period’ between patients to allow additional time for additional decontamination procedures, allow for treatment overruns and allow preparation time for the next patient so that they do not need to wait in the Reception area.

This policy will be constantly reviewed and updated as necessitated by circumstances over time.

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If you have any problems regarding this policy or about your dental care at Powell & Associate Dental Practice please do not hesitate to contact us on lincolndental157@gmail.com