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  • Writer's pictureUsman Hameed

We're Re-opening!

Following the announcement by the government on 28th May, we are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that we will be re-opening Aspley Dental from Monday 8th June 2020!

We have had to cancel numerous appointments since the lock-down began 2 months ago and will initially be prioritising appointments for our existing patients who have had dental emergencies or appointments cancelled, in order of urgency. Please do not attend the clinic unless you have an appointment.

At AspleyDental the most important thing is patient safety and comfort, and that is why we have spent the time of closure upgrading the clinic and introducing the following measures to keep our patients and staff SAFER than ever.

The clinic, as you are aware, was always a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points, upgraded our PPE in line with current guidelines and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing.

We will be conducting pre-screening tests of patients which is likely to include ringing the night before your appointment to check you and your family are well and we may even take your temperature on arrival.

We will be booking your appointments to ensure that the practice and waiting areas are not overcrowded. We will do this by leaving suitable gaps between appointments, making sure that you can attend the practice while maintaining a suitable distance from one another in accordance with government guidelines.

We will also be creating clinics for patients who are most vulnerable, to help minimize contact with others for this group whilst they are at the practice.

To further avoid overcrowding when you arrive at the practice, we ask that you wait in your car or in a safe place outside of the practice until called in. We will notify you via your phone when you should enter the practice.

When we phone you the night before your appointment we will run through all pre-appointment checks, Medical History, confirm any costs and take payment where necessary. This means that you will not have to touch a pen, paper, or any electronic device other than your own when you attend your appointment.

If you pay on the day we will ask you to use a contactless card or online payment method. This crucial step greatly reduces touch points at the practice.

Between all appointments as always, the dental team will thoroughly disinfect the dental surgery, reducing the risk of exposure to anything harmful while you are in our dental chair.

We thank you all for your patience during this difficult time and look forward to seeing you again soon!

We will be in touch as soon as we are ready to see you.

Keep smiling :o)

Usman and Fozia Hameed

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