At Woodbridge Hill Dental Practice, we have spent weeks reviewing everything we do in great details. We want to assure our patients that dental treatment at our practice will be carried out with the safety of all of our patients and team members as our most important priority.
In March, April and May 2020, Dr Farahani and his team have worked tirelessly. We have spent countless hours researching with global referencing on safe standards of procedure. We are proud to have created a “gold standard” of safety and patient care to be effective against Covid-19.
These are some of the important changes you will see when you visit us for dental care:
1- Checking your health & wellbeing
We will ask you a few questions about your experience with Covid-19, how you feel and if your family members have been well. We want to provide dental care for our patients when it is safe to do so. However, with careful diary management, we are prepared for everyone; including the elderly and those with more a complex medical history.
2- Contactless journey
We will help you with appointments, consents, medical history forms and financial matters using digital facilities.
3- Clean air systems
We have invested in high quality, modern clean air technology in every surgery– this will ensure there is clean and purified air in our practice. The machines will remove 99.99% of respiratory viruses including Coronavirus.
4- Surface disinfection
After extensive research, we have chosen Salvesan (www.aqualution.co.uk) as our surface disinfectant. It is proven to kill all germs by 99.99% within minutes. It is effective against Coronavirus and it is environmentally safe.
5- Contactless Water Taps
We have installed sensor-activated water taps in our toilets to minimize cross-infection.
We have purchased suitable masks, gowns, visors, goggles, hats, shoe covers, hand washing soaps, etc. The dentist, hygienist and nurse will be well prepared for your dental treatment.
7- Rubber dam
This is a sheet of rubber that can isolate a tooth or group of teeth – we will use this whenever possible. In this way there will be minimal aerosol generation during dental procedures. This will make treatment safe and comfortable.
8- Longer appointments
We want to provide high quality dentistry, with long lasting results. This takes more time. Also, we will spend longer cleaning the treatment room between patients for your added confidence and peace of mind.
9- Screens and Hand Sanitisers
We have installed screens at our reception desks, and we will provide sanitisers to our staff and patients. Please feel free to use these products.
10- Clutter free environment
Our environment will be even more clutter free. Our staff and cleaners will therefore be able to keep surfaces clean and disinfected.
So, as we get more serious in the fight against Covid-19, we will maintain our customary friendly, professional and relaxed approach to patient care. We know it is a big deal to go to the dentist in the first place. However, Covid-19 should not be a worry for you at Woodbridge Hill Dental Practice.