Meads Dental Practice & COVID-19
All patients are required to complete our Pre-Appointment Questionnaire the day before your appointment.
Parents or carers of child patients (below the age of 16) should complete the forms on behalf of the child.
Protecting Our Patients and Our Staff
Meads Dental Practice have introduced the the very latest and trusted technology in air purification to eliminate any potential contaminants from all of our surgeries, quickly and effectively.
With its innovative design, UVC technology and HEPA filter our system offers the highest levels of air purification specifically designed for use in a dental surgery environment - Reaching up to 99.99% sterilisation rate against harmful viruses, bacteria and other pathogens typically found in the air of a dental surgery.
WHAT NEW MEASURES WE ARE UNDERTAKING TO REDUCE THE RISK OF COVID-19 TRANSMISSION
We have always maintained very high standards at Meads. Nevertheless, these measures will be further augmented in light of the latest guidance related to COVID-19. Some of these changes will be clearly visible and may seem familiar to what you have seen lately in the media.
FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT APPOINTMENTS
Appointments will be staggered throughout the day to avoid crossover of patients within the building and to allow sufficient time for additional COVID-19 disinfectant measures between patients both in the clinical areas and the rest of the building.
ENTERING THE PRACTICE
On entering the practice, your body temperature will be taken using an infra-red contact-less thermometer. If your temperature is above 37.8'C we may ask you to return home and to self isolate as per Public Health Guidance. There may however be mitigating circumstances such as a raised temperature owing to an oral infection or even sitting in a hot car. The receptionist will reconfirm your medical history with you to ensure that there have not been any changes.
Hand sanitiser is available in the hallway for your use. Gloves will also be available if you are unable to climb the stairs without touching the bannister.
Beneath the façade we are still the same friendly smiling team and will look after you in the way we always have. You will be asked to wash your hands with warm soapy water prior to sitting in the dental chair. We will then carry out the appropriate treatment.
On completion of the treatment we will ask you to wash your hands again and to replace your mask or face covering before going back downstairs where you will be met by the receptionist. Further appointments may then be made if essential, and payment made . Receipts will be emailed to you to avoid handling paper.
All common areas, door handles, bannisters and surfaces will be disinfected throughout the day.
As a consequence of all these required measures, it will take us a lot longer to complete treatment sessions which inevitably means that we will be able to see less patients than the normal working day. However, it is imperative that we keep everyone safe at Meads.
All of the above will seem quite daunting but we are so looking forward to seeing you again and to be able to look after you.