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We would like to reiterate; we have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff. As a few of our patients are exempt from wearing a face mask, we are kindly asking them to please wear a visor, or an alternative facial covering, for example a clean scarf. This is not only to protect vulnerable patients and our families but to make sure that we are able to stay open. As a team we now have experience of friends or family members who have been seriously ill or hospitalised, whereas 8 months ago, we had not had this experience. All dental practices are at risk of closure if we do not comply with these simple infection control procedures. Please help us to remain open.
Please arrive alone (apart from children or patients who require assistance) on time for your booked appointment. Please knock gently and then wait outside the practice. If you are late we may not be able to see you. Incase of unpredictable weather, please bring an umbrella with you.
Once we are ready, we will open the front door and take your temperature before you enter the practice. We will once again ask you some Covid health questions.
We have a foot operated hand sanitiser at the front door for you to use on entering and exiting.
Under the current Covid level, we are unable to open our W.C to patients. There is a public toilet directly outside the practice that is open for use.
Please wear a mask or facial covering when entering the practice. The Nurse or Dentist will take you straight into the surgery. You will be asked to remove your jacket/bag/mobile phone and place into a plastic sealed container in the surgery until after your appointment. Please limit what you bring with you.
The Dentist will ask you to rinse your mouth out with a Hypochlorous rinse for 30 seconds and spit it into a disposable cup, prior to any treatment or examination. This helps to decrease the load of pathogens in patients’ mouths. Since coronavirus is vulnerable to oxidation, any mouth rinse containing oxidative agents is recommended to reduce the salivary load of oral microbes, including potential coronavirus.
Once your treatment is determined we will advise you on what we can do at the appointment, any payment will be taken at reception (if the reception area is empty) or by telephone afterwards or by BACS.
After your dental treatment has been completed, you will be escorted to the waiting room to settle any monies due, sanitise your hands and exit the practice.
In conjunction with our current Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), our clinical team will also be equipped with items of PPE according to each procedure carried out. We understand the public concern regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation; therefore, we would like to assure you that our team at Holistic Dental Centre will continue to follow strict infection control guidelines while taking extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of our patients, staff and broader community.
*Remember, if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home.
We would like to inform all of our patients to allow extra time when travelling into Farnham for appointments. Due to a redevelopment within the centre, the traffic in the town and car parks are much busier.
As well as offering near invisible braces for straighter teeth; we have also invested in an intra oral digital scanner, meaning that we may not have to take impressions of you teeth! We would use our advanced TRIOS scanner to scan your teeth - please click here for more information.
Sepsis is a life threatening reaction to an infection. It happens when your immune system overreacts to an infection and starts to damage your body's own tissues and organs.
You cannot catch sepsis from another person.
Sepsis is also called septicaemia or blood poisoning.
If sepsis is not treated early, it can turn into septic shock and cause your organs to fail. This is life threatening.
As a practice, it is our policy to refer any patient we suspect may be suffering from sepsis straight to hospital, we would assess and in some instances phone for an ambulance.
Infections can develop anywhere in the body, as well as in and around the mouth. Dental infections can occur in the gums, below the teeth, cheeks, lips, palate and the tongue. If an infection occurs, the bacteria can move into the bone or tissue below forming an abscess, this can turn into sepsis if left untreated, or if the infection does not respond to antibiotics.
Signs of an infection in the mouth include: Pain, swelling of the gum/cheek/jaw, swollen glands in the neck, sensitivity to hot and cold, fever, bad breath.
Any infection must be treated as quickly as possible to reduce the risk of sepsis, you must contact the practice and explain your symptoms. You may be prescribed an antibiotic and also given information to take away about sepsis, as in some instances the infection may not respond to antibiotics.
Following on from the Prime Minister's announcement this evening implementing a third full national lockdown, we would like to inform ALL of our patients that unlike the 1st lockdown, Dental Practices are able to stay OPEN as we are an essential service! All appointments booked still stand and we will be here to treat you.
As essential health care providers, visiting your dental clinic is not only seen as essential travel, but your appointment is also viewed as a medical reason to leave your home and, of course, is well within the latest Governments guidelines.
We believe that health is among our most valuable possessions and that maintaining good health is of the utmost importance (especially right now). That's why we are thrilled to be able to serve our communities during this challenging time for so many.
*Remember, if you are showing symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Warm wishes to all our patients.
The team at Holistic.