We are open

John Anderson

We are seeing patients for regular check ups and hygienist visits . Please try to attend as close to your appointment time as possible as this will help us manage social distancing in the practice. If you are early, please wait in your car if possible, until your appointment time.

Patients often ask if the dentist is running behind- more often than not it is because patients have arrived late, and still require the alloted time for treatment, hence the dentist 'runs late'.

Many thanks to those patients who saw us last week and made our lives easier by being polite, patient  and following reception staff directions.It was much appreciated.

If you have a problem please call the practice. We will need to triage cases and schedule appointments to minimise aerosol exposure to staff and patients.It might take us a little time to arrange things so we can keep you safe.Please bear with us.

Many thanks  - Minch Dental Team

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Reopening

John Anderson

Good News, our indemnity providers and CQC have given us the green light to re open. We have been keeping up to date with training and the latest policies over the last 2 months and are confident our cross infection techniques and protocols will keep you safe . We will be contacting patients who have broken teeth or developed swellings etc in the first instance, and then resume routine care. Please bare with us over the next month as we catch up with the backlog, if you have any questions please call the surgery 01453883867 or e mail minch.dental@gmail.com. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding

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Why we cant treat you in our practice

John Anderson
To reduce the risk of vial spread between patients, staff and the wider community , we have been advised not to see patients face to face for treatment. The problem we have is that in order to repair a tooth or remove a filling, to access decay, we have to use a high speed handpiece. The handpiece has to be cooled so it doesn't overheat the tooth. The water spray creates a aerosol which can combine with the covid virus( if the patient is infected) which can then be inhaled or enter the body via the eye. This could infect dental staff or the next patient in the surgery. As we do not know who is infected, nor do we have access to the highest standard PPE we have been advised it is too risky to carry out emergency care which might result in aerosol formation.

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Coronavirus Update

John Anderson

We recognise this is a very stressful time for all of us and as a patient you may develop toothache and seek our help. We are obviously here to help but given the risks of cross infection we are taking extra precautions.Please call us if you have a problem and we will advise you.At this stage we will be seeing emergencies only - trauma , swelling , abscess .

We will keep you updated through this website. 

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