COVID-19 UPDATE

March 23, 2020

To all our patients,

We are writing to you in this great time of uncertainty, as the United Kingdom prepares for the ever increasing COVID-19 global health crisis.

On the 20th of March 2020 the Chief Dental Officer for England announced new standard operating procedures and guidelines for dental practices, which included not using aerosol treatments and significantly reducing the amount of dental appointments. Effectively this would help contribute towards the delay phase of COVID-19 following the current government guidelines of social distancing. This would help to safeguard our patients and staff, by reducing exposure.

The British Orthodontic Society today published that the organization considers that at this present time the risk to patients and the whole orthodontic team is great. Therefore only to treat patients for emergency help with their orthodontic appliances.
Bath Orthodontics is continuing to stay updated with the latest COVID-19 guidelines and advice. We have decided at this time our practice and our team will be running and emergency service for our patients in need of emergency care with their orthodontic appliances. Please call our practice on 01225 481890 for any further guidance and our out of hours emergency line is 07926529032.

We will be contacting our patients by telephone and letter to reschedule their routine appointments. We can send out elastics or wax to any patients in need of supplies. Our phone line will be open as normal and we will be able to assist any queries that you have.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our patients but our patient safety, staff safety and social responsibility is our main concern, during this time of uncertainty.

If you have any symptoms or have been in contact with anyone diagnosed with COVID 19 then you need to call NHS 111. Please refer to gov.uk for the latest COVID-19 information and advice.

We will continue to monitor the latest information from the government and advise you from this. If circumstances change we will update our information accordingly on our website.

We wish that everyone stays safe during this global health crisis and we hope to continue our routine services soon.

Bath Ortho team