It is with a heavy heart that we announce that from Monday 23rd March 2020, Bamford Dental Practice will suspend all routine dental care and restrict our care to advice and dental emergencies only for the foreseeable future.
We have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to protect our patients, dedicated team and the wider community following the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
Late last week we received updated scientific and regulatory guidance regarding the high risk that continuing to provide routine dental care posed, particularly around the potential spread of COVID-19 via asymptomatic patients.
Having carefully considered the advice of the UK Government, the Chief Dental Officer for England, NHS England and the British Dental Association it has become clear that we can no longer provide routine dental care whilst adhering to the stated aims of social distancing, reducing non-essential travel and reducing use of health services (particularly relating to the need to preserve precious stocks of personal protective equipment).
In addition, there has been a high degree of concern regarding the spread of Coronavirus and use of aerosol generating procedures (use of dental drills, scaling equipment and air/water sprays) which are all fundamental to the practice of routine dental care.
It is with great regret that until further notice we will be providing an advice and emergency service only throughout our normal working hours.
We are genuinely saddened to have to take this step for any inconvenience this causes.
We hope you are all keeping safe and well. Thank you for your continued loyalty and support, even during these uncertain times. Our thoughts go out to all of you who have been affected by this unprecedented situation.
Andy, Shalini and all the team at Bamford Dental Practice