For all of us, COVID-19 has been – and continues to be – a life-changing experience. It has altered many aspects of our day-to-day lives, including access to and provision of dental care.
During the first national lockdown in 2020, Dr Raj Juneja saw the impact of the pandemic first-hand. By volunteering in an urgent dental care centre, he was able to deliver emergency treatment at a time when other dental practices were closed. The need to see patients under very strict operating procedures gave him valuable insight into how best to balance the need for access to dental care with essential patient safety.
Guided by this experience, Face Teeth Smile Dental Clinic has been carefully designed using the latest technology. We also regularly review our standard operating procedures to stay in line with the latest government guidelines. This ensures both patients and staff stay safe. Should there be another wave of COVID-19 or further lockdowns, Face Teeth Smile is set up to continue treating patients.
Your safety is assured by:
Each treatment room is fitted with its own mechanical ventilation system, which continuously refreshes the air and removes viral or bacterial pathogens. We can carefully control the number of air changes per hour (ACH), which is crucial in dentistry as many procedures produce aerosols.
Meticulous cleaning and disinfection
At Face Teeth Smile, strict protocols for cleaning and disinfecting treatment rooms and equipment are followed. Adequate time is left between patient appointments to ensure thorough disinfection can be carried out.
Regular testing and vaccination of the dental team
Everyone in the dental team is screened daily for COVID-19 through thermal testing and screening questions. A programme of regular testing is also in place and staff are encouraged to keep up to date with vaccines.
Personal protective equipment
For the safety and reassurance of patients and staff, hospital-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) is used at Face Teeth Smile. Highly protective FFP3 masks and surgical gowns are worn during any aerosol-generating procedure. We ask patients to wear masks indoors in accordance with the latest government guidance.
All patients are screened before their appointments to check for symptoms of or recent exposure to COVID-19. Appointments can be easily rebooked online if any symptoms develop.
Patients suffering from conditions that make them especially vulnerable to COVID-19 can be seen at the beginning of the day or the beginning of a session. This helps reduce contact and decreases the risk of transmission.
If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policy and how it affects you, please get in touch and we’ll be happy to talk.
From stabilising oral health and cosmetic treatments to non-surgical injectables and skin rejuvenation, our Chalfont St Peter Dental clinic offers advanced procedures that can be carried out individually or combined in bespoke makeover packages.