Update Thursday 18th June 2020 20:30
WE RE-OPENED ON MONDAY 15TH JUNE!
After 12 weeks of closure due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic, LCIAD re-opened its doors resuming selected treatments from Monday 15th June.
What has been happening?
Thank you for your patience and forbearance whilst LCIAD has been closed during the coronavirus lockdown. We have been working hard in the background. We have been in constant communication with the UK and global dental and medical community throughout, preparing the practice and creating and testing new Standard Operating Procedures and Risk Reduction Recommendations for safe re-opening. We have been training intensively in every detail during this time to stay updated with ever-changing regulator policies to ensure your safety before re-opening the practice.
Our new operating procedures – the dental world has changed…
Please see our new Standard Operating Procedures document via the link below. It contains detailed information on how LCIAD will function for the foreseeable future. Please take time to read for important information relevant to your future care at LCIAD. All patients should read sections 5-7 prior to attending for their appointment.
WE CAN ARRANGE TESTING FOR ANTI-CoV-2 ANTIBODY FROM THE PRACTICE FOR ALL PATIENTS WHO WISH TO LEARN THEIR CURRENT STATUS AT A COST OF £120PP. PLEASE JUST ASK
Why did we not re-open on 8th June or earlier?
You may be aware from national television reports, guidance and advice for the re-opening of dental practices has not been a smooth or coherent process. We have been ensuring that we are fully prepared to welcome you back without compromising on our high standards of safety and genuine patient care. We had hoped to be able to re-open on 8th June. Sadly, uncertainties in delivery dates for stock and national difficulties in procuring adequate quality protective equipment for continuity of care delayed this until 15th June but we have now recommenced practice prioritising emergencies and those patients that had already started treatment prior to lockdown.
When can you return to complete your treatment?
Please be assured that we have been working long hours daily to prepare and organise our diaries. We have been confirming appointments based on priority of care. You have not been forgotten and we will be in touch as soon as we have certainty. Thank you for bearing with us during this uncertain time. In the meantime, please do email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions, emergencies or concerns and we will be happy to respond as soon as possible.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
With very best wishes on behalf of the whole team at LCIAD.
Dr Koray Feran BDS MSc FDSRCS
Clinical Director LCIAD