Update Wednesday 25th March 14:15

New Primary Dental Care Service guidance from the Chief Dental officer Sara Hurley has been published confirming that all routine dental care whould now be discontinued to reduce the spread of COVID 19.

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Dental emergencies that require urgent dental care and attention are as follows:

  • Life threatening emergencies, e.g. airway restriction or breathing/swallowing difficulties due to facial swelling
  • Trauma including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, for example avulsion of a permanent tooth
  • Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening
  • Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures
  • Dental conditions that have resulted in acute and severe systemic illness
  • Severe dental and facial pain: that is, pain that cannot be controlled by the patient following self-help advice
  • Fractured teeth or tooth with pulpal exposure
  • Dental and soft tissue infections without a systemic effect
  • Oro-dental conditions that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions

All other dental activity has now been temporarily suspended. Please see information below for any further advice.

Please keep safe and follow current government advice and instruction. We hope to resume normal services when we return after the current outbreak peak as soon as it is safe to do so.

Further information can be found here:

NHS coronavirus advice for professionals

NHS Primary dental care guidelines 20th March 2020

Government guidance for households with COVID 19 infection

Government public advice regarding coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure for primary dental care settings

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

Self isolation guidance

Dr Koray Feran BDS MSc FDSRCS
Clinical Director LCIAD

 

Update Tuesday 24th March at 12:00

WE HAVE SADLY HAD TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE OUR DOORS TO ROUTINE DENTAL CARE FOLLOWING CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AND GOVERNMENT GUIDLINES AND POLICIES. ALL CLINICAL ACTIVITY HAS BEEN SUSPENDED AND APPOINTMENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF MARCH AND APRIL 2020 HAVE HAD TO BE POSTPONED

WE ARE CONTACTABLE FOR ANY EMERGENCIES. PLEASE CALL 020 7323 3041 AND LISTEN TO OUR ANSWERPHONE MESSAGE FOR DETAILS OR EMAIL INFO@LCIAD.CO.UK

If you receive any automatic reminders for March or April, please ignore them for now and we will be in touch as soon as it appears we will be able to reopen safely to rearrange all current ongoing treatment appointments.

We would like to thank all of our patients and colleagues for all for your support and understanding at this time.

Dr Koray Feran BDS MSc FDSRCS
Clinical Director LCIAD

 

Update Sunday 22nd March 2020 at 11.45

Following advice from the chief executive of the BDA Martin Woodrow issued this morning we have made the decision to close LCIAD to routine dental care as of Tuesday 24th March.

Appointments made for Monday 23rd March will be maintained with our precautions listed below.

Please call the practice on 020 7323 3041 or email info@lciad.co.uk if you require further information.

On behalf of the whole team at LCIAD, I would like to thank you for your understanding at this unpredictable time.

Dr Koray Feran BDS MSc FDSRCS
Clinical Director LCIAD

 

Update Saturday 21st March 2020 at 14:30

We would like to assure all of our patients that LCIAD is aware of and follows all current government advice for healthcare professionals and primary dental healthcare settings during the COVID 19 pandemic. You will appreciate that as a dental practice we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything that we do. Nevertheless, we are paying particular attention to the latest government guidance on the transmission of coronavirus. All staff are aware that they must self-isolate and remain away from the practice in the event that they experience symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has had symptoms of respiratory tract illness.

Clinical sterilisation and disinfection procedures will of course continue at our normal high standard as a routine as per HTM01-05 guidelines. We have also increased timed and documented disinfection of non-clinical areas, door handles, bathrooms and public areas in the practice. You may notice that we have removed some non-essential items in the reception area. They will return once this is all over.

We will continue, as always, to request that you complete / update your medical history at each visit and information on your current risk status before attending the practice.

PLEASE THOROUGHLY WASH AND DRY YOUR HANDS AND USE THE PROVIDED HAND SANITISER AS SOON AS YOU ATTEND THE PRACTICE.

Please let us know if you have:

  • any symptoms of respiratory tract illness whatsoever
  • an elevated temperature (your temperature will be checked when you attend the practice)
  • a persistent cough,  shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • unexplained tiredness or lethargy
  • muscular aches
  • you have travelled abroad in the last 14 days
  • been in close contact with someone exhibiting any of the above or with confirmed Coronavirus infection.

Please check the government’s gov.uk website (links below) for the latest COVID-19 information and advice which will be updated regularly.

You may need to call NHS 111 for further advice before making or attending your appointment.

We understand the concerns of our patients that the dental surgery may be a high risk area. Until government and professional advice to the contrary, patient care and scheduled appointments continue as normal this week. However IT IS LIKELY THAT THE CLINIC WILL NEED TO BE CLOSED IN THE NEAR FUTURE after 27th March or perhaps sooner if circumstances necessitate to reduce overall contact frequency between all staff, patients and the general public during travel to and from the practice as infection rates increase. Emergency numbers will be available on the practice  answerphone.

If you would like to bring forward your scheduled treatment, please let us know as soon as possible this week on info@lciad.co.uk  or telephoning 020 7323 3041 and we will do our best to arrange a suitable appointment for treatment this week.

Further information can be found here:

NHS coronavirus advice for professionals

NHS Primary dental care guidelines 20th March 2020

Government guidance for households with COVID 19 infection

Government public advice regarding coronavirus

Coronavirus (COVID-19): UK government response 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) standard operating procedure for primary dental care settings

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK

Self isolation guidance

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