Covid-19
28 May 2020

Covid-19

Covid-19 We hope this message finds you

28 May 2020

Covid-19

We hope this message finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months with Covid-19.  All of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our Clinic. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.

Our Clinic follows infection control recommendations made by the HIQA/ HSE NPHET and the Irish Dental Council IDC. We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued in relation. to Covid-19. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agencies’ recommendations.

We will be reopening for standard dental treatments on Monday 18th May, as requested by the Irish Dental Council. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

· We will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You’ll be asked those same questions again when you are in the Clinic.

· We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the Clinic. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the Clinic for you to use as needed.

· You may see that our waiting room will no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.

· Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment and we will ask you to come on your own.

· We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.

· To allow the efficient time tabling of patients and to avoid prolonged waiting times it is essential to be punctual for your given appointment.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call us on 01 8401001 or visit our website

www.swords-dental.ie.

Thank you and we look forward to welcoming back.

Kind Regards,
Swords Dental.

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