COVID-19 Precautions for your next visit to Bridge Dental Marlow

What to expect from Bridge Dental on your next visit.

An explanation and demonstration of the protocols and processes we have put in place to ensure your safety and that of the staff when to attend your next dental appointment.

Testimonial for Bridge Dental Marlow on our COVID-19 safety protocols by Dave Keen, a NEBOSH qualified Fit2Fit Instructor.
A testimonial about our COVID-19 safety protocols.

Statement From Dr. Raghu Neppalli · 19 May 2020

COVID-19 Update for Patients of Bridge Dental Surgeries.
Thank you to all our patients for your continued support and understanding during this global crisis.

Although we were closed by the Chief Dental Officer for England on 23 March 2019, both my self and my practice manager, Maxine have continued to offer support to our patients. Please remember that we are here from 9.00am to 12.00pm Monday to Friday to help you. Please call 01628 474044 in the first instance and if we do not answer please leave a message and we will be in contact with you.
During this unprecedented crisis, we have not sat still. I have been looking at government guidance and researching online to find a way forward to ensure that we minimise the risks from all cross infective hazards to both our patients and members of my team. To that end, I have written risks assessments that not only manage risks from COVID-19 but also from all the plethora of infective risks that are fully compliant with the HTM0105 and provide best practice standards for cross infection control.
With the additional hurdles that COVID-19 has presented us please be aware that until a definitive solution to COVID-19 is presented by the authorities your experience with us at Bridge Dental Surgeries will be somewhat different to that prior to this Pandemic. The following is a list of the major changes that you will experience:

  • You will be asked multiple times on your experience of coronavirus and be asked to complete an additional health questionnaire on arrival.
  • You will be asked to arrive at Bridge Dental Surgeries wearing a mask or other face covering and to wash your hands in the outside sink.
  • We will try and minimise your time in the waiting room and to this end and if possible, we will ask you to pay over the telephone prior to the appointment.
  • Once in the surgery we will ask you to rinse out with a proven antiseptic mouthwash which acts to kill COVID-19.
  • There will be an increased level of PPE worn by the dentist, nurse and reception. Please do not be alarmed as we are following best practice.
  • We will be using Rubber Dam more frequently.
  • We already use high volume suction if we are doing fillings and this is proved to remove over 90% of the aerosol generated by the procedures.
  • We have already invested in air purification systems our surgeries and this use will increase as we return back to providing comprehensive care.
    At Bridge Dental we pride ourselves on putting people first and your safety is our highest priority
    To make an appointment, or to discuss any concerns whether you are an existing patient or new to our practice please visit www.bridge-dental.co.uk

Please remember that we are here from 9.00am to 12.00pm Monday to Friday to help you.

Please call 01628 474044