Important urgent update from 23rd march'2020 till further notice
In view of the COVID-19 pandemic, as per the current guidelines , with regrets we would like to inform that we are closing, The Whitehouse Dental practice, with immediate effect from 23/3/2020 for at least next four weeks, for all routine dental examinations and treatments, with exception for the dental emergencies. We will be in touch (via our website and Facebook page) when the situation changes and we are safe to start routine check ups and treatments.
Safety of our patients and staff is of paramount importance to us and can assure you that we have taken this very difficult decision after considering all the aspects of current situation and in view of everyone's best interest.
Currently, like us, most dental practices don't have necessary protective gear required to perform any dental procedure that involves power tools which invariably generate aerosols. These are considered as very high risk in the current situation. Hence only those emergency treatments which don't require any power tools will be performed at our (and most other) dental practice. There is a likelihood of NHS dental emergency centres getting started soon to allow above treatments and 111 contact number will guide accordingly.
Also, please note that we are NOT
able (as per current guidelines) to see anyone who (or anyone in their household) has been diagnosed or suspected to have COVID-19 infection , or has any of the following symptoms cough, fever, headache or difficulty in breathing. Please call 111 for further advice if you have any of the above symptoms.
If you have a dental emergency for example severe facial swelling, uncontrollable bleeding, sharp broken tooth etc. please call:
01482320109 between 7.30 am and 6.00 PM (except bank holidays and weekends)
Outside these hours please call 111
In view of the current outbreak only prebooked emergency appointments can be allowed, hence no walk in appointments please.
Please understand that, like most other practices we are running on limited staff and resources, hence use the emergency service sensibly and only for urgent issues. We will do our best to provide safe (and limited) service based on current guidance.
Finally, we hope you are following stay home and social distancing (unless essential otherwise) advice from the government. Remember that we are all in it together and without everyone following the advice, we could soon end up in progressively worse situation like Italy for example.