Before Your Appointment – What You Need to Know

 

LATEST UPDATES:

* Following our enforced close-down, we from June 8th we are now open!!

* We’ll be contacting patients who’ve had dental problems over the coming week as our first priority.

* If you require an appointment please email us on reception@lawtondentalcare.co.uk or call us on 01270 876026 or 07824992277, otherwise we’ll be contacting everyone who has been rescheduled to re-book their appointments as soon as possible following re-opening.

CHANGES AT THE PRACTICE – PLEASE READ

· Please ring prior to coming to the practice, even if you just want to buy dental supplies – we’re running a one-in, one-out service and will need to ensure there’s no-one else in reception when you arrive.

· Prior to a scheduled appointment, we’ll contact you and check through your medical history to ensure you’re fit and well. If you have any symptoms of COVID-19, we’ll re-arrange your appointment. Please cancel your appointment if you feel unwell on the day of planned attendance.

· You’ll be asked to make an estimated payment for your treatment by phone prior to your appointment, to minimise contact in the practice. If you require sundries, you can also pay for these first or they can be taken into surgery at the end of the appointment and charged later.

· Please brush your teeth thoroughly before your appointment.

· Entry will be by the front of the practice and exit by the rear.

· When you arrive at the practice, please call us ,if possible, so we can ensure the previous patient has left and reception is free.

· Please bring the minimum number of belongings into the practice to reduce aerosol contamination.

· You’ll be asked to use hand sanitiser as you enter and leave the practice.

· Social distancing should be observed in the practice to protect you and our staff. The team will wear masks at all times – even on reception

· Please do not shake the dentist’s hand!

· You’ll notice we’re wearing more PPE than before when you arrive. As we have to “fit-test” some of our new masks, we cannot remove them to talk to you. This may mean communication is more difficult. Again, please bear with us – we have to follow stringent guidelines to protect you.

· We’ll be minimising the use of aerosols in the practice, at least until the R value (which indicates the risk of transmission) is reduced significantly:

> This means that non-urgent work may be postponed, so problems can be dealt with first.

> Ultrasonic scaling will be restricted until risks reduce, so hand- scaling will be used. This does take a little while longer than ultrasonic scaling, so please factor this into your appointment time.

> Polishing will be restricted initially to reduce spray.

* Please note: our hours may vary for the first few weeks as a result of current guidelines.

Hopefully, we’ll be able to resume “routine dental care” soon!!

Thank you so much for your patience. We look forward to seeing you very soon.

With all our warmest wishes,
The Team at Lawton Dental Care xxx

Self-Care During the Coronavirus Lockdown

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT CONCERNING CORONAVIRUS

Dear Patients,

We wish you all the very best at what is obviously a difficult and worrying time for us all.

Whilst we all want to protect ourselves, please be fully reassured that we continue to protect all our valued customers with the very best standards of hygiene:

For example, we have always disinfected the door handles of the surgery, as each patient leaves. We also routinely wear barrier masks, visors and gloves which are changed certainly for each patient but sometimes several times within each appointment. All our instruments are either disposable or autoclaved at extremely high temperatures to sterilise them for your complete safety.

As an extremely small practice, you may not even see another customer when you visit but have the facility of a second seating area, if someone else should be waiting.
Unless, you are ill or particularly vulnerable, we would kindly ask you to consider carefully, whether you need to cancel your appointment with us.

We obviously want to continue be available to all our valued clients, if you should need us for toothache or a dental emergency.

However, as a small business, we are going to struggle to remain open if everyone cancels their routine appointments…

Thank you and all our best wishes to you all,

The team at Lawton Dental Care

Cerezen

At last – a remedy for teeth grinding and jaw clenching!

Do you regularly greet the day with aching jaws, headaches, face and neck pain after grinding your teeth in your sleep? If so, your problem is more common than you might think. It is estimated that up to a quarter of adults suffer from temporomandibular disorders (TMD) at some point in their lives.

Traditionally, bite splints were used to treat the condition, but these can be uncomfortable, and may fail to address the underlying issue. A new treatment, called Cerezen™, is a clinically tested device worn in the ears instead of the mouth, which prevents the symptoms of TMD by retraining the jaw to remain in the ‘open bite’ position.

Once diagnosed with TMD by your dentist, an audiologist will take an impression of your ear canals and your Cerezen™  inserts will be custom made, and ready for you within two weeks.

The inserts, which are practically invisible, can be left in place day or night, except when showering, swimming or playing contact sports. Since they are hollow, they won’t interfere with your hearing.

Don’t suffer from painful TMD any longer – ask us about the Cerezen™ device today and put a smile back on your face!

 

Feedback

Good evening,
hope you all had a good start of the week?
We would like to have some feedback.

What do you like most?
What do you like less?
What can we improve?
Is there anything that you’d like us to offer more?

We are happy to receive positive and negative feedback to allow us to give YOU the best service!

Thank you xx

Modified hours 24th February and 27th February

Reception is open today, for telephone enquiries /advice only

You can contact us on 01270 876026 on

Friday 24th February 2017 between 8am-4pm

and Mon 27th February 2017 between 9am -5:30pm

 

Normal opening times resume on Tuesday 28th February at 9am

 

We apologise for any inconvenience.

Thank you

It’s All About Health & Wellbeing

Lawton Dental Care is pleased to invite you to take part of  “It’s All About Health & Wellbeing” on Saturday 4th February 2017.

The event will take place at the Alsager Civic on Lawton Road and will begin at 11am until 3pm.

Special offers on the day and lots of fun!!

 

Looking forward to see you all x

Christmas 2016 modify hours.

Reception will be closed from 24th December 2016 to 2nd January 2017.

We reopen on Tuesday, 3rd January 2017 at 9 am.

If you have an urgent dental problem read carefully to the following message.

On Weekends and bank holidays including Christmas day, boxing day and New year’s day, NHS England provides emergency services for all patients.

So if you are experiencing severe pain not controlled by regular pain relief, uncontrolled bleeding, large swelling, dental trauma, or any other condition that is causing you to feel acutely unwell please call their dental help line on  0161 476 9651 for assistance or advice.

For patients currently registered with this practice only,  advice can be gained on Wednesday 29th December, Thursday 30th December and Friday 31st December  by calling the practice on 01270 876 026 and listen carefully to the recorded message for instructions.

For all other patients not experiencing any of these conditions, you are advised to contact the practice again when the surgery reopens.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

Christmas is coming..!

We are fast approaching Aliya’s 7th Christmas at Lawton Dental Care.

This year seems to have brought a number of changes to the practice:

Aliya has embraced “Facial Rejuvenation” and  is now partway through her level 7 training in facial aesthetics. We have held a number of open mornings to launch a variety of aesthetic treatments; both volumising and smoothing with botulinum toxin and fillers, as well as micro-needling with the award winning Dermapen for those who want the more natural approach.

This year we have been joined by Lauren, who has quickly settled into our “4-Handed” way of working. As well as attending an impression taking course, Lauren is also completing an NVQ in business administration.

Valentina has now been with us for over two and a half years. She is also taking impressions for many of our patients and has now fully fledged. Val is keen to taking over managing the practice and has just started a Level 3 Management Course.

We thank all our patients for their continued support of the practice.

We wish you all a wonderful, warm Christmas and a happy and healthy 2017.

xmas

 

Revised opening hours

Monday 17th October – CLOSE

Tuesday 18th October – 9am to 1pm / 2pm to 5pm
Wednesday 19th October – 9am to 1pm / 2pm to 5:30pm
Thursday 20th October – 8am to 12pm
Friday 21st October – 8am to 12pm / 1pm to 4pm

Reception will be close to the public but open for telephone enquiries on 01270 876 026