July 9, 2020

We've been back in work for just over a month now, so I thought I'd better write about how things are going in the practice.  It's fair to say things have been a bit challenging since we came back, so before I go any further I want to thank my wife for being super-orga...

June 11, 2020

As part of the new safety precautions in the time of coronavirus we are having to use different personal protective equipment (PPE).  One of the requirements is that if we carry out an aerosol generating procedure (AGP) we need to wear gowns and special masks, of eithe...

June 5, 2020

Further to my last post, Rose Cottage Dental Practice will be opening its doors again on Monday the 8th of June.  However, it will not be open as it was before, as there need to be a number of changes to ensure safety for staff and patients.  Let me talk you through a...

May 28, 2020

It may have escaped your notice, but the red banner at the bottom of the BBC News today carried the announcement that dentists will be permitted to open again from the 8th of June.

Now that's only just over a week away, which doesn't give us much time to make all the ar...

May 18, 2020

As I write this we have been in 'lockdown' for 8 weeks.  Even though Boris encouraged people to return to work if they can't work at home, the dental world is still mostly closed apart from the Urgent Dental Care Centres I mentioned in a previous post.

So when are we go...

May 8, 2020

Really sorry about this, but we had a phone engineer with us yesterday, and today the phones aren't working.

The on-call dentist this weekend is Kajal at Sleaford Smiles whose number is 01529 304136.

The phone company are on the case and we will get it fixed as soon as p...

April 20, 2020

Yesterday I went to work for the first time in some weeks.  But it wasn't at Rose Cottage, it was at one of the other local practices who we might sometimes think of as 'the competition'.  I was working there as I have volunteered my services to treat emergency patient...

April 10, 2020

It's a difficult time in dentistry at the moment. We'd love to be able to be open and caring for our patients as usual.  Unfortunately, as you know, we are banned from face-to-face contact at the moment and so we're only able to provide over the phone triage.

The urgent...

April 2, 2020

I'm writing this post at home, when normally I would be in work caring for our patients.  Unfortunately the coronavirus outbreak has meant that we have had to cease face-to-face contact with our patients, even in emergency circumstances.  Much of our team is at home, l...

March 26, 2020

Things keep moving with the Covid-19 situation, as I'm sure you're aware.  When I wrote on Monday that we were having to limit ourselves to emergency treatment, the country hadn't yet entered its period of lockdown that we are in now.

Our most recent advice from the Chi...

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