APPOINTMENTS LATEST NEWS
Updated 11th July 2022
THE PRACTICE IS OPEN FOR ALL ROUTINE DENTISTRY INCLUDING CHECK-UPS.
COVID RESTRICTIONS HAVE BEEN LIFTED AND THE WEARING OF A FACEMASK IS NOW OPTIONAL. PLEASE CONTINUE TO SANITISE YOUR HANDS ON ARRIVAL.
PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND THE PRACTICE IF YOU HAVE ANY SYMPTOMS OF COVID OR RESPIRATORY ILLNESS BUT CALL US FOR ADVICE.
FOR REASONS OF CAPACITY, WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY ADDITIONAL ADULT PATIENTS FOR NHS DENTISTRY. WE ARE ACCEPTING CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS UNDER 18.
WE HAVE REMOVED FROM OUR LIST OF ACTIVE NHS PATIENTS ALL THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE PRACTICE FOR A CHECK-UP WITHIN FIVE YEARS, OUR CUT-OFF DATE BEING SINCE JANUARY 2017.
EMERGENCIES & WORRYING SYMPTOMS
An emergency is facial swelling / throbbing round a tooth, bleeding following extraction of a tooth, trauma (e.g. knocking a tooth out) and severe tooth ache bad enough to prevent sleep and which is not relieved by taking pain killers.
If you have an EMERGENCY - or are concerned about any other symptoms - please call first thing and we will endeavour to see you. We hold a limited number of appointments ( 11am and 3pm ) which are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
A broken or lost filling, denture issues or a detached crown are NOT emergencies, however, we will seek to help you as soon as possible.
IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR ATTENDER OF A DENTAL PRACTICE WE ADVISE YOU TO CALL NHS 111.
HYGIENIST: Our hygienist service is fully operational with apppointments also available in the evenings and on Saturday mornings.
HYGIENIST & DENTIST 'COMBINED' APPOINTMENTS: these are difficult to arrange at short notice. If you can attend seperately you'll be seen far sooner.
FAILURE TO ATTEND APPOINTMENTS / LATE CANCELLATIONS NHS patients who fail to attend or late cancel two appointments (i.e. giving less than 24 hours notice) will be removed from our NHS lists unless there are extenuating circumstances (we may ask for proof).
Private patients who fail to turn up or late cancel will be asked to pay for the time that had been put aside for them at a rate of £1 per minute (dentist - min £25) and £30 for failed hygienist appointments.
Monday 08-00 to 17.30, then 18.00 to 20.00 (pvt & hygiene patients)
Tuesday 08-00 to 17.30
Wednesday 08.00 - 17.30 then 18.00 - 20.00 (pvt & hygiene patients)
Thursday 08.00 - 17.00
Friday 08.00 - 16.00
Saturday 08.30- 12.00 (hygiene)
Bank Holidays: The Practice closes on all bank holidays INCLUDING Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Bank Holiday
Out of Hours and Emergencies: NHS 111 can give emergency dental advice and, if necessary, refer to an out-of-hours dentist. DENPLAN members can call DENPLAN'S emergency help line on 0800 844999
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The Wand – dentistry WITHOUT the injection
Recognising that many people are anxious about injections, we can undertake much dental work without using a traditional injection syringe. This is thanks to a technologically advanced device we've bought called The Wand which enables us to numb a tooth in a more comfortable way without needing to use a traditional injection (£12.50 charge applies). We believe we are the only dental practice in Hertford to offer its patients this more comfortable alternative to a dental injection.