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COVID & YOUR APPOINTMENTS

UPDATED 2ND AUGUST

WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING A RESTRICTED NHS SERVICE.   THE MAKING OF ROUTINE NHS DENTAL CHECK-UPS HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD AS WE ADDRESS A BACKLOG OF ESSENTIAL TREATMENT.  PATIENTS ARE THEREFORE BEING SEEN ACCORDING TO NEED.  IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS OR ISSUES PLEASE CALL US AND, SUBJECT TO SYMPTOMS, WE WILL ARRANGE TO SEE YOU.

EXISITING CHECK-UP BOOKINGS ARE BEING HONOURED.

WE WILL REVIEW THIS IN OCTOBER.

FOR REASONS OF CAPACITY WE REGRET WE ARE UNABLE TO ACCEPT ANY NEW PATIENTS FOR NHS DENTISTRY.

EMERGENCIES & WORRYING SYMPTOMS

IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY - OR ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ANY OTHER SYMPTOMS - PLEASE CALL FIRST THING.  WE KEEP A LIMITED NUMBER OF EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS EACH DAY WHICH ARE ALLOCATED ON A  'FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED' BASIS.

YOU DON'T NEED TO BE REGISTERED WITH A PRACTICE TO ACCESS NHS EMERGENCY DENTAL SERVICES.  IF YOU ARE NOT A REGULAR ATTENDER OF A DENTAL PRACTICE WE ADVISE YOU TO CALL NHS 111.

PRIVATE APPOINTMENTS

PRIVATE AND DENPLAN APPOINTMENTS ARE CONTINUING AS NORMAL ALBEIT WITH LONGER WAITING TIMES.

HYGIENIST: OUR HYGIENIST SERVICE IS FULLY OPERATIONAL WITH AN ADDITIONAL HYGIENIST WORKING ON SATURDAYS.  

HYGIENIST & DENTIST 'COMBINED' APPOINTMENTS 

THESE ARE DIFFICULT TO ARRANGE AS INFECTION CONTROL PROCEDURES DEMANDED BY THE PANDEMIC HAS REDUCED THE NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS.  

IF YOU CAN VISIT YOUR DENTIST AND HYGIENIST SEPERATELY WE'LL BE ABLE TO BOOK YOU IN SOONER. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

KEEPING YOU SAFE IS OUR TOP PRIORITY

BEFORE YOUR APPOINTMENT WE WILL E-MAIL A COVID HEALTH ASSESSMENT. IF YOU HAVEN'T RETURNED IT WE MAY CALL YOU TO CHECK YOUR COVID STATUS. 

  • OUR WAITING ROOMS ARE OPEN, HOWEVER, TO REDUCE CONTACT PLEASE DON'T ARRIVE MORE THAN FIVE MINUTES AHEAD OF YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME.
  • APPOINTMENT TIMES ARE STAGGERED TO REDUCE INTERACTION IN THE PUBLIC AREAS.
  • YOU MUST CONTINUE TO WEAR A FACE MASK EXCEPT WHEN IN THE TREATMENT ROOMS.  
  • WE WILL ASK YOU TO SANITISE YOUR HANDS ON ARRIVAL  
  • IF YOU COUGH OR SNEEZE PLEASE USE A TISSUE, BIN IT, AND WASH HANDS
  • PLEASE OBSERVE 2M SOCIAL DISTANCING 
  • ADULTS PLEASE ATTEND ALONE, CHILDREN WITH ONE PARENT / GUARDIAN
  • YOU MAY BE ASKED TO LEAVE SHOPPING BAGS AND BULKY ITEMS AT RECEPTION.
  • PATIENT TOILET FACILITIES ARE NOT AVAILABLE
  • PAYMENT BY CARD IF POSSIBLE PLEASE.

THANK YOU FOR OBSERVING.  WE KNOW IT ALL SOUNDS A BIT DRACONIAN, BUT WE ARE FOLLOWING PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDANCE DESIGNED TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE.

Opening Hours: 

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 & New Year's Day

Out of Hours and Emergencies: The 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

Comments on our Service:

Our Practice Manager welcomes your feedback in person at the practice, by telephone or to practicemanager@hudsonsdentalcare.co.uk

You can also comment on our service using the 'Feedback' window above.

Complaints:

If something's not right we want to know so that we can resolve it and learn from it.  We follow a nationally recognised complaints policy which you can read here

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Hudson's Dental Care respects the privacy of its patients and complies with all prevailing data protection law.  You can read and download a copy of our Privacy Notice from the 'Downloads' window above.

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.

Read more about it here

To make an appointment please call 01992 505828 or e-mail reception@hudsonsdentalcare.co.uk