Covid-19 and Aerosol production
Covid-19, Aerosol production and the implications on the cost of your dental treatment
Our priority will always be to keep our staff and patients safe. As a result we have put in place various policies and procedures to do this. There will be much that stays the same but some things which change. One of the things we have to do is wear additional protection especially for procedures that involve aerosol production.
We have spent most of the lockdown period ensuring we have all the necessary Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to ensure we are compliant with all legislation to keep all our patients and team safe.
Due to the cost of it, we have no option but to pass most of it onto our patients, hopefully only temporarily. We have separated it into 2 levels as advised by our regulatory bodies:
PPE Level 1: For procedures that do not generate any aerosols (non-Aerosol Generating Procedure)
PPE Level 2: For procedures that do generate aerosols (Aerosol Generating Procedure)
PPE Level 1: £10 per appointment- for all appointments other than check-ups and x-rays. Enhanced fluid repellant surgical mask for clinician and nurse, splash-proof visors, aprons, new anti-viral cleaning products, mask for reception staff, mask for each patient
PPE level 2: £30 per appointment. As for Level 1 but also includes Filtering Face Pieces(FFP2/3) enhanced mask, surgical gowns, ant-viral misting solution used to clean down surgery after appointment. In addition a surgery must remain unused for 1hr after completion of the aerosol generating procedure.
If, and when, the additional levels of safety are no longer required the charges will be removed.
We thank you for your understanding at this time.