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COVID-19 and Hygiene Appointments

You will be given two options regarding hygiene treatments:

  • The first is a clean with manual instruments only, you will also be given oral hygiene instruction and polishing at the end of the treatment. This type of hygiene treatment cannot include the use of the highly effective ultrasonic plaque and tartar removal device or prophyflex sandblasting removal of stains. If during an aerosol generating procedure prophyflex sandblasting is suggested and accepted additional charges will apply. These will be discussed with patients if applicable. There will be a £10 addition (non-Aerosol generating procedure) Covid-19 levy attached to this option.
  • The second will be the cleaning you have come to expect, with ultrasonic cleaning and polishing at the end of the appointment.
    There will be a £30 (Aerosol generating procedure) Covid-19 levy attached to this option
  • For an understanding of what is meant by Aerosol generation please follow the link.
    For each of these options you will be able to book 30min, 45 mins or 1hr slots.

    Hygiene appointments at Ethicare Dental

    People often ask us what will happen during the hygiene appointment. This will be different for each individual since the hygienist will follow a tailored prescription created by the referring dentist. At the moment patients cannot see the hygienists without a proper prescription by the dentist. If you want to continue to see your own dentist for general check ups but would like to see our hygienists we will need a suitable prescription. The prescription form can be printed out and given to your dentist.

    The hygienist will monitor the condition of your gums. They will give you the appropriate oral hygiene advice and instruction as well as dietary advice. They will clean with and ultrasonic scaling device and remove the tartar deposits that you cannot remove yourself with manual scalors. They can give local anaesthetic so that there is no sensitivity associated with the procedure. They can use the prophyflex air abrasion system to gently remove areas of stubborn staining. They will advise regarding the appropriate recall period of attendance along with your dentist.

    Sylwia Osman-Soltysiak GDC: 191427


    Sylwia graduated in Dental Hygiene in 2009 at the School of Medical Education in Poznan, Poland. She has registered with the General Dental Council as a Dental Hygienist in 2011 and has been working in dental practices in the UK since then.

    Being an experienced Public Health worker, she has brought a positive contribution to all health organisations she has been involved with in Poland and the UK. After graduating in Public Health at Medical University in 1998, Poland, she worked in Clinical Hospital of Medical University for several years, gaining the knowledge and experience necessary in better understanding all patients’ needs.

    Sylwia is well organised and can effectively communicate with patients. She is a passionate advisor in the field of Oral Hygiene, giving useful and individually focused instructions on how to keep the oral cavity in perfect condition. Constantly upgrading her qualifications by participating in many training courses, she is strongly motivated in learning new techniques of treatment.

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