Covid-19 Update 02/06/2020

Manningtree Dental Practice will be opening for a very limited service as from 8th June 2020.


For the safety of our patients, staff and general public we will be very limited in the procedures that we can carry out. We will not be able to carry out any treatment that risks creating an aerosol (spray) initially.

We will be operating a limited service with only two dentists working initially and much longer appointments. We will only see patients who have booked an appointment and our reception area will not be open routine enquiries other than by telephone.

It will be some time before we are able to see patients again at full capacity, but this is a step in the right direction where we have been unable to have face to face contact with our patients from 23rd March.

Who can we see?

We can see patients who are not currently suspected to be a possible or confirmed COVID-19 case (no symptoms, not living in a household with a symptomatic person, no positive swab test, not waiting for a test or test results). At this early stage we would prioritise those that have urgent needs and those that have had urgent problems during the time we were closed.

We are unable to see patients who have COVID-19 symptoms or who have swab-tested positive for COVID-19 or who have close contact with a COVID-19 case (i.e. in their household) and therefore should be self-isolating.

We are also unable to see patients who need an aerosol producing procedures currently.

If you require treatment and we are unable to see you; we can refer you to a dedicated local Urgent Dental Care Centre.

What treatments can we provide?

We can provide emergency treatment that does not involve producing aerosols (ie using high speed drills or ultrasonic handpieces for cleaning).

So we can see you for emergency appointments, and examinations and hygiene visits (for oral hygiene instruction and cleaning using hand instruments only).

If I wish to make an appointment how do I proceed?

Ring the practice and we will assess your suitability to be seen. A risk assessment would be completed over the phone. If we are unable to see you and you have a dental problem a dentist at our practice will call you and discuss further options.

If we are able to see you we will ask you some questions and check your medical history, and an appointment will be made.

We ask you that you

  • attend for your appointment punctually, and wait outside the practice until we open the door for you.
  • Attend alone where possible
  • Leave any unnecessary items behind. Coats and personal possessions (bags etc) will not be allowed into clinical areas.
  • Wash your hand with alcohol based hand rub that will be provided on entry to the practice (if you are unable to use alcohol based hand rub please inform the practice before your appointment so that alternative arrangements can be made)
  • Your medical history and Covid-19 status will be re-checked at reception.
  • We will endeavour to take you straight into the surgery
  • After your appointment you will need to re-attend reception
  • Any fees should be paid using a credit card (ideally contactless) or online by bank transfer
  • You will need to wash your hands again after reclaiming your personal possessions just before leaving the practice.

We would like to assure all our patients that we are adhering to all the guidelines to enable us to offer a safe service both for our patients, staff and general public, and we are sure that you appreciate that it will be some time before we are able to provide a normal service and trust that you will support us during these difficult times.

What Manningtree Dental Practice can offer

Family values

Family values
We help you look after you and your families teeth for a lifetime.Our focus is in prevention and our care plans and three hygienists are geared up to provide this.
Read more: Preventive dentistry
 

White fillings

Unsightly amalgam fillings
White fillings: After
We are now able to replace amalgam fillingswith strong, long lasting and extremely natural looking porcelain fillings. Using the Cerec system we can do this in one visit.
Read more: White fillings

   

All ceramic restorations

All ceramic crowns
Thanks to the development of modern all-ceramic materials that are incredibly strong and natural looking, there really is no need to use metal.
Read more: All ceramic restorations
 

Dental implants

Dental implants are the ideal option
In most cases, dental implants are theideal way of replacing teeth. We can use implants to replace single,several or even all of the teeth. We canalso use them to support and help retain loose dentures.
Read more: Dental Implants
   

Tooth whitening

White teeth, great smile
Tooth whitening is a great way to freshen the appearance of your smile by permanently lightening the shade of your teeth without weakening them.
Read more: Tooth whitening

 

'State of the art' dentistry

Cerec Cad Cam technology
We have invested heavily in equipment andtraining so that we can offer you the most up to date dentistry in an effecient and relaxed manner.
Read more: 'State of the art' dentistry

   

Making an appointment

We are able to currently see new NHS and Private patients

To book for an appointment or talk to one of our receptionists for advice, please ring

Receptionist

01206 391065

(please note that we no longer use the old '0844' number following patient feedback

The emergency out of hours number for NHS is 111 and privately 0800 2545124

Manningtree care plans

Manningtree Care Plan At Manningtree Dental Practice, we believe that the best way of making treatment affordable, without compromising our high quality of care, is to offer you membership of our own Manningtree Care Plan.