Following the latest lockdown down measures announced by the British government on 31st October, we at EvoDental want to clarify the situation regarding treatment and safety for our current patients with appointments booked, and for new patients who may be considering booking their treatment with us in the forthcoming weeks.
As a medical primary care provider, we are still open.
Treatment at EvoDental is within the specific purpose circumstances that you can leave your home, stated on the government website as “for any medical concerns, reasons, appointments and emergencies”. It is important to continue to look after your health and wellbeing even during these uncertain times.
Since returning to routine procedures in June following the first lockdown, we at EvoDental have gone the extra mile to make sure our patients and colleagues feel safe.
We pride ourselves on changing lives. This is what we do, all day, every day. You have waited long enough to change your life and we do not want you to have to wait any longer.
We want to encourage you as patients, that the EvoDental clinics are a safe place to be. Social distancing is being enforced within the clinic, as always, and each patient undergoing surgery will have their own waiting room which has been thoroughly deep cleaned prior to your arrival.
Our Clinics were already adhering to infection control standards and was always a very clean and safe environment. However, we have placed hand sanitisers at entry points and redesigned the patient journey in line with social distancing. We have invested heavily into the appropriate personal protection equipment (PPE) for our staff when carrying out treatment. Our enhanced infection prevention control (IPC) procedures are above NHS guidelines
Not only have we followed Covid-19 guidelines set out by the regulatory authorities, including Public Health England (PHE), we have exceeded them with our own increased measures to ensure that our patients and staff alike are kept safe.
You can read about the proactive steps we already implemented prior to reopening after the first lockdown here:
An abbreviated version of this is below:
- Patient and staff temperatures are taken at Reception upon entry into EvoDental
- Masks are mandatory for everyone
- Hand sanitisers are located in all areas
- A one-way system to manage the flow of patients and staff at EvoDental centres and further minimise interactions
- Individualised Patient Treatment Suites, zero communal waiting areas
- Enhanced PPE protocols for all patient facing EvoTeam members
- Hypochlorous Acid Fogging in every surgery in between treatments
- Radic8™ Virus Killer Air Filtration system in every surgery
Over and above this, we have also limited our staff interaction with other team members by creating ‘bubble workgroups’.
This allows our dedicated teams to work in smaller groups, further minimising interactions and making management of infection control of our already robust processes, even better.
EvoDental employs nearly 50 staff and we are yet to log one positive COVID-19 case. We take our responsibility to our patients and our staff extremely seriously and want you to know that you are in safe hands.
Dentistry has been effectively been managing Infection Prevention Control (IPC) for decades, and COVID-19 is no different.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
For further information relating to coronavirus, please see the links below:
Evodental’s emergency faqs:
Evodental’s Enhanced PPE Measures:
Government latest advice on coronavirus: