The below is quoted from our Dental Associations guidebook:
"Essential services are deemed to be any service that is not only taking care of pain and sepsis but also any disease or dental problem that may lead to future pain, sepsis, and any other pathological process. This includes any treatment deemed essential to reduce the risk of further breakdown which may have a deleterious effect on the patient’s future. This does not include any treatment that is deemed elective such as cosmetic procedures or implant procedures that can be put off until such time as we have reduced the risk of cross-contamination of our clinicians and patients. "
To make it simpler to understand, I am now able to perform:
Now more then ever our strict INFECTION CONTROL PROTOCOLS remains! The protocols outlined in my previous email will remain in place and to add:
I wish to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you for your loyalty and patience. I still believe the road ahead will be bumpy, with many unknown scenarios around the corner. We will continue to navigate through this with caution and care, adapting to whatever comes our way.
If you feel you qualify for the above criteria, please contact us on the practice WhatsApp number: 065 547 9413 or WhatsApp me directly on my cell: 082 331 4811. I will then arrange a time to call you and conduct a telephonic consultation to better understand the situation and guide you accordingly.
Should a visit to my surgery be necessary the following will apply:
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me. I know this is an extremely scary time for everyone and perhaps just getting some reassurance about your dental issue may be all you need. I am here to help and will make myself available to answer questions and chat should you need it.
Stay healthy, stay indoors and stay safe.
Dr Marc Sher