In line with Government guidelines, we’re pleased to say that our practices are open again to care for you and your smiles.
May we ask that you don’t visit your local practice in-person without a pre-arranged appointment first – it’s for everyone’s safety.
If you’re after some help and advice, we’ve created a series of guides on how to look after your oral health during COVID-19 which you can find in the Our COVID-19 Safety Charter.
Take care and stay safe.
We’re delighted that all our practices are open again for face-to-face care.
We appreciate you may be nervous about visiting us and know you’ll have questions, so we’ve put together some FAQs to help both existing and new-to-Smiles patients.
Yes. We are open again for regular care. Please see the footer of this page for the latest opening times and contact information. We kindly ask that you do not visit Quay Dental in-person without a pre-arranged appointment. We’ve been working hard to put extra safety measures in place to keep patients and practice teams safe. Please see this COVID-19 safety charter for more information.
Yes. Please contact your local practice to make a booking as you need to have an appointment before you arrive. We’ll be asking every patient that visits us to follow a few simple steps – our teams will explain everything to you when you book. Please also read our COVID-19 safety charter for a summary of all the additional new measures we have put in place to keep you safe.
Yes we’re welcoming new patients. Please contact your local practice to make an appointment.
Yes, it is safe to be treated. Social distancing measures are in place, robust PPE (personal protective equipment) is being used, and enhanced infection control measures have been implemented. Please see our COVID-19 safety charter for more information on how we’re keeping you and our practice teams safe.
Following the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve taken the essential decision to put extra patient protection measures in place based on the best available evidence and international opinion. It’s to ensure your safety so you can continue to visit our dentists with full peace of mind.
So, when you next come into practice, there will be some additional safety enhancements – find out more in our COVID-19 safety charter.
We’ll be asking every patient that visits us to follow a few simple steps – our team will explain everything to you when you book.
To protect you and our team, there are a number of new safety measures we’ve introduced and would like you to follow if visiting our practice. Please see our COVID-19 safety charter for further information.
Our priority is to see patients as soon as we can, at a time that suits you. Please give us a call to book an appointment and we will see you as soon as we can.
Let’s face it, not many people look forward to going to the dentist and that’s without the extra complexity of COVID-19. So we completely understand you may be more nervous about visiting the dentist than normal.
The truth is, your visit will be different. There will be more safety measures in place and consequently, our practices will feel more ‘clinical’. Our dentists, hygienists and nurses will be wearing more safety clothing and face wear, and our reception teams will be behind screens and wearing masks too. We’ll also ask you to use hand sanitiser and wear a face mask while in practice (these will be provided), but it’s only for everyone’s protection.
Of course in reality, underneath the protective equipment, it’s still the same practice team providing your dental care.
If your child is visiting the dentist, then we suggest you have a chat with them beforehand to explain that things might be a little different than last time they visited. But explain that there’s absolutely nothing to worry about. You could run through some of the simple steps to follow when visiting the practice to help them to understand what’s going to happen.
Most appointments last between 15-30 minutes and it’s important to maintain good oral health. Please let the practice know if you’re particularly anxious, and they will do their best to look after you once you arrive.
If you’re mid-way through treatment, please call your local practice who will advise you of the best next steps.
If you have a dental emergency, please call your local practice to book an appointment. If you’re not currently a patient at the practice you can still call us on 091 565 068. Please do not arrive at the practice without an appointment, as we’ll be unable to see you. Patients should visit A&E if they have jaw swelling that is causing difficulty in breathing or swallowing, uncontrolled bleeding, or facial trauma.
Whether you’re an existing or new patient, if you’re experiencing acute pain or a dental emergency, please call us on 091 565 068 and one of our dentists will advise you what to do next.
When you make an appointment, please let the team know you fall into the ‘cocoon’ category and what, if any, extra assistance you need when you visit.
You may also be reassured to know that we’ve introduced extra safety measures to keep everyone as safe as possible – please take a look at our COVID-19 safety charter for full details.
If you’d rather not visit us in practice, our practice is still providing telephone support and advice, so give us a call and one of our dentists will do their best to help you.
If the dentist offers you a prescription over the phone, this will be sent to your local pharmacy, and another person can collect this on your behalf.
The health, wellbeing and safety of our patients, their families and our people remain our top priority at Quay Dental. We’d like to thank our patients for their understanding during these unusual times.
The latest opening status of our practice can be found at: Keeping COVID-19 Safe hub.
We have introduced new safety measures in practice, please see our COVID-19 safety charter for more information.