Practice News

Coronavirus: Are dentists open during the lockdown?

Thousands of people in England are potentially unable to access urgent dental services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Dental Association (BDA) told the BBC that dentists in England are being bombarded by calls from patients in real pain, but there is often nowhere to send them.

Date

April 08

Coronavirus: Are dentists open during the lockdown?

At the moment, all routine dental care has stopped as per advice from the UK Government and BDA (British Dental Association).

'Dental check-ups and treatments that involve close contact between the dentist and patient should not take place. Also, dentists and their teams have to avoid using tools like drills and the ones used for scales and polishes. This is to prevent them from catching the virus from an infected patient and passing it on to other patients.' - BDA

Thousands of people in England are potentially unable to access urgent dental services in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The British Dental Association (BDA) told the BBC that dentists in England are being bombarded by calls from patients in real pain, but there is often nowhere to send them.

Read the full story from the BBC

What happens if you need to see a dentist?

All Damira practices will continue to stay open for telephone emergency advice for their registered NHS and private patients.

We will soon be launching a new video consultation service that will make it easier than ever to receive professional dental assessment, guidance and advice.

Patients will also have access to an online order service that allows dental prescriptions to be sent directly to their local pharmacy.

If you are interested in this new service, email [email protected] and be the first to know when this service launches.

Our main aim of this service is to support patients’ oral health needs in this unprecedented time.

Stay safe.