At Smiles centre, we are working really hard to enable us to open up our dental practice as soon as we possibly can. That said, we understand that some of our patients will not want to be visiting the dentist just yet, that is absolutely understandable, we will be ready to serve you as soon as feel confident that it is safe to do so.
Swindon Dentist to Reopen After Covid Facing Unprecedented Costs
We also have our own complications to overcome in the reopening, we will not be able to operate as much clinical time as our appointment times need to spread out with gaps in between appointments, we also have to factor in the cost of additional PPE. At present, we need to order over £8,000 and expect an ongoing cost of £4,000 to £5,000 per month.
As we continue to make plans, we would really appreciate your input, if you could answer the following two questions, it would help us enormously
If Smiles Centre reopened 1st June 2020, would you be confident attending an appointment? Live
- No, It is too soon15% 95 / 633
- Yes, but only if I need an emergency treatment25% 163 / 633
- Yes, but only if additional PPE is being used and precautions have been implemented59% 377 / 633
To Help Us Overcome the Financial Burden, We Are Considering Applying a £15 PPE charge to Some Appointments
To ensure the safety of all our staff and patients, would you be prepared to pay an additional fee per appointment? Live
- No38% 222 / 581
- Yes19% 116 / 581
- Yes but £15 is too much42% 247 / 581
Thank you for taking part in our survey, it will help us form our plan to reopen our dental practice in Swindon.
If you would like more information about how the coronavirus is affecting dental appointments you can check out the latest NHS info guidance at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
If you have any questions, you can request a callback and one of the team will be in touch, there is a form on our contact page here. Alternatively, you can call our main reception number 01793 722266 and leave a voicemail with your details.