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Phased opening of dental practices

8th June 2020 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

Dental practices in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will begin opening from today (8 June 2020) but patients should contact their practice to check arrangements.

Those able to open will be prioritising patients with the most urgent need. Patients should contact their dental practice and should only visit their practice if they have been advised to do so.

If you need help from a dentist:
 contact your dental practice by phone or email.
 you will be given advice or offered an appointment if appropriate.
 for urgent dental care you can also use the NHS 111 online service.

People told to visit their dental practice may notice some changes have been made to keep patients and dental teams safe. All practices will be observing social distancing and hygiene rules. Additionally, dental teams may also be wearing different protective equipment to what patients are used to seeing.

The range of treatments on offer may be different to what patients received previously and treatments offered may vary from practice to practice. This will depend on the staff and equipment available at the time and is in place to ensure the safety of patients and the dental team.

For the latest health information:
 Download and use the NHS App to access NHS services using a smartphone or tablet.
 Use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service for advice on what to do if you have Coronavirus symptoms. Only call NHS 111 direct if advised to do so by the online service or if you do not have access to the online service.
 Stay updated on latest advice about Coronavirus using the NHS.uk website.

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