Dear patients, We hope you are all keeping safe and well. As you are aware, we have been back to providing dental services for some time now however we are still receiving an unprecedented amount of phone and email enquiries from both existing and new patients with problems since we reopened. This has meant our…Read more »
The Government has advised that medical (and dental) appointments should continue to take place throughout the lockdown period shortly due to commence and accordingly we would like to reassure you that we will remain open and that we will not be closing the practice from Thursday.
If you have a dental emergency, please contact us, and we will help you through the next steps.
On the day of your appointment:
When you arrive at the practice, please call on 01635 40311 to inform us you have arrived.
Please arrive on time for your appointment, you will be required to wait in your car or outside on the seat provided so please do not arrive too early.
- Please be aware we are experiencing very high call volumes so if you are unable to get through to reception to inform them you have arrived, please come to the front door and ring the doorbell
- Face coverings are compulsory, so please wear a mask to your appointment, if you do not have one, you can purchase one at the practice.
- Please do not wear gloves when attending your appointment at the practice. We ask that any gloves are correctly disposed of prior to entering, as we require all patients to sanitise their hands.
- Following FGDP guidelines, the toilets are currently out of use, so please ensure you go to the toilet and brush your teeth before you travel to the practice.
- Please see webpage below to find your closest public toilet:
Please click on the below link to view our Practice Reopening Policy which outlines all the changes we have made and will hopefully give you an insight of what to expect on the day of your appointment.
Before Your Next Appointment
Please note that visiting The Briars during the COVID-19 pandemic will be a different experience. We have new procedures in place to ensure our patient and staff safety. Before you visit us for your next appointment, you MUST read our Reopening Policy and email us an up to date medical history and COVID screening form. Find the relevant form below:
For all other patients who are either experiencing dental pain that can be managed at home, or are looking for general dental help and advice during this time of isolation, we have provided some helpful resources and updates below, or contact us for further assistance.
Changes to the team Fond Farewell Angie! Last month, After 19 years of working at the practice, our lovely Receptionist Angie is retiring. To say she will be missed is an understatement – not just a colleague to us, but very much part of the Briars family! Happy Retirement Angie!Read more »
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Briars for your upcoming appointments. As you might expect, there have been some changes to our policies and procedures. We would ask that if you have a dental problem at the moment, that you please let us know. As there is still a need to reduce…Read more »
Dear Patients You may have received an email advising that your appointment may need to be canceled, however, we are pleased to advise that we are now in a position to proceed. The guidance for dental treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic is ever-changing and we have some good news – we are now in the…Read more »
Dear patients, We are really pleased to inform you that we reopened the practice on the 27th of May to start to see people with emergency dental problems. We would like to thank you for your patience and support throughout the period of temporary closure and for your on-going support whilst the practice systems get…Read more »
Oral Health Care Dear patients, We hope you are well and keeping safe in these unprecedented times. As you are aware, we have been temporarily unable to provide routine dental treatment or offer face to face care due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. However, the practice is not closed and you are welcome to contact us…Read more »
Dear patients, We are writing to update you in respect of the dental practice. The Government’s Chief Dental Officer has issued guidance to dentists in preparation for the Prime Minister’s statement last night. Accordingly we have temporarily suspended any routine and non-essential dental treatment, and will remain available to provide advice and urgent/emergency dental treatment…Read more »
Dear patients, We are writing to let you know that we are open as usual and carrying on as normal whilst taking any steps to keep ourselves and our patients safe. We understand what a worrying time this is, it goes without saying that COVID-19 has led to a unique and rapidly evolving situation. To…Read more »