As you may be aware, there has been an increase in Coronavirus or COVID-19 infections. Luckily, we have not had any cases in Luton, or indeed Bedfordshire yet. However, it is important that we take all precautions and as a dental practice committed to patient safety, we have been taking extra care to make sure our cross-infection protocol exceeds the requirements.
We already have hand sanitiser gels outside the surgeries and waiting rooms and we encourage all patients to use them liberally. We make sure that in addition to the daily cleaning of the entire practice, we take extra care to wipe all door handles regularly. We already clean all the surfaces between patients and use many disposable materials.
According to Public Health England, the steps that we can all take to prevent the spread of infection include: