Update 30 March 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Update 30 March 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Situation

The health, well being and safety of our patients, their families and our people is our priority and always will be.

Direct Access For Dental Care Has Been Suspended until  further notice across the country. Following guidance from our governing bodies and Public Health England, our practices are now closed until further notice.

Unfortunately we are no longer able to see patients face to face and to carry out ANY physical dental care. Nevertheless we are available to give telephone support and advice for on-going treatment or dental emergencies for example severe pain, swelling or trauma. If you have a dental emergency, the patients of our Blandford practice please contact us on 01258 450019, and patients of our Dorchester practice please contact the practice on 01305 265408If you are a new patient to us, please call the practice of your choice and convenience. Leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. You will be triaged by a member of our team who will ask a series of questions to determine the nature of your emergency and the most appropriate way forward. Alternatively you could send us an email at info@national.dental. If you wish to chat with us a member of our team will also be available to chat with you through facebook messenger chat.

Please visit the gov Coronavirus information website for more details

As you are aware, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, and new information is always being released. The Government guidance for dentistry is no different – and is constantly being updated to reflect the latest situation to ensure people are kept safe and well. We understand the importance of offering a healthcare service to our patients, so in line with Government advice, we  will keep you updated on the reopening of our practices.

Best wishes from the entire Staff team at National Dental.

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COVID-19: We open are during lockdown ~ Read more...

National Dental is open during lockdown subject to government guidance.

We are now providing almost the full range of our services again with all the necessary precautions and procedures in place.

The safety of our patients and staff is our main priority. We are taking all necessary precautions that our regulatory bodies are advising in order to make our practices a safe place for you to visit.

We are open throughout lockdown subject to government guidance.

We kindly ask all patients NOT to attend the Practice without a pre- booked appointment.

You might find a few of our regular procedures changed due to current circumstances, including your temperature being checked upon arrival by our friendly reception staff member.

On your first contact you will be sent a Medical and COVID-19 questionnaire, we kindly ask that you fill this out and return it to us either via email, in the post or bring it with you on the day of your appointment. Please arrive a few minutes prior to your appointment and wear a face mask at all times until you are in the dental chair. We also ask that you sanitise your hands immediately upon arrival.

Please bring minimal belongings into the Practice, we suggest that you just bring along necessary items that you can fit in your pockets.

We ask that you don’t touch any surfaces unnecessarily whilst in the Practice.

We do have toilet facilities, but kindly ask that you refrain from using them if possible.

Unless you are bringing a carer or bringing your children to an appointment, we ask that every Patient attend on their own.

It might be necessary to ask you to wait in your car or outside the practice if there are 2 or more patients in the practice already, as we are strictly adhering to social distancing rules.

Patients should not attend an appointment if they have been in contact with anyone who might have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 14 days, or if you or anyone in your household have a continuous cough, high temperature or a loss of taste or smell. If in doubt, please call us on 01258 450019 or 01305 265408′