The Chief Dental Officer has instructed all dental practices in England that they can no longer see patients in person to protect both patient and team health. Drills and other high-speed tools used in routine dentistry create a high amount of ‘spray’ (which is why all our dentists use protective clothing and equipment when you see them). COVID-19 has a seven-day period before symptoms show. If an infected but asymptomatic patient (person who is infected but not showing any symptoms) had a routine procedure the spray generated could infect the dentist and the nurse and patients entering the room later in the same day. For this reason the Chief Dental Officer has decided it is not safe for dental practices to treat any patients at this time as we all work to get the spread of coronavirus under control. We hope that these changes are short lived and look forward to welcoming you back to the practice in the near future. Thank you for your understanding at this unprecedented time. If we can be of help please do call us and we will do our best to be of assistance.