November 20, 2020

WE ARE OPEN for your dental care

Further to the Government announcement on Saturday 31st October 2020 regarding the second national lockdown, we are pleased to confirm that Sherwood Dental will remain open during this time. For your reassurance, we will continue to operate our new COVID-19 related patient safety protocols in addition to our normal high level infection control. On this basis, with your current and future healthcare remaining our highest priority, you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments - we look forward to seeing you.

Our commitment to our patient’s health and safety has always been a priority, following the arrival of COVID-19, this is even more vital. Consequently, as with many aspects of our day to day lives post the Corona / COVID-19 lock-down, visiting the dentist will be a little different.

We want to make your visit to us as stress-free as possible whilst following strict Government guidelines. On this basis, please find below a link to download some guidance ahead of your next appointment:


Importantly, as we hope you understand, patients who currently have or are recovering from the virus or are showing symptoms will unfortunately not be able to attend appointments. Please visit the NHS website for guidance if you think you have any symptoms.

As part of our new working practice we now offer video consultation appointments for clients who are looking to start treatments such as teeth straightening. This is a great way for us to do an initial assessment without having to see you in person.

To maintain a sterile environment, the practice will now be clutter-free. We have removed all magazines and refreshments for example, however we are still the same friendly team behind the PPE! Our standard of care is the same as it has always been, and your comfort and safety is paramount.

Prior to your appointment, we will be sending you key information via email, this will contain a link to our online medical form which you will need to complete. If we are unable to carry out all of the recommended Covid 19 checks we will unfortunately have to cancel your appointment.

If you pay for your dental treatment, you will be asked to pay in advance online or over the phone, this will help minimise contact at the practice.

Before leaving home prior to your appointment, please do make sure that you are hydrated, you have brushed your teeth, and used the toilet.

When you arrive, remain in your car, or outside of the practice, and call us to let us know that you’re here. For your safety and that of our staff, the practice doors will be locked. We will let you in when it’s safe to do so. Please bring only what you need to the appointment.

Our team will be wearing extra PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) in the Practice, and when you enter you will be asked to sanitise your hands and we will also record your temperature.

Where possible please attend your appointment alone, we understand that you may require additional assistance or have a young child and if this is the case please do mention this at the time of booking the appointment so we can make specific arrangements if needed.

Otherwise, from this point on your appointment will be much the same as usual, treatment areas are disinfected between each patient and every precaution has been taken so that your safety or that of our staff is not compromised.

We look forward to seeing you all soon. Stay safe, and well.

Kindest regards
Sherwood Dental Team