Coronavirus (COVID-19) Notice

The Government has recently advised the public to stay at home, and for dentists to avoid aerosol-generating treatments. In practical terms, this is most of the things that we would do. In view of this, we are cancelling all routine check-up and treatment appointments for the foreseeable future.

We are operating on an emergency-only basis on weekday mornings. Without high-protection PPE, this does put our staff and patients at some degree of risk.

If you have an urgent need for treatment and no-one in your household is symptomatic, please call 01784 253140 as early as possible in the morning for us to triage you and offer advice or an appointment if necessary.

Cheque-ing Out

When I first took over the practice in 1999, it was very common for patients to pay by cheque. At that time we were unable to take card payments so this is not surprising.

However, in common with many other businesses, the number of cheque transactions has fallen dramatically in the last couple of years. We now only receive 2-3 cheques per week. This means that the work involved in banking them has become disproportionate to the value usually involved. Also, the banks have ceased the cheque guarantee scheme and so they are more risky to us than other methods.

It has been decided that with effect from 2nd January 2014, we will cease accepting cheques. This delay will allow us to tell those of our patients who currently pay this way about the change.

We are keen to accept cash payments instead and able to accept payments by most debit and credit cards for larger amounts.