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08.06.2020 - PHASED RE-OPENING

We are pleased to announce that we will be reopening the surgery in a phased way, starting on June 15th.

The health and safety of our staff and patients is paramount. To comply with guidance set out by NHS England, there will be changes to the way which we run our services:

Our hours of work will be 9am-6pm, Monday to Friday.

To facilitate social distancing rules, appointments will be spaced out, limiting the number of patients we can see each day.

All appointments will need to be pre-booked, following a phone consultation with one of our dentists.

Urgent dental care is our current priority. Routine check-ups, cosmetic dentistry, laser, and whitening services will be suspended.

Walk-in emergency services will be suspended, and our main entrance will remain closed. Only patients with appointments will be allowed in the building.

On arrival, all patients will be required to use the handwashing and hand-sanitizing facilities available.

A set of COVID-19 health screening questions will be asked prior to booking and on arrival in the surgery.

To support the principles of social distancing, we ask that all patients attend alone (where possible), arrive at their appointment time (not earlier), and make payment by card or contactless.

For patients who are vulnerable, or have been advised to shield, please make sure to let the practice know. Depending on the circumstances, we may need to refer you for treatment elsewhere.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!


29.05.2020 - COVID-19 UPDATE

The latest advice from NHS England is that dental surgeries can commence to re-open from the 8th of June onward. We are making preparations to re-open over the next couple of weeks.
 
However, there are many additional social distancing and infection control measures that need to be put in place. We also need to make sure that a sufficient supply of PPE is available. These factors will determine our capacity to see patients, the type of services we can offer, and the kind of treatments that will be prioritised during our first few weeks back.
 
In the meantime, we are still closed for face-to-face treatments and cannot book appointments yet. We remain available for urgent advice via the contact details below.


Telephone and email consultation, and triaging services, will continue to be a part of our booking process for the next few months. 


We kindly ask for your patience and understanding as we prepare to re-open, and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!




 31.03.2020 - FOLLOWING ADVICE FROM NHS ENGLAND, WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND UNABLE TO OFFER FACE-TO-FACE APPOINTMENTS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

FOR EMERGENCY DENTAL ADVICE DURING BUSINESS HOURS, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA THE DETAILS BELOW:


PHONE: 0207 229 6622

EMAIL: INFO@ARCHANGELCLINIC.CO.UK

WHATSAPP BUSINESS: 07961552791


FOR OUT-OF-HOURS URGENT DENTAL CARE, PLEASE CALL NHS 111.

WE WILL AIM TO RESPOND AS SOON POSSIBLE. THANK YOU!

 


30.03.2020    COVID-19 UPDATE  

The practice will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY

with reduced opening hours of 10am - 2pm

 

Please DO NOT attend if you have: a cough; fever; new shortness of breath; flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with a diagnosis of coronavirus.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 . Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.


DENTAL TREATMENTS 

  1. For the time being, THE PRACTICE WILL BE PROVIDING URGENT CARE ONLY!
  2. All routine NHS work is SUSPENDED until further notice!
  3. Where possible, we will arrange a call with one of our dentists for a telephone consultation.
  4. FOR OUT OF HOURS URGENT DENTAL CARE, PLEASE CALL NHS 111

Patients who require urgent care are those requiring attention for:

  • Severe dental and facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter pain-killers;
  • Dental and soft tissue acute infection/abcess/swelling
  • Trauma - for example knocking out a tooth

What is NOT considered an urgent dental problem?

  • Patients not in pain;
  • Loose or dislodged crowns and bridges, chipped tooth without pain, broken veneers, etc
  • Broken or fallen fillings.
  • Patients with broken dentures or who require teeth to be added to their existing dentures;
  • Patients with hospital referral letters;
  • Patients requiring permanent restorations;
  • Non traumatic problems with orthodontic appliances (dislodged or lost retainers);
  • Patients who have no significant pathology;
  • Requiring surgical extractions (wisdom teeth) and are not in pain

 

ALL OTHER URGENT QUERIES

  1. Queries can be emailed to info@archangelclinic.co.uk
  2. You can also contact the practice via our WhatsApp Business number – 07961552791


 


20.03.2020 - IMPORTANT NOTICE

Due to the CORONAVIRUS outbreak in the UK and London the practice will be taking additional precautions and temporary extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of our patients and staff.

The following changes are implemented with immediate effect.

The practice will be open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays ONLY

with reduced opening hours of 10am-1pm and 2pm-4pm

 

Please DO NOT attend if you have: a cough; fever; new shortness of breath; flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with a diagnosis of coronavirus.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19 . Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

 

FOR ALL PATIENTS WISHING TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

1)       We will be implementing a pre-screening process over the phone where all patients will be asked a few medical questions in order to identify potential coronavirus cases.

2)       Please be advised that your regular or preferred dentists may not be available on the day of your appointment. We do our best to arrange suitable appointments with your treating dentist, however these are exceptional circumstances and the situation in the practice evolves daily, just like in the rest of the city.

3)       New patients wishing to register with the practice are asked to email info@archangelclinic.co.uk for further information.

4)       Where possible, we will arrange a call with one of our dentists for a telephone consultation.

 

DENTAL TREATMENTS

1)       For the time being, the practice will continue to provide urgent dental treatments.

2)       Routine NHS work will be provided only for the cases where it cannot be delayed – such as ongoing treatments and essential procedures.

3)       All non-essential and cosmetic dental work is SUSPENDED until further notice! This means we will not be providing treatments such as routine check-ups, scale and polish, whitening, laser.

4)       FOR OUT OF HOURS URGENT DENTAL CARE, PLEASE CALL CONTACT NHS 111

 

PATIENTS WITH REFERRALS

Please be advised that hospital referral waiting lists have been paused for 6 weeks. This means that while you will be offered an appointment, but at a much later date. Updates on non-urgent referrals are currently not possible.

 

ALL OTHER URGENT QUERIES

1)       All patient and other queries can be emailed to info@archangelclinic.co.uk We monitor this mailbox daily and aim to respond within 48 hours

2)       You can also contact the practice via our WhatsApp Business number – 07961552791. Please note that this number is for urgent messages only. Calls will not be accepted.

 

The practice continues to follow strict infection control procedures and we strongly encourage all patients and visitors to use the hand sanitiser dispensers available throughout the practice.

Thank you for your cooperation!

 


17 MARCH 2020 - CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Dear Patients and Visitors,

Below is updated advice and information on coronavirus prevention:

As of today, we will be implementing a pre-screening process over the phone where all patients calling for an appointment will be asked a few medical and travel history questions in order to identify potential coronavirus cases.

Please DO NOT attend if you have: a cough; fever; new shortness of breath; flu-like symptoms or have been in contact with anyone with a diagnosis of coronavirus. NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do. Please visit https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

The practice continues to follow strict infection control procedures and we strongly encourage all patients and visitors to use the hand sanitiser dispensers available throughout the practice.

Thank you for your cooperation!


6 December 2019 - CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING TIMES


Dear patients and visitors,

Please be advised that the practice will be CLOSED from 24/12/2019 - 01/01/2020. We will reopen with our regular business hours on Thursday, 02/01/2020.

The team at Archangel Clinic wishes you all a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

Please make note of the contact details listed below, should you require urgent care during the Holidays:

For OUT OF HOURS emergency care during this period, please contact the NHS on 111.

For dental emergencies during business hours, please contact our buddy practice, Imperial College Dental Surgery on 020 7589 6623.

WHAT CONSTITUTES A DENTAL EMERGENCY:

  •    Severe dental and facial pain not controlled by over-the-counter pain-killers;
  •     Dental and soft tissue acute infection/abcess/swelling
  •     Trauma - for example knocking out a tooth

Please go to A&E or call 999 immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Uncontrollable bleeding following dental extractions;
  • Rapidly increasing swelling around the throat or eye;
  • Severe trauma to the face and jaws


29 October 2018 - NOVEMBER: MOUTH CANCER ACTION MONTH

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month and we are committed to raising awareness. While mouth cancers are more common in people over 40, particularly men, ANYONE can be affected. Research shows that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women. 

Mouth cancer can often be spotted in its early stages during a thorough mouth examination. Many people with mouth cancer go to their dentist or doctor too late. This is why we encourage our patients to have regular check ups and discuss any concerns they may have with the dentist. 

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES? 

  • Alcohol and tobacco consumption greatly increase the risk of mouth cancer. 
  • Over-exposure to sunlight can increase the risk of cancer of the lips. 
  • Recent reports link mouth cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV) as well. 
  • Poor diet can also be a deciding factor. 

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS? 

  • red or white patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue
  • a lump 
  • ulcers
  • persistent pain in the mouth
  • unexplained bleeding or numbness in the mouth
  • Teeth that become loose for no obvious reason. 

If your dentist finds something unusual they will refer you to a specialist consultant at a hospital, who will carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and throat. 

If mouth cancer is spotted early, the chances of a cure are good, and the smaller the area or ulcer the better the chance of a cure. So be #MOUTHAWARE this November and have a chat with your dentist if you have any questions.


12 September 2018 - BACK TO SCHOOL DENTAL TIPS

A dental examination is as important as regular health checks and should be a regular part of back-to-school preparations. 

Your child's back-to-school checklist should include:

  • Regular dental examinations to diagnose and treat or prevent dental problems. 
  • Regular brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing. Head for the dental care aisle when you're out shopping for notebooks, binders and pencils. 
  • Eating healthy lunches and snacks. Cut back on sugary foods and soft drinks. 
  • Wearing a properly fitted mouth-guard while participating in organised sports, PE classes or playground activities. 

Your dentist can help with advice and guidance, so please do not hesitate to ask.