Coronavirus – Covid-19
A message from Elite Orthodontics to all our patients and their guardians regarding existing appointments
The practice is now closed as of 23.03.20.
In line with the majority of dental practices in London, in view of the guidelines of the Chief Dental Officers of the constituent countries of the UK, and following the recommendations from the numerous UK and worldwide dental organisations and associations, we have taken the difficult decision to close our practice until at least 12 April 2020 in order to protect our patients and our own team.
All appointments until that date have been cancelled. We will have to cancel appointments beyond this date too if the period of national emergency is extended.
We will do our best to contact you as soon as we can when the practice re-opens. During this time, please disregard any appointment or check-up or review reminders which you may receive by text or email. These are sent automatically by our IT system.
The following mobile telephone numbers are only for existing patients of our practice, and they are provided for clinical advice and for any genuine emergencies.
For essential clinical advice, and for orthodontic brace-related emergencies which cause unendurable discomfort, please contact (by text first):
Mrs Kate Grist 07870 234513
( For essential clinical advice, and for general dental emergencies, for child patients of Dr Noushin Attari or Dr Maria Kalkani, please contact (by text first): Mrs Sharon Fitzsimmons 07949 490880 )
We will endeavour to re-book all cancelled appointments as soon as we are able to return to the practice – depending on the availability of human resources.
However, please only attend for your future appointments or accompany patients if you are not symptomatic (no continuous cough, no fever, no shortness of breath, no generalised muscle pain); and only if you have not had close contact with any person who has had a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19. Please do not bring elderly or medically compromised relatives to the practice.
Do not attend for future appointment and consult NHS 111 Online Coronavirus Service for further advice if you fall into one of the following categories:
You have tested positive for the new Coronavirus within the past 60 days, and have not received a definitive negative result following re-testing.
- You have had close contact with anyone who has had a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19.
- You have been asked to self-isolate at the time of the appointment.
- You have had close contact with anyone who has been asked by a medical professional or government representative to self-isolate because they could have caught the virus.
- You have a new continuous cough or high temperature or have any flu-like symptoms.
- If the government has made it a requirement for the public to stay at home and avoid social contact.
The team at Elite Orthodontics wishes all our patients the best at these highly unusual times.
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