Updated Patient Information during Covid-19 epidemic
The UK government has recently announced that all dental practices can now return to more normal ways of operating for routine dental care. Stringent safeguards are in place for the health and safety of the public and the dental team.
At Select Orthodontics we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. We have worked really hard to put in place the required changes to open safely for everyone.
We will be prioritizing emergency treatments but routine appointments for orthodontic patients can now be offered.
If you have a dental emergency or require your routine dental examination, then please contact your own dentist.
When you attend the surgery you must expect some big changes in the way we manage your visit.
You will have to complete a comprehensive list of questions regarding your dental problem and your medical health, especially in relation to the on-going Covid-19 epidemic. We will email these to you via our data secure online portal, please note that we must have these details before attending your appointment, otherwise we will be unable to see you.
Please be tolerant of these questions, they are for your benefit.
When you attend:
- Please wear a face mask/face covering when attending your appointment.
- If you usually pay for your treatment, payment in advance over the telephone is required.
- You will be asked to attend alone, unless the appointment is for a small child, or you are a carer/chaperone for a vulnerable adult.
- If the appointment is for a child, please only bring that one child.
- For child orthodontic patients, if possible, we request that the parent remains outside the practice or waits in a car.
- Please do not bring any bags in with you.
- You must attend the surgery on time.
- On your arrival outside the surgery, you must wait in your car and make contact with the surgery by telephoning the surgery. We will tell you when to come to the door and then we will be able to let you in.
- You will be asked to use hand-gel, or alternatively to wash your hands. The patient toilet will not be available, so please use your own toilet before travelling.
- The practice will be observing a strict 2m Social Distancing policy, please be mindful of this if you come across any member of the public or staff in the reception area.
- You will be taken straight into the surgery where the dentist will need to confirm answers to some of the questions already asked.
- Please be mindful that we had to cancel over one thousand dental appointments during the first lockdown period. We will aim to get back to a more service as soon as possible, but at the moment our waiting times for appointments are a lot longer.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING
The Select Orthodontics Team
Call us today: 01642 246280 (Middlesbrough) | 01429 865290 (Seaton Carew)
Nigel completed his dental training in Leeds and his specialist orthodontic training in Newcastle. He then completed a further period of higher orthodontic training in Manchester. He has been a specialist in orthodontics since 1991 and from 1996 to 2009 he worked as a consultant orthodontist at The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough and The University Hospital of Hartlepool. In 2013, Nigel was awarded The Special Service Award from the British Orthodontic Society for services to Orthodontics. Until recently, he worked one day a week as a Consultant Orthodontist in The Dental Hospital in Newcastle-Upon -Tyne.
Sandy obtained a BSc in Molecular Biology followed by a Masters in Biomedical Sciences from King’s College, London. She qualified in Dentistry with honours from Leeds in 2003. She completed her orthodontic training in 2011 and worked as a lecturer at The Leeds Dental Institute before joining the practice in Middlesbrough in 2012.
Helen qualified as a dentist from Newcastle University in 2010 and worked in the North East of England for 3 years in general dentistry, hospital dentistry and oral and maxillofacial surgery. After discovering a passion for orthodontics, she undertook a three year full–time specialist training programme at Newcastle Dental Hospital and has been awarded her Membership in Orthodontics at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. As part of her training, she completed a Masters in Orthodontics at Newcastle University, graduating with distinction. Helen is now on the Orthodontic Specialist List and is a member of the British Orthodontic Society.
Jonathan studied Dentistry at Newcastle Dental Hospital and graduated in 1998. He gained further experience in a variety of dental specialties post-graduation, prior to embarking on the 3 year specialist training in orthodontics in the North East of England, gaining a Masters Degree which he passed with Merit. He passed his M Orth R.C.S. in 2004 and is a registered specialist with the General Dental Council. Jonathan has also undertaken a further two years of training in the management of complex multidisciplinary orthodontic patients, passing his fellowship examination in orthodontics in 2007.
Jonathan is a NHS Consultant Orthodontist at Newcastle Dental Hospital and is a certified Invisalign practitioner.
Jonathan is actively involved in teaching and training of undergraduates and postgraduates at Newcastle Dental hospital. He is also active member, examiner and advisor to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Andrew completed his dental training in Newcastle and qualified in 1986. He worked as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at The James Cook University Hospital from 1997 to 2009. He is a partner in a general dental practice on Borough Road in Middlesbrough. Andrew has recently completed a three year course in orthodontics and has successfully passed his Diploma in Primary Care Orthodontics exam from The Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Tim completed his dental training in Newcastle and qualified in 1986. He worked as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at The James Cook University Hospital from 1997 to 2009. He owns a general dental practice in Seaton Carew.
Meg completed her dental training in 1988. She has worked as a clinical assistant in orthodontics at The James Cook University Hospital and also in general dental practice in Seaton Carew.
Lisa worked for many years as a dental nurse at orthodontic practices around the region and also at James Cook University Hospital. She qualified as an orthodontic therapist at The Royal College of Surgeons in 2011.