CORONAVIRUS UPDATE 29th MAY 2020
Dental practices are beginning to reopen from Monday 8th June 2020. The priority will be to ensure public and patient safety.
Whilst we are observing social distancing, you should continue to telephone your practice, rather than attending in person without an appointment.
The Exeter Orthodontic Practice will look different as it will be operating in a way that observes COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene rules, as part of measures taken to ensure your safety and that of the dental team
The range of treatments you will be offered may be different to that you received before March 25th 2020 and may vary from practice to practice. This will depend on the staff and equipment available to the team at the time.
The dental team may also be wearing different protective equipment to what you are used to seeing.
It will likely be some months before the services return to providing care in a similar manner to that which you previously experienced and will be dependent on the further easing of COVID-19 control measures.
We appreciate that closing the practice has been inconvenient, especially for those who were looking forward to having their braces removed in the near future and we thank you for your understanding. Please do not worry about your teeth too much, braces can be left unsupervised for several weeks or even months in many cases without causing any lasting problems.
If you have a loose bracket you can leave it alone or if it is causing irritation you may be able to remove it by slipping the coloured elastic ring off first If you have a sharp wire please feel free to cut the end off with either a pair of nail clippers or a small pair of wire cutters if you have a set available, please ensure that they are clean first. If you have a serious brace emergency causing pain please 01392 251106 and listen to the answerphone message which will explain what to do.
Established in 1982, the Exeter Orthodontic Practice is independently run with an emphasis on providing high quality, evidence-based orthodontic care for adults and children alike, in an attractive, friendly and comfortable environment.
The four partners are all registered orthodontic specialists with the General Dental Council (G.D.C.). Collectively they have over seventy years of experience and have treated thousands of patients from Exeter and the surrounding area. All of our nurses are either fully qualified or under appropriate training as governed by the G.D.C.
The practice has been recently redesigned and refurbished and has the benefit of a state of the art sterilisation room and digital x-ray facilities. We only use high-quality professional dental laboratories staffed by qualified technicians.
We are delighted that following a thorough procurement process, we have recently been awarded two new NHS orthodontic contracts and we are now able to offer outreach orthodontic assessment appointments in Honiton, Tiverton and Okehampton, please contact our reception team for details.
The practice is monitored by the Care Quality Commission and is highly rated as evidenced by the feedback we receive through NHS Choices and the NHS Friends and Family Test. We are proud to be a member of the British Dental Association’s “Good Practice” scheme.
We would like to thank the patients that have kindly consented to allow us to use their photographs on our website. We would also like to thank James Kimberley who represents American Orthodontics, for doing a brilliant job of looking after us and for allowing us to use some of the company’s professional photographs. We hope that you find this website informative and helpful, if you require additional information or would like to make an appointment, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Website updated: 9th January 2020