Welcome to the Village Dental Practice, Skewen
9/11/2020 - End of "Firebreak lockdown".
Mon 9th November 2020 sees us emerging from a two week national "firebreak lockdown". Whilst this means we can provide routine as well as essential treatments, the strict new protocols set out by Welsh Assembly Government for dental practices will be in place for the foreseeable future.
These guidelines are in place to make the provision of dental care as safe as possible for both patients and staff.
Over the last few months we have worked hard to install a new mechanical air extraction system in each of the practices four surgeries. This changes the air in the surgery many times an hour, effectively diluting any potential contaminants released during treatments. Not only does this make your visit safer, it means that we now have capacity to see more patients as we require 20-40 minutes downtime after treatments instead of the previous 100 minutes.
Despite these changes we are still operating at a significantly reduced capacity (approximately 30% of pre covid) as we comply with the updated regulatory frameworks incepted due to the pandemic. Unfortunately this means there may be unavoidable delays in the provision of some of your routine care such as examinations.
Please be assured that we are available for advice and same day emergency treatment for our registered patients as we have been throughout the pandemic. We appreciate your on-going patience during this challenging period.
If you have any questions regarding your oral health, treatments or registration, please give us a call so a member of our team can help you.
We now have a system available where patients can complete some paperwork such as Medical History forms online prior to your appointment. This will reduce your time at the practice and help us make your visit more "Covid Secure". For further information please click on the "Patient Portal" tab in the top navigation bar on this page.
If you require urgent care (pain, swelling, bleeding etc) please telephone us on 01792 814734 (during our altered opening hours of 9-5 Mon-Fri) where you will be assessed, advised and offered an appointment if appropriate to do so under the current guidelines. If after assessment you are not suitable for treatment in general practice environment, you will be directed to the appropriate treatment pathway. Emergency treatment centres have been set up to see patients infected (or suspected of being infected) with Covid-19. Appointments must be made by referral through your dentist after assessment, and are strictly for the most urgent of cases only, that can not be managed by other means (such as analgesics or antibiotics).
PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT THE PRACTICE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. ADMITTANCE IS NOW STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY.
Please visit this website frequently for news and updates. For additional information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) please click on the link under Practice Info on the right hand side of this page.
Based in the heart of Skewen, just off the M4, The Village Dental Practice has been providing quality care for families in the surrounding communities for over 40 years.
We realise that many people are anxious about a visit to the dentist. With this in mind we do our best to make you feel at ease in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. We always start by getting to know you, and what concerns you may have about your dental care.
As an independent practice, we have our own dental plan in place, which enables our patients to budget for all their routine dental needs. Any costs will be fully discussed prior to treatment being provided, and backed up with a written treatment plan.
Children under the age of 18 are cared for under the NHS. We also provide NHS treatment to residents of some local nursing homes registered with us for ongoing care.
If you would like any further information about the practice or would like to make an appointment, please call our reception team on 01792 814734, or email us and we will be happy to help with any queries you may have.
last updated 17/11/2020