Welcome to the Village Dental Practice, Skewen 

 

 

Advice on the management of commonly occuring dental problems during Covid-19 restrictions can be found by clicking on this link.

 

Please click here for an audio message on the benefits of maintaining your Dpas registration during coronavirus restrictions.(27/4/2020)

 

 Please click on this link for a video message from Practice Principal, John Vaughan, about service provision during the current Covid-19 restrictions. 

 

As part of the Governments response to minimise the spread of Covid-19 infections, as we are now well into the "Red Phase", we have been stopped from providing any aerosol producing treatments in the general practice environment. Unforunately, this includes the vast majority of routine dental treatments (probably all except very simple extractions).

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 new guidelines. If after assessment you are not suitable for treatment in general practice environment, you will be directed to the appropriate treatment pathway. A central emergency treatment centre has now been set up to see patients infected (or suspected of being infected) with Covid-19, or those require Aeorosol Generating Procedures. 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). As you will likely be aware from the news, life saving PPE is at an absolute premium so the criteria for treatment at the emergency clinic is understandably very stringent.

PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT THE PRACTICE WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT. ADMITTANCE IS NOW STRICTLY BY PRIOR APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Rest assured, we will continue to do our utmost to cater for your oral health needs as best we can, whilst working within the guidelines proposed to keep patients, staff and the public at large as safe as possible.

 Please do not hesitate to telephone us with any questions, queries or concerns you may have over urgent problems, oral hygiene advice, your dental care in general, Dpas membership and the service we continue to provide during this unprecidented time.

We apologise for the inevitable inconvenience and disruption to service provision this directive will cause, and thank you in anticipation for your understanding and patience during this trying time.

 

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 26/5/2020