Welcome to the Village Dental Practice, Skewen 

 

Covid Alert Level Update - 28/1/2022

From 28th January 2022, Wales will return to Covid Alert Level 0 (Zero). Further details on the restrictions can be found at https://gov.wales/covid-19-alert-levels.

Despite these changes we are still operating at a significantly reduced capacity (approximately 30% of pre covid) as we comply with the 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. If you have received your routine dental examination in the last 6-12 months, your dentist may suggest a longer period until your next check-up (if clinically indicated) to allow us to see other patients who have yet to be seen since the pandemic.

 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 really appreciate your on-going patience during this extremely 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 discuss these with you. 

 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  (please call as early as possible and before 3pm to ensure same day triage and advice) where you will be assessed, advised and offered an appointment if appropriate to do so under the current guidelines. 

 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. 

Omicron Variant Update - 17/12/2021

The clinical data regarding the Omicron variant of Covid-19 it that it is highly transmissable (up to 70x greater than Delta) and is more transmissable in the early stages of infection (day 1 or 2) than previous strains. This, combined with the fact that for many people it is presenting with symptoms indistinguishable from colds/ flu (runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache) and also diarrhoea, nausea and vomiting, the current guidance for dental practices in Wales is to postpone routine appointments if patients display any of these symptoms. This will be picked up at a pre-appointment screening but please contact us in advance of attending the surgery if you develop any of theses symptoms, or those previously more commonly associated with Covid-19 (persistant cough, change to taste or smell, fever). If after a remote assessment it is decided your appointment needs to go ahead (as in the case of emergencies) we will arrange for additional measures to be put in place to protect our other patients and staff, and ensure the provision of your care in as safe a way as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and thank you for your continued understanding during these challangeing times.

 

Covid-19 Update

 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 less "fallow" or down time between patients to allow aearosols to settle before cleaning. 

 

 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.

  

 

 

 General Information

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 and we will be happy to help with any queries you may have.

 

 

last updated 28/01/2022