Warnings of ‘oral health crisis’ due to millions of missed dental appointments

missed dental appointments

Today, a leading British dental charity has warned BBC News that millions of dental treatments have been missed due to COVID. In fact, dentists have provided around 19 million fewer treatments in England since March this year compared to the same period last year.

Practices are operating at a fraction of their capacity during the pandemic as new Coronavirus regulations mean dentists have had to significantly reduce the numbers they treat, in order to clean the surgery between patients.

The BDA has warned the Government that the reduction in the number of patients seen, and the knock-on effect of dental practices being forced to close, could have a dramatic impact on the patients’ oral health and the country risks “an oral health crisis”.

At CK Dental, we have been invested in our dental clinic to make sure it is as safe as possible for patients. Recently, we installed a new special air filtering system to improve safety. Not only does it have the recommended HEPA filter but the filters are very easy to change and the purifier also has the capacity to filter out 99.97% of pathogens as small as 0.3 microns.

We are also accepting new patients at this time and offer budget payment plans with Denplan Essentials to make treatment more affordable, including two check-ups, two hygienist appointments, and a 10% discount on necessary treatment and insurance.

Call us on 0117 905 9866 to register as a new patient or to find out more about our payment plans.