Emergency and routine dental care
The government has advised all dental practices that they will be able to open from the 8th June, but only if they have the necessary safety systems in place. Not all dental practices on the Isle of Wight will be able to open on the 8th June as they may need longer to obtain the PPE, specialist face masks and safety equipment that they need to protect themselves and patients.
Even when dental practices re-open, they will prioritise emergency care, so routine appointments may not be available for some time.
We have been informed that the two emergency dental hubs on the Island will carry on treating people who require emergency dental care. They will be able to support people who require emergency treatment and whose dental practice is not open yet, but people must be referred via a dental practice. They will also be available to take referrals from dental practices that are open, but who are unable to provide aerosol generating procedures.