It’s a dentist but not as we know it!

CDS has produced an easy read guide for patients visiting their Urgent Dental Care Centres.

Dentists and dental nurses who are wearing full PPE to ensure their own and patient safety, were concerned that their unusual appearance could alarm patients when they may already be in pain and feeling anxious.  The leaflet is in easy read format and shows patients what the clinical team will look like in PPE.

It also explains how the appointment will be different than usual, with patients asked to wait in their cars, be escorted directly to the clinic and asked to wear a mask, and about a pre-appointment telephone consultation.

Patients also have the opportunity to tell us anything they are anxious about or think we should know, to make the visit less stressful.