Covid Patient Appointment Update
Our plan is to phone and speak to most patients the day before your appointment with us, to assess your covid-19 status and give you a heads up of what to expect when you arrive.
If you are feeling unwell for any reason please do not come into the practice, or if you suspect you have covid-19 please stay at home and follow the NHS guidance.
All patients will be seen by appointment only.
Please make sure you have added Dentist 01392 273472 to your mobile phone contacts list.
Please arrive at the Practice only 5 minutes before your appointment time.
Please remember to bring any paperwork etc you’ve been asked to return.
Please wear a face covering.
Please DO NOT come into the practice, as the door will be locked.
Leave any unnecessary belongings in the car, or at home. We will ask you to leave coats/handbags in an individual sealed box which will be stored behind reception while you are in the surgery.
Attend on your own unless you are a child or need assistance.
Try to arrive cool and calm, don’t run or rush to the appointment as your body temperature will be raised and you may appear feverish.
Only use the toilet if it is urgent. You will be unable to use the bathroom to clean your teeth.
If all is OK you will be invited in and asked to sanitise your hands. Some patients may be asked to wear gloves depending on which surgery we will be using.
The treatment planned will begin.
Once the treatment is finished you will be unable to rinse or spit into the spittoon as this is no longer advised.
You will be escorted from the surgery, wearing your mask +/- gloves.
Any further treatment will be planned carefully and payment will be taken. We may phone you to book other appointments if several are needed, as we need to limit your time at reception.
Unfortunately at this time can we ask that you don’t have long conversations with the receptionist again to reduce the risk of a patient crossover as much as possible.
You will be reunited with your belongings and asked to place your gloves in the bin before leaving.
Thank you for helping us to help you, as all our safety is of paramount importance.
See you soon
All the team at Irish and King.
“Our aim is to offer a friendly and professional service to all of our patients, young and old, in a relaxed environment.”
We are a family friendly practice and encourage parents to introduce their children to regular dental check-ups from an early age. All of our children are seen on the NHS until they turn 18 or 19 if in full time education.
Our aim is to prevent decay by regular check-ups, advice and protective coatings on adult teeth as soon as they can be applied.
As we get older, people sometimes find that their teeth appear a darker colour. This is a natural aging process and once the whitening procedure has been completed the teeth should never return to the darker colour again.
It is also a starting point for all cosmetic cases and smile makeovers. Often brides and grooms have it done before their big day.
Airflow polishing is a technique that uses air, water and a fine powder (Erythritol or Sodium Bicarbonate) to disrupt bacterial biofilm and remove plaque from the tooth surface. Airflow would also remove staining caused by coffee, tea, red wine and tobacco use. The result is instant.
Airflow can be more comfortable for patients with sensitive teeth. It can be safely used in areas of gum disease, around implants, bridges, veneers and crowns.
The feedback from our patients who have had this treatment so far has been extremely positive.
Please click on the link below to see an example of the Airflow technique and what this could do for you.
Meet the team
Aidan qualified from Trinity College Dublin and joined the practice with Phillip in 1992 and became a partner in 1999.read more
Phil qualified from Kings College Dental Hospital in 1979.read more
Qualified in 2000 from Cardiff and joined the practice that same year.read more
Dentist Maia qualified from Peninsula Dental School in 2020. Originally from Hertfordshire, Maia decided to move to the South West as she enjoyed her time at University here so much she didn’t want to leave! She has a keen interest in restorative Dentistry. In...read more
Caroline joined our reception team in September 2017.read more
Carol joined the practice in October 2017.read more