As you may be aware, we had to close our practice in March to help abate the spread of COVID-19 as mandated by Central Government. We are delighted to announce that as of 15th June, we will be open for our patients, with treatments being phased in gradually as restrictions are eased.
Our community has been through a lot over the past few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming some normality. While many things have changed, one thing that remains the same is our commitment to your care and safety.
You would have noticed in your previous visits that infection control has always been a top priority for our practice. With the current situation in mind, we want to tell you about the added measures being taken to keep our patients and staff as safe as possible.
Our practice follows infection control recommendations made by the Department of health and social care – Health Technical Memorandum 01-05, as well as the Standard Operating Procedures as set out by the NHS. To ensure that we are up to date on any new clinical guidance, we also follow the advice of the NHS, CQC, Public Health England, the British Dental Association, and the General Dental Council.
You may notice some changes at your next appointment which have been made to help protect our patients and staff. For example:
Please attend alone unless there are exceptional circumstances
We will contact you before your appointment to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again when you enter the practice.
We have hand sanitiser that you must use when entering the practice, this will be followed by provision of gloves to fill out necessary questionnaires.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing, as well as a full a decontamination clean of the practice between patients. This might mean that we can offer fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We ask that you arrive on time for your appointment as you will no longer be able to wait in the practice.
Cash payments are no longer accepted, and we are paperless where possible
Staff will be wearing additional protective clothing including filtration masks, visors, aprons, gloves
We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call the practice during work hours or visit our website.
Thank you for being our patient. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming back our patients, neighbours, and friends.
Lydd Dental Care
Lydd Dental Care has been established for 30+ years and has recently been taken over by new management committed t0 providing high quality of care to both NHS patients as well as emergency dental care.
We are a committed team of dentists and dental nurses dedicated to providing high quality dental care to our patients.
Whether you are looking for a simple check-up or to improve your smile, we are here to help you. We also offer treatments that are not available under the NHS including cosmetic treatments, for example tooth whitening, stain removal and tooth polishing, sedation for nervous patients and treatment for fine lines and wrinkles.
Our dental team provide comprehensive preventative care together with a wide range of dental treatments. Your oral health is of paramount importance to us and we strive to ensure all our patients know exactly how best to look after their teeth and gums. Dental treatment can make some people anxious, but with us you are in safe hands.
Dental Hygienists provide scale and polish treatments to ensure your teeth are thoroughly clean. If appropriate they can apply preventative treatments to help keep your teeth strong. Some of the treatments available include the following:
Scale and Polish treatments
Applying preventative treatments to help keep your teeth strong
Treatment of gum disease
Your dentist may recommend replacing part of a tooth that has been lost through wear and tear or decay with a filling. Fillings are made from a number of materials, and your dentist will discuss your options with you before starting treatment.
You may require a partial denture to replace gaps in your teeth or a full denture to replace all of your original teeth. If you have missing teeth, your dentist will discuss all the options in detail with you.
When a cavity is large and extends into the inner part of the tooth containing the nerves, your dentist may recommend a root canal treatment (referred to as endodontic treatment).
Tooth whitening is a treatment option to brighten teeth
It is not suitable for everyone. Your dentist is best placed to advise whether the treatment is right for you and the results you can expect.
When it comes to your smile, precision and predictability are crucial for a comfortable and efficient experience. Invisalign clear aligners are made of Smart Track material which provides greater than 75% improvement in overall tooth movement predictability.
Each aligner change is a small step towards your big transformation, moving your teeth comfortably and efficiently towards their final position.
Dental implants provide an alternative to dentures and conventional bridgework. They are used to replace missing teeth leaving adjacent healthy teeth unaffected. A cylinder of titanium is placed in the position of the lost tooth root. An implant can support a new crown, be linked to other implants to replace multiple teeth, or provide extra stability for a denture. We are highly experienced and respected providers of this treatment.
Years of Experience
Dr. Bilal Afzal
Dr. Sarah Nazir
Dr. Adil Khalil
Mr James Bourne-Taylor
Dr. Bruce Givans
Mrs Cassie Hayward
7 South Street, Lydd, Romney Marsh TN299DQ
Monday– Friday 9AM – 6:00PM