The British International Dental Centre is eager to protect the health of all of their patients, their patients families and their staff. They have been adapting and updating hygiene protocols for their entire team since early February 2020, and the Ministry of Public Health is providing them with guidelines for screening staff and patients prior to treatment.

Please be reassured the staff at British International Dental Centre are trained with the latest hygiene protocols regularly updated by the World Health Organisation and Ministry of Public Health. If you have any questions about the protocols at the British International Dental Centre you can watch the video below, or if you have any dental questions don’t hesitate to contact Dr Sarah via her website.

From 21 March the Ministry of Public Health for Qatar has advised the following: Dentists should provide emergency and critical dental care only. All dental non-emergency procedures will be postponed. The British International Dental Centre highly recommends that in a case of a non-emergency everyone stays home and keeps safe.

Dentists will use their professional judgment in determining your need for urgent or emergency care. Urgent dental care focuses on the management of conditions that require immediate attention to relieve severe pain and/or risk of infection. Reviews will be conducted over the phone.

Those who are in the vulnerable groups, such as older adults, chronic (long-term) respiratory diseases, such as asthma, chronic heart disease, chronic kidney disease, chronic liver disease, such as hepatitis, diabetes or a weakened immune system should be cancelled until further notice. Unless they are in pain.

Here are some of the health and safety protocols that the British International Dental Centre have in place to protect both their staff and their patients:

  • Any staff member with a temperature of 37.3 degrees Celsius or higher will be sent home. Staff members take their temperature as soon as they arrive in the clinic and keep a daily log.
  • Staff screen the temperature of patients on arrival before entry to the clinic. Patients are then guided to the bathrooms where they will wash their hands for the advised 20 seconds.
  • Patients are encourage to attend dental appointments alone and children should bring only one adult with them for their appointments. This is to limit the movement of people as per national guidelines to help stop the transmission of COVID-19.
  • The British International Dental Centre continue to use strict hygiene protocol to keep the environment clean. Staff wipe down door handles and PIN machines for everyone’s safety.
  • They also encourage patients to bring, and take away, their own pen to fill in any forms.

As you can see The British International Dental Centre is taking every precaution to protect and promote the health and safety of their patients and staff. To get more information about the British International Dental Centre please visit their website or call The West Bay branch on 4411 7755 or the Al Waab branch on 4460 6058.