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Coronavirus: special care dentistry update


From Wednesday 18 March 2020, we will not be able to provide any routine dental treatment. All booked appointments for treatment or assessment have been cancelled until further notice. This includes dental treatment under general anaesthesia (operations). If you or someone you care for has a booked an operation date for dental treatment, you should have been contacted to cancel this appointment. Once the Trust is able to schedule patients again, we will contact you regarding your appointment. You will not need to contact the hospital yourself.

Emergency dental treatment

Please go to your family General Dental Practitioner first, if possible. The Acute Dental Care (ADC) department situated at Guy’s remains open for adult emergency conditions such as major gum and/or facial swelling caused by abscess, severe injury and/or trauma (not including broken fillings or teeth) and/or uncontrollable bleeding of the mouth. The department will see patients between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday, and will prioritise the urgency of conditions based on daily capacity using a triage system.

If you attend the Acute Dental Centre, you are expected to adhere to the government guidelines on ‘social distancing’ (2 metres apart). This guidance is for everyone, including children. Failure to adhere to these guidelines puts everyone at risk. If you or the person you care for have been identified as a vulnerable adult and have been asked to self-isolate for 12 weeks, please contact the department before you attend.




Please visit the main Trust coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information including the actions we are taking to care for patients and reduce the risk of spreading the infection.