Carnegie Dental Clinic Re-opening details
We are pleased to tell you that we will be seeing patients from Monday 8th June, as per the Government’s recent instruction. If you have been advised to shield from Coronavirus or if you are deemed to be at risk of severe symptoms if you catch Coronavirus, we would advise that you postpone any non urgent dental treatment until the Government deems it safe for you to leave your home.
Initially we will be seeing patients for dental treatments that do not cause an aerosol, eg pain assessments, extractions, adjusting dentures and temporary dressings that do not require the use of a high speed drill. We plan to increase the range of treatments that we can provide in line with advice from NHS England as the National Coronavirus risk level reduces.
If after assessing you it is decided that an aerosol treatment is required to resolve your pain we will continue to refer you to our local Urgent Dental Centre for treatment at this time.
We have been busy making changes to all of our practice policies and procedures in the time that we have been closed and your journey through the dental practice will be quite different the next time that you attend.
The changes that we have made have all been designed to reduce the risks to our patients and our team of catching Coronavirus.
We aim to do this by ;
1, Screening patients as they attend for appointments and also screening staff
2, Reducing the numbers of patients in the practice at any one time to ensure social distancing
3, Reducing the amount of time every patient spends on the premises
4, Continued high levels of cross infection control in all areas, both clinical and non-clinical
By reducing the factors above and operating with an enhanced level of personal protective equipment (PPE) we will greatly reduce any Coronavirus risks to both patients and the dental team. This week, I qualified as a competent mask fit tester, so that I can meet the legal requirement to test the fit of all the FFP2 and FFP3 masks on the team in house before we offer aerosol treatments
The "New normal" dental visit at Carnegie Dental Clinic.
We will be conducting video consultations or telephone consultations with you the day before your appointment. In these we will review your medical history, complete a covid-19 risk assessment questionnaire and find out about any dental problems that you may be having.
We will then use DocuSign to send out your completed medical history and completed Coronavirus questionnaire via email, along with instructions about how to virtually sign these forms. You may be asked to pay for your dental treatment at this consultation.
On the day of your appointment please notify our reception that you have arrived by a telephone call to 01274 590777 and if possible stay in your car. We will then ring you back when the dentist is ready for you.
Please come to your appointment unaccompanied (unless you are under 16y) and with minimal baggage.
If you are unable to stay in your car please attend no earlier than 5 minutes before your appointment.
You will be greeted by our receptionist who will unlock the door and take your temperature.
After this you will be asked to use our hand sanitiser and to place your coat and belongings into a sealed container.
You will then be escorted to your surgery where your dentist, hygienist or therapist will greet you. Due to our additional PPE we may look a little different to usual but don’t worry, we will still have our usual friendly smiles underneath the masks!
You will be asked to rinse with an anti-bacterial&viral mouthwash in the surgery before treatment commences and will be asked to refrain from using the spittoon.
Once your visit is complete the receptionist will make your next appointment. This will be emailed to you.
If you have a quote for dental treatment we will also email this to you via DocuSign for your virtual signature. You will need to sign this before we can commence any treatment on your plan. Please note that any paperwork via DocuSign is easier to read on a computer or tablet than via a mobile phone.
If you have any queries relating to your treatments please let us know and a member of our team will give you a call to discuss your concerns and queries once you get home.
Unfortunately we will no longer be offering co-ordinated exam and hygiene appointments and these will need to be booked on different days. This is because we cannot maintain social distancing with multiple patients sat in the waiting room. The patient toilet will also be out of use, so please bear this in mind.
We understand that your dentist visit will seem very different and that many of our patients will be apprehensive about returning to the practice.
We have researched and purchased the most effective disinfectants against covid-19 which will be used throughout the practice.
All surgeries will be deep cleaned inbetween patients as per health and safety requirements, as will all of the communal areas.
Please be reassured that the steps we have taken will enable us to provide you with Dentistry safely during these challenging times and we look forward to seeing every one of you.
Alex & the team
9-13 Leeds Rd, Shipley, BD18 IBPCall Today: 01274 590 777
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Thanks, helpful advice, friendly staff and we are all happy patients.
— Jamil, Bradford
GDC No. 70750
Alex has worked in a variety dental practices in Wigan, Huddersfield, Halifax and Leeds.
In 2007 she decided to set up the Carnegie Dental Clinic in her home town of Bradford.
The aim being to provide a more patient focused dental experience for her patients in a clinic where prevention rates as highly as quality dental treatment.
Since Alex qualified in 1995 from Manchester, she has completed advanced practical training in restorative dentistry with Paul Tipton and ensures that the practice always uses the best performing dental materials. She has a particular interest in bruxism and the restoration of heavily worn teeth.
Alex is committed to further education for the whole team at Carnegie, keeping up to date with the latest technology and materials in the ever changing world of Dentistry. She is also a firm believer in getting to know all of her patients and making sure that she discusses with them all the dental solutions that are available to treat their particular problem.
Alex is also a qualified Aesthetic Practitioner and strongly believes that wrinkle relaxing injections and dermal fillers should only ever be provided in a highly regulated and hygienic clinical setting.
Alex has two children and enjoys pilates and walking with her family and dog in the Lake District (when it’s not raining).
GDC No. 211386
Katherine likes to focus on getting to know her patients, believing it’s important to treat the whole person, as well as their teeth!
This is especially true with anxious patients and she has undertaken further training in dental hypnotherapy and anxiety management to enable people to overcome their dental phobias, allowing them to achieve their aesthetic goals as well as excellent oral health.
She is currently undertaking an advanced qualification in aesthetic restorative dentistry and is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to learn new techniques and procedures in an ever evolving discipline.
Since qualifiying in 2011 from the University of Leeds, Katherine has worked across NHS and private practice in West Yorkshire and completed a year in dental core training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Royal Derby Hospital. She has also completed postgraduate examinations with the Royal College of Surgeons, and is committed to continuing her professional education and further enhancing her clinical skills with a patient-centered, empathetic approach.
In her free time Katherine enjoys walking, crochet and travel.
Gurjit Singh Pattar
GDC No. 270851
Gurjit qualified from Manchester in 2017.
Since qualifying he has been working as a dentist in general practice in the West Yorkshire area, never far from his home town of Bradford.
His key interests are within preventative and restorative dentistry.
Outside of work Gurjit enjoys hiking, travelling/backpacking and watching sports.
GDC No. 270629
Elizabeth qualified in 2017 from the University of Liverpool.
She has been working in general practice throughout West Yorkshire since qualifying.
She enjoys all aspects of restorative dentistry and is keen to continue to develop her skills in this area.
In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys travelling, walking with her dog, and socialising with friends.
GDC No. 189082
Lydia joined Carnegie Dental Clinic as a Dental Nurse over 10 years ago and now, as the Practice Manager, she knows every aspect of the practice inside out.
As well as dealing with the day to day running of the practice she also has an in depth knowledge of the icomply compliance system that ensures that all areas of the practice’s compliance requirements are dealt with to the highest standard.
Lydia supports the whole team with regards to H.R. and she also helps everybody plan and achieve their essential and additional CPD requirements.
Finally, although Lydia very rarely works in surgery these days she is qualified to take impressions of patients’ mouths that can be used to make bleaching trays, mouthguards and study casts.
Lydia is also qualified to apply fluoride to patients’ teeth when required and is the person to go to if you are ever unhappy with any aspect of your dental experience and need to chat about an issue.
GDC No. 171185
Adele graduated as a Dental Hygienist/Therapist in 2008 from Leeds, with merit.
Adele is a friendly, approachable member of the team. She works with adults and children within the practice, providing both treatment and oral health education.
Adele has studied techniques to help phobic patients and has had a lot of success in helping our nervous patients overcome their fears.
She is committed to post graduate education and continues to further her knowledge and skills in order to give patients the best possible treatment and care.
GDC No. 178781
Tina qualified in 2009 at the University of Leeds with a graduate diploma in dental hygiene and therapy. Since then she has spent time working in general practice treating both adults and children.
Tina enjoys working with nervous patients helping them to become comfortable with dental treatment.
Out of work Tina enjoys cooking and summertime music festivals.
GDC No. 103755
Rebecca qualified from Bristol Dental Hospital in 2006 with a dental hygiene diploma, where she received an award for clinical excellence.
Rebecca has worked in specialist periodontist practice and has great success in motivating her patients to update their oral hygiene regimes, making sure that they get the most from their regular hygiene appointments.
In her spare time she likes to travel with her family and going to music festivals.
GDC No. 260935
Teri is one of our longstanding team members and is our Lead Dental Nurse. Teri is currently working towards her Oral Health Education Certificate which also enables her to apply fluoride and to do plaque indices.
In her spare time, Teri enjoys socializing and spending time with her family.
GDC No. 283014
Emily is a qualified Dental Nurse. Emily had a gap year after leaving sixth form before she choose her career path in dentistry. During Emily’s gap year she worked in a local restaurant and also went travelling around Thailand with her friends.
GDC No. 281274
Katie is looking forward to developing her career and skills as a Dental Nurse with us. In the future, Katie is looking to go on to study dental hygiene and therapy.
In her spare time, Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and family, keeping fit by walking her two Patterdale terriers and reading books.
GDC No. 188266
Danielle is a qualified Dental Nurse who has recently joined the Carnegie team. She has almost 10 years of experience working in NHS and Private practices.
Danni likes to spend her spare time with family and friends and also has two young children who keep her busy.
GDC No. 268143
Gina joined us as a trainee dental nurse in 2015 and enjoys working both in surgery and on the reception.
She has a keen interest in compliance and audit and is often to be found in the office completing tasks.
In her spare time Gina enjoys going out with friends and visiting family and would love to be a Practice Manager one day.
Trainee Dental Nurse
Vicky is our new Trainee Dental Nurse working towards her Level 3 Dental Nursing qualification at Bradford College. Vicky decided to pursue a career in dentistry as she enjoys helping others and putting them at ease, especially when they are nervous about coming to the dentist.
In her spare time Vicky loves to socialise with friends and going to the gym!
Bev has over 30 years experience as a Dental Receptionist and has a good knowledge of dentistry through her early years as a Dental Nurse, and always has a smile for everyone.
Bev enjoys reading, travelling and spending time with her family.