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Amber Aplin: our latest news & plan updates

Tue, 15th Jun 2021

Read Amber Aplin’s latest newsletter for the Gentle Touch. If you are not already receiving these updates by email, you can subscribe at any time here.

Dear Patient

Since I last wrote to you, things are feeling more positive. The sun is shining, the country has an excellent vaccination program (have you had yours)? and national Covid hospitalisations remain at a very low level. We are now permitted to sit together inside public areas to enjoy food, drink, and much-needed fellow company.

Whilst it is more relaxed elsewhere, you may notice that our Covid protocols have not changed (yet). We observe Government guidelines, and these have not changed for dental practices. We still have a fallow period following every ‘aerosol-generating procedure’ carry out a deep clean and wear extensive PPE.

NHS practices have had a lot of bad press recently regarding their ability to do routine check-ups and treatment. Some have confirmed waiting lists of three years or longer. We feel extremely fortunate that we have been able to provide the same amount and type of care as pre-Covid times despite these Covid restrictions. From your perspective, apart from looking like beekeepers, the care we provide is no different. As usual, the team at The Gentle Touch have been amazing, happily adapting and continuing with these temporary changes.

You may also have noticed that we have not been booking your next check-up and hygiene appointments (however, we have been carefully taking note of when they are due)! We are planning for the diaries to go back to normal without the need for shift work, and we did not want to risk having to change your appointments. Thank you for your patience with this.

Finally, the Airflow hygiene treatment is proving to be hugely popular. For that reason, we have added a new dental plan. If you would like Airflow instead of your routine hygiene appointment, you can sign up for the Airflow Plan outlined below (and there is no need to ‘top-up.’). In fact, we now have 6 dental plans available for patients.  

I hope you are enjoying the new freedoms and you are easing into summer.

Amber Aplin
Principal Dentist

Two New Dental Plans

We have two brand new plans available for those who like an extra focus on dental hygiene. The first gives patients two Airflow treatments each year, and the second provides four hygiene appointments:

Airflow treatments included in dental plan at the Gentle Touch

Airflow Plan

This plan includes the following per annum:

  • Practice membership
  • One dental check-up
  • Two 30-minute Guided Biofilm Therapy ‘Airflow’ appointments.
  • Two oral cancer screens
  • Daily access to emergency appointment
  • X-rays as recommended
  • At least 20% discount on private treatments
  • World-wide scheme in case of a dental trauma
  • Other benefits (see membership page on our website)

The Airflow Plan is £15.99 per month. If you would like to change to this plan, please message us or call the practice.

hygiene treatment plan at the gentle touch

Hygiene Plus Plan

As many of you see the hygienist four times per year, we have also taken this opportunity to create a dental plan to reflect this. This plan will include (per annum):

  • Practice membership
  • One dental check-up
  • Four 30-minute hygiene appointments.
  • Four oral cancer screens and perio assessments
  • Daily access to emergency appointment
  • X-rays as recommended
  • At least 20% discount from private treatments
  • World-wide scheme in case of a dental trauma
  • Other benefits (see membership page on our website)

The Hygiene Plus Plan is £19.99 per month (which is better value when compared to paying for the additional hygiene appointments). If this plan sounds like the right one for you, please message us or call the practice.

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