Important Message from Dr. Arjun Kachhala (Practice Owner)
To all Friends of Kenilworth Dental Practice
(or ‘KDP’ as we call ourselves)
Given the current pandemic situation, for your safety and for the safety of our team, on 23rd March we took the very sad but necessary decision to TEMPORARILY close our doors to all face to face appointments.
Shortly following this and for the same reason, on 25th March all dentists nationwide were then advised to stop seeing patients face to face.
We’re Still Here!
For emergency advice by telephone only, we’re still open during normal working hours (weekdays 9am to 5.30pm). We’re still providing advice over the phone and if it is felt necessary we can also prescribe and post out antibiotic prescriptions.
Call (01926) 512 747 during normal working hours
We’re still here, so no matter how small it may seem to you please don’t hesitate to call us between 9am and 5.30pm if you have a toothache or any tooth or gum related problem. This is a free service available Monday to Friday for the duration of the pandemic (further details on our emergency arrangements are below).
During the pandemic, we’re not able to provide any routine care or offer any face to face appointments. This is in line with what all dental practices nationwide are now doing and is supported by government and industry guidance.
All routine face to face dental care and hygienist appointments have already been cancelled. You may have already received a phone-call or text message from us if you had an appointment in March, April or early May.
We hope to resume normal service whenever we get the ‘green light’, who knows when that may be but hopefully it will be soon when it is safe to do so.
Just to reiterate, we are only closing for face to face appointments and this will only be temporarily!
Thank you all for your wonderful support and loyalty
We’re so sorry to have to do this especially in a close knit community like Kenilworth.
The prevention of the spread of the virus is a duty that we must all take seriously. We have an overriding responsibility as a community to protect each other’s health as well as avoiding needless contact and needless travel.
The loyalty you’ve all shown over the 35+ years we’ve been here is so important to us. Rest assured, once this dreadful virus is conquered we’ll be back stronger than ever!
Please stay in touch and up to date with the latest
In order to stay updated, please follow our practice Facebook page (search Kenilworth Dental Practice).
Please also share or discuss our updates with your family and friends by phone, Facetime, Skype, carrier pigeon, paper aeroplane or telepathically… whatever it takes so that those in our community that are not on social media can also benefit!
Email: We’ll be posting further updates as well as emailing out an important newsletter as soon as we have a re-opening date! Please let us know your email address in case we don’t have it: please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your full name and date of birth so you can stay up to date.
Finally, Keep Safe, Keep Healthy and most importantly Keep Positive. Don’t let fear dominate your life or mindset & may God bless each and every one of you.
Our Emergency Arrangements
As a caring practice, we still want to look after you and help you however we can, in the best way we can. We don’t want anybody to feel left behind.
So, for the time being I’m offering a FREE telephone consultation and advice service for anybody who needs toothache advice over the phone. You can call anytime between 9am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday (except at weekends and bank holidays).
For telephone advice during normal working hours, please call our main number:
(01926) 512 747.
We’re still here if you need us; please don’t hesitate to call for any advice.
If you need to leave a message when you call, please don’t hesitate to do so and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
Sadly, we won’t be able to physically assess you in person. NHS England is currently trying hard to provide arrangements for all emergency dental care to be seen locally in a safe centralised location during the pandemic and we’re awaiting updates for this rapidly changing situation. Please await further updates by email and follow our Facebook page.
If you have a toothache and require advice outside of normal working hours on weekdays, at weekends and during bank holidays please call NHS 111.
The final information below is for if you have a severe toothache AND if you also have symptoms of the virus, if you’ve tested positive for the virus or if you’re self-isolating:
If you have a severe toothache or a very large swelling AND if you currently have symptoms of the COVID-19 virus or are self-isolating please only call NHS 111, including if this is during normal weekday working hours.
You will then be assessed over the phone by NHS 111 and if necessary any treatment would then be provided by a designated local Urgent Dental Care Centre that has been specifically set up only for people who have the virus.
If you do not have any symptoms of the virus you should call us as normal during normal working hours for toothache advice in the first instance, please do not call NHS 111 during normal working hours unless you think you may have the virus.
I heard a little rumour,
I don't know if it's true,
That the world is going to be at peace,
For at least a month or two
I heard that folk must stay at home,
And spend time with their kin,
Slow down relax and take a breath,
And find some peace within
And though we may be worried,
About money jobs and bills,
We'll notice beauty everywhere,
Blue skies, fresh air, green hills
And when a month or 2 is gone,
And we can all go back to our lives,
People will show gratitude,
That their loved ones all survived