Many of you have been patients of the practice for a long time – some of you even predate me taking over the practice 24 years ago! We miss catching up on what you have been up to, where you’ve been going, and what’s happening with your families; as well as examining and fixing and improving your oral health and smile. You are like friends and family.

We also miss being together as a team, looking forward to seeing Danielle coming back from Maternity leave and birthday cakes!

Why are we temporarily unable to see you face to face?

The Chief Dental Officer for England has said so. There are various reasons for this. One is obviously social distancing to further slow the spread of the Coronavirus -it is impossible to do dentistry from six feet away. The other major reason is aerosol generating procedures e.g. the high-speed drill is considered the highest possible risk to staff and other patients because the microscopic droplets may contain virus particles from a staff member or patient showing no signs of disease:- a so-called healthy spreader, an asymptomatic carrier.

When will we re-open?

As soon as it is considered safe for staff and patients to do so. We are looking at what further PPE we may need and what other infection control measures can be put in place. We understand there will be some catching up to do and we will work incredibly hard to do so, to the best of our ability, as always.

In the meantime

Feel free to contact us, the easiest is by email :- brierclifferoaddentist@gmail.com , please make sure you include your phone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can – generally Monday to Friday.

If you have a dental emergency, you can phone Mike at home on 01200 428129 for advice from 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday. At the weekend the Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale emergency service is still operating for advice etc. The details for this are on the practice answerphone message on 01282 415104.

Currently we are limited to advice, painkillers and, where appropriate, prescriptions for antibiotics. The Government tells us it is setting up/ has set up a limited number of Urgent Care Centres for problems that cannot otherwise be sorted out. Details are currently sketchy about where these are located and how to access them. This is out of our control and we appreciate is not ideal but we will make sure to communicate this to you as /when we know more.

Maintain good oral health care at home.

You will all have been given advice by Mike and Bridget, on how to keep your mouth as healthy as possible both in terms of diet and cleaning. If you are running out of the tepee interdental brushes and do not want to go into town to get them, then email us as above with what you need and your phone number and when we are next physically in the practice we will phone you to take payment by card including a nominal £1 for postage and packing and we will post them to you.


And Finally

I am now the dog’s new best friend, our daughter is working from home monopolising our wi-fi, and I am missing the gym and golf.

How is it for you?

Hope you are well.

Stay home, stay safe and we will see you as soon as we can


Best wishes


Mike and the Team

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“My fear of the Dentist has been awful over the year’s, I couldn’t go on my own my husband had to come with me. Then a friend recommended Dr Mike and things started changing. I now feel more relaxed and the last couple of visits I have gone on my own, the staff are great and the whole visit is so relaxed I can highly recommend them.”

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