Welcome to your
Shirley Road Dental Surgery
.....caring for your smile.....
Dear visitor of our webpage
In a surprise announcement today, Thursday 28th May 2020, the Chief Dental Officer for England
announced that dental practices could resume face to face contact with patients from Monday 8th June subject to the use of appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and Standard Operating
Procedures which ensured social distancing of patients,amongst other measures to reduce the risk of infection with the virus.
We have been working on our Standard Operating Procedure and this is more or less ready, although
we have not yet received official guidance which we need to complete this. We have been using gloves, masks and visors for years as part of our normal cross infection control measures, but
specialised masks, disposable aprons and gowns are required to be worn by dentists and dental nurses during the current pandemic.
The chronic shortage of adequate PPE for care homes and hospitals has been widely reported.
Unfortunately the appropriate specialised PPE needed by dental practices in order to re open for face to face contact with patients safely during the coronavirus pandemic is not available at
this time. We have enormous sympathy for our patients who have been contacting us during the lockdown for telephone advice, some of whom have been suffering dreadful pain, but the health and safety
of our patients and the dental team is of paramount importance to us.
Please be assured that it is our earnest wish to be able to provide both emergency and
routine treatment as soon as possible, and we will continue our relentless search for a source of PPE.
As soon as we have the required PPE, and official guidance concerning our
operating procedures we will be ready, willing and able to offer appointments. Until then our registered patients can call one of our dentists, available between 10am and 11am Monday-Friday, to
offer advice, prescribe remedies or refer to urgent dental treatment centers, where appropriate.
The health and wellbeing of our patients , staff and dentists is our priority at this
In view of the coronavirus epidemic, in the interest of safety for all, we are closed for anything
all but remote emergency appointments.
We apologise for the inconvienience this causes you but be assured it is a decision we have not taken
lightly and has been decided with your best interests are at heart.
Please call 02380224401 between 10am and 11am, Monday to Friday to get advice for severe pain,
swelling and bleeding. At weekends and bank holidays please call 111 for NHS emergency treatment.
I am sure you join with us in hoping this crisis will be over as soon as possible and we can all
return to normality.
In the meantime we hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.
Best wises to you all.
Our dental surgery team is dedicated to offer you excellent dental care for an
This independent private
dental practice in Shirley Road, Southampton has been established for over 50 years and under the present ownership for nearly 25
The team caring for your smile consists of 4 dentists, 2 receptionists and 3 dental
nurses. The treatment we provide is orientated to prevent oral and dental disease and we carry out nearly all types of general
You can browse in the following pages the wide range of treatment options we can offer and information about ourself. We have added some oral hygiene
and dental charity links. Please use the buttons on the top of this homepage for your navigation.
The easiest way
to contact us is by telephone. You can call us at the practice using the phone number 023 8022 4401.
Enjoy browsing our web pages and we hope to welcome you soon.