COVID-19 and treatment at Bath Oral surgery Clinic
The arrival of COVID-19/coronavirus in the UK has inevitably brought about changes as regards the management of patients referred to Bath Oral Surgery Clinic. We are very concerned to ensure that both patients and members of the team are safe and protected at all times during treatment sessions at Saltford.
All consultation appointments with Tim Milton will now take place remotely via Zoom with reference to the description of the various surgical procedures and intravenous sedation already provided in the patient information section of the Clinic’s website. Each consultation will include the recording of a full medical history together with a separate COVID-19 assessment.
Surgical appointment times will be arranged such that only one patient will be in the Clinic at any one time. We would ask that on arrival patients and any accompanying escorts remain in their car in the parking area outside the front of the Clinic and notify us by calling 01225 874444/07968 971899.
Patients will then be collected by a member of the Clinic team and escorted to the waiting room; all accompanying persons must remain in the car and not enter the Clinic unless specifically asked to do so.
Whilst the patient is in the waiting room any outstanding preoperative paperwork will be completed together with a further COVID-19 assessment and temperature check.
Surgical treatments such as those carried out at Bath Oral Surgery Clinic are regarded as being aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) and therefore all members of the Clinic team directly involved with the procedure will be wearing enhanced personal protective equipment (PPE). We will therefore appear quite different during the treatment session compared with the pre-COVID-19 era but do be reassured that the surgical care demonstrated by the Clinic team will not have changed.
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After qualifying at Kings College Hospital in London in 1994, Tim completed his vocational training in general practice in Kent before entering the NHS hospital service.Having worked in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery units in London, Manchester, Cardiff and Newport and gaining extensive experience in hospital patient management and treatment, Tim moved to Bath in 1999, taking up a post at the Royal United Hospital.
During these years of hospital training, Tim gained the Fellowships in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was also awarded the Faculty Fellowship Prize from the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 2000 and admitted by the General Dental Council to the Specialist List in Surgical Dentistry and later to the Specialist List in Oral Surgery.
Tim currently works as Associate Specialist in Oral Surgery for University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and has developed a particular interest in treating apprehensive patients. As part of his continuing professional development, he has completed the final Membership examination in Surgical Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England as well as the Diploma in Conscious Sedation of the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
Tim is a Fellow of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Tim is also a member of the British Association of Oral Surgeons, the British Dental Association and the Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry.