******CORONA VIRUS ******

Dear Colleagues,                                    23/3/20

We wanted to write to clarify that at Hampshire Endodontics we remain open and are still seeing patents……….but we are only seeing emergencies for the time being.

In Friday 20th March’s letter from Sarah Hurley – the UK Chief Dental Officer (CDO) recommended “avoiding all aerosol generating procedures wherever possible.”
We are interpreting that to mean we ought to avoid using the fast handpiece where possible and so are deferring all elective, non-urgent treatment. Further – to comply with more general advice on Social Distancing we are deferring all routine consultations and reviews to minimise gatherings in the small setting of our dental practice.
However we are interpreting the CDO advice to mean that patients in pain ought to be treated – because to leave a pressing dental matter unaddressed will likely lead them to access (and increase strain upon) other NHS services such as A+E Depts, GPs, Minor injury units, Pharmacies etc.
All patients – who have not been advised to Self Isolate or Sheild – will be seen for dental treatment (usually a single visit to address the issue).
We will be open across a reduced number of days – led by demand and hard to be too prescriptively accurate on.

Finally we are grateful for your ongoing support – please do continue to send referrals. We will continue to contact those patients to assess their level or urgency. We will of course contact all non urgent cases once guidance changes and once things have returned to a semblance of normality to ‘pick up where we left off’.

Stay safe, best wishes
Peter Raftery

Hampshire Endodontics is a specialist root canal service based in Hampshire.

 We would love to know your view on this service – please let us know via this CQC webpage

 Emma is the practice manager and typically will be your first (and ongoing) point of contact.

Appointments are made following referrals from dentists, although contact made directly from patients is welcome. Peter is the specialist at Hampshire Endodontics and his procedures include root canal treatment (most common procedure)root canal re-treatment, endodontic surgery, tooth whitening, pulp therapy, treating dental trauma and pain diagnosis.


About Peter

nh_20140623_206-EditSpecialist Endodontist 

GDC No 82666

 Peter graduated in dentistry from Trinity College, Dublin in 2003 before attending Oxford University on a rugby scholarship fulfilling an ambition to play in the Varsity match and collecting an MSc in Diagnostic Imaging. Whilst at Oxford he worked part-time in General Dental Practice.


Peter took house officer posts at Guy’s and Poole Hospitals before beginning full-time Specialist training at the Eastman Dental Hospital, London in 2007. Gaining a Masters in Clinical Dentistry and then the endodontic exit exams from Royal College of Surgeons in England (MRD)  as well as Edinburgh (MEndo), he was enrolled onto the GDC Endodontics Specialist Register in 2012.


Peter works one day a week at the Portsmouth Dental Academy, supervising the King’s College London undergraduate student dentists.


Peter is married with two daughters and a baby boy. He enjoys rugby (limited to watching these days) and playing golf. He is cultivating a taste for wine and takes interest in most things edible.



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