Sheffield dentists submit plans to expand in response to increased demand for services post-lockdown

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A pair of dentists from Sheffield has submitted plans to expand their practice to cater for increased demand for services post-lockdown.

Dr Monica Cartwright and Dr Simona Ionescu, from Totley Rise Dental Practice in Baslow Road, are proposing to change the use of the first and second floors of the premises. The first and second storeys are currently used for residential purposes. The plan is to convert the space into new surgeries.
In a statement submitted with the planning proposal, the duo said that the expansion was needed to cope with the impact of Covid-19.

If the plans are approved by planning officers, the reception area will be extended and an internal staircase will be reinstated to link the existing surgery to the new treatment rooms. In addition, a new sterilisation room will be created and there will also be an accessible toilet on the ground floor.

Initially, the number of patients attending the practice will not increase but it is hoped that once restrictions ease, more appointments will be available.

The dentists said that the plans will not have any adverse effects on any of the neighbouring properties or on traffic flow or parking.

If the proposals get the green light, the owners are hoping to add one more full-time employee. The existing team comprises two full-time and seven part-time members of staff.

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