A dental practice has donated all of its protective equipment to hospital workers in the NHS.

Love Teeth, in North Cheam, decided to donate all of their stock after closing their doors on March 16.

The practice donated 3000 pairs of gloves and 750 face masks, to their NHS colleagues.

Owner and principal dentist, of Love Teeth, Dr Kunal Patel said: “As dentists, we’re acutely aware of the risks of contracting viruses during our work.

“We realised that by keeping our doors open we weren’t helping the fight against Covid-19.

“Keeping our team, patients and the community safe was the priority and we had to think of the greater good.

“Now the whole team stands ready to be deployed when called upon for the wider NHS.

“Our roles are likely to be secondary to doctors, but we do have useful clinical knowledge, and we want to help our NHS colleagues.

“But we want to reassure our patients that we will be back to complete their treatments and serve our community again.”