Dental Fitness for Oil & Gas Sector Workers

Here is an extract from a medical fitness form from the Oil & Gas industry:

“The most common reason for employees being passed unfit for work offshore is poor dental health. Please ensure that you have visited a dentist in the last 6 months and that your teeth do not require any work from the dentist prior to attending for your medical. Broken teeth, missing fillings and bleeding gums with poor dental hygiene may lead to an “unfit for offshore work” certificate being issued pending satisfactory treatment. You do not need to bring a certificate from the dentist to the medical, just a healthy mouth. All offshore workers should ensure excellent dental health and attend the dentist every 6 months. Medical evacuation for toothache is embarrassing for the individual concerned and expensive for the employing company.”

At The Keith Dental Practice regular dental health checks and preventative treatment are the cornerstone of our practice.
We are fully aware of the need for good dental health and the problems that a lack of good dental health can bring in harsh conditions (costly evacuation from a rig, time away from work due to dental problems, potential loss of earnings).

We can provide a Certificate of Dental Fitness

The clinical team at the practice can help you attain the level of dental health needed for offshore work, helping to minimise the chance of you requiring dental treatment, and provide a Certificate of Dental Fitness.

Call us on 01542 886251 for more information or to arrange an appointment.