Clarkston Toll Dental Practice
NHS and Private Dental Care
It was announced on Monday 12th October 2020 that NHS Dentists: ‘from November 1, will be able to provide a full range of treatments to all NHS patients within Dental Practices.’
However, we are still waiting to receive clarification on what we will actually be able to offer our patients at this difficult time. Indeed, in a letter sent from the Chief Dental Officer to all NHS Dental Practices on 12th October 2020 it stated: ‘a return to pre-COVID levels of
patient volume will not be achievable under the current health protection measures‘. It also said: ‘This is not business as usual’. Due to social distancing requirements, the need for stringent and thorough cleaning between patients and also fallow time (the time we need to leave the surgery room empty after using our aerosol generating equipment before we can re-enter and deep clean) a return to routine NHS Dental Care for all NHS Dental Practices in Scotland is not imminent unfortunately. Please see below for the current position, Thank you.
Dear patient, we hope you are safe and well.
Your safety is our number one priority.
We are closely following the ever changing guidance during this period. We are now able to use our aerosol generating equipment again on the NHS. We are closely following the advice given by our Chief Dental Officer and National Clinical Director. They advised that Dental Practices were able to provide aerosol generating treatment (anything involving drilling/scaling) from 17th August onwards – however, this is for urgent care only under the NHS.
Despite what may have been reported in the media- use of our aerosol generating equipment is only allowed for urgent dental care on the NHS during this period.
This means that under the terms of the NHS we can only really use our equipment for anyone with acute toothache that requires drilling to remove pain and stabilise the tooth, or for complex extractions.
However, we are able to offer care independently for our patients if any of our patients decide to choose this option during this period. This can only be provided for treatment that is necessary. Routine examinations or scaling are still not permitted at this stage of the route map. We have been closely following the guidance and safety has been our number one priority. We have put robust policies and protocols in place and we have been working hard on this during this period.
The practice has invested heavily to ensure a completely safe environment for our patients and our staff.
We have been extremely careful to put robust measures in place to ensure safety for our patients and staff- we have been very careful and deliberately taken our time because patient and staff safety is always our number one priority.
If you have a dental issue please call us for advice or to make an appointment on 0141 638 2944.
The safety of our patients and staff is of paramount importance to us at all times.
Please go to our Covid 19 page for further information.
0141 638 2944
153 Eastwoodmains Road,
At Clarkston Toll Dental Practice we firmly believe in the National Health Service
We believe it is an excellent service.
Our promise to you is that we will NEVER leave the NHS as other dental practices have done.
We can also offer our patients a full range of private and cosmetic treatments.
Procedures such as tooth whitening, veneer, bridges and implants are frequently provided and are available to all our patients.
Our EXCEPTIONALLY low prices for PRIVATE white fillings and crowns on back molar teeth start from just £59. Our prices for private white crowns start at just £295.
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