Covid-19 Update – 30/7/20

Dear Patient, your safety is our number one priority.

In line with the announcement from the First Minister on 30th July we will soon be able to carry out aerosol generating procedures (drilling or scaling) on the NHS for urgent dental care only. This is only available for any patients suffering from acute pain/dental emergency on the NHS at present. We are bound by the terms of the NHS and are not allowed to carry out routine care involving aerosol generating equipment on the NHS at this stage.

We will very soon be able to offer care involving aerosol generating equipment for any of our patients Privately if any of our patients wish to choose this option.

We are still able to see patients face to face for pain, urgent dental care and some routine care on the NHS (that can be done without our aerosol generating equipment).

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.

Please note- in the interim if you are in pain or have a fractured front or back tooth and feel that you need to be seen we are able to refer you in to a Dental Care Hub for treatment at no cost to you- there is no need to try to find a fully private Dentist as has been reported in the media- Please just call us on 0141 638 2944

Following on from the First Ministers earlier announcement on 9th July 2020 -as of 13th July routine dental examinations were deemed permissible on the NHS. However, a thorough dental examination requires the use of our 3 in 1 air/water syringe to dry teeth in order to examine all surfaces clearly. We feel that until we are able to use our 3 in 1 then we are unable to do a comprehensive examination for our patients. Therefore we are not actively booking in examinations at this time.

We are, however, happy to have a look for you if you still wish us to – please just call us on 0141 638 2944.

We will be following strict protocols and social distancing rules and we have been working hard to prepare the practice to offer a safe environment for all.

Please do not attend the practice without an appointment – we are not allowed to open the door to you without a pre-arranged appointment/screening.

If you are having a dental emergency or require advice please call us on 0141 638 2944 between the hours of 9am & 1pm and 2pm & 5pm.

Take care and keep safe