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           2020 CORONA VIRUS
           DENTAL UPDATES

Our team have been working very hard within the practice for the last few months to ensure that your visits with us will be as safe as possible. We have been busy carrying out staff training, adapting to updated protocols and following new government guidelines. You will find our most recent information at the top of the section below.

***PRACTICE REOPEN FROM THURSDAY 26th JUNE, 9.00am - 4.30pm***
Our practice has sadly been closed since 24th March so we are very much looking forward to seeing you all again!

10/08/2020 UPDATE
No updates or changes from 03/08/2020 information.

** 03/08/2020 UPDATE **
Just a note to clarify that, even beyond the 17th August, very little has changed in the treatment we can offer. Following Scottish Government Guidelines we can still ONLY offer urgent dental care.

The aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) we will soon be able to offer in practice will also only be for emergency care only - the ones we have been currently able to book in for at our local urgent dental care centre.

Some press releases have incorrectly stated that we will be allowed to do fillings and crown preparations, this is unfortunately not the case. We can only use AGPs to open up a tooth to dress it or start a root canal treatment, and again only when URGENTLY required.

Our patients and staff safety is of most importance to us and we truly appreciate your understanding in these uncertain circumstances. We will keep you all updated as soon as we know of any future changes that will allow us to begin booking in more routine care.

Please also note that following Nicola Sturgeon's announcement, that ALL routine exam and treatment appointments for August are now being CANCELLED.

In the meantime, we kindly ask that you please DO NOT contact the practice for anything other than dental emergencies, in order to keep our phone lines free for those patients in need of urgent care. 



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27/07/2020 UPDATE
No changes from last update - EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE ONLY - however we are still available over the phone for advice Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm. 

20/07/2020 UPDATE
No changes from last update - EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE ONLY - however we are still available over the phone for advice Monday - Friday between 8.30am and 5pm. 

10/07/2020 UPDATE - PHASE 3
After Nicola Sturgeon’s announcement yesterday we will be moving forward into Phase 3 and would like to inform our lovely patients what this actually means with regards to the current services we can provide.

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During the announcement it was stated that Dentists will now be able to provide patients with some routine care as of Monday 13th July, along with the emergency dental care we are currently providing.

As it stands we are still unable to provide any aerosol generating procedures (AGP’s) due to the aerosol spray being one of the main transportation of COVID-19. For example, this would prevent us from using any high speed drills down to the simple use of a 3in1 handpiece (the air which is used during your routine 6 month examination). We are currently still awaiting further guidance with regards to Denture work so sadly this is still unavailable but we will update you all as soon as this changes .

In order to carry out a reliable examination the use of the 3in1 air is essential in detecting present caries. Therefore, at present we are unfortunately unable to provide examinations due to the still high risks involved for our patients and staff. Once we have been informed by our governing body that the use of 3in1 air is safe to use we will be in touch with each and every one of you so we ask you all kindly to please not call the practice as we try to keep our phone lines free for severe emergencies .

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients again for your patience and understanding during this difficult time for everyone, while we work our hardest to keep you all safe :)

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