COVID-19 Latest Update
The First Minister has announced that Phase 2 is now in place and dental practices can reopen for “URGENT CARE”.
**We have now been given the green light to open for “URGENT CARE” and will be seeing patients again as of Monday 29th June.**
Sorry to emphasise but the Government are only allowing reopening at this stage for EMERGENCY TREATMENT and no NHS routine treatment is allowed.
We will be restricted with what we are allowed to do and also are only allowed to open 1 of our 2 surgeries. The NHS emergency treatments will be limited to urgent dental problems that do not generate an aerosol. The most common Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) are those which involve our high speed drill and scaling equipment. If you have an urgent problem that requires an AGP then we can refer you on to an emergency hub that has been set up for AGPs.
•Only patients with appointments will be allowed to enter the building.
•If you have any of the COVID-19 symptoms in the run up to your appointment you are to phone the practice to let us know.
•Please turn up at the exact time of your appointment.
•Please attend on your own unless you need a carer or are attending with a child for their appointment.
•Please go to the toilet at home before you attend as the health board have recommended toilets are not allowed to be used by patients.
•Face coverings or masks must be worn when attending the practice.
•You will be asked COVID health questions and your temperature taken before entering the building.
•You will be asked to use alcohol hand gel as soon as you enter.
•You will normally be taken straight into the surgery for your appointment.
Routine treatment such as examinations and most fillings will continue to be postponed until we are allowed to carry these out in Stage 3 or Stage 4.
As we progress through the different stages of reopening to a full service we really appreciate your continued support and understanding.
In the meantime, as before, if you have a dental emergency or need advice please phone us Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5pm or outwith these hours please phone 111.