COVID-19 Latest Update
*** Phase 3b Update (17th August) ***
As of 17th August dental practices in Scotland are moving on to Phase 3b of the Scottish COVID-19 route map.
The Scottish Government have now given us permission to carry out aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) for urgent cases. This means that we can carry out urgent treatment such as opening a tooth that is causing major pain and needs root canal treatment. This type of treatment has been carried out recently but we had to refer patients on to emergency dental hubs to have this carried out. The new rules mean we can now do this in the practice. We are still not allowed to do routine AGPs such as scale and polishes and for routine fillings even with the new rules in place. Some media outlets have been misinforming the public that we can now do all routine fillings which is false.
We are still currently limited to a maximum of 10 NHS patients a day (Government/health board ruling not our decision). After an AGP we are being told to leave the room fallow for 60 minutes which means that no patients or staff are allowed in the room for 60 minutes and it has to be left empty.
Routine NHS checkups or examinations are not allowed due to the fact that we cannot carry out a checkup in full. We will however examine anybody who is worried about changes to the soft tissues in their mouth or has felt changed sensations.
If you have any queries about the complicated rules please do not hesitate to get in touch via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your understanding from all the team at MDP.
COVID-19 Extra Precautions
•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.
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.