We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding through this Pandemic. We are happy to be back working in surgery. However, we are still not running to ‘normal’ capacity and would appreciate your continued understanding.
The reduction in capacity is due several restrictions still being in place on the practice of dentistry. The main problem being that after completion of any aerosol generating treatment, ( which is most of our treatments) the surgery the treatment was carried out in must be “fallowed” (left empty) for a period of 25 minutes before it can be deep cleaned and made ready for the next patient to enter. As a result each dentist requires 2 surgeries to see an entire day list of patient treatments rather than 1 surgery. This has resulted in a reduction in the number of dentists that can be in each day. Even with 2 surgeries per dentist this does not allow enough time to carry out an ultrasonic scale at each check up appointment.
We have been working hard to get through the large back log of treatments. In most cases this has been cleared and each dentist is currently working through their check up back log in the order they were cancelled.
We leave spaces each day for emergency dental care which are prioritised in order of urgency. With swelling and pain being the highest priorities. If you have any problems please call us on 0141 956 1657. Reception staff are taking details of patients wishing to be seen and then passing them on to the dentists for them to allocate spaces.