Notice for patients on the resumption of NHS routine dentistry

We hope you have all kept well over these last 9 months.

From November 2020, under government guidelines, we are able to resume NHS routine dentistry. This will be a slow process.

We still have great restrictions in how we operate, we have to maintain social distancing, and follow extremely limiting guidelines in regard to aerosol generating procedures (high speed drilling/ultrasonic cleaning). It will definitely not be ‘business as usual’. These types of procedures will mostly require prior planning and a further appointment.

To begin with we will contact patients who were mid-way through treatment in March when dentistry was suspended, as well as some of the patients who had treatment of pain started here or at a dental hub in an emergency over the last 9 months.

After that we can begin seeing patients who have been in over the last 9 months for more minor problems, and begin seeing some long over-due check ups.

We will also remain open for emergency appts, as we have been. If you have a dental emergency please phone 0141 632 0109 and we can help as best as we can.

Access to the practice will still be limited to those with appointments only.

If you have arrived for a scheduled appointment please let us know via phone. If needed you can ring the doorbell, but please give us a minute or two to put on our PPE before we come to answer the door.

To comply with social distancing, we also have to limit the amount of patients in the practice at any one time, meaning waiting rooms remain shut. We would ask for you to attend at the appointment time exactly. Similarly the patient toilets remain out of use.

We would ask all patients wear face masks while in the practice, until directed to remove by the dentist, as well as sanitise your hands at the hand sanitiser station on entering and exiting of the building.

Covid 19 is still a problem, and we will repeatedly ask you if you are exhibiting symptoms (of a new cough, fever or loss/change in sense of smell/taste) or have been in contact with someone who has. If you have symptoms, or have been a close contact you must not come into the surgery – but let us know and we can arrange a more appropriate referral for your dental problem.

We are looking forward to get back to treating you, albeit with all the restrictions in place.

Shawlands Dental Practice.

Shawlands Dental Practice is an NHS health care dental clinic, first and foremost, focusing on maintenance of a healthy mouth with a strong emphasis on prevention, especially with regard to children. We have been involved with the NHS Childsmile programme from its inception in 2007.

First opened by dentist Jean Suttie in 1935, Shawlands Dental Practice is one of the longest established dental practices in Glasgow.

With a focus firmly on family NHS dentistry, we are committed to providing the highest quality of NHS care in the best possible environment and our practice has always had an ethos of quality improvement in the way we deliver our care.

One of our strengths is a consistent team who work together. Most of our staff have been with the Shawlands Dental Practice for many years. Patients often tell us they value continuing care and appreciate that we all know them and their families well and that they know they can call on us when they need to see us.

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