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Following the Scottish Government’s announcement on Monday 12th October about the restarting of NHS Dentistry from 1st November, we feel we need to clarify the situation.
The Scottish Government made an announcement early yesterday morning that a full range of NHS treatments would be available to all NHS patients. This was then reported by the STV News. It is disappointing that this was the first time the dental profession had heard of such plans.
The Chief Dental Officer (CDO) only made contact with us later that evening. It was clear that all restrictions currently in place such as social distancing, increased cleaning protocols , additional PPE requirements, fallow time etc etc must still remain.
This means that it is impossible for dentistry to return to pre-COVID normality. The CDO commented that “it won’t be business as usual”. This is clearly a contraindication to what the Scottish Government are leading the media and the public to believe.
At this time, we have yet to receive any solid evidence to support how we will be able to deliver all NHS treatments from 1st November and we have not received any guidance on how we will be able to implement any changes that may be proposed.
We have been told to wait for further guidance in the coming weeks and currently have no further information to share. Therefore, we are still not in a position to book any routine NHS treatments. We will endeavour to update our patients as soon as we are able to.
We respectfully ask you not to call the practice to book any routine treatments in the meantime. However, we are continuing to provide emergency treatments during our usual working hours.
We thank you all for your continued patience and cooperation in such difficult and frustrating times.
Welcome to Galston Dental Practice
Whether you are a new or an existing patient, Galston Dental Practice has a wide range of dental services available. Our professional, reliable dentists can undertake most dental work, from check-ups and tooth cleaning to extractions and prosthetic fitting. We pride ourselves on producing fantastic results for our patients. We understand how important your smile is to you and aim to keep it at its best. For great oral health, why not book an appointment with our hygienist service? We also offer a range of cosmetic dentistry alongside our treatments, including whitening and straightening.
At Galston Dental Practice we believe in preventing problems rather than just treating them as they occur. Routine oral health care advice will be given to you to encourage you to keep teeth and gums healthy and attractive.
Tooth whitening removes staining and lightens the colour of the teeth. Teeth whitening at Galston Dental Practice is a very simple yet effective way of swiftly lightening the colour of your teeth.
Dental implants are now becoming a more popular treatment to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer-term solution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.