coronavirus (covid-19) &
Further to our advice from yesterday, new guidelines and rules have been put in place by the Scottish Government.
As of today the 25th March 2020, all dental practices should undertake NO clinical care on their premises. There must be no direct clinical care for our patients. As before, we are still able to triage our patients by phone ONLY, offer advice and in the case of a dental emergency make arrangements for these patients to be seen via the Special Care Hub. This will only be available for patients that have severe symptoms of infection, bleeding or trauma. Currently we are applying to assist at these Hubs and anticipate that we will be redeployed to either provide emergency dental care in special centres, or to assist in hospitals.
We understand this is a very difficult and scary time for all of us. It is not our intention to make this pandemic more difficult for anyone by restricting access to dental care. It is simply to try to save lives. These new rules are a sign of how seriously the Scottish Government is taking this threat to our lives and our country. The faster we can stop the spread of this, the faster all of our lives can go back to normal.
The situation is constantly changing, and we will keep you updated as much as we can over the coming days and weeks.
We thank you for your patience understanding in this trying time.
Please don’t take risks.
Please stay safe.
Abbey Dental Care
24th March 20120
As of 24th March 2020, we are very sad to inform you that the practice will be closing during this current pandemic crisis. Following guidance from the Scottish Government, we will only be able to see patients with dental emergencies such as swelling, severe pain and bleeding, and only by prior arrangement by telephone. In the case of such an emergency, please call the practice phone number on 01418893423 and you will be directed and triaged from there.
Please DO NOT attend the practice without speaking to a dentist and being given an appointment if its necessary.
As always, our main concern is the safety and welfare of our staff and patients. As per the announcement from our Prime Minister, keeping contact to an absolute minimum is in the best interests of not just ourselves and our loved ones, but the whole country. We understand this is a scary time for everyone and appreciate your patience and understanding.
Please don’t take any risks. Self-distancing and minimising contact with others is the only way we’ll beat this. And above all else, stay safe!
18th March 2020
As of this morning, Wednesday the 18th March 2020, we have received guidance from the Scottish Government regarding the provision of dental care. All non-emergency treatment should be postponed with immediate effect. This is due to the increased risk to patients and staff from the aerosol generated by our equipment during dental procedures. As a result, please DO NOT attend for any routine dental appointments and our reception will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Please be assured anyone with pain will still be seen with some additional precautionary measures, but we ask that you phone the practice first before attending so we can minimise any risk as best we can. As always, our primary aim is to keep everyone safe during this difficult time and we ask for your patience and understanding.
We will keep you updated to the best of our ability as we get more information and guidance.
These are worrying times for all of us so please stay safe and remember we will continue to stay open and provide advice and help. Please feel free to speak to us prior to your visit if you have any concerns and we will do our best to answer any questions.