30/07/21 COVID UPDATE
We hope you are continuing to keep well and with restrictions continuing to ease, lets hope we get back to some form of normality soon. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to have a negative impact on the delivery of NHS dentistry, and will do for the foreseeable future. Please see below communication form Anne Moore, Director of Dentistry for NHS Lanarkshire:
Dear NHS patient,
As you are all well aware Lanarkshire, along with most of the country, moves to level zero in terms of the Scottish Government Coronavirus Protection Levels from Monday 19th July.
This does not however mean that dental services are back to business as usual from that date.
While we will see a number of restrictions eased in terms of our social interactions, healthcare, including dentistry, continues to operate under very strict virus transmission protocols which are essential to ensure the safety of patients and staff alike. The consequence of this is that your dentist will still only be able to see a significantly lower number of patients in a day in order to keep everyone safe.
Your dentist will continue to use their professional judgement to prioritise patients according to their knowledge of the particular clinical situation to ensure that those most at risk, if treatment is further delayed, will be seen soonest. If you are experiencing pain that will continue to be a priority and you should contact your dentist for advice and care as appropriate.
Unfortunately, the majority of practices are still unable to return to routine examinations for all patients at the moment.
Please be assured that your dental practice team are doing their best to see as many patients as possible under very difficult conditions and I would ask that you show some patience as your dentist strives to deal with those most in need first.
Director of Dentistry
We are working hard behind the scenes to try to move forward as fast as we can, whilst keeping you and our staff safe. We are delighted to say that we are now in a position to start patient examinations again. It will take us a considerable time to work through everyone, so we will require your continued support, patience and understanding. We will contact you when an appointment is available for your examination. In the interim, we would encourage you to be continually thorough with your daily oral hygiene, brushing two or three times daily and cleaning in between your teeth with interdental brushes or floss.
We will continue to provide dental care for dental emergencies, pain and broken teeth so do not hesitate in contacting us if you are experiencing any problems or concerns.
Thanks again for your continued support,
Shane, John, Vikki and all the team at HRDP
Please follow social distancing advice and stay safe.
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