Yesterday evening we received an email from the Chief Dental Officer of Scotland, advising us that as of today, dental practices across Scotland will be severely limited as to the types of dental procedure we are allowed to provide.
We are not allowed to use any equipment that uses water, or creates a spray. This means we will be unable to provide routine fillings, root treatments, crowns and bridges etc.
We will remain open to provide an emergency dental service for patients with dental pain, swelling, bleeding or trauma.
We will continue to carry out routine dental check ups, denture repairs and provision of new dentures. We will also do our best to provide temporary solutions for any lost fillings or broken teeth.
There is no indication as to how long we should expect this situation to continue, but we will provide you with future updates as and when we get further guidance.
We will be contacting all our patients with existing appointments as soon as we can to rearrange them if necessary.
In accordance with the new guidance we will also contact every patient with an appointment to confirm you are symptom-free and able to come in for your appointment.
Staff are available at the practice during our normal opening hours, but we politely ask that you do not come into the building unless you have an appointment to prevent potential spread of the virus.
Could I also ask that you share this across the wider community, and mention it to family and friends who may not be on Facebook to help spread the word?
We remain extremely grateful for the continued support, goodwill and understanding of all our patients during what is proving to be an extremely challenging and unprecedented time for us all.
Please everyone stay kind to each other
All the Team at Iriston House