Update on the provision of NHS dental check ups

Davidson’s Mains Dental would like to thank all our patients for their continued understanding and patience at this time.
We would like to continue to invite our Lothian Plan and Private patients registered with the practice to call us on 0131 3363903 to book in for your routine Dental Examination and any outstanding treatment.
We are very happy to announce that for our NHS patients, from 1st November 2020, the Scottish Government are moving to Phase 4 of the NHS Dental Remobilisation Plan.
We are still waiting for our software update with the up to date NHS treatments, which should be in place later this week.
This means that we will be able to slowly commence providing the full range of NHS treatments to all NHS patients in need of both urgent and non-urgent care.
Although this is fantastic news, with the rate of virus transmission increasing in our communities and across Scotland, limited PPE and significantly reduced clinical time available to provide this type of care, it is unfortunately not “business as usual”.
We will have to continue to prioritise patients based on oral health needs. Nationally, it is expected that NHS patient throughput will remain reduced, around 20-30% of pre-COVID footfall. The supply of NHS PPE provided is based on us only seeing 10 patients per dentist per day of whom 5 patients can be seen for an aerosol generating procedure (AGP).
We kindly request your continued patience and understanding as we fully adapt to this new level of remobilising
Please continue to call us directly if you are in need of urgent dental care or have a dental emergency in normal working hours on 0131 3363903
If you have a dental emergency outside of normal working hours, please contact NHS 24 on 111.
Thank you again for your understanding over the last few months and the months ahead, we appreciate your patience and are looking forward to seeing you all soon
The Team at Davidson’s Mains Dental