Macdonald and Morson Dental Care would like to update you on our current processes based on national guidance.
Since November, the government has allowed us to carry out a broad range of procedures with restrictions in place. This involves two levels of PPE and very restricted numbers of appointments. Despite changes in restrictions across Scotland, healthcare and in particular, dentistry, has not changed. Unfortunately, this means we are still only able to see much lower numbers of patients than in pre-Covid times.
We are forced to continue our policy of performing urgent care. We would like to remind you that we are here 6 days a week. If you have a problem or worry, large or small, we would like you to call us. Services can be accessed every day, if necessary. Please call us on 01259 723225.
With having so few appointment slots, please ensure you attend. If you cannot attend for any reason, please phone to cancel so that we can offer the space to another patient.
The Health Minister wrote to dentists yesterday, confirming that he views dentistry as a priority. They are making steps towards opening and will discuss this with the profession over summer. We would hope that this brings changes which will enable us to return to our normal service. We will keep you updated if changes arise.
There will be a huge backlog of examinations and treatment to carry out. We will have to manage the flow of patients carefully when more normal care resumes. We will inform patients of how and when this will happen. We will continue to prioritise those with problems and will focus on those who we haven’t seen in a longer time first.
One of the biggest factors which will help society and dentistry to return to normality is vaccination. We would encourage, wherever possible and appropriate, for all our patients to take the opportunity to be vaccinated. All staff at Macdonald and Morson have undergone the vaccination process for the safety of patients and ourselves.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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