Coronavirus Update (17.03.20)



With the escalating number of cases of Coronavirus, we have received notice tonight from the Chief Dental Officer for Scotland that with immediate effect the following dental appointments must be cancelled to reduce the risk of Coronavirus spreading

🔸️any appointments for patients with any symptoms - cough or temperature. We also ask.that of anyone in your household is self isolating that you do NOT attend any appointment (but please let us know)

🔸️any routine appointments for patients deemed to be at high risk of complications - those over 70, and those with existing medical problems, and pregnant women

🔸️any procedure that generates aerosol - so any drilling/polishing/water based teeth scaling

So, what can we do? Well, bear with us, as the guidelines may change at any point, but for the moment we will stay open and be able to see patients for routine check ups, dentures, extractions (where delaying these could lead to a dental emergency) Clear Aligners, bleaching and any emergency treatment necessary to get you out of pain.

If you have toothache, we can still fill a tooth for you but will use further precautions to keep our staff and patients safe.

We will be operating at much reduced capacity so that there will be much less traffic through the practice and ask that if you attend you continue to follow our requests re handwashing etc (see previous post).

We completely understand if you wish to cancel any other appointment, but please let us know

In the event that we have a forced closure if there is a complete lockdown, we will still provide an on call emergency service.

We are endeavouring to contact all patients with appointments for routine treatment that need to be cancelled over the next few days, so.please keep an eye out for a text and/or email.

Please bear with us as we anticipate our phones to be very busy over the next few days to deal with this.

You can always contact us via messenger here or by email

As a business owner and employer of many staff, these are very difficult times, and we really do appreciate your understanding, as we are all trying to do our very best by our patients.

Please stay safe, look after your friends and family, and we will come out the other side of this

Many thanks,
Sheila and the team at Kilbarchan


Download letter calling for action to support Scottish Dentists during this difficult time (Word doc)