The Scottish Government has recently announced that dental practices will be able to provide a full range of treatments from 01/11/20. Any dentist will be able to tell you that this is clearly a political announcement because dental practices are very far from being able to return to normal and provide a full range of treatments. At the moment our practice has only had one dentist and one nurse fitted for the NHS PPE that we must wear when we treat patients with Aerosol Generating Procedures, ie. using a drill or ultrasonic scaler. This dentist is being kept busy seeing patients who are in need of urgent care. After an AGP we must leave the surgery for between 30 minutes and an hour for the aerosol to settle before we can get in to clean it. This means that our capacity to see patients is severely reduced.
We will therefore be seeing a limited number of registered patients for routine exams. Priority will be given to patients who are regular attenders and children. We are unable to use ultrasonic scale so your dentist will only be able to carry out hand scaling. Due to strict social distancing guidance measures we can have limited numbers of patients in the practice. We would ask patients to arrive promptly for their appointments.
We understand that you may be frustrated at this situation but please be patient as our receptionists are doing their very best to help you. We have recently had some patients becoming rude and aggresive over the phone to our receptionists and really this kind of behaviour does not help anyone. Please try and understand and be patient.
Please be aware that we are still the same friendly team but your journey through the practice will be very different to what you have been used to. This is in order to make things as safe as possible for everyone.
YOUR PATIENCE AND UNDERSTANDING IS REALLY APPRECIATED
You will be pleased to know we are a highly rated private and NHS dentist in Edinburgh accepting new patients.
When it comes to caring for your teeth, at Marchmont Dental Care we place great emphasis on preventive dental care. Our expert Edinburgh dentists work closely with you to protect your gums and teeth against future disease.
Equally, for those who may have uneven, stained or missing teeth, our dental practice offers a range of cosmetic treatments - from teeth whitening or dental implants through to the creation of a brand new smile with Invisalign or Six Month Smiles - helping you to feel more confident in yourself.
Our team of five dentists in Edinburgh include our highly experienced principal dentist and cosmetic dentist, John Davidson (GDC No. 57805) who has over 36 years experience and our highly skilled facial aesthetics expert Dr Katerina Susicki (GDC No: 103853), with over 13 years experience. They are ably assisted by friendly and efficient support staff, all working together in a modern well-equipped dental surgery.
We're confident that you and your family will receive outstanding dental care from us as we continue our mission to be known as the best private and NHS dentist in Edinburgh.
All our dentists are registered with the General Dental Council (GDC) so you can rest assured your in safe hands here at Marchmont.
We even offer 0% Interest Free Credit and flexible payment plans to help spread the cost of your treatments.