Latest COVID-19 dental guidance

COVID-19 news

April 2021

Wishing everyone a Happy Easter and hope that spring ushers in better health and more normality in days to come!
We at Finesse Dental Care are continuing to working very hard to see our existing and new patients for routine and emergency dental care while strictly adhering to Government regulations. We thank all our wonderful patients who have been very understanding and stood by us during these difficult times.
Many of our patients who have visited us must have seen us in our PPE gear comprising of surgical gowns, hats and respirator masks to keep us all safe. It is a little difficult to communicate with our special masks on however we will try our level best to make sure you understand what treatment you will be receiving and the costs prior to commencement. 
We have to follow fallow time/settling time and then deep clean the surgery after every aerosol procedure/drilling/powered scaling(about 1hour) thereby heavily limiting the number of patients we can see on a daily basis. Hence there is a longer waiting time for appointments but if there is an immediate need to maintain the oral health and function we will endeavour to see you as soon as we possibly can.
The treatments you are offered may be different to those you received before, depending on equipment availability and covid-19 alert level/phase level as determined by the guidance.
It will take some time before services return to what you previously experienced as normal. Please be patient.
Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and all of us are looking forward to resuming our normal habits and routines. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our surgery.
Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to tell you about the infection control procedures we follow in our practice to keep patients and staff safe.
Our practice follows infection control guidelines and regulations published by the governing bodies in Scotland. We are up-to-date on new guidance that has been issued. We do this to make sure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to recommendations.
You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff.
For example:
  • Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You'll be asked those same questions again at your appointment
  • We have hand sanitiser and disposable towels available that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the practice for you to use as needed.
  • We have installed a temporary Perspex screen in our reception area (like those seen in lots of shops)
  • We no longer offer magazines, children’s toys, and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.

We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
How you can help:
  • With the exception of children and patients with carers, patients should come alone
  • During this period please could you limit the number of belongings that you bring to your appointment e.g.bags.coat.
  • On arrival, please could you wait in your car/outside the practice and we will call when we are ready to take you in
  • At your appointment time, we will invite you into the practice and you will be able to go straight to see the dentist, without having to wait in the waiting room
  • Payment should be made by card where possible
  • If you show symptoms following appointment booking, you should contact the â€‹practice by phone
  • Please do not arrive without an appointment
  • Patients should come wearing a face covering if possible or be prepared to wear one.
  • While our toilets are currently for urgent use only please could you use the toilet before leaving home
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you and to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time
  • A distance of at least 2 metres must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice
  • During these winter months please wrap yourself well as we are keeping windows open during dental treatment and do not want you to feel cold and uncomfortable.
We are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the procedures described above which are designed to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to seeing you again. 
If there are any queries please call the practice on the number 0141 8897227 or email
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