Phases of Return
Following the Scottih First Minister's announcement today (18-06-2020), dental practices are allowed to reopen from Monday 22-06-2020. Little time (one weekend!) is given to the dentists to restart their practices. However, according to the letter from the Primary Care Manager and the Director of Dentistry NHSL, NHS practices can only reopen on a DATE specified by the Primary Care Manager, Dental Adviser or the Dental Director, after all the necessary paperwork is completed. Springfield Dental Care is following the Scottish CDO’s roadmap of 4-phase resumption of normal dental care, and we are moving to phase 2a as from Monday (see above). Under NHS, face to face consultation is only allowed for urgent dental care. Urgent Dental Care Centre (UDCC) will continue to treat patients on referral from dentists for treatment involving Aerosol Generating Procedure (AGP)and Covid-19 related patients. Your dentist will find the nearest UDCC (Edinburgh or Livinston) which is convenient to you. You may not be seen by the UDCC on the same day, as the demand for the service is high. We hope that all the information provided is helpful to our patients, and to be informed of the CDO’s roadmap for the resumption of normal dental care.