Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: 29th September 2020
On Monday 10th August, the first Minister and Chief Dental Officer moved us to phase 3b of remobilisation of dental services. During phase 3b we will still only be able to offer a very limited service for Covid free patients. This will include;
- Simple extractions
- Providing temporary fillings
- Simple denture work
- Replacing and refitting loose crowns and bridges
We are also allowed to carry out examinations but due to our reduced capacity we are still unable to do these routinely. If you feel that you do urgently require an examination then please call and we will try to accommodate you.
Priority will still be given to those in pain or with a dental emergency. We are now also allowed to provide aerosol generating procedures (AGPs) to relieve pain but not to do routine fillings.
However, we can offer a full range of treatments including AGPs privately. To do this we have to wear enhanced PPE including a respirator facemask. We also require additional time, additional staff and we work between two surgeries. Inevitably this has increased our costs which is why we have had to introduce a ‘Covid levy’ to our fees. This is £40 on to our standard private fees. We can provide a private Exam, scale and polish and X-rays for £45. Please phone to check availability.
If you have Covid and have dental pain or if you require an AGP then we will continue to refer you to our local urgent dental care centre (UDCC) which is now at Howden Health Centre.
Appointments must be pre-arranged by telephone. We ask that you attend alone where possible, bring as few belongings as possible, bring your own pen, and be aware the toilet is locked and you must request access from reception. Your Covid status and that of any chaperone will also be checked.
The staff will be dressed in PPE as this is the advice from our governing body. We will however continue to provide you with the best service we can in these difficult circumstances.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
There is a self help guide “Managing Dental Problems at Home”
that can be downloaded – HERE
Welcome to West Calder Dental Care.
At West Calder Dental Care, we have four qualified dentists serving West Calder and the surrounding areas in West Lothian and Edinburgh.
We hope to make you and your family as relaxed and comfortable as possible during your visit to our dental practice. We offer a full range of NHS and private treatments, including the latest cosmetic and restorative treatments founded on a fully preventive approach to oral health.
All of our friendly and qualified dentists are dedicated to preventive care and helping you maintain healthy teeth and gums.