Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: 17th April 2021
From Monday 4th January 2021, the first Minister introduced a temporary ‘lockdown’ to mainland Scotland. The Government’s advice is to stay at home. During this time we will be reducing our service to emergency and urgent care only. The Chief Dental Officer has kept us at phase 4 of remobilisation of dental services. During phase 4 we will be allowed to carry out our full range of NHS treatments for Covid free patients. However, we still must comply with social distancing rules and must maintain patient safety. This means we will still have a reduced number of appointments and a reduced number of staff working.
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) and we will aim to do permanent fillings and complete treatment wherever possible. NHS patient charges have also returned for those who are not exempt.
It looks as if it will be some time until normal service returns. We strongly advised to maintain good oral hygiene for yourself and your family as prevention is always better than cure! Minimise sugar intake and snacking.
If you do have an urgent concern and wish to be seen for an examination then please call and we will do our best to accommodate.
*Non-essential private treatment will be delayed until after lockdown*
We can still 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.
West Calder Dental Care – Private Price list
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.