As you will already know, under the Scottish Government's emergency COVID-19 regulations all dental practices have been closed for the past 12 weeks and we have only been allowed to offer a telephone triage and advice service.
We are glad to hear of the partial easing of restrictions on the service that we are allowed to provide
As of Monday 22 June 2020 we plan to reopen our practice, however this is with very serious limitations placed upon us by the NHS
The NHS has limited us to 10 patients per day for simple emergency treatments only .
We are not allowed to carry out treatments that create a water spray, including drilling, and will only be able to provide dressings and extractions.
As you can imagine we have a lot of problems from the past 12 weeks to catch up on, as well as new emergencies. This will be very difficult at 10 patients per day.and we ask you to please be patient with us.
We will call everyone who has spoken to us with an emergency over the past 12 weeks to arrange an appointment to see you, in order of urgency.
Please do not call us unless it is a new dental emergency.
Expect the phone line to be very busy and please leave a message. We will get back to you within the hour usually.
We are looking forward to re-opening the practice and hopefully future changes in the regulations will allow us to provide a greater service again.
However the Scottish Government regulations prevent us from providing any routine dental examinations or hygiene treatments for the time being
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patients for their patience during these difficult times.
A special thanks to our Plan Patients for continuing to support us and to help you, we have created dedicated treatment sessions for our Plan patients.
We have made a short video to better explain what to expect when you have an appointment with us :
The Westport Dental Practice Team
Westport Dental Practice was started by Dr Robin Thompson BDS DGDP in 1998 and as.grown to now have 3 surgeries and a dedicated decontamination unit
We are a family oriented, mixed NHS and Private Practice, and as a result can offer a full range of both simple inexpensive NHS treatments along with more complex and cosmetic options Privately.
Over the years we have developed a very friendly and happy practice to work in and hopefully this is reflected in our patients experience when attending the practice.
Our aim is to offer advice and quality care, which offers good value, in as friendly and relaxed a way as we can.
NHS patients will always be offered the most appropriate NHS treatment option, but we are happy to discuss Private options not available on the NHS and an explanation if we feel they are more appropriate than the basic NHS option.
The Private treatments we can offer include, tooth coloured fillings, tooth whitening, adult orthodontics ( tooth aligning, including Inman Aligners, Clear Aligners and fixed orthodontics using Ceramic brackets ), Endodontics ( root treatments ), Porcelain and Emax Veneers, Ceramic Crowns including Crystalite and Emax, as well as tooth replacement using conventional bridgework or with Straumann Dental Implants.
We also offer both partial and full dentures within the NHS and Privately
We are very happy to welcome new NHS and Private Patients.
Westport Dental Practice
261 High Street
If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:
Tel. 01506 842748
Or use our contact form.
Our open hours are:
Mon 9am-1pm 2-5.45pm
Tues 9am-1pm 2-5.45pm
Wed 9am-1pm 2-5.45pm