As you will already know, under the Scottish Government's emergency COVID-19 regulations all dental practices have now reopened. However there are still limitations on what NHS treatments we are able to offer to our registered NHS patients, now and for the forseeable future.
As well as dealing with new emergencies we have been working through the patients who had outstanding treatment at the start of and during lockdown, to reassess and treat them.
Thanks to the efforts of our staff and the cooperation of our patients this has been going very well and now we are about to start contacting our registered patients for examination appointments.
We have over 4000 NHS patients, so this process will take us several months before we will have been able to offer everyone an appointment
Please do not call trying to arrange an examination, we will call you when we have an appointment available for you.
If you have a dental problem and would like some advice please do not hesitate to get in touch
We have put a lot of effort into upgrading our ventilation system, staff training and sourcing suitable PPE to be able to provide a safe environment for us all.
As a result of this investment, we are now pleased to be able to offer on an Independent basis a full range of treatments.
If you are one of Robin's Private Plan patients we should have already contacted you and all our usual treatment options will be available to you.
Whilst we are sorry that we are unable to register new NHS patients at this time, we are pleased to be able to offer appointments to New Patients on an independent basis.
Our Dental Hygienist is now available again and we are contacting people who see her on a regular basis to arrange appointments.
Please do not call us unless need to change an appointment or you have a dental emergency or are looking for advice.
Expect the phone line to be very busy and please leave a message. We will get back to you within the hour usually.
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
About the Practice
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.
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