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Scottish dental group confirms its Inverness and other Highland sites will continue offering essential treatments through the latest Covid-19 coronavirus lockdown

By Philip Murray

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Clyde Munro Dental Group's CEO and founder, Jim Hall, in one of its clinics.
Clyde Munro Dental Group's CEO and founder, Jim Hall, in one of its clinics.

TWO Inverness dental surgeries have vowed to continue providing essential treatments during the latest national lockdown.

Inshes Dental Centre and the Torwood Dental Centre are both owned by Scotland's largest dental group – the Clyde Munro Dental Group.

And it has moved to reassure patients that they will still be able "to receive fundamental care in all 45 of the group’s practices" – including the two Inverness sites, and its other Highland practices in Glencoe and Fort William.

Essential travel, including leaving home for healthcare, has been permitted by the Scottish Government meaning patients can travel to their dental surgery for a scheduled appointment.

Jim Hall, founder and chief executive of Clyde Munro, said: "Once again we have gone into national lockdown in order to keep our loved ones safe, but we would like to reassure all our patients that our practices will remain open during this period and our practices will be available to carry out essential dental care throughout this lockdown.

“The safety of our staff and patients is our top priority and we have worked hard to ensure we have in place all the necessary precautions to safely provide the essential care our patients need during this challenging time.

"Please contact your local Clyde Munro practice to find out what treatments are available to you."

Those attending their practice are asked to observe a wide range of safety procedures, which include filling in forms digitally before attending, using on site sanitising stations, observing strict social distancing, and paying by contactless methods where possible.

Virtual consultations with dentists are also available for patients using a video link prior to visiting the practice.

Patients with dental emergencies are also being encouraged to call their practice during opening hours, or contact NHS 24 on 111 outside opening hours.

Related news: 67 new Covid cases confirmed across NHS Highland area

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