The statement below was released by the Chief Dental Officer earlier this year.
"You may be aware that there have been concurrent reviews across the four countries of IPC Guidance for respiratory infections during the forthcoming winter period. In Scotland the relevant guidance has been published by ARHAI (anti-microbial resistance and health care associated infection) Scotland. They have recommended that guidance for primary care dentistry remains largely as it is."
Whilst these precautions ensure the safety of both our staff and patients; very little will change for the foreseeable future with regards the provision of NHS dental services.
We still hope to continually increase our clincial capacity and look forward to updating you on how we can provide increased NHS capacity and work within the guidelines to keep everyone safe.
Thanks as always for your support and understanding, and patience.