We are soon to upgrade our computer software in the Practice. Amongst many things,this upgrade will allow us to communicate with you directly, with email recalls and text reminders for dental and hygienist appointments. To enable this upgrade, the practice will be closed on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th September for staff training. Should you need to contact the practice, please leave your message on our answer machine and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Only patients requiring emergency care will be appointed during these days. We appreciate your assistance during this time.
Andrew and John are delighted to welcome Katharine Sadler to the practice. Having completed her post graduate vocational training in 2002, Katharine worked in general practice in Paisley. For the last seven years she has worked in the Emergency Treatment Centre based in Glasgow Dental Hospital treating a wide variety of acute dental problems. She will be working in the practice on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Andrew recently returned from Sengerema in North West Tanzania as part of a team of 7 dentists and 3 dental nurses training rural clinical officers in a remote part of rural Tanzania to provide emergency dentistry to areas of the country where there has been no access to safe dental treatment before. A challenging humbling and truly fulfilling experience. Quote from one of the nurses ( an ex army nurse) ‘two weeks in Tanzania is far more challenging than a six month tour of Iraq’ !!
All staff have recently been updated with in practice courses on Medical Emergencies in Dental Practice and Decontamination and Sterilisation of instruments. Two of our dental nurses have recently been on X ray courses. Our Senior Dental Nurses have enrolled on a Dental Practice Administration courses which will be ongoing over the next few months.
Andrew is going to North West Tanzania in September for a few weeks with the UK charity bridge2aid as part of their Dental Volunteer Programme to help train Rural Clinical Officers in Emergency Dentistry in a part of the world where there is no access to safe dental care and people still die after being overcome by infection from dental abscesses.