Helen Takes Part In Clinical Trial

Helen has been taking part in research by Biobank.uk regarding the prevalence and spread of COVID-19 in the U.K. Alongside 20,000 other volunteer, she has been sending off blood samples monthly so the spread of the virus can be monitored. see full details and results HERE Although individual results are not disclosed, it is shown…

Face fitting for FFP3 masks

  Due to new guidelines regarding the need for enhanced PPE in the dental setting, the practice today underwent face-fitting for FFP3 masks. This is to ensure that we protect both ourselves and our patients against the corona virus as much as possible. By the end of the session all members of the practice have…

Todays “new normal”

Today Eden Dental Clinic reopened its doors to see patients on a face-to-face basis. As we are only allowed to have one surgery open at a time, it has been decided that Ken and Helen will alternate days, and both will be working 3 days a week each.  The teams will for “work bubbles” with…

Diary of a Lockdown -Week 13

Monday 15th June Today, Helen was very excited as her new laminator arrived, this means she can now start making all new posters for the practice.  Although most people may find this a tedious exercise she actually found it very therapeutic….  which further proves that she need to get back to work.   Tuesday 16th…

Diary of a Lockdown -Week 12

Monday 8th June Things are really getting going now with our attempts to reopen the practice, we have been instructed that if we complete a mountain of paperwork and obtain elusive PPE, we would be allowed to see private (and HDP) patients at the surgery for a few, emergency only, non AGP’s (aerosol generating procedures).…

Diary of a Lockdown -Week 11

Monday 1st June Today May rolled into June and the COVID-19 crisis continued. Inverness is currently experiencing to beautiful and hot weather (which is set to break tomorrow) but unfortunately the dental profession is still complicated, as we have not yet had clear guidance about the possibilities of opening.  At the moment there seems to…

Diary of a Lockdown -Week 10

Monday 25th May On Monday Evening Keely hosted the first Eden Zoom Quiz.    As ever her presentation skills were magnificent.  True to form, rather than just doing a wee question and answer session, she had prepared a full powerpoint presentation. There were five rounds of questions and as expected Chelsea’s music knowledge was incredible…

Diary of a Lockdown -Week 8

Monday 11th May Over the past few weeks we have had to sort out a few prescriptions for our patients, this has led to a few discussions with pharmacies in the area.  We are pleased to report that in these stressful times that most of the pharmacists we have spoken to have been absolutely lovely,…

Diary of a Lockdown -Week 3

Monday 3rd April A couple of patients rang the clinic today, with dental emergencies, yet again the understanding of our patients is brilliant and everyone is being stoical to the limitations of what we can offer and we are very grateful for this. Tonight the health of Prime Minister took a turn for the worse…

Diary of a lockdown – week 2

Monday 30th March The corona virus continues to spread devastation throughout the UK.  Currently centres are being setup up to cope with the expected devastation this virus will have. In Scotland the SSC in Glasgow is being converted to a treatment centre. Our patients are continuing to be understanding of our situation which is still…