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 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…

Eden’s Pets

To celebrate National Pet Month, Helen asked all the members of the team to send her photos of their pets (some of these can be seen below). It was great to see just how many we had (and still have) between us! However…….  for future reference a couple of photos was wanted from everyone…..  not…

Corona update 18-3-2020

As our radiology course at the Kingsmills Hotel was cancelled today due to the COVID-19 Crisis, we took the opportunity to plan for what may be very difficult months ahead. It was decided that to continue to ensure the health of both ourselves and our patients that we will be only be providing emergency dental…

Social Media

Gillian from Highland Dental Plan attended the practice this week to discuss social media and online marketing with Helen and Ionagh. We were pleased to hear that she thought our Facebook site was on the right track, however, Gillian felt that we should also be looking at developing Instagram and LinkedIn profiles. It was very…