Annas Birthday

As it was Anna’s Birthday……  she was actually allowed the week off! However before she went Helen made one of her diabetic comatosing creations, covered in Lindt chocolates……  although obviously no-one ate it as it contained sugar and as true dental professionals that would be totally unethical…. (do as we say……. not as we do)

Helen’s Birthday

Unbelievably today Anna made Helen a gorgeous white chocolate cheesecake for her 49th Birthday. It has become apparent that during lockdown Anna has become a domestic goddess! We are both shocked and delighted!!!!!! The box of Lindt chocolates bought by Keely also went down a treat.  Thankfully due to all the PPE we have to…

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…

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…

Diary of a Lockdown – week one

Monday March 23rd 2020 The global pandemic of COVID-19 had gathered momentum over the weekend. There were now reported cases of the virus in the highlands, and some of these patients were known by the practice staff.  There was now a huge shortage of PPE in the highlands.  The situation is now serious. At 8.30pm…

COVID-19 Information for Patients

  ❌❌Update Monday 4th January.❌❌   Following the First Ministers announcement regarding lockdown from midnight tonight (January 4th) dentistry is to carry on as before with the exception of purely aesthetic procedures    This has been clarified by Tom Ferris who is the chief dental officer for Scotland.   Therefore, at this stage we have…

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…

Medical Emergencies Course

??This afternoon the practice attended their yearly medical emergencies training course. We dearly hope our skills are never put to use, however if the worst happens…… we’re ready. ? We were joined by a previous employee of the practice, Louise, who unfortunately has now moved away…. however it was great to catch up with all…

Corona Virus

Corona Virus Precautions Due to the recent news about Corona virus we feel that we should make clear our current views on illness. Contrary to popular believe, the facemasks we use in dental procedures are to protect ourselves from splatter and debris.  They cannot stop the spread of tiny viruses. We would therefore be extremely…