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PRACTICE OPENING HOURS
Monday 8.30am - 5.15pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 7.30pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 5.15pm
Thursday 8.30am - 7.30pm
Friday 8.30am - 5:00pm
The practice will be closed
Good Friday 29th March
Easter Monday 1st April
Reopening again Tuesday 2nd April at 8.30am.
Spring Update 2024
Childsmile Appointments -
Kirsty has now introduced a bespoke NHS Childsmile service in the practice.
This very popular clinic is available most weeks - Wed / Thurs depending on surgery availability.
Please contact us if you have a new baby you wish to register at the practice.
Our dental therapist, Laura Bunce, has settled in working on Thursday and Friday each week offering EMS, airflow, guided biofilm therapy in the practice. She is a welcomed new member of our dental team with a full range of experience in periodontal care, child dentistry and restorative dentistry.
We welcome Nadine back from Maternity leave at the beginning of March . Her appointment book is now open for patients to schedule an appointment.
DENTAL REFORM SUMMARY
Patients will notice the following changes to dental treatment and care:
• General Dental Service routine check-ups will change from every 6 months to every 12 MONTHS .
•However, dentists can tailor recalls based on a risk assessment which will define a shorter checkup interval.
•Patients can still opt to be seen, 6 monthly privately, where their NHS risk criteria is not met.
•High risk patients can access more regular NHS care.
• The maximum amount that will be charged to an individual per treatment plan will remain capped at £384 or 80% of costs.
•NHS dental care exceeding £600 gross fees will require Prior approval from Scottish Government practitioners service team.
• Some patients may be eligible to receive help towards healthcare costs and some still qualify for free dental care.
Free dental care is still available for :-
People 25years and under
Pregnant women and new mums up until the child’s 1st Birthday.
Patients on a low income and in receipt of an exemption criteria.
•Denture repairs will no longer be free under the NHS . They will be charged in the same way, as all treatment, where 80% cost is met by the patient unless exempt. Denture repair charge - £50.88
• patients attending for unscheduled care or high risk review appointment will now also incur a charge.
Dentists will provide a treatment plan to all patients to advise on their care and cost of that care. This estimate may change as treatment progresses but the practice will keep you informed.
To brush up on what you’re entitled to, visit nhsinform.scot/dentist
The “brush up” campaign has been designed to increase awareness of the reform and key patient rights.
The practice continues to grow and provide all aspects of dental care in Gourock . Building a skilled and motivated dental team is key to delivering care. This means local people, in our community, benefit from both NHS care and private treatments, not available on the NHS.
We have 7 dentists in the practice, maximising the use of our 5 surgeries, every day. They are supported by 9 GDC registered dental nurses, with varying roles in the practice. We are currently training and supporting a new modern apprentice dental nurse to attain SVQ level 3 certification.
We offer full NHS care , implant placement & restoration ,adult orthodontics/Invisalign , tooth whitening, composite bonding , porcelain veneers and full aesthetic dental cases.
The practice is always evolving to provide the best dental care in the heart of the community.
Please call to arrange an appointment.
We would like to welcome you to our family dental practice, which has been established for over 25 years. We are a mixed practice delivering both National Health Service and private treatment in a modern fully computerised facility. Our contemporary practice is centrally located in Gourock town centre with excellent public transport links.
We aim to make you and your family as comfortable as possible during your visits and fully appreciate any possible apprehension you may have concerning dental treatment. You can be certain that you will receive the best possible care from our trained dental team in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
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Our current NHS and private fee scale is available on request.
What Our Patients Say
“I have recently undergone the placement of two dental implants from Fergus. The care and commitment Fergus has shown me has been exceptional. From my initial consultation appointment with Fergus through to his personal aftercare post-surgery was second to none. I truly have gained a new found confidence in my smile and self-esteem following the initial trauma of losing my two teeth.”
“Very professional and friendly staff. With Mrs Weir I lost my life-long fear of dentists”.
“The level of service that Fergus and his team provided exceeded expectations. This is a fantastic practice with a extremely high level of patient care."
“I have lost count of the number of dentists I have seen over the years, all of whom made me feel uncomfortable and more self-conscious about my smile. That was until I visited Mrs Weir and her team. The whole experience from start to finish has been such a positive one.”
"The toys are great and I always get a sticker if I let the dentist see my teeth”