Complete Dentistry  |  21-23 Glasgow Road, Paisley, PA1 3QY
Telephone : 0141 889 2016
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More roadworks!!

Thursday, May 06, 2021

FYI there are roadworks on the Renfrew Road as you come into Paisley. They are extending from the roundabout at McDonalds/Chivas Regal plant to the retail park at The Rand/Pure Gym retail parks. Please allow extra time for diversions!

April 26, 2021: Tier 3 update

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Following the new roadmap being set out for Scotland by the First Minister, I thought it would be helpful to summarise what stage we are at within Complete Dentistry.

Although general services are starting to open up, remember that your dental care is provided in very close proximity, sometimes for a prolonged period of time. Additionally:
  • almost all dentistry involves Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGPs) ie the fine spray of air and water and for this we have to wear full PPE including the tight fitting air tight masks
  • there is also a 'fallow time' after this type of treatment of 30 minutes where the surgery has to be left empty
  • we always have, and continue to, follow the national guidance that has been provided to us by the NHS and other government organisations
Consequently, we are only able to work to about 25-30% of normal appointments. This is far from ideal for you or us. In a nutshell, this means that we cannot see the usual numbers of patients. This has meant that we have not been able to reschedule routine examinations as quickly as you or I would want.
No doubt the guidance on this will change over time and we will react to this as soon as we are able.
This is an email that we received from one of our long standing patients which reassured us that we were getting the safety side of things right from a patients point of view:
Good Afternoon,
I would like to thank all the staff from the minute I arrived until my appointment at XXXXX on Monday.
The receptionist who met me initially was very helpful and the two ladies who looked after me whilst having my hygienist appointment were excellent.
It went very smoothly and the protocols in place we're very reassuring.
Kind wishes to all the staff.
In the meantime, if you are having any problems or have any concerns about your mouth, please contact us on 01041-889 2016.
Please share this information with anybody else that attends the practice.
Best wishes,
Abdul & The Team

Some lovely feedback about David!

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Some lovely feedback about David ...
Received this from one of his patients who has consented for it to be shared:
I just wanted to give some positive feedback about my recent treatment with David.
I had last visited the surgery a few years ago when Gillian was my dentist as I am very anxious with dental appointments. I had quite a traumatic experience at the dental hospital and did not come back to finish the rest of the work I needed done. I was then unable to pluck up the courage to come back as more time went on.
Recently I was having issues with my gums so I phoned in and spoke to David. He booked me in to check everything over and was really good at explaining everything in detail. I have been to the surgery often over the past 3 months with quite a few appointments as I needed alot of work done including treating an infected tooth. David made me feel at ease, explaining everything he was doing and why. I really appreciated this as it's nice to know what's happening step by step, and he regularly checked to make sure I was okay during the treatment which also made me feel at ease.
Unfortunately I had to have quite a few anesthetic injections, aswell as having the abscess drained. I never felt a thing from any of the jags, several fillings or the root canal treatment. It's never nice having to have dental work done but it's definitely a bonus when it is pain free.
David also phoned me a few days after the complex treatment sessions to check how I was doing and make sure there were no issues. I've never had a dentist do that before which I thought was very thorough and conscientious.
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to David for all his effort and hard work getting my teeth into better condition, and helping me feel comfortable enough to now come back for routine appointments!
It's always nice when you have such a positive experience to give good feedback, and as David done a great job I definitely had to let you know πŸ™‚
Many thanks,
Chyvonne McAleer

Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Happy Easter 2021
The practice is now closed for the holiday weekend. If you're having any issues, please phone the practice on 0141 889 2016 and following the message.
Meanwhile, make sure you get your bookings in for the hairdressers. I managed to get in early πŸ˜‰

1 year post lockdown

Thursday, March 25, 2021

1 year post Covid
Although the lockdown anniversary was a few days ago, OUR anniversary started 1 year ago...the 25th of March 2020.
I remember that sad day as I locked the doors on the way out with no idea of when/if we would open again and in what state. Coming into the practice during that first lockdown was depressing and distressing and it felt like an abandoned, unwanted home. Many times I left wondering what the future held for my team at the practice.
Its been a tough year, and no doubt will continue to be tough as as we move forward.
However look at how things have changed...we've got vaccines, we're seeing you, our loyal patients(albeit not as many as we would like to!) and helping you out. We're all coming out the other end, slowly but strongly.
Let's stay patient, keep looking after each other and most importantly keep safe and well...and it'll all work out.
CD is still standing and remains here to help. Thanks for your support and understanding over the year ☺️

Covid Vaccine-dentists are doing their bit and so is Complete Dentistry!

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Covid Vaccine-dentists are doing their bit!

At Complete Dentistry, we've been going all the way through the pandemic, not stopping for a day to make sure we looked after our patients. During the first lockdown, that was over the phone and hands-on in the Urgent Dental Care Centre at the RAH.

Since dental surgeries were allowed to open again in June 2020, we've been doing our best to make sure you've been looked after back at your own practice.

From Greater Glasgow & Clyde Health Board newsletter:

"The roll out of the Covid vaccination programme is going well throughout NHS GG&C. A number of colleagues, some pictured below, have already been into the Louisa Jordan to assist with vaccination programme"

I'm really proud that dentistry is involved in this critical part of helping us recover out of the Covid pandemic with dentists from Complete Dentistry already involved with more to follow.

Spot anybody you know?........Proud to say our own Simon Kidd was right in there. Well done Simon!!!

Who might end up getting your 'jab' in the arm from one of us instead of the usual one in your mouth 🀣

Sad but happy.......

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Sad & happy....
Georgina is leaving us after 25 years at the practice. Many of you will know Georgina as the acceptable, and much prettier, face of my practice..."no competition" before anybody else says it!🀣
Due to the pandemic, we couldn't do the normal type of send off due to restricted numbers, social distancing etc. However, we managed to get some food from the excellent local Cloud 9 Deli and hausofcakery did another great cake......and we made sure there was no 'dipping in' with fingers! As usual, Artemis flowers didn't let me down with this beautiful bouquet.
Georgina generally is camera shy but has given permission for me to share some pics with you.
Georgina is leaving us to continue in a dental nurse role within the NHS hospital system. Their gain is our loss.
Best of luck Georgina.
Abdul x

Postgraduate award for David

Saturday, January 23, 2021

As a practice we are committed to constantly developing our skills, even in these challenging times. The drive is to improve the patient experience and the range and quality of treatments on offer.
I'm delighted to inform you that David Comerford has successfully completed the first stage of a postgraduate qualification in Endodontics through the University of Chester! 

Endodontics, normally called 'Root Canal Treatment', is a complex and technically demanding process that alleviates extreme toothache by removing the damaged, inflamed and possibly infected contents of a tooth and then thoroughly cleaning, disinfecting and filling itBy doing this you get to keep your tooth rather than having it extracted!

The qualification involved both written and practical exams, many late nights of studying as well as racking up the miles by travelling down to the University periodically. 

Congratulations to David Comerford, BDS, MJDF RCS(Eng), PG Cert Endodontics

Jan 2021 update

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Back in November 2020 the Chief Dental Officer advised dental practices that "You should be assured that I fully recognise the position that a return to pre-COVID levels of patient volume will not be achievable under the current health protection measures. I am aware that it will still be necessary for you to prioritise appointments for patients requiring urgent dental care, those at greatest risk of oral disease and the backlog of patients from during the ‘lockdown’. This is not business as usual"

We have been following this guidance.

To keep everyone safe, and to facilitate social distancing for you and our staff, we are working normal surgery hours but still with only a limited number of surgeries/dentists operating at any one time. We also have to leave the surgery empty, for at least half an hour, after some appointments.
In a nutshell, this means that we cannot see the usual numbers of patients. This has meant that we have not been able to reschedule routine examinations as quickly as you or I would want.
Please remember that we are all still in the midst of a pandemic. My over-arching priority will continue to be the safety of all of you and my staff. By maintaining the highest standards of health and safety and infection control we can reduce the risk of COVID-19 together.
As always, we are trying to do all we can to help you receive your care as safely and quickly as possible.
PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT AS THE DOOR WILL BE LOCKED. YOU MUST PHONE IN ADVANCE TO BE TRIAGED. If you are having any problems, contact us on 0141-889 2016 and we are ready to help.
Please share this information with anybody else that attends the practice.
Best wishes,
Abdul & The Team

We're still open!

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

Happy New Year!

Although there is a new national lock-down, dentistry is classed as 'essential healthcare'.

Therefore the advice from the Chief Dental Officer for Scotland and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde is to continue as we are at present. 

Therefore if you have any appointments scheduled, please keep them as planned. If you need to reschedule, please contact us on 0141-889 2016.