Complete Dentistry  |  21-23 Glasgow Road, Paisley, PA1 3QY
Telephone : 0141 889 2016
Latest News

Latest News

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. 







Hygienist service resumes

Wednesday, December 30, 2020



We have restarted our hygienist services recently and have been contacting patients to schedule postponed appointments.

We are still facing challenges during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and have been continuously adapting to help maintain your safety but still provide the care you expect and deserve. To do this: 

  • the length of your appointment now needs to be longer to ensure social distancing and the increased cleaning regime required between patients; known as the ‘fallow time’. In short, we will have to see a reduced number of patients 
  • we will have to use enhanced PPE 
  • we will require to rota additional staff for increased cleaning protocols 

To allow us to continue to offer this important service, we have had to increase the cost of the visit to £45.  

We hope that you will understand the reasons for the increase and continue to use and support our hygienist service so you can maintain your oral health benefits into the future. 

Please contact us to make an appointment on 0141-889 2016 so we can help get that sparkle back for you for 2021!

Feel free to share this news with other patients of the practice. 

Thanks and take care over the New Year period. 






Xmas 2020 is here!

Thursday, December 24, 2020



Xmas 2020 is here! πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„
No doubt it will be different to what most of us imagined it would be but let's make the best of a horrible situation!
The practice is now closed and we'll be back on Tuesday 29 December.
If you have any problems over the holidays that require urgent assistance, please contact the practice on 0141-889 2016 and follow the recorded message.
Have as enjoyable a time as you can given the circumstances and see you soonπŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸΎ......meanwhile, some pics from our recent 'alternative/virtual socially distanced(in our own houses!)' Xmas jumper night πŸ˜”





Local Food Banks-please help if you can!

Sunday, December 13, 2020



Local food banks: please help if you can!
This year we've all seen the impact of an unexpected natural event wreak havoc on our own doorsteps.
I have also seen the impact on our patients, most of whom are from working families. Of course, it has also impacted on our own livelihoods as well as those of family and friends.
However, I was particularly moved by stories and reports of people from our local community having to resort to food banks, especially at this time of year. Most of them are families I did not expect to be in that predicament.
I know we've all had a tough time recently but could I please urge you to consider making a donation to the Trusell Trust who have 3 food banks serving our communities in the Paisley area.
I spoke to one of the organisers at the Renfrewshire Foodbank, Millie, and apparently, it costs only £25 for a food parcel for a single person inc essential toiletries etc.
The team at Complete Dentistry have donated a four figure sum to try and help; we're part of the community so we felt the need to help.
If you can, please give whatever you can.
Thanks for taking the time to read this and apologies if it causes any offence.
BW
Abdul & the Team





Tier 4...here we come!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020



I thought I'd use a scary picture to make sure we all behave!

Renfrewshire moves into Tier 4 as of Friday night. However, it is unlikely that this will cause any change to the way we are currently working at the practice. 

Therefore please keep your appointment if there is one arranged.

We are awaiting further information from Scottish Government and I will update if required. 

We are still operating with a 'locked door' policy so please don't just turn up; you must have a pre-arranged appointment. 

As before, if you're having a problem please call us on 0141-889 2016 and we're ready to help. 

Everybody keep safe and look after each other!

Abdul & The Team

(Please share this if you know anybody who is a patient of the practice)






A nice thanks that made us feel good and reassured we were getting it right.........

Saturday, November 14, 2020



Lovely card following 'Covid Dental Care' during these unusual times....




Silver Anniversary For Georgina

Friday, October 30, 2020



A silver anniversary celebration!
In the midst of these unprecedented times, we had the chance to switch off for a while and enjoy celebrating 25 years at the practice for Georgina, our senior dental nurse. Although senior in stature we reckon she started when she was only 12....we reckon someone many years ago was breaking the law around child labour!🀫
Unable to have our usual celebrations, we had to settle for a socially distanced celebration with the team dropping in at stages during the day. We did the best we could with balloons, cake and lots of bad stuff for your teeth!
Balloons were made by a Nicola who worked for us ..check her Instagram at @HoneyLove_Balloons and the cake was made by Cheryl who is a current team member........check out her Instagram @hausofcakery.
Georgina, thanks for all your efforts over the years for the practice and our patients and a personal thanks for having put up with me!
Abdul x





12 October Scottish Government announcement

Monday, October 12, 2020



The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing today confirmed that, from 1 November, we will be able to start to provide the normal range of dental treatments.
From the Chief Dental Officer's letter sent to dental practices today, he states "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"
In a nutshell, this means that we cannot see the usual numbers of patients as we may still have to leave the surgery empty, possibly for an hour, after some appointments.
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.
Over the next few weeks, we will be starting to contact patients that were left mid-treatment prior to lockdown, as well as continuing to deal with those that require urgent care.
We have over 10,000 registered patients and we simply will not be able to see everybody at once so please be respectful and patient with my team.
Remember, 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






September Update and something to make you smile?

Sunday, September 06, 2020



SEPTEMBER UPDATE

We have now cancelled all scheduled examination/hygienist appointments for the rest of September. You should have received a text or letter to inform you of this.

We are emerging out of the lockdown for dentistry and continuing to see most of you with problems within a day or so. My thanks again for your co-operation in making this possible.

We have also now managed to secure some enhanced PPE which is allowing us to undertake a limited number of 'Aerosol Generating Procedures' (AGPs) for urgent care so we can see you in the practice within familiar surroundings.

As I have explained before, this also means that we have to leave the surgery empty, possibly for an hour or more, after the appointment therefore meaning we are limited to the numbers of patients we are be able to see.

As before, PLEASE DO NOT JUST TURN UP FOR AN APPOINTMENT AS THE DOOR WILL BE LOCKED. YOU MUST PHONE IN ADVANCE TO BE TRIAGED.

Please continue to bear with us. Remember, all the measures we have put in place are to help you receive your care as safely and quickly as possible. Contact us on 0141-889 2016 and, as always, we are ready to help.

Meantime, we have all made sacrifices over the last several months. For us to wear these tight fitting masks needed for AGPs we have had to make our own including shaving....judge for yourself......but Ian went well overboard!

Abdul and The Team