Barrhead Dental Practice
Barrhead Health & Care Centre
213 Main Street
Barrhead G78 1SW
Dr Fraser MacAulay B.D.S (Glasg. 1992)
Dr Andrew Mercer B.D.S (Glasg. 2006)
Dr Anum Sharif B.D.S (Glasg. 2011)
Dr Arhum Asif B.D.S (Glasg. 2016)
We are registering patients under the NHS. Barrhead Dental Practice is state of the art, with the most up to date clinical and decontamination facilities.
The practice is located on the first floor of the Barrhead Health & Care Centre. This facility provides ample parking, disabled access and accessible hours.
We offer a comprehensive range of high quality NHS treatment in a friendly, relaxed environment. Our aim is to encourage preventative techniques by helping you to understand how to maintain the health of your mouth and keep it free from tooth decay and gum disease.
Our aim is to provide you with the very best all round care that modern Dentistry has to offer in a friendly, relaxed, professional environment, whilst remaining true to the family centred values upon which the Practice was founded.
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COVID-19 UPDATE - 2nd November 2020
The Scottish Government has advised that dental practices can enter a new phase.
We are able to offer more types of treatment, but due to restrictions we are extremely limited in the number of patients we can treat in a day.
We are having to prioritise patients in pain.
The practice is not operating as normal and will not be offering routine exams etc for sometime.
Please see a letter to patients from Chief of Dentistry:
Date: 30 October 2020
The Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing confirmed that, from 1 November 2020,your dental practice will again be able to start to provide the normal range of NHS dental treatments. Following this, the Chief Dental Officer wrote directly to NHS dentists. In his letter he stated 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" Please remember that we are all still in the midst of a pandemic. The over-arching priority for your dental team will continue to be the safety of their patients and staff as well as the public in general. By maintaining the highest standards of health and safety and infection control we can reduce the risk of COVID-19. The current health protection measures require your dental practice team to await settling of the fine mist produced during some dental treatments to avoid spread of the virus. This amounts to at least 20 minutes (and often more) after those procedures that the surgery is inaccessible. This means that the normal throughput of patients in your dental practice will be severely restricted. Over the next few weeks, your dentist will need to prioritise those patients that need access to dental services and this may mean unfortunately a further wait for some patients until more “routine” appointments can be offered. Routine check ups may be some way off for some practices still unfortunately. This is not business as usual for dentistry and will not be for some time to come. Please be assured myself and your dentist have the same singular aim to provide you with the best level of dental service in the safest way possible and thank you for your patience as we negotiate the next stage of this public health emergency.
Chief of Dentistry – NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
In the event of a dental emergency, please call the practice on 0141 800 7866 where you will be triaged appropriately. Please be aware that this is for dental emergencies only and we will not be able to book routine dental appointments at this time. Every patient will be required to answer a COVID 19 Screening and update their Medical History. Please be assured that whilst we will be restricted in the type of treatment we can carry out; the Emergency Dental Centres will continue to operate, and patient’s will be referred as appropriate/dependant on their treatment needs.
Please be aware that ALL APPOINTMENTS MUST BE MADE BY TELEPHONE, and entry to the Health Centre remains restricted to patients who have appointments. Please do not attend the Health Centre without a prearranged appointment. On the instruction of the Chief Dental Officer and Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board, we are limited to the number of patients we can see each day. This is to facilitate social distancing and enhanced safety measures. Patients will be appointed based on the urgency of their treatment needs. Please be patient with the staff who are doing their best in this challenging time. We will be in contact with patients who have required emergency treatment during this period, but please be advised that this will take some time. Please bear with us as we adapt to the new way of operating.
Please read the following instructions carefully:· 1) We would ask patients to attend ALONE unless an essential carer/guardian is required. Please inform us when we triage you as any escort will also be subject to COVID 19 screening.· 2) Please attend with minimal belongings (Leave bags/jackets in car), and wear a face covering when entering the health centre.· 3) We would also ask patients to bring their own pen.· 4) We would ask all patients to arrive as close to their scheduled appointment time as possible and call the practice when they are outside (0141 800 7866). You will be advised when to enter the health centre and will be taken straight into surgery.· 5) Appointment times will be carefully given to facilitate social distancing. If you are late, we may be unable to see you.· 6) You will be asked to use the hand sanitise on entering the reception area and again on leaving.· 7) Any payments will be required to be contactless.
We appreciate that we are giving patients a lot of new information, so please make yourself familiar with these measures before you attend an appointment.
Out of Hours Emergency telephone number is 111 (NHS 24). Available after 6pm during the week, all day every weekend & all day public holidays.
If the surgery is closed, up until 6pm Monday to Friday only, please phone 07312 094807 for emergency dental advice. Leave your name and contact number and you will be contacted. This phone is not monitored at any other time.