Whilst we recognise that NHS patients can now receive the full range of NHS treatments, unfortunately, it is far from business as usual.
Current restrictions means that the number of available patient appointments will be far lower than they were pre-COVID.
Additionally, as we have been unable to see patients for routine care for the past 12 months, we have a huge challenge in attending to the significant backlog of treatment. Our dental team is working hard to prioritise patients based on their oral health needs. Those with severe pain or potential tooth loss are treated first and appointments are reserved each day for these emergencies.
We understand and share your frustration of not being able to access your usual dental care. Patient and staff safety are the underlying priority and we do appreciate your patience while the practice adapts to meet these new protocols.
We have always offered our patients private options. If this is of interest to you, we can provide more information on our dental plan or pay as you go options. The private waiting list is considerably shorter than the NHS waiting list.
Once we have overcome this challenging period, we will be able to return to some normality with regards the availability of appointments. However, we still do not foresee this being possible for many months. Hopefully, as the vaccine roll out continues and we understand the disease better, the restrictions placed upon us will be eased.
Therefore, we are asking you to ‘help us help you’ and be patient to allow us to work towards a return to pre-COVID times.
If you have any concerns or queries please get in touch. We do want to help.
St Leonards Dental Practice
Tel: 01355 239551
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Welcome to St Leonards Dental Practice in East Kilbride. Our team provide a full range of dental services and cosmetic care by appointment, from simple fillings to advanced dental implants. NHS and private treatment plans are available.
We strive to provide a relaxing experience for all our patients. We understand many patients are nervous and treat everyone in a gentle, caring manner to make your experience as painless as possible.
Our skilled dentists regularly attend postgraduate courses to be up to date with the latest techniques and advancements in Dentistry. Your treatment plan, options and costings will be fully explained before treatment commences. This will allow you to make a fully informed choice for your treatment needs.
However, our philosophy is the best treatment is no treatment and when you are dentally fit we will show you preventative measures to maintain and sustain a healthy mouth.
About our practice
St Leonards Dental Practice has been established in the area for over 30yrs starting as a single handed practice. The current partners, Mr Iain Maudsley and Mr Brian McMillan took over in March 2003 and have rapidly expanded the practice and services offered. On the 3rd December 2012 the practice relocated to modern, purpose built premises on High Common Road, directly across from the old practice. In addition to 6 state of the art surgeries there is ample parking at the rear of the surgery and full disability access.
We are an NHS committed practice offering all aspects of family dentistry. We also know what we can provide on the NHS is limited. We also provide Dental Implants, intravenous sedation for nervous patients, and a variety of cosmetic services including tooth whitening, veneers, tooth coloured fillings and metal free crowns.
Anti ageing treatments such as wrinkle relaxing procedures are now also available.
The practice is fully computerised and uses radiographic digital imaging which greatly reduces radiation exposure while providing exceptional quality radiographs.