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We are moving!

We will be moving location to the Queens buildings in Lenzie, opening on Tuesday 25th February at 9am.

 

The new address is 112 Kirkintilloch Road, G46 4LQ. (Formerly Mama Davinci’s restaurant and Barrets newsagent. Next door to Memory Lane Florist, Andrew King Opticians and Billingtons Deli).

 

The new practice brings state of the art brand new equipment, 2 additional surgeries and some new faces. We will be welcoming one additional dentist and nursing staff. This will mean more flexibility in appointment times with our continued commitment to early morning, late finishes and Saturday morning opening.

 

We would love you to pop in and have a look any time and make an appointment. We look forward to welcoming you into our new practice.

Christmas and New Year Dentist Opening hours

All the team at Millersneuk Dental practice  would like to wish all our patients a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.

 

We will be open on the following days over the holiday period:

Monday 23rd December: 8am-8pm

Tuesday 24th December: 9am-1pm

Wednesday 25th December: Practice closed

Thursday 26th December:  Practice closed

Friday 27th December: 10am-2pm

Saturday 28th December: 9am-12pm

Sunday 29th December: Practice closed

Monday 30th December: 9am- 6pm

Tuesday 31st December: 9am- 1pm

Wednesday 1st January: Practice closed

Thursday 2nd January: Practice closed

Friday 3rd January: 8am-3pm

Saturday 4th January: 9am-12pm

New premises

We are delighted to announce we will be moving to new premises in Spring 2014.

It will still be the same old faces but in a new state of the art practice!

The practice will be much bigger and more comfortable for our patients. The waiting area will be spacious and bright with plenty space for prams, buggies and wheelchairs. The surgeries will be furnished with the very latest equipment and technology allowing us to provide you with highest standard of care.

The new premises will be 112 Kirkintilloch road in the heart of the main row of shops in Lenzie. We will be in the old ‘Mama Da vincis’ premises next door to ‘Billingtons’ award winning deli.

Access to the practice should be easy with a private car park for patients at the rear and we will now be even closer to the train station.

If you have any suggestions or questions about the new place get in contact by email we would love to hear your views:

info@dentalglasgow.co.uk

 

Dental sedation for nervous patients

Dental sedation allows nervous patients to come to the dentist and have treatment carried out even if they are anxious about it.

This can be done for anything from a scale and polish to root canal treatment or an extraction.

We offer two types of sedation: IV sedation and inhalation sedation. IV sedation involves the administering of an anti-anxiety drug into the blood stream. Inhalation sedation involves the inhalation of Nitrous Oxide ‘laughing gas’ to make the patient more comfortable and relaxed during treatment.

In the past week we have treated a patient who had not been to the dentist for years as he was ‘terrfied’. We used IV sedation in his case. After two visits for treatment he is ‘delighted’ with his teeth and ‘wishes he had done it years ago’. His inital problem was that he was scared of needles. This is very common in dental phobics. With a bit of discussion and the use of I.V. sedation he was happy to have local anaesthetic for all his fillings without any problems.

IV sedation makes the patient feel slightly light headed and sleepy. (You are not asleep and will be able to respond to the dentist if asked a question). One of the benefits of this type fo sedation is that patients do not tend to remember much of the visit. From experience they remeber being sedated and then home time. All patients who undergo IV sedation require a chaperone as they can not drive or be responsible after having it done.

 

New team members

We are delighted to announce we have a couple of new faces to add to the Millersneuk team.

Andrew Beattie BDS MPharm GDC: 243585

Andrew started in August and has already been very popular with the patients with his calm and caring approach. Andrew qualified as a Dentist from Glasgow University (Recently voted the best UK Dental school) and has a further qualification as a registered Pharmacist.

Catriona Walker Dip Dent Hygiene RCS Edin GDC: 156916

Catriona will join the team as the practice hygienist in September. She has built up experience at a number of practices and will be a great addition to the team with her friendly demeanour.

Alzheimers and dental health

A study published this week has shown a possible link between dental health and Alzheimers.

The brains of deceased patients were found to contain Porphyromonas gingivalis, the bacteria responsible for unhealthy gums. Scientists believe the bacteria can trigger an immune response in the brain.

With previous studies claiming links between gum disease and cardiovascular disorders it reinforces the need to have good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly.

At Millersneuk we have a dedicated hygienist to look after your periodontal health. We also have very flexible working hours to allow you to fit this around your busy schedule.

Denplan patients are allowed four visits to the hygienist a year as part of their care.

See the link to the Alzheimers society here:

http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/site/scripts/press_article.php?pressReleaseID=988

Review: excellent, friendly and efficient staff

I have been attending Millersneuk Dental Practice for more years than I care to mention.
In recent years, there has been a massive change in both the staff and the attitudes towards patients.
I seem to have been blessed with “Edinburgh Rock” teeth which seem to enjoy dissolving away!
This has led to my needing Dentures which are both highly practical and aesthetically pleasing.
Previous members have tried and been unsuccessful and then Philip Church arrived.
He has been a breath of fresh air to the Practice with his pleasant and friendly disposition.
I am a retired Engineer and am always keen and interested to know what Phil is doing/using, and why.
He takes time to explain to me what he is doing and will readily show you on his “in surgery” computer.
I think he is a very competent Dentist and it is always a pleasure to be in his company.
Very importantly, he has a good sense of humour
Phil is supported by excellent friendly and efficient staff.
My fear is he might move on (hope not).
If you live in Lenzie and want a thorough Professional, join Millersneuk Dental Practice.
My final, and perhaps unusual comment, is that I actually enjoy visiting the Practice!

Dentistry Scotland’s Top 20 Awards

We are delighted to announce that two of the Millersneuk Dental team have made it into ‘Scotland’s Top 20’ dental professionals for 2013 in the latest edition of Dentistry Scotland.

Amy made it in at number 2 and Phil also made it in at number 15.

The top 20 are nominated by other dental professionals and then decided at a panel. We are overwhelmed we have managed to get two members of the team in to the top 20.

It is always nice to receive recognition from your peers for all the hard work that goes in and thank anyone who nominated our staff.

 

Are you aware of hidden sugars?

Diet is a key factor in your general and oral health. We have noticed a number of patients recently who have moved to a more healthy lifestyle. Taking up cycling and running but also taking in vast quantities of ‘sports’ drinks or energy drinks. This has caused damage to their teeth as they were not aware of the sugar content of the drinks. Furthermore, fruit juices also have large quantities of sugar in them and are not always the healthy option. It is better to consume fruit in its natural form rather than in the juice form. If hydration is what you need water and milk are excellent tooth friendly drinks.

This is an interesting newspaper article that shows in pictures how much sugar is in some ‘healthy’ drinks:

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2301135/15-WORST-health-drinks-Orange-juice-Innocent-smoothies-sugar-13-Hobnobs-3-half-doughnuts.html

Another useful resource is the childsmile website. Sometimes people are not aware when they read the contents of food/drinks packaging what products contain sugar and what don’t. This is an excellent website to show you the names of hidden sugars e.g Dextrose, molasses, hydrolysed starch etc that you may be unaware of.

http://www.child-smile.org.uk/parents-and-carers/hidden-sugars.aspx