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Pitlochry

7th August 2020

A big welcome to our dentist Tim who joins our Pitlochry practice today!

Tim has worked in our Crieff practice for over the past 12 months and is now sharing his week between our Crieff and Pitlochry practice.

Best of Luck!!

Pitlochry

Our Pitlochry practice is now open!!

We are working through contact lists of patients who have had treatment incomplete before lockdown, cancelled appointments and dental problems during lockdown. Please bear with us as there is a considerable number of patients to call.

If you have not had a call and wish to contact us to arrange your appointment, please call on 01796 470001 and we can discuss your options for treatment at the practice.

Remaining practices re-opening dates are:
Crieff practice will re-open on Monday 3rd August
Auchterarder practice will re-open on the 10th August
Alyth practice will re-open on the 17th August

We look forward to welcoming you back to our Infinityblu practices!



Dear Valued Patients,

Scottish Government Update - 30th July 2020

Understanding the Announcement

1. This will enable us to treat NHS patients who require urgent emergency care in the form of aerosol treatments. This may include using the dental drill to remove dental decay, remove part of a fractured tooth, remove a loose filling, or allow us to access into a tooth to alleviate a dental abscess or a tooth with nerve inflammation.

2. This is an alternative to us having to refer you to an NHS dental Hub and be able to keep your treatment in-house.

3. This will only be for an emergency basis only on NHS patients. The government have specifically noted that we are to prioritise patients on an emergency only basis.

4. This will still not enable us to do routine oral health reviews.

5. The NHS are planning to supply a level of PPE to allow us to treat patients having urgent dental problems, however, we expect the number of patients we can see on a daily basis to be on a limited basis.

6. This is aimed to be rolled out into practices from the 17th August so we will be planning to have this service in place at infinityblu to avoid you having to be referred to the dental Hubs. However , as per a number of the previous announcements, we as dentists had not been informed of this announcement and are still awaiting the official documentation and protocols from our dental governing bodies.

7. We can, and will, still be offering treatments that require an aerosol procedure on a private basis to provide you with your long-term solutions and permeant restorations. This will be discussed with you when we make contact, or you contact us over the forthcoming weeks.


Essential Information for Membership Plan Patients

Dear Valued Patients,

Update 24th July 2020

PLANNED RE-OPENING DATES OF INFINITYBLU DENTAL PRACTICES AND AEROSOL TREATMENTS

We are delighted to announce that we’re now in the position to release proposed dates for the re-opening of our remaining Infinityblu Dental practices for any emergency care and the re-start of Aerosol Generating Procedures/Treatments on a Private basis.

To ensure a safe re-opening for our patients and team, we are re-opening the remaining practices on a week by week basis.

- Pitlochry practice will re-open on Tuesday 28th July
- Crieff practice will re-open on Monday 3rd August
- Auchterarder practice will re-open on the 10th August
- Alyth practice will re-open on the 17th August

As you will be aware, our Dunkeld practice has been open daily for the past 4 weeks offering emergency dental care.

As each practice re-opens, we will NOW be offering appointments for patients who require Aerosol Generating Procedures, such as root canal treatment, crowns, bridgework, implant surgery, orthodontics and fillings on a Private basis.

To confirm, as per previous announcement, the Chief Dental Officer in Scotland is NOT authorising any examinations or aerosol procedures on an NHS basis in general practice, therefore, any aerosol generating procedures carried out on any patients must be on a Private basis. Private dentistry at Infinityblu can be carried out on all patients, including those registered with infinityblu under an NHS basis.

By offering this Private service at the Infinityblu practices, we will be able to re-start any treatment which was outstanding before lockdown, on any patients, any treatment which has resulted during lockdown, any dental issues occurred in the past few weeks and any treatment that is required going forward.

Once our practices re-open, we will be able to offer our patients their treatment at an Infinityblu practice NOW, rather than you having to wait for the Scottish dental governing bodies to release the restriction on NHS aerosol treatment in general practice. This is not expected to happen in for a considerable amount of time. Your dental team will be wearing enhanced PPE and your journey to the practice will be very different, however, we can offer this treatment safely for you and the team.

We will be working through contact lists gathered over the last few months and going back through appointment diaries to try to re-schedule treatments that have been cancelled, however, if you wish to contact and arrange an appointment for your treatment to be completed on a Private basis at any of the practices, please contact us by telephone on 01350 729198.

If you do not wish to benefit from a Private service at Infinityblu, we can temporise your problem or you can be referred to the NHS urgent care centre and have aerosol emergency treatment carried out as a temporary solution.

Your dentist or dental nurse will explain your options and costs before undertaking any treatment.

We appreciate your patience during this transitional period as we all are working towards getting back to some semblance of normality and service.

We wish you and your loved ones ongoing health and well-being, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again very soon.


ORAL CANCER SCREENING AT INFINITYBLU AND SELF EXAMINATION

***EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT CARRYING OUT ROUTINE ORAL HEALTH REVIEWS IN THESE PHASES, WE ARE CLASSING ORAL CANCER CONCERNS FROM PATIENTS AS AN EMERGENCY SERVICE, SO PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS***

WHAT IS ORAL CANCER?
Oral Cancer is one of the leading cancer’s in the world. Oral Cancer kills one person every 24 hours totalling approximately 8000 deaths per year. Here we will look into how you can self-examine your mouth to detect any abnormal signs.

At Infinityblu, we provide Oral Cancer Screening with every Dental Health Review. We’re aware that it has been a number of months since you may have last had your dental examination, however, as part of our emergency service at Infinityblu during phase 2 and 3, we will be doing oral cancer screening on ALL OUR PATIENTS WHO ATTEND FOR URGENT DENTAL CARE over the next few weeks, and will continue when we start our routine dental services.

Routine Dental Health Reviews are one of the most effective ways to diagnose oral cancer however, during this time we ask EVERYONE to do a self-check at home regularly

WHICH AGE IS MOST AFFECTED?
Oral cancer can occur in all ages; however, it mainly occurs in those over 50 years of age.

WHAT DOES ORAL CANCER AFFECT MOST?
Oral Cancer can affect the tongue, lips, palate, inside the cheeks and gums. It presents as a red or white patches, ulcers or lumps. It is generally painless until it progresses into other stages. The cancer can be found in other areas of the mouth as well.

STEP BY STEP GUIDE TO ORAL CANCER SCREENING
You will need a bright light/torch and a mirror to carry out your self examination. It may be more helpful to ask someone for assistance.

Ensure you have removed any foreign bodies in the mouth including dentures, removable braces and piercings.

Firstly, look and feel the lips on the outside and inside.

Secondly look at the roof of your mouth. This is best done by tilting your head backwards.

Check the cheeks and gums as far back in the mouth as possible. It is advised to pull the cheeks outwards to ensure greater visibility.

Fourthly check your tongue. Remember your tongue has four different surfaces and each surface should be checked in turn. Please refer to the oral cancer screening picture showing the underside, both sides and the top of the tongue.

Check the neck for any lumps and bumps or patches. You are checking for inflamed lymph nodes. Please note that lymph nodes can be enlarged for any reason ad it may not be linked to cancer.

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
You are looking for any abnormality in the mouth. Regular screening will alert you to any changes in the mouth and will pick up any disease very early on.

Check for ulcers that have been present for over a week, red and white patches, lumps and bumps, thickening of the skin, swellings in the neck region and difficulties in swallowing and speaking.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE UNSURE OR WORRIED?
It is important to make sure you do not ignore any signs of abnormality in the mouth. If you are unsure, please contact us at Infinityblu and a dentist will do a soft tissue examination. Most lumps, bumps and ulcers are not oral cancer, however, it best to be safe.

***EVEN THOUGH WE ARE NOT CARRYING OUT ROUTINE ORAL HEALTH REVIEWS IN THESE PHASES, WE ARE CLASSING ORAL CANCER CONCERNS FROM PATIENTS AS AN EMERGENCY SERVICE, SO PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS***

An important announcement from infinityblu Dental Care & Implant Clinic

Dear Patients

As you will be aware, thankfully, the Scottish Government announced the news on Thursday that Scottish Dental practices have now been given the go ahead to re-open in a phased approach as of Monday 22nd June 2020.

During lockdown, we have been working hard behind the scenes adapting and developing our protocols to ensure that when we re-open, we can do so in a way that is safe for both our patients and team.

We are now in the position to finalise our Standard Operating procedures, based on the most up to date advice and evidence, and can create our re-opening patient journey. This will enable us to re-open an Infinityblu practice later next week.

Certain aspects of your visit to us at the practice will be different - all changes that will be made with the aim of keeping you safe by maintaining social distancing, minimising contact and limiting travel, whilst still providing you with a pleasant and comfortable treatment experience.

In the initial phase, we are only authorised to see patients for urgent emergency care, prioritising only those in pain. Initially, this will be in the form of emergency assessment and advice, issuing of prescriptions, x-rays, extractions and emergency dressings/crowns. Our treatment options are going to be extremely limited in the initial weeks, please do not be alarmed or concerned with how little we can offer initially. Any emergency treatments that require the use of a drill or aerosol production will require us to refer you to the local Urgent Dental Care Centre.

Non-emergency treatments such as routine oral health checks and hygiene visits will be phased in over time in a carefully controlled pathway back to full service.

When we re-open later next week, and move beyond the current phase 2, we will personally contact all patients who have had their appointments cancelled during lockdown to discuss your ongoing care and will rebook these appointments once we have received clarification, timescales, and updated our protocols to reflect this.

There is no need to contact the practice at this time unless you have a genuine emergency.

We will continue providing the virtual and phone service, for the early part of next week until we re-open, providing advice, issuing prescriptions, and will continue to refer patients that require face to face emergency care to the local Urgent Dental Care Centre. If you, a friend, a family member, or a colleague, is suffering from any dental problems, needs advice, or just wants to ask us a question, then please call us on 01350 729198 or make use of our FREE face-to-face virtual consultation service at Infinityblu.

We appreciate your patience during this transitional period as we all are working towards getting back to some semblance of normality and service.

We wish you and your loved ones ongoing health and well-being, and we are very much looking forward to seeing you again very soon.

Chris Barrowman and the Team


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Alyth Staff

*SOME POSITIVE NEWS TO FINSH THE WEEK IN THESE RESTRICTED TIMES*

We’re celebrating this Friday as it is with great pleasure that we can announce that Infinityblu Dental Care & Implant Clinic has acquired Alyth Dental Care to complement our existing 4 practices in Pitlochry, Dunkeld, Crieff and Auchterarder.

Infinityblu will continue to build on the excellent dental service that has been established over the past few years at Alyth Dental Care and ensure a patient focused approach for both our currently registered patients and newly registering patients in all five practices.

Chris’s comments to the press; "The practice is already working well and providing a very high standard. What we will be doing is adding to the range of treatments available for the patients and moving things up a level in terms of our customer service philosophy.

What our customers have responded to, is the individualised care and attention they receive. Our website and social media testimonials over the past 15 years are testimony to that.

It is all about the customer care. We spend time with the patients to find out what they want and guide them through their dental journey. It is that mindset which drew me to Alyth practice because the dentists there have a similar ethos and they really are a fantastic team.

It'll be the same faces in our Alyth practices that patients have learned to love and trust, with the whole current Alyth dental team and support staff remaining unchanged."

We hope to continue the growth of the practice and would encourage everyone to mention to friends, family and colleagues, anyone who you feel would benefit from our services, that we are registering both NHS and Private new patients in all five practices.

Products and services at Infinityblu range from General, Preventative and Maintenance Dental Care, Cosmetic Dentistry, Dental Implants, Orthodontics including Invisalign aligners, Digital Dentistry, Hygiene services and Facial Aesthetics.

Alyth Staff

Some press articles this week about infinityblu's acquisition of alyth dental care


Dental Care acquires Alyth Dental Care in £300k deal

InfinitybluScottish Financial News

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Perthshire dental firm Infinityblu now has 20,000 patients after Alyth acquisition

The Courier

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Barrowman adds fourth practice to Infinityblu

Daily Business Group

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Infinityblu dental business completes fourth takeover in three years

Insider

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Elaine Moffat

Congratulations to Elaine Moffat getting her new SCQF certificate.

PDA in Supporting the healthcare team in the workplace.

Michael Young

Welcoming our new dentist Michael Young to our Crieff and Auchterarder practices.

We are looking forward to the promising value and talent Michael will bring to Infinityblu Dental Care and Implant Clinic.

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3 months FREE in all our membership plans.

Take advantage of 3 months FREE private dental care at your chosen Infinityblu practice etc

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Quiz night Charity for Scottish Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA) held at Dunkeld.

The night was so successful and we would like to thank everyone who has participated and came along.

We successfully raised £731.

Special Moments Bundle Launch

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NHS

Our NHS list is now open for new patients in ALL practices

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Digital dentistry now available

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