CHANGES at a Dumfries dental practice mean that more than 4000 people will be deregistered as NHS patients.


DADDS dental practice in Queensberry Street has closed, after a change in ownership.


Under the terms set out within regulations to provide NHS dental services, more than 4000 people currently will be deregistered as NHS patients and will need to be informed in writing by dentist Mr E Svirplis.


Director of Dentistry Alison Milne said: “We have been informed of the changes taking place at DADDS dental practice in Dumfries, and are in communications with Mr Svirplis in order to ensure NHS patients are appropriately informed.
“The practice has now closed, meaning these patients no longer have access to NHS care at these premises. As a consequence, these patients will now need to seek alternative provision.
“Unfortunately, as many people will be aware, there are no dentists within the region currently accepting new NHS registrations – meaning that the alternatives are to secure registration outwith the region or access dental care privately.”


Anyone who is not registered with a dentist and requires emergency dental care can access that by contacting the Dental Helpline on 01387 245532


The health board is continuing to provide weekday evening clinics for unregistered patients requiring emergency dental care.


NHS Dumfries and Galloway are continuing to encourage and support dentists to provide NHS general dental services, and are working closely with Scottish Government colleagues. 

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