NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has spent more than £750,000 refurbishing Greenock Health Centre’s Dental Department, making it one of the most state-of-the-art facilities in the board area.
The redesign has increased the number of surgeries from five to eight and two new senior practitioners and four dental nurses have been recruited.
All surgeries have been fitted with the most advanced dental and digital radiography equipment, including a new digital x-ray unit and there is also improved access to each dental chair, complying fully with the Disability Discrimination Act.
Kevin Hill, NHS GGC’s Director of Oral Health, said: “This new dental facility provides 21st century care to patients in the Greenock area.
“As well as being equipped with the top of the range dental equipment, surgeries will also offer high quality training for the next generation of dentists from experienced practitioners.”
All surgeries have been equipped with advanced dental units and each one benefits from its own Digital Radiography Unit.
Each surgery is benefitting from new modern digital x- ray facilities, providing patients with more immediate results, rather than having to wait for x-rays to be developed in the traditional manner.
A computerised system will also allow access to digital imaging at each dental unit.
The updated department will also provide four surgeries for dental student outreach training, offering 5th year dental students from Glasgow University Dental School the opportunity to treat patients in a primary care setting supervised by senior dentists.
It will also benefit the students by giving them experience of working in General Dental Services when qualified.
The remaining four surgeries will provide care for patients who have traditionally received their dental care at this location, eg paedriatic patients, special care and general service patients.
For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.