Anne Moore Director of Dentistry NHS Lanarkshire 16th July 2021   Dear NHS patient,   As you are all well aware Lanarkshire, along with most of the country, moves to level zero in terms of the Scottish Government Coronavirus Protection Levels from Monday 19th July. This does not however mean that dental services are back to business as usual from that date. While we will see a number of restrictions eased in terms of our social interactions, healthcare, including dentistry, continues to operate under very strict virus transmission protocols which are essential to ensure the safety of patients and staff alike. The consequence of this is that your dentist will still only be able to see a significantly lower number of patients in a day in order to keep everyone safe. Your dentist will continue to use their professional judgement to prioritise patients according to their knowledge of the particular clinical situation to ensure that those most at risk, if treatment is further delayed, will be seen soonest. If you are experiencing pain that will continue to be a priority and you should contact your dentist for advice and care as appropriate. Unfortunately, the majority of practices are still unable to return to routine examinations for all patients at the moment. Please be assured that your dental practice team are doing their best to see as many patients as possible under very difficult conditions and I would ask that you show some patience as your dentist strives to deal with those most in need first. Yours sincerely Anne Moore Director of Dentistry NHS Lanarkshire  
Due to the installation of a new ventilation system at our Holytown practice, the surgery will be closed from Tuesday 9th March to Friday 12th March. The phone lines will remain open for dental advice for our patients. Severe dental emergencies will be referred to our sister Newarthill practice if necessary. The new ventilation system will provide more than 10 air changes per surgery per hour. We feel this is yet another mitigating factor to further improve the safety for our patients and staff. Thank you all in advance for you patience and understanding. ****************************************************************************************************************************
    Following the First Ministers announcement yesterday, we have now had communication from our Chief Dental Officer, who has clarified that healthcare, including dentistry is deemed an essential service, so we can remain open and travel to appointments is permitted. Only purely cosmetic procedures (facial aesthetics, whitening etc) are not permitted during this period. We are working hard today and over the next few days to look at our appointment books and we may unfortunately have to reschedule your appointment to minimise the amount of people in the buildings and the number of contacts between patients. However, unless you hear from us directly, you can assume your appointment will go ahead as planned.   We have put a lot of work into making sure both practices are as safe as possible for our staff and patients alike and this is true now more than ever, our cross -infection controls and all the other mitigating factors we have implemented mean you can rest assured you will be in safe hands.   We also completely understand that there are now many of our patients are anxious and some that have returned to shielding and won’t feel comfortable coming out at the moment. If this applies to you or a family member and you have an appointment made in the coming weeks you wish to reschedule, then just give our receptionists a call and they will be happy to postpone or remake this for you.   This setback will unfortunately affect the ability for us to make a dent in the backlog of patients still awaiting outstanding treatment and we are sorry for the inconvenience this will cause. We will of course be doing all that we can. As before we will still be here to see you for any emergencies or other concerns, so please don’t hesitate to call us if you need any assistance with any dental issues.   At this time the surgery doors will remain locked and only persons with an appointment will be allowed in the building so please don’t turn up with-out one. Please wear a face covering, arrive on time, and where possible wait in your car and let us know you are here.  On entry, please use our hand sanitizer and await instructions from our staff, who are there to keep you as safe as possible.  As always, anyone who has any of the symptoms of COVID-19, is awaiting a test result or who has been asked to self- isolate should NOT attend the practice at present. This certainly isn’t the New Year’s message we were hoping to post, but with the vaccination programme underway, we hope that things will start to look better again soon and we will be able to get back to some kind of normality in the spring    

Our Branches

McManus and Scott Dental Surgeries consists of two dental practices – One in Holytown, the other in Newarthill. Situated just minutes from the M8 motorway we are easily accesible even to those who do not live locally.

To set ourselves apart from other practices we have invested in modernising both practices and provide state-of-the-art facilities combined with modern, comfortable surroundings making our practices desirable for both patients and staff alike.

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Holytown Newarthill
Monday 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Tuesday 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Wednesday 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Thursday 9am – 6pm 9am – 6pm
Friday 9am – 4:30pm 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday 9am – 1pm (by arrangement)

5 Main Street – Holytown, ML1 4TA

54 High Street – Newarthill, ML1 5JU

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