Coronavirus forces dental practice in Scotland to shut

Coronavirus shuts dental practice in ScotlandStewart and Stewart Dental Practice in Lanarkshire is closing temporarily after NHS Lanarkshire confirmed a coronavirus case at the practice.

The practice is contacting patients who have been to visit the practice since confirming the case.

Glasgow Live reports that the practice is informing all staff and given public health advice.

‘We want to reassure all staff and patients of the practice that the risk of contracting coronavirus from this individual is low,’ Dr Femi Oshin, NHS Lanarkshire consultant in public health medicine, says.

‘Our public health team is in the process of telephoning patients in contact and issuing public health advice.

‘These phone calls will take place over the next day.

‘Not everyone who has attended the practice last week will have had contact with the confirmed case.

‘We want to reassure these patients that they should follow the most up-to-date health advice.

‘Advice is on the NHS Inform website.

‘We would like to thank everyone at the practice for their cooperation and support at what will undoubtedly be a difficult time for them.

‘We will provide further details on the practice reopening in due course.’

Dentist diagnosed with coronavirus

A dentist was recently amongst those diagnosed with coronavirus following a holiday with his wife.

After passing through Milan airport, the man had the case confirmed by Public Health England (PHE) upon his return, according to the Jewish Chronicle.

He had reportedly shown flu-like symptoms.

It also reports he has not been to his practice – located in north west London – since returning.

The practice manager told the Jewish Chronicle that the rest of the staff are ‘all fine’.

Additionally, PHE clarified the practice was free of infection risk.