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0131 447 4159
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Welcome to Meadows Dental Clinic

Meadows Dental Clinic is a private practice, providing both General Dentistry and Specialist Referral Services.

Our aim is to provide exceptional dental care in a friendly and comfortable environment. We provide a full range of preventative and cosmetic dental treatment, including, Tooth Whitening, Dental Implants, and Full Mouth Rehabilitation.

We currently accept referrals for Dental Implants, Periodontal Treatment, Endodontic Treatment and Paedodontic Treatment.

All the Dentists here are actively involved in teaching at the Edinburgh Dental Institute, and we use state of the art equipment and the latest scientific research in order to remain at the cutting edge of modern dentistry. Our experienced team will ensure that you receive a warm welcome, and that you are satisfied with all aspects of your Dental Care.

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Our Treatments

Whether you simply want to keep your mouth healthy, restore a broken smile or completely replace your teeth, the reality is that something can be done for you – often more quickly, comfortably and affordably than you might have imagined.

Our team will do all they can to help you feel relaxed and comfortable when you visit and nervous patients will be well-looked after and listened too. We invest significantly in the development of our staff ensuring they can provide patients with the most cutting edge techniques and care.

What is

Endodontics is better known as Root Canal Treatment. Root Canal Treatment is necessary when the nerve of a tooth becomes irreversibly damaged, and has to be removed.

This can happen due to decay, trauma, or under a large restoration. Root Canal Treatment has a generally high success rate and if a tooth is appropriately restored after treatment a functional tooth can be kept for many years.

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What is

A Prosthodontist undertakes the process of rebuilding or replacement of missing teeth. They are trained to deal with the aesthetic and functional challenges that replacement of teeth present.

A Specialist Prosthodontist can be required for more complex restorative cases. For example, those involving severe tooth wear, replacing multiple missing teeth, or in aesthetically demanding cases. A specialist prosthodontist will be able to plan and execute very complex cases in a structured and predictable manner.

Examples of fixed options involve the use of white fillings, crowns, onlays, veneers and bridgework that can be placed on teeth or dental implants. Removable options involve partial or full dentures that can also utilize dental implants to enhance their retention and support (if required).

As expected with all types of prosthetic work, Prosthodontists also address and deal with complications that can happen.

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What is

Periodontal disease affects the gums, bone and other supporting tissues of the teeth. Although most individuals suffer gum inflammation from time to time, around 10% of the population appear to suffer from the more severe forms of the disease which cause loss of supporting bone. This group appears to be at greatest risk of losing teeth through periodontal disease. It is caused by the bacteria which regularly collect on the teeth.

How do I know if I have Periodontal Disease?

The signs and symptoms of periodontal disease vary significantly but may include gums that bleed when brushing, together with signs of more advanced disease such as movement or drifting of the teeth. However, it is possible to have the disease and not be aware of these signs. It is essential to see your dentist regularly so that special assessment techniques, sometimes including x-rays, can be carried out as part of your routine dental examinations.

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Meadows Dental Clinic
18 Thirlestane Road

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We are delighted and relieved to be able to announce that the Meadows Dental Clinic has now reopened following our closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dentistry has been presented with unique challenges by COVID-19 due to the nature of this virus. COVID-19 is a respiratory virus (rather than a blood borne viruses such as HIV or HepB) and is present in the mouth and upper respiratory tract of infected (either clinically or sub clinically) individuals. Certain dental treatments – such as ultrasonic scaling and high-speed drills (which are cooled by atomised water) – result in a small localised aerosol of water, saliva, bacteria and viruses being generated for a short period. These are known as aerosol generating procedures.

In order to avoid transmission of COVID-19 and to allow dentistry to recommence – strict guidelines have been put in place by the governing bodies and will result in some changes which you will see on your visit to the Meadows Dental Clinic.

We have always taken the protection and prevention of cross infection of staff and patients very seriously at The Meadows Dental Clinic and  always invested in the most up to date washer disinfection and vacuum autoclaves units together with personal protection equipment (PPE) -  but due to COVID-19 the PPE requirement has been taken to new levels.

We are pleased to say that we have now sourced and purchased -from various companies - all the required quantities of FFP 1, 2 and 3 masks, disposable gowns, visors, head covers, and gloves required for us to reopen.

We have also taken a further step - invested in air circulating and purifying units for each surgery which will remove all viruses (including COVID-19) from the local atmosphere – ensuring that we have worked towards being a CLEAN AIR PRACTICE!

Radic8 VirusKiller Unit Installed

Although we have taken all the steps to make your visit as safe as possible we cannot completely eliminate the risk – and your attendance to Meadows Dental Clinic is based on this understanding .

The current changes in your appointment protocol are dictated by our governing bodies and will require the following:

  • You will be asked to answer the following questions

  • You will be advised to bring only essentials for the appointment i.e. no shopping bags etc.
  • No chaperones will be allowed to enter the practice
  • You will be asked to wear a face covering
  • You will be asked to go to the bathroom before attending to reduce risk of patient toilet being used.
  • When you arrive at the practice, please ring the bell and a member of staff will respond.
  • You will be advised that the dentist and nurses will look different in their enhanced PPE
  • You will be met at the door by the receptionist and asked to use hand sanitiser provided. If your skin condition does not permit this then you will be asked to wear gloves provided.
  • You will be escorted into the surgery – if possible -without entering the waiting room
  • After treatment you will again be escorted to the front door and hand sanitiser dispensed on departure

We have calculated the cost of each visit with purchase and disposal of enhanced PPE for dentist and nurse and we are asking for your understanding that a contribution (which does not cover total cost) of £10 for non-aerosol procedures (including examinations) and £30 for private aerosol procedures be added to your account.

We are hopeful that this will only be a short-term change and that soon we will be able to return to “normal” – but current indications are that this will be the “new normal” for some time to come. We are aware that this will be different from any previous dental visit that you will have experienced but please understand that it will also be different, uncomfortable and difficult for all the staff as well! We will all be doing our best and look forward to welcoming you back to The Meadows Dental Clinic.

Best wishes to all

Dr Charlie Maran | Dr Krishnakant Bhatia