Covid-19 Level 2
Good news! With the announcement that the country is able to progress to Level 2 we are now able to open our doors to patients who require routine dental care. This means we can arrange to see you for your check up, fix that broken tooth, replace that unsightly filling and give your teeth a good clean!
Things will be a little bit different still. We will have to do things a little differently and limit contact so that we are ‘playing it safe’ but we will still do our very best to make your dental appointment as stress-free as we can.
Some of the changes from normal include:
- Asking lots of questions relating to your risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus prior to your appointment
- We will ask you to stay in the car when you arrive for your appointment; let us know you’ve arrived and we will call you in to the surgery when we are ready for you.
- Please come into the surgery alone if possible or discuss this with us prior to coming in (there will be some allowances)
- Please use our hand sanitiser or wash your hands in our bathroom when you come in and leave
- Where possible we will be reducing the amount of aerosol created so this will mean a mouthwash before we look in your mouth and the use of a rubber dam where we can
- At the end of the appointment we will get you to take a seat in the surgery while we write up notes and we will send you through to reception once this is done (and reception is free of other patients) to limit the time in the waiting room when you make another appointment or you are paying
Some things never change though:
- We will still make you feel welcomed and relaxed (as much as is possible at the dentists!)
- We will still make ill-timed, corny jokes or ask questions when your mouth is full (sorry!!)
- We will still take the time to listen to you and discuss any treatment or concerns you have
A Special Message Regarding Covid-19 From The Team at Dentistry on Musselburgh
The light is at the end of the tunnel as we now look to move to Level 3. Well done to everyone for choosing to stay home and safe lives. For those of you who are essential workers, thank you for keeping us all safe and fed and comfortable in our bubbles. We thought we’d touch base so that you all had an idea about what Covid-19 means for your ongo-ing dental care. Guidelines have been distributed and we have got ourselves ready to be able to treat patients under these new restrictions and guidance.
We look forward to seeing your smiling faces again.
We care about
Dentistry on Musselburgh prides itself as a place for gentle, caring dentistry for the whole family. We welcome new patients and are also contracted to treat adolescents (and sometimes children), under the government funded scheme. The staff are super friendly and excellent at putting anxious children and adults at ease. We offer modern dental treatments and genuinely care about your dental health.
Our rooms are warm with a relaxed, homely feel. The practice is well equipped with the latest technology including minimal radiation digital x-rays and each surgery is fully computerised. We also have free parking.
We fully discuss any and all treatment options with patients and often provide more than one option. Together we arrive at a plan which is customised for each patient according to the patients needs and wants. Emergencies and walk-ins are welcome and the staff do their very best to accommodate patients in need.
Meet the team
Bridget graduated almost 20 years ago from the Otago School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (with Credit). Wanting to remain in Dunedin, she first worked as a Dental House Surgeon with the Dental School and Dunedin Public Hospital. Since then Bridget has worked in private practice, in most areas of dentistry, in both Dunedin and also during a four year excursion to Waiheke Island. She also worked in the Hospital Dentistry Department at the School of Dentistry, where she particularly enjoyed working with medically compromised patients. Bridget and her husband Conrad have two children – Meg (15 years) and Sam (12 years).
Dentistry on Musselburgh has the philosophy of treating the whole family and taking care of your teeth and gums to improve your overall health. This is completely aligned with Bridget’s own style and philosophy of dentistry.
Saleema Reeves, dentist (and previous owner), has been working from Dentistry on Musselburgh for over 25 years and continues to serve new and existing patients. Saleema also teaches in the undergraduate clinics at the School of Dentistry where she enjoys the opportunity to share from her wealth of experience. Saleema prides herself on sound patient relationships that endure the test of time and high quality work using excellent products. This is provided in the relaxed, friendly, caring atmosphere of Dentistry on Musselburgh. Saleema’s overall approach is holistic and she has a balanced approach, always addressing the cause as well as the symptoms.
Oral Health Therapist
Nicky Fisher is an Oral Health Therapist and holds a dual degree in Dental Hygiene, Dental Therapy and Health Promotion from the University of Otago. Nicky has a special interest in the prevention of oral health diseases and works in the dental team with patients in all age groups. Part of her role includes providing quality dental care as a Dental Therapist, to various sections of the community, particularly children and adolescents. Nicky’s passion extends beyond just your teeth and gums, to include your general health and overall well being too. Nicky always provides a positive, non-judgmental environment for her patients. She offers individual care and works to empower her patients to have improved oral health.
Hello I am Christian and I’m really pleased to be joining the team again at Musselburgh. Originally from Wales, I gained my BDS in Bristol and have over 10 years experience in hospital/community and general dentistry. I enjoy the variety of dentistry in a family practice and find satisfaction from making anxious patients more comfortable. Away from the dental clinic I can usually be found either tinkering with old cars, on the side lines of the school rugby grounds or at the park with my young family. I look forward to meeting you.