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We like to keep our dental patients up-to-date with our latest treatment options, oral health information as well as practice news. We will also share any updates on policy, for example, our roadmap to full dentistry services following the 2020 COVID-19 closure. You can also sign up for our newsletter to get these updates, and more, direct to your inbox.

 
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Amber Aplin: our latest news & plan updates

Tue, 15th Jun 2021

Read Amber Aplin’s latest newsletter for the Gentle Touch. If you are not already receiving these updates by email, you can subscribe at any time here. Dear Patient Since I…

 
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Dentistry continues in Lockdown in Scotland

Tue, 5th Jan 2021

As Scotland enters a new Lockdown on 5th January, please be assured that we remain open. Dentistry is an essential health service and that’s why we will continue to look…

 
Route map for COVID-19 dentistry

COVID-19 route map for dental treatment

Mon, 2nd Nov 2020

The Scottish Government has, as of 1st November 2020, permitted a full return of NHS dental services following the COVID-restrictions earlier in the year. This includes children’s dentristry, which is offered…

 

The new normal – dental protocols for appointments

Sun, 4th Oct 2020

As we re-open in line with our COVID-19 Route Map, we have new dental protocols in place. These cover how appointments are made, what we ask of you on arrival and…

 
gum disease

Gum disease – signs to watch out for

Sun, 31st May 2020

During the COVID-19 lockdown, we have been forced to defer some of our patients’ routine health checks. In normal times, check-ups and dental hygiene appointments are important for identifying gum disease, or peridontal disease to…

 
 
What our patients have to say about us...

Outstanding service from the Dentist and staff...I would highly recommend The Gentle Touch...I was absolutely over the moon with the work done on my teeth and would not hesitate giving 10 stars for service if I could.

JG

I had a procedure with Ciara and she was absolutely fantastic. I wasn’t sure what to expect but she talked me through everything in great detail and I was given the opportunity to ask any questions. I felt completely at ease and would recommend her to anyone.

VF

Hi Folks. Just home from a visit to The Gentle Touch. What a wonderful team.I am always a bit nervous about getting teeth descaling. But I should say no worries at all - the service I received was great . I can truly say this was the Gentle Touch's team at its very best. Well done Amber and colleagues on providing a first-class service.

TB

I am a huge fan of the Airflow hygiene treatment at the Gentle Touch. The dental therapists are always amazing - gentle but incredibly effective, leaving me with beautifully clean teeth.

I also recently had repairs made to a chipped tooth as well as a filling - both by dentist Amber Aplin. It was quite a long procedure but I honestly could have fallen asleep as I felt so relaxed in the chair! And the result is excellent. Thank you to all the team at the Gentle Touch.

RK

Another excellent patient experience at Gentle Touch. I look forward to my dental appointments and treatment now. The team is also understanding and intuitive in proposing treatment, and everything is always clearly explained. You feel valued and cared for from the moment you walk through the door.

TW

Initially, I was very nervous about the prospect of having implants to restore the gaps caused by previous extractions.  However, I felt better with the support received by Amber in tandem with the support from Vermilion. My mouth feels so much better now and all my teeth feel stronger with the support of the implants.

Being able to have follow-up appointments and treatment in Kelso will also save me the trips up to Edinburgh (see our news page for further information). I feel I have been very well supported throughout the process by Amber and her team at the Kelso dental practice.  They have a friendly and professional approach which put me at ease throughout my treatment.”

CD

Made an appointment at The Gentle Touch to have an airflow treatment to clean my teeth before my wedding. I was nervous beforehand but the staff were very welcoming, friendly and professional and talked me through each step. Not only that, the hygienist even picked up on a possible small hole in one of my teeth that my regular NHS dentist has not noticed during my check ups. Highly recommended, the level of care is brilliant.

C

Called up yesterday with an emergency and was seen the same day. I wasn’t sure they’d be able to help as my own dentist I use is a 2-hour drive. But they were most accommodating, I was very anxious about having to see a different dentist but there was certainly no need to be anxious! Alan Purves was fantastic and I felt at ease straight away. Everything was explained well and he even emailed me afterwards with my X-rays. Outstanding service thanks again for seeing me

DS
 
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