Inverness dental patients left in the lurch after sudden clinic closure

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Dental patients in Inverness have been left in the lurch after one of the city’s clinics closed unexpectedly.

The Academy Dental Practice, which is located in Union Street, has closed its doors, leaving patients searching for an alternative dentist. The practice is now under administration. Owner Syed Askari expressed his disappointment and said that the closure was beyond his control.

A spokesperson for NHS Highland confirmed that the trust had been aware of the situation, and work is underway to put contingency plans into action. In a statement, the spokesperson said that the practice has closed suddenly, and as a result, NHS Highland is now holding discussions with other local providers to make arrangements for the practice’s NHS patients. Patients who are registered with the clinic will be contacted in due course and updates will be made available. The aim is to minimise disruption for patients currently undergoing courses of treatment, and to ensure that patients registered with The Academy Dental Practice are able to access routine services as quickly as possible.

Anyone who has a dental emergency can call the NHS Highland Dental Helpline on 08456 442 271. The line is open from Monday to Friday between 8.45am and 5pm, and details of alternative services are provided for those who call out of hours.

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