Much-needed dental practice for Skye
Portree Dental Care fills gap in provision
Dental provision for people living in Skye and Lochalsh has improved significantly with the opening of a new dental practice in Portree.
Portree Dental Care’s three dentists will be based in the same building as the NHS Highland Public Dental Service Clinic at Sraid An Eorna.
A significant number of patients from the health board clinic, principally those not prioritised as having additional needs, will now be transferred to the new dental practice. Portree Dental Care will be run by Zahid Ahmad, who has relocated to Skye with his family, and will be joined at the practice by fellow dentists Muhammad Anwar and Rana Osman.
Announcing the new service, Zahid said: “The practice offers predominantly NHS general dental services. Our aim is ensuring affordable, accessible and quality routine dental care and emergency dental services for everyone in Portree and throughout the Isle of Skye. We have extended our opening hours to make it more convenient for all age groups. ”
Alex Fraser, NHS Highland’s dental service development manager, said: “This is great news. Our focus has always been to provide a sustainable and accessible dental service for the people in north Skye that will help to maintain and improve the oral health of all in the local community. The new dental practice will help us enormously to do just that.”