Private dental practice will treat NHS patients

A private dental practice is expanding to include the treatment of patients on the NHS.

The local health board says the already established practice operated by Dr David Lubbe will make the move this week.

David and Cheryl Lubbe have provided private dentistry since 2008, initially at the Toll Clock Shopping Centre and, more recently, at their much larger premises alongside Bolts Shetland Ltd.

The decision has been welcomed by NHS Shetland chief executive, Ralph Roberts.

• See Friday’s Shetland Times for full story.


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  • Mr ian Tinkler (Dr Ian Tinkler)

    • May 28th, 2018 20:03

    To clarify the above and for absolute accuracy, Dr David Lubbe will not be seeing any NHS patients. He will be continuing with his fully comprehensive service to his private patients.
    It is myself who has come out of partial retirement who will be committing time to treat NHS patients. I am doing this because of many, many requests from my former St Olaf St patients for Dental help. As such, I decided to set up an NHS commitment at Dental Shetland. I will naturally be fully committed to my private lists, but with the help of a superb Dental Therapist, Kerry Sjoberg, we will be seeing some patients under NHS contract.
    Kerry and I will specifically concentrate our help on children, young adults and my former St Olaf St patients. In time, I will be looking for young, dynamic Dental Surgeons to expand our NHS commitment.


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