SpaDental News

Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover updated.

20th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you a Denplan patient? If you’ve been a Denplan patient for more than a month, you’ll have Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. If you’ve signed up in the last couple of weeks, then you will have been asked if you want to take out additional emergency insurance. Changes to Denplan Supplementary Insurance cover. To comply…

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“Absolutely delighted” with veneers – SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

18th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon – veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire “Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping…

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Can oral infections cause sepsis?

17th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Yes, oral infections cause sepsis in some patients if left untreated. Any infection in our body can cause sepsis. That’s why we need to know the signs and take action. Do you watch Coronation Street? If you do, you’ll know from the story of Jack, and the scrape he got playing football, that it can…

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Join the SpaDental team in Plymouth – Associate Dentist

14th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Opening: SpaDental Plymouth associate dentist position Preferred start for Plymouth associate dentist: January, 2019 Would you like to work in a thriving practice? Do you like to be surrounded by professionals? Is patient care and quality dentistry your priority? Applications open for a SpaDental Plymouth Associate Dentist. We pride ourselves on combining the friendliness of…

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NHS dental fines for ticking the wrong box continue.

14th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

NHS dental fines continue because the NHS charges patients who make a wrong claim for dental care costs. The automatic system that sends out penalty charge notices (PCN) began as a way of checking up on the large number of false claims that were being made with deliberate intent to avoid payment. However, the system…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

13th September 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here’s one message: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental…

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Welcome Lucy Dine! Back on the team!

11th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It is with great pleasure that we welcome back to the SpaDental team. Lucy is returning to the SpaDental management team to fill the new position of Practice Coordinator.Her role is being developed as the SpaDental group of dental practices continues to grow and flourish. With a particular focus on planning how to best meet…

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Schools fitness week is back.

9th September 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

When Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) asked us to spread the word, how could we say no? We want kids who are fit in body, mind and mouth! So here’s the news: Schools Fitness Week is back! Schools fitness week encourages kids to have fun exercising! Joe Wicks is streaming a live workout on his…

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Helpful advice for nervous patients who need a dentist.

7th September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Most people don’t like the dentist. The good news is that people who are dentists know that, and don’t take it personally. It doesn’t help to know, either, that dentists are friendly, caring and sympathetic people. It’s just that in their line of work they often use needles, or other sharp instruments, and make us…

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SpaDental Plymouth supports Armed Forces Covenant.

5th September 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

It is with great pleasure and pride that SpaDental Plymouth supports Armed Forces personnel. As everyone who lives in Plymouth knows, our city has a lengthy and proud connection with the armed forces. At SpaDental Plymouth, many of our staff and patients have come to live here because of a connection with the services. At…

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Back to school tooth care answers for children of all ages.

3rd September 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Parents often ask us questions about how to look after children’s teeth. So here are some back to school tooth care answers for children and teens. If you have children, then it’s likely they’ll be starting school, or returning this week. With so many other things to think about on a school day, it’s important…

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Reducing the risk of mouth cancer.

30th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

When you attend a dental appointment, your dentist will routinely check the soft tissue of your lips, mouth, tongue and gums to see if there are any lesions or lumps. If there is something that needs further investigation, then your dentist will refer you. It’s worth being aware though of risk factors. There are ways…

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The back to school packed lunch challenge

28th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

After the sunniest of summer holidays, it’s nearly September, and the school packed lunch challenge begins again! Day after day, throughout the school term, it’s hard to keep getting meals ready. It isn’t easy making something the children like, that fills them up, and is healthy too! Why do some families opt for school packed…

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Are you ready? Tooth tips for bank holiday preparation.

24th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

This weekend the roads will be busy with people heading off for a long weekend to enjoy the final days of August. A bit of bank holiday preparation will help your break to run smoothly. What do I need to take on a long car journey? Although the new tax has reduced the sugar content…

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Back to school? Get a gum shield.

22nd August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Teeth and gums need protection from impact. Girl or boy, whatever the sport, a custom-made mouth guard is your best choice. The week before school begins can be really busy. There’s always a lot to buy: uniform, bags, notebooks, pens and maths sets. Yet there’s one item that may not even be on your shopping…

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Increasing number of children have type 2 diabetes.

20th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

What is type 2 diabetes? In the past, type 2 diabetes was a condition that adults got. A problem that developed with age; a problem often associated with weight gain and even called “adult-onset diabetes”. But times are changing. Type 2 Diabetes: develops gradually so it can be hard to spot is chronic, so once…

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Have you signed up for a Children’s Day appointment in Plymouth?

17th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We want your children to have the best teeth they can possibly have. So why not book a Children’s Day appointment in Plymouth on Thursday 23rd August? Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! What’s special about a Children’s Day appointment in Plymouth? We’re focused on our young…

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NHS penalty charge notices for dental treatment.

16th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

No-one wants to receive an NHS penalty charge notice in the post. They are triggered by an automated checking system introduced ten years ago to make sure people pay the correct fee for dental care. The NHS penalty charge is here to stay. The automated system was brought in to tackle the high number of…

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Government action plan targeting childhood obesity.

14th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Earlier this year, we saw the introduction of the “sugar tax”, tackling sugary drinks with the Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL). This was followed in June by the government release of “Childhood obesity: a plan for action Chapter 2“. In a thirty page document, the government outlines the second stage of a strategic plan targeting childhood…

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Elephant teeth facts for World Elephant Day.

12th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The aim of World Elephant Day is to get people talking. The organisers’ aim is “Bringing the world together to help elephants”. We  can help our children to remember World Elephant Day too. During toothbrushing time, here are some amazing elephant teeth facts to share. Set the timer for two minutes of toothbrushing then, while…

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How do I know it’s a safe injectable treatment?

9th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Fine lines? Thinner lips? Tired skin? There are plenty of treatments that can make a difference to how you look and feel, that offer a quick lift. But before taking the plunge, make sure you are having a safe injectable treatment. If you do decide to go for the plunge, take time to learn about…

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Considering an implant? Ask your dentist for information.

7th August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do you have a missing tooth? Or do you have more than one tooth missing? Do you have a gap? Or are your dentures irritating you? If your answer is “yes” then it’s worth considering an implant. Dental implants are a functional and aesthetic solution. Although dental implant treatment is not a quick and easy…

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Get summer holiday teeth to sparkle! Book a hygiene appointment today.

3rd August 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you off on holiday soon? Are you wondering how to look your best on the beach? Or perhaps you’ve got a bit of sensitivity that you’re worried may get worse? If so, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your therapist or hygienist before you go away. We can help you feel…

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August 23rd is Children’s Day in Plymouth

1st August 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Why not come along to SpaDental for our next Children’s Day in Plymouth? We’re a family-friendly surgery every day, but on these special days the atmosphere is even more relaxed and welcoming for our younger patients. SpaDental Plymouth is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. On Thursday 23rd August, our dentists are ready…

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Spread the cost of private dental care with SpaDental Whitchurch.

30th July 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

More and more patients each year are opting into private dentistry. SpaDental Whitchurch offers different ways to spread the cost of private dental care so it’s more affordable. Achieving an even brighter smile could be just a short read away! Why go private? Most people choose private dental care: for immediate dental treatment to access…

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Testimonials

"Absolutely delighted" with veneers - SpaDental Whitchurch, Shropshire

A glowing testimonial for Dental Surgeon - veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire. Veneers SpaDental Whitchurch Shropshire "Excellent treatment! Absolutely delighted! Dr Jindal replaced two veneers for me, providing throughout brilliant treatment. He advised me of the options for the veneers and I opted for the better quality ones. The whole process was methodical and precise, keeping me informed step by step during the whole procedure. Great attention to detail was given to myself and the implants…

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High praise for Lucy Smith and Maria Shrigley, Plymouth.

Dental Surgeon and her assistant are helping anxious patients to manage dental visits more easily. High praise for the team! We know that it can be hard for people to come in to see the dentist. Here's one message: "I just wanted to say a huge thank you for your care at my recent dental visit. Lucy, I know because of your care and attention to my needs I feel so much better attending an…

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A great dental service to Plymouth patients.

We really appreciate all the reviews we're getting from patients who visit SpaDental Plymouth. Your feedback helps us feel confident we give good advice and offer a great dental service to Plymouth patients. Thank you! Here are some recent reviews: These two reviews highlight the importance of regular examination of the soft tissues in the mouth. "I feel... grateful to [my dentist] for referring me to Derriford hospital for a lump to be removed from…

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Approval ratings are high for Ledbury! Thank you for your reviews.

At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we've had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We're smiling with pride, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…

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High praise for the Plymouth team

Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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Friends and Family Form online a success!

Each month, dental practices with an NHS contract return patient feedback to the NHS using a standard questionnaire. Patients state whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. As we know, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! So that the administration team at SpaDental could gather patient feedback more efficiently, we ran a trial with the Plymouth and Whitchurch practices. We sent patients who came to the surgery in…

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