SpaDental News

Meet our Dental Hygienists Zoe and Tom.

2nd December 2014 | Heather Cresswell

  Did you know you do not have to be a registered patient here at SpaDental Plymouth to have a Hygienist appointment? If you would like to book an appointment, please contact our reception team on 01752 663870 who can arrange this for you.    

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SpaDental Wem Nominated Again At The Dentistry Awards 2014

27th November 2014 | Helen Hewison

The team at SpaDental Wem have been nominated for the third year running for Best Dental Practice, Best Team and Best Patient Care at the Dentistry Awards 2014.  The award ceremony takes place on Friday 5th December. These awards recognise outstanding individuals and teams who are at the top of their profession and who are…

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Proud Winner Wins Cuddly Croc At SpaDental Wem

26th November 2014 | Helen Hewison

Ellen Griffiths is the proud winner of the SpaDental Wem Cuddly Croc.  Our Croc has been on display in reception and our patients paid £1 to guess where he came from. Ellen correctly guessed that he was from Rugby. The Croc at SpaDental Wem raised money for the NBCS, National Blind Chilrens Society.

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Tim Esau at Royal College of Physicians: Avoiding Block Bone Grafting

15th November 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

On November the 14th 2014, Tim Esau, principal at the Wotton-under-Edge practice, attended a hands-on expert-led course at the Royal College of Physicians in London in order to further his skills in horizontal ridge augmentation without the need for block bone grafting. The course comprised 3 workshops. The central feature of these 3 workshops was…

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SpaDental Plymouth go Blue for Cancer Awareness

4th November 2014 | Heather Cresswell

Denplan and the British Dental Health Foundation have launched the Blue Lip selfie campaign in aid of mouth cancer action month. By encouraging the public and profession to adopt blue lips as a visible sign of support for mouth cancer, it is hoped this positive, interactive approach will significantly boost awareness of the disease. To…

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Tim Esau in Manchester at the A-Z of Endodontics course

4th October 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

On the 3rd of October 2014, Tim attended The A-Z of Endodontics with Dr Cliff Ruddle in Manchester. Covering every stage of an endodontic treatment from cavity access to re-treatment, this comprehensive event included comprehensive instruction about root canal treatment from a clinical, procedural and product perspective – from one of the world’s leading endodontic…

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Congratulations to Joanne

22nd September 2014 | Heather Cresswell

The staff at Spadental would like to congratulate Joanne and Tony on their son born at 09:30 Monday 22/09/2014, finally here Joanne and we are sure he will be worth the wait.  A brother for Ethan x x Well Done.  

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Tim Esau at BDA seminar on Bio-aesthetics and the advanced use of composite in aesthetic and functional rehabilitations

20th September 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

On the 19th of September 2014, Tim Esau, principal dentist at Wotton-under-Edge, attended the BDA seminar on Bio-aesthetics and the advanced use of composite in aesthetic and functional rehabilitations. The course learning objectives were to use rationale and clinical procedures to restore smile aesthetics and tooth wear with minimal tooth preparation and destruction using composite…

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Congratulations to Molly

15th September 2014 | Helen Hewison

The staff at Spadental – Handforth as pleased to announce that baby No2 was safely delivered on Saturday 13th September, mother and daughter (Philippa) are doing well. Still waiting for baby No3….

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Stephen’s Postcard of Remembrance.

28th August 2014 | Heather Cresswell Stephen will be starting his journey from Paris and walking to London in November in remembrance of our fallen from World War One. We will be following his journey and will keep you updated. We are all very proud of Stephen and will be supporting him all two hundred and fifty miles!

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Pilot Visit Completed For The Forgotten Mouths Charity

29th July 2014 | Helen Hewison

Pilot Visit Completed For The Forgotton Mouths Charity Gemma and Linda went out to Landona Care Home in Wem today completing the pilot visit for The Forgotton Mouths Charity.  This is a charity for the elderly and disabled suffering with dental problems in Care Homes providing a pathway to the correct dental treatment for them.

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‘Congratulations Stephen’

23rd June 2014 | Heather Cresswell

  Stephen took part in the 100K walk at the weekend to raise money for the  Blind Veterans UK charity. Your team at SpaDental Plymouth are all immensely proud of you and what you have achieved.  

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Tim Esau back in Switzerland attending GBR & Sinus Grafting course

15th June 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

Between June the 11th and 13th 2014, Tim attended the Master Course in GBR and Sinus Grafting Procedures at the Centre for Continuing Dental Education in Bern in Switzerland. Two surgical procedures are mainly used to predictably augment bone deficiencies in the jaws, the GBR technique with barrier membranes or sinus floor elevation (SFE) methods…

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Well Done Chris 100k London to Brighton fundraising walk

3rd June 2014 | Helen Hewison

Chris Hilling completed the 100k London to Brighton fundraising walk last weekend 21st/22nd June. Donate: Chris Hilling completed the 100k from London to Brighton  in aid of his chosen charities This is a one off. Chris has not done a sponsored event since his schooldays and probably won’t do one again. Chris is raising money for three causes: All Saints East…

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National Smile Month 2014 Begins Today At SpaDental Wem

20th May 2014 | Helen Hewison

  National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign. Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, National Smile Month promotes three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They are: Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with…

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Congratulations Karen

16th May 2014 | Helen Hewison

Congratulations to Karen, Mike and Family on the birth of their healthy baby boy “Taylor”.  He arrived on time and on his due date.  Photos to follow. Karens baby is one of three babies due to staff members at Spadental – Handforth, watch this space in September when we will be welcoming two more members…

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Tim Esau’s MSc dissertation displayed at the World Implant Symposium in Geneva

14th May 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

 Between April 24th and 26th 2014, Tim Esau, principal at the Wotton-under-Edge practice, attended the ITI World Implant Symposium in Geneva. The symposium is held every four years and presents a round-up of the major advances in the field of dental implants. The ITI welcomed more than 4,200 participants from 84 countries to its largest…

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Stephen Walks for Blind Veterans Charity

25th April 2014 | Heather Cresswell

  Principal Dentist Stephen Fletcher is walking 100k from London to Brighton in 24 hours  in aid of the charity Blind Veterans UK. If you wish to donate to this very worthy cause please text ‘STFL62 £2’ to 70070 We will keep you updated on Stephens progress

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Dentist At SpaDental Wem Stars At The Grand National

11th April 2014 | Helen Hewison

Dentist At SpaDental Wem Stars At The Grand National. Sarah has been a member of The Military Wives Choir since January 2014 and was part of the ensemble who sang The National Anthem at The Grand National in Aintree,  Liverpool last Saturday 5th April. Sarah is a General Dental Practitioner who qualified in 1991 at Newcastle. She spent twenty years…

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Implant Co-ordinator Louise Burgess

21st March 2014 | Heather Cresswell

  This is Louise Burgess. Our Implant Care Co-ordinator and Lead Nurse here at SpaDental Plymouth. Louise is here to talk to our patients about Implants and lead them through the process. Louise can be contacted here at the practice on 01752 663870.  

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The Quality Of Service Is Amazing At SpaDental Wem

13th March 2014 | Helen Hewison

 The quality of service provided at SpaDental Wem is AMAZING !!!! Everything about the staff is outstanding, I could not have asked for better treatment. They are an amazing group of people who really care. Marks out of 10 , I give them all 10. Helpfulness on reception was excellent, the information I was given was extremely…

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NHS charges from 1st April 2014 announced

11th March 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental charges for the year from 1st April 2014 increase by 50p, £1.50, and £5 to £18.50, £50.50 and £219 over Band 1, 2 and 3  respectively. The changes are: Treatment Band 2014-15 Charge 2013-14 Charge Increase % One £50.50 £1.50

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Dr Alavi & Diamond Dental join the SpaDental Southampton practice

7th March 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

Dr John Webley and his staff are pleased to welcome Dr Hamid Alavi and the patients of Diamond Dental to our SpaDental Southampton practice.  Dr Alavi’s current surgery, four doors along Burgess Road, is closing and from today, he is treating his patients at the SpaDental practice. SpaDental can offer Dr Alavi’s patients additional services…

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MSc in Dental Implantology for Wotton dentist.

31st January 2014 | SpaDental Administrator

Tim Esau awarded MSc in Dental Implantology Principal dentist at Wotton under Edge, graduates with distinction awarded for his MSc in Dental Implantology. On the 29 January 2014, Tim Esau attended the graduation ceremony at the University of Bristol. He was accompanied by his parents.  Tim was awarded the highest honour of a distinction in…

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There Are More Ways Than Ever To Quit Smoking

31st January 2014 | Helen Hewison

There Are More Ways Than Ever To Quit Smoking Five Ways To Help You Quit 1. Talk to someone Right for you if you would like to talk face to face support from trained advisors 2. Smoke Free App Right for you if you’ve got a smart phone and want support every step of the way,…

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Plymouth patient reviews and suggestions - thank you!

SpaDental Plymouth sincerely thanks everyone who responds to our request to review the practice. We love reading all your positive comments. That said, we also take on board the suggestions you make. Because we take Plymouth patient reviews seriously, we read them carefully to see if anyone is less than satisfied with their experience and we use that information to guide our practice. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient…

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Reviews Tewkesbury - thank you for your appreciation.

This last week we asked our patients who have visited the practice in the last few months to submit their comments online. We truly appreciate your kind comments. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends. After all, a recommendation is the best sort of reference! Your additional comments have…

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Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces 2 years ago, and having left it far too long I eventually thought I ought to try to get myself an NHS dentist. Recognizing the unique challenges that veterans face when they leave the military, Spa Dental's veterans policy enabled me to get an initial appointment and receive treatment as an NHS patient - exactly what I'd hoped for. The professionalism and friendliness of…

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"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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