SpaDental News

It’s the end of January. How’s your year so far?

31st January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

There’s been quite a few posts on our website and social media, as well as media news in general, encouraging us to do all sorts of things that will improve our relationships, our health and our life. Has it all been too much? Now it’s the end of January, it’s a good time to take…

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Our new surgery is now finished and ready for our patients

29th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

After a tough couple of weeks for Dan Barnes and his team from DSB Maintenance and the SpaDental team in Plymouth, the new surgery is now finished and is looking absolutely fantastic. We are all thrilled with the outcome, and smiling as much as we like our patients to! Before – the old surgery The…

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Maria Shrigley – Trainee Dental Nurse

29th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Meet one of our new trainee dental nurses – Maria Shrigley. Each year we enjoy mentoring trainee dental nurses. We believe that their professional development also impacts on out learning and development as a dental practice, keeping us on our toes. When we have trainees, we have to spend time discussing our procedures and practices….

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You asked where our staff have gone – here’s the answer!

28th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

  Feedback on the whereabouts of the Plymouth team! Since we started emailing you, our patients, after your appointments, we have been overwhelmed with the fantastic reviews we have been receiving. Thank you all so much! One comment we picked up on was a remark on the turnover of our nursing staff and reception team…

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A sneak peak of the new surgery in Plymouth

26th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Here’s a sneak peak of our new surgery following our refurbishment by DSB Maintenance. We’ll do the big reveal on Monday but in the meantime, take a look at these pictures! Isn’t it looking great?   Those with an eagle eye may have noticed the little smile above the “S” in SpaDental logo is missing. …

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In the light of shocking statistics about child tooth decay, what can we do?

26th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Statistical evidence that excess sugar is destroying our children’s teeth is shocking. Tooth decay is 95% preventable. “Tooth decay is the number one reason for child hospital admissions”  Mick Armstrong, chairman of the BDA This should not be the case. What is the government doing to fight tooth decay? The NHS allows children and young…

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Our surgery refurbishment is nearly ready for our patients in Plymouth

25th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

We have cleaned and tidied and started to fill our new cabinetry today in preparation for when we can start to use the new surgery. Dan Barnes and his team have just a few more little jobs to complete and then we are ready to go! Read previous posts about our surgery refurbishment: Time for a…

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Just the finishing touches and we’ll be ready!

24th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

It has been a hard couple of days for Dan Barnes and his team from DSB Maintenance but we are very nearly there now. The cabinetry is installed along with the new dental chair. The roof has been fixed by K N Roofing, so now its a case of tidying up, cleaning and stocking our lovely…

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We all want whiter teeth!

24th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

From off-white to darker shades of yellow, there’s a wide range of natural tooth colour. But it seems that all we want these days is a whiter smile! Check out the shelves of your local chemist or supermarket and you’ll marvel at how many products there are now that promise whiter teeth. And as we…

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Rain will not stop play! Plymouth refurbishment.

23rd January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Tuesday Morning It has poured down all day but Dan and his team from DSB Maintenance have pulled out all of the stops to ensure we try to get up and running as soon as possible. This was good news this morning. This was the corner that was affected by the small leak, but as…

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This leak won’t dampen our spirits in Plymouth

22nd January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

We’ve had a slight little set back over the weekend. A leak from the roof has slowed work when we thought we would be using the newly refurbished surgery today, but never mind. These things are sent to try us. The roofing repairs are happening tomorrow so hopefully tomorrow we will have good news.    …

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‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ How to deal with flu bugs

22nd January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The NHS campaigns every year to help prevent the spread of flu. Vulnerable people are offered free flu jabs by the NHS, but what about the rest of us? The NHS says: ‘Catch it. Bin it. Kill it.’ Which makes sense as germs can be caught before they’re spread on to someone else. It’s good to…

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Plymouth surgery refurbishment is near completion

21st January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Sunday sees the majority of the cabinetry now in place and completing the smaller tasks. Dan and his team from DSB Maintenance are working hard to complete the surgery.                   Previous Posts: Time for a change at SpaDental Plymouth What a difference a day makes: Day two…

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Fun facts for tooth brushing time. It’s squirrel day!

21st January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s a fact: children love learning new things, and have a huge appetite for snippets of information So be sure to let them know that today is Squirrel Appreciation Day! This day was first recognised in North America, as it’s a time of the year when tree squirrels can have a hard time finding food….

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Early evening at Plymouth on Day 6.

20th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Evening is closing in at the end of Day 6. The flooring is done. Now we’re waiting for the cabinets to be fitted Dan Barnes and his team from DSB Maintenance, worked well into the night last night and were back before dawn this morning to get the flooring finished and to start on the cabinetry….

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Lunchtime on day six of Plymouth refurbishment as the floor is sealed

20th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

  We now have a sealed floor which has been prepared for the new flooring. Once the flooring is fitted and sealed the cabinetry can be fitted. Dan Barnes and his team from DSB Maintenance are working very hard to complete the surgery. We can not wait to see what it looks like.  Progress over the week: Time…

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Progress is being made in our surgery refit in Plymouth

19th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Day five and it is all happening Today we have had the delivery of all of our dental units and worktops. Add to that the electrician Ross from DSB who has re-wired the room ready for the installation of the dental units. The plaster has nearly dried and a team will be in painting the…

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Tongue scraping – it makes a difference!

19th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Tongue cleaning for fresher breath It’s a practice that’s been used for over 3,000 years but with our modern focus on cleaning teeth and gums, we’re neglecting our tongues. Yet tongue cleaning (or scraping) is a good way to get naturally fresher breath. These days, while we conscientiously brush and floss, many of us ignore…

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Plymouth’s new surgery takes shape on day four

18th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Day four and we are beginning to see our new surgery emerge. Dan Barnes and his team from DSB Maintenance continue to transform Surgery One. The plasterer was in last night, look at the lovely job he has done on those walls!   Take a look back at our previous posts, and you too can see…

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Day 3 of Surgery 1 refurbishment Plymouth

17th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Day three of our surgery refurbishment and we are starting to see a huge difference. The plasterboards are up and the plastering will be completed later on this afternoon. It is really beginning to take shape now.   Dan Barnes and his team from DSB Maintenance are working tirelessly to get the room prepared and ready for…

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Friends and Family Form online a success!

17th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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What a difference! Day 2 SpaDental Plymouth surgery refit

16th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Day two of our surgery refit, we can already see a difference. Dan Barnes and his team from DBS Maintenance are working hard to provide us with a very modern surgery for our patients. Take a look at the short video clip. We will keep you updated on our progress daily. Meanwhile, if you have…

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‘Direct access’ to your dental therapist or hygienist

15th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Do your teeth feel fine, but perhaps they’re not quite as clean as you’d like? Do you need a helping hand to get between the gaps, and make sure that there’s no plaque build up? Direct access to a dental therapist can help. Updated – January 2019 <The GDC states:  “Hygienists and therapists practising under…

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It’s Friday! How to get a second date

12th January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

The bad news? With bad breath, chances are tonight will be the first and last date We all have bad breath at some time or another, especially first thing in the morning, but for some of us it’s more of a persistent problem. Unfortunately, it’s not the sort of thing our friends will tell us…

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Book that appointment! It’s time to get dentally fit!

11th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

With the new year in full swing it’s time to start thinking about booking that appointment you’ve been putting off! Whether it’s a hygiene appointment or a filling that you need, it’s important that you follow up with your dental treatment so that your oral health remains good. The first step is to get around…

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SpaDental Glastonbury patient appreciation

A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…

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Top Class Dentistry at SpaDental Whitchurch

"Better than you could ever imagine - As always everyone involved with Spadental treats you with respect and dignity. Happy to have a friendly chat and always seem genuinely interested. I always leave the practice feeling happy- which might seem strange after just having dental treatment but that's the affect all the team always seem to have on me. Arranged a follow up appointment the very next day, as a cancellation had just come in.…

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SpaDental Chard - patients' compliments

"Lovely staff - I have been with you for 17 years and I am still coming to you. Every one is so helpful and always talks to you." LE Thank you for your reviews The staff at SpaDental Chard feel proud to read your reviews. Your lovely comments, and  your good opinion mean a lot to us. We appreciate the time and thought you put into writing about how your visit to the dentist went.…

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SpaDental Chard - thank you for your kind support

It hasn't been an easy year, but our patients have been so understanding. Thank you all so very much for your kind support and the lovely feedback we've received. Your kind support is very motivating It means a lot to the SpaDental Chard team to read your feedback. Your feedback is important to us as it helps us work on continual improvement of our services. Our sincere thanks to all of you have taken the…

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SpaDental Whitchurch - your understanding is appreciated!

We've been catching up with our patients to find out how their treatment has been over the last months. This has been such a hard year for many of us, personally and professionally, and access to dental care has been affected in many ways by the pandemic. We'd really like to take this opportunity, therefore, to thank you for your understanding. We know that you have had to cope with cancellations and changes to our…

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SpaDental Tewkesbury reviews - thank you!

With the ups and downs of the last year, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank all of our patients for your support and understanding. Your thoughtfulness is reflected in the considerate comments we've received in response to our request for feedback. We truly appreciate your kind thoughts. Thank you from all of us for your lovely reviews of SpaDental Tewkesbury. A selection of your reviews: "The service during the last few months has…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist is accepting new private patients. A new patient testimonial After the closure of my local dentist in Whitchurch I telephoned Spa Dental who made me an appointment. Unfortunately I had an abscess on my tooth before my appointment date, for which I was given an emergency appointment.   I am a very nervous patient and it took a long time to build confidence with my old dentist , therefore my nerves were bad and I…

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Plymouth dentists "excellent care" and "professional service"

Kind words from our patients mean a lot to us. Thank you! We're very happy to read reviews that commend the  Plymouth team and the dentists "excellent care" and "professional service". Recent patient reviews commend our excellent care: "In safe and caring hands - Without exception the treatment I have received has been outstanding. From the reception staff through each of the individuals involved, their focus is on you and you're fully involved in any…

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Fantastic Saltash patient reviews - thank you!

We very much enjoyed reading the lovely Saltash patient reviews we've received in response to our recent request for feedback. On behalf of all the staff, thank you so much for your lovely comments. We sincerely appreciate your kind words, and will also use your recommendations in our planning. SpaDental considers your review comments carefully. We read them all, and use the information we gather to guide our practice so we can keep on improving…

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

A very appreciative thank you to our patients from the clinicians and staff at SpaDental Chard. It has been a pleasure reading your comments because if our patients are happy, then we're happy. Feedback about the team and treatment from SpaDental Chard reviews "Everyone in the practice is efficient, professional and knowledgeable." - HCG  "5 Star Dental Care - Being in the centre of Chard, [the SpaDental] surgery is easily accessible for most patients. The…

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