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1st October 2020
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The SpaDental outreach initiative has achieved a lot in the last year. Nursery and primary schools across Plymouth have invited our children’s dental health coordinators to visit. Since the programme started, they have met with about 1,500 children.
Now SpaDental expands the programme to Chard.
SpaDental wants children to have healthy teeth. The three areas that our team talk about are:
Children are encouraged to talk about foods that they like, and say which they think are good for them, and which may have too much sugar. It’s a great opportunity to talk about how to make good choices, and how important it is to know what’s in the food we eat.
With the help of Henry the Brushosaurus, the team demonstrates good technique, and usually children have the chance to practice too. Children are given timers to use, so they experience just how long two minutes is. They learn how to hold the brush, how to move methodically around all the surfaces of the teeth, and, most importantly, to “Spit! Don’t rinse!”
The aim of the outreach team is not to promote any particular dentist, but to send a reminder home that children should visit a dentist every sixth months. Appointments with NHS children’s dentists do not cost parents anything – the NHS covers the cost. We highly recommend that babies visit the dentist as soon as their first tooth appears. Infants, children and teenagers should attend regularly too.
At every dental appointment, an NHS children’s dentist checks the child’s teeth for signs of decay, or future decay. The dentist may ask questions about diet, home oral hygiene routines, dental decay in other family members, medical history and fluoride use.
On Monday 24th June, and Tuesday 25th June, the Children’s Dental Health Coordinators from SpaDental Plymouth, Heather Cresswell and Lorraine Allen are working with SpaDental Chard. Practice manager Paula Thompson and dental nurse Gemma King will be taking up the baton to educate children in South Somerset about oral health.
Skilled NHS clinicians can help children to have a good tooth-brushing routine at home, identify teeth at risk and come up with a plan to protect them, as well as checking teeth are developing as they should.
Four SpaDental practices are able to register children as new NHS patients. All a patient or guardian needs to do is get in touch with the practice.
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 was in pain arriving for my appointment. This…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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. Read about our new treatment for patients who have breathing difficulties while they're sleeping. Your opinion is important. Amongst other questions, we ask patients whether or not they would recommend the surgery to their family and friends.…More Testimonials
"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces two 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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
8th November, 2020
As lockdown continues, our dental services continue without interruption. We're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.
Access our free remote advice and triage service:
Patients often ask: