SpaDental News

Acts of kindness during Mental Health Awareness Week

20th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week (18-22 May 2020) and the theme is ‘Kindness’ We’d like to share with you this poignant recording of “Can you hear me?” composed by Thomas Hewitt Jones. We’re particularly proud because SpaDental Practice Coordinator ‘s daughter is one of the choir singing. Please take a moment to listen and appreciate their…

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Happier, Healthier Smiles – National Smile Month 2020

19th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

National Smile Month 2020 runs from 18 May to 18 June, led by the Oral Health Foundation, to promote the benefits of having a healthy smile. Run annually for nearly 50 years, National Smile Month raises awareness of important health issues that affect not only our smile, but general health too. The campaign is supported by dentists…

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Updated communications for better patient service

7th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We are confident our updated communications will make your dental experience easier to manage. We receive lots of great reviews from our patients across all of the practices. Thank you! In fact, our overall satisfaction from patients is an excellent 4.7 out of a top score of 5. But we noticed there was one particular…

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SpaDental Plymouth team at home

6th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

For us all, patients and staff alike, we haven’t been spending our time as we’d expected! Here’s a snippet of what a few of the Plymouth team at home are getting up to. A common theme is caring – for family member or others in the community. As you know our staff from your visits…

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Dental triage and referrals for urgent care

1st May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

April 2020 is a time we’ll all remember. It’s now over a month since dentists closed their doors. Although a necessary government decision, it has been hard for dentists to turn away patients from face-to-face treatment. (Why did that happen?) We understand the welfare of the whole population takes precedence over individual dental health. Yet…

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Anti-stress tooth care advice to save your teeth

22nd April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Stress is not only bad for our general health, it damages our teeth too. We don’t even have to be in a particularly high-powered job, or experiencing major emotional upheaval, to experience levels of stress that are harmful. Many of us respond to stress by learning to grit our teeth, quite literally. But this habit…

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Problems and solutions for Ramadan oral health care

16th April 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

During Ramadan, oral health benefits from special attention. In this article, dentist explains the changes that can occur in the mouth during the holy month of fasting. Below, he outlines the problems that can occur, and how best to prevent them. Dentist Aryaan Khalid offers expert oral health advice for people who are fasting during…

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Dental care and sensory processing – a patient’s story

14th April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Fortunately, most children feel comfortable about going to the dentist. With modern dentistry focusing on preventive care and a good range of effective fluoride products available, most children don’t suffer dental pain and have healthy teeth. Some children, however, find it hard to accept dental care. Sensory processing difficulties make the experience overwhelming. “Hygienist Appointment…

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My tooth aches. I’m in pain. What do I do?

14th April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update: During lockdown regular dental care is restricted. Read the tips below about what you can do until you’re able to visit the dentist. Because of the current pandemic, current thinking advises against the non-prescribed use of anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, as it may suppress the immune system. If possible, use the…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2020

10th April 2020 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. To help understanding NHS dental charges each year, the information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment. Emergency dental treatment – £22.70 This covers emergency care…

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NHS dental charges 2020-2021 on hold until October

9th April 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

NHS dental fees (patient charges) for 2020-2021 will be adjusted on 1st October 2020 this year. Until then, the NHS dental charges remain at the 2019-2020 rate.*   Dental Treatment Band 2020-21 Charge 2019-20 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £22.70 nil 0% Band Two £62.10 £62.10 nil 0% Band Three £269.30 £269.30 nil 0%…

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Stay safe, stay home and avoid accidents

7th April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Another day at home with the family? Staying at home will keep us safe. Staying in will help protect other people, and we need to do that. We can protect our key workers so they can work to look after our needs. It’s a fact, though, that many accidents happen at home. Slips, trips and falls…

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Managing dental pain at home during the coronavirus pandemic

2nd April 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve been told it’s going to get worse before it gets better. We’re staying at home, and being sensible, so we don’t contract or spread Covid-19. During the coronavirus lockdown managing dental care at home, therefore, could help keep us and other family members safe. But staying a home won’t stop us from getting tooth…

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Lockdown dental emergency or urgent care FAQs

27th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Advice to help you manage a dental emergency and urgent care when you have to stay home.

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Learning for stay home children – dental info and more

24th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

How are the first no-school-school-days going? There’s so much happening in our lives right now that we hadn’t planned for. With many of us working from home, school cancelled and uncertainty, we have to wonder what the future holds. In the end we’ll all get though this together with a “Keep Calm and Keep to…

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Coronavirus: remote emergency care only, appointments deferred

23rd March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Post updated 26th March 2020 As of today, Monday 26th March, until further notice, please note: all booked appointments for routine treatment are deferred we offer a remote advice service – please get in touch using the link below, email or phone unless advised otherwise, please stay at home for urgent care (bleeding or swelling…

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Dental care, coronavirus, and your health – update

18th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Published on 18th March 2020 Updated 24th March 2020 From 23rd March 2020, SpaDental practices are open for emergency treatment only.  To protect the health of our patients and staff we are restricting access to the practices. We ask that only people with scheduled appointments come into the building. Updated information from the NHS to…

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Coronavirus update – appointment attendance and your health

11th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Follow link for 18th March 2020 news Updated Friday 13th March, 2020 “Routine inspection – Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, thankfully my routine inspection & clean went ahead as normal. Other than a sensible screening process to identify patients who may have recently travelled from higher-risk areas, it was business as usual, no fuss, no drama….

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Each for Equal – women in dentistry

8th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2020 is #EachforEqual. So today is a good day to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Each for Equal Throughout the last century, most dentists were men. Indeed, if we look at the percentage of male to female dentists over 55, it’s still predominantly male. But…

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When’s the best time to stop smoking?

6th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s a good question. When is the best time to stop smoking? There are so many ways to answer, and often they’re not too helpful for smokers. If you’re a smoker, it’s easy to feel your relationship with tobacco isn’t understood. That people don’t get why it’s hard to stop. And it is. Which is…

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Book an orthodontic consultation for an even smile

4th March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Tewkesbury welcomes current, new and referred patients wishing for straighter teeth to book an orthodontic consultation. Begin with an orthodontic consultation We’re pleased to inform you that dentist is available to see patients on Tuesdays. She offers a range of private orthodontic options suitable for both adults and children. An initial orthodontic consultation includes:…

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Covid-19: preventing the spread is in our hands

3rd March 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

With over 60 countries reporting cases of Covid-19, preventing the spread is a responsibility we all need to take on. Advice re novel coronavirus (2019-nCov) Access the latest information and advice from GOV.UK to protect against coronavirus Links to an informative live map tracking the statistics of cases and places Further information about the UK…

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Even in your twenties teeth need help

27th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you twenty something? If you went to the dentist in the last six months, that’s brilliant. You’re doing the right thing. But, if you’ve let your preventive oral care slip, then now’s the time to book an appointment to get back on top of looking after your teeth in your twenties. As dentists, we’re…

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Children’s sensory processing challenges at the dentist

19th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Lots of people tell us they don’t like going to the dentist. But for some people it’s more difficult than for others. In this article we’re looking at how to tackle sensory processing challenges at the dentist.  Do you have a child who has heightened sensory perception? Are you wondering how to prepare for a…

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Children’s dental review appointments – Children’s Day

13th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We still have some free spaces for children’s review appointments on our dedicated Children’s Days this half-term. SpaDental Chard, Somerset – Wednesday 19th February 2020 SpaDental Plymouth, Devon – Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th February 2020 Please contact your reception team before the spaces fill up! Children’s dental reviews this half-term? Yes!   We understand…

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Testimonials

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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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. 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.…

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Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"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…

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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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SpaDental practices are open for remote emergency consultation only

Under instruction from NHS England:

  • All routine, non-urgent dental care is suspended.
  • We offer remote urgent care during work hours. Contact us by phone, email or the link below. A clinician is on hand to advise and recommend temporary solutions.
  • Patients with severe symptoms will be referred to a local urgent dental care facility.

Access our remote urgent care:

Patients with booked appointments: please make sure your contact information is current as we will reschedule.

NHS England implements the above restrictions to protect patients and clinicians. Please stay at home.

This note was updated on 26th March 2020