What does it take to be a qualified dental nurse?
21st November 2023
Our dental nurses do a fantastic job! Not only are they the right hand of the clinicians they support, they… read more
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 to the practice, we don’t think that will come as a surprise!
We’re very much looking forward to a time when we are able to treat patients face-to-face again. Meanwhile, please keep brushing!
“Gardening, walking, CPD, home-schooling 😳, shopping for elderly, peacekeeper 😂❤️”
“I’m now known as the demon teacher apparently! And there I was thinking I was acing home-schooling 🤷♀️ We have been exploring our local areas on different walks each day too . It’s surprising the little walks and woods you find 🌳🌲 Hope you are all well xx”
Editor’s note: Sammie is the newest addition to the team. She was just about to begin at SpaDental Plymouth when the coronavirus lockdown began, so we’re very much looking forward to getting to know her better as soon as we can all be back at work!
“Painting – interiors and exterior
Shopping for Dad who was 96 in April
Gardening and planting xx”
“Since being furloughed I have had exciting things happen!
I sat my oral health education exam which I passed. I also got engaged during lock down and spent time sorting out my new house that I moved into 4 weeks prior.
Now I’ve returned to work where I am triaging our emergency patients, offering them advice within my skill set and what the dentist tells me to advise regarding AAA. I am now also advising patients how to keep their mouths clean during these uncertain times using my new qualification. XX”
“While on lock down I have been kept busy by volunterring delivering books shopping and jigsaws to the old and infirm in my area. I have also been baking a lot to while away the time and then giving most away to friends, family and elderly neighbours so I do not gain weight !!
My husband is on the nursing team at Derriford so we are trying to stay as safe as possible and remain positive, as this is a very stressful time for all staff at the hospital as you can imagine . Also 2 days a week I visit my friends husband on a lunchtime / welfare check , he has a terminal illness and she is a nurse , so I wear my PPE , make him lunch a hot drink and ensure he has had his medication.
Along with all that I have been doing some isopharm courses and enquiring about others. Oh, and I have taken up yoga, PHEW !
Stay safe all and hopefully we will see each other again soon. maria XX”
We have a team on hand to help you. Whether you need information about oral hygiene, you’ve got toothache, or, more seriously, you’ve noticed a lump in the soft tissue of your mouth, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Preventive care is at the heart of our practice. So we’re very keen your concerns don’t become problems. Please call so we can give advise.
Q: What do I do out of working hours?
A: You may call SpaDental, and our answer service will give you advice. Alternatively try: NHS 111 online.
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