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17th June 2022
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On 5th July 1948, the National Health Service began. Today, therefore, is a good day to remember just how much the service has reformed public health and risen to the challenges of ever more sophisticated standards of treatment.
In a joint letter to NHS dental practitioners, Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer for England) and Ed Waller (Director of Primary Care) drew attention to the change NHS dental care has made to people’s oral health.
It is hard to believe that when the NHS began back in 1948, more than 75% of the adult population had no natural teeth!
Improvements in NHS preventive dental care, such as topical fluoride treatment, has led to a welcome reduction in caries. As always, there is still room for improvement as children are still often hospitalised because of dental decay, but increased access to regular dental care, fluoridated water and oral health education has had a significant impact on improved dental health.
SpaDental currently is a group of nine dental practices operating in the west of England. Five of our practices are mixed practices, offering both NHS and private dental care. Our greatest challenge, and a challenge facing all NHS dental practices right now, is recruiting dentists. We are very aware that without dentists available to treat patients, it is the patients who suffer.
While Ms Hurley and Mr Waller celebrate the improvements in dental care over the last 73 years, emphasising the superb work of NHS dental professionals, they are also advocating for further recognition of the importance of NHS dentistry.
We hope their valuable work will attract dentists to work in this sector of care and encourage our government to allocate the financial support so needed for dental practices to continue in a post-pandemic era, so we can provide the level of care the country is asking for.
We sincerely extend our thanks to everyone in the health sector who has worked to keep us as safe as possible throughout the pandemic. There are so many people in such varied roles, and everyone who gives themselves to this public service plays a vital part in the large and powerful behemoth the NHS has grown into.
NHS National Medical Director Stephen Powis praises the dedication of NHS staff, including the dental profession:
“The coronavirus pandemic, the greatest public health challenge in the history of the NHS, has prompted a record number of nominations from MPs [for parliamentary awards on 7th July]. They have rightly sought to shine a light on the dedication of nurses, midwives, GPs, physios, pharmacists, healthcare assistants, dentists, porters, cleaners, and countless other staff who have contributed to the unprecedented response.”
"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.…More Testimonials
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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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…More Testimonials
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…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
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