News about Covid 19

Dentists working hard to meet patient needs

15th February 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentists work hard to meet patient needs and expectations under normal circumstances. But now, the pressures are more challenging than ever, even compared to earlier on in the pandemic. We appreciate our patients’ understanding. Here are five ways you can help us: When staff are busy, they cannot always answer the phone, so if you…

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Urgent care or dental emergency? FAQs

12th February 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

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

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Patient screening and safety

13th December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

With a return this week to stricter restrictions to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant, we are confident that dental care will not be affected. Indeed, the Chief Dental Officer of England, reiterated last week that dentistry is an essential service that is vital and valued. Moreover, in the light or research done over…

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Boost day – get vaccinated to keep healthy

30th November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Get a booster this month The NHS reminds us of the importance of getting our vaccination booster shots to help protect us from viral infections this winter. Over winter, respiratory illnesses are more communicable. A vaccination helps prevent the spread. How SpaDental is helping to keep patients safe this winter. The NHS is campaigning to…

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FAQs – helpful explanations for patients

28th October 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We encourage patients to ask questions to understand what is happening in their dental practice and with their treatment. We believe patients feel more comfortable when they know what is happening, and why. Here we’ve put together a few replies to questions we are often asked. We hope our helpful explainers for patients will answer…

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Look after your NHS Dental Registration

17th September 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

It is important to look after your NHS dental registration. During the pandemic it may have been difficult for you to make an appointment. Even now with the vaccination programme having a positive affect, sometimes patients still have to cancel because they feel unwell or need to self-isolate. Please be careful to follow the advice…

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Dentists’ infection controls still in place

16th July 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

We’ve all been wondering what the lifting of restrictions on Monday 19th July means to us. Even though the welcomed move to Stage 4 on the roadmap to recovery is four weeks later than was planned, it is still expected to increase people’s exposure to Covid-19. It’s possible because of the vaccination programme. Guidance at…

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Where’s the coronavirus hotspot in our home?

16th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Five bathroom behaviours that may spread the virus, and just two simple fixes. Keep your household safe.

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Safe oral hygiene appointments and aerosols explained

30th November 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Adaptations for oral hygiene safety this year include increased infection control and prevention. It means that even your regular dental hygiene appointment is not quite the same as it used to be. As we adjust to new ways of working, we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please continue to read our advice and…

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Home working away from your dentist?

30th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Many of us have changed the way we work this year, and with that the location of our place of work. If you live in a rural location, the chances are you, or some of your friends, have had family from one of the big cities staying. Or perhaps you know of a house nearby…

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Your dental care during November lockdown

3rd November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

During the November lockdown, we want to let you know that dentists are still open.  During the lockdown that began in March of this year, dentists were shut down. However, recognising that dental practices have rigorous operating procedures in place to control the spread of Covid-19, we can stay open during the November lockdown. Government…

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Telephone consultation with the dentist is NHS guideline

28th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

You may not have been expecting to have a telephone consultation with your dentist. A year ago, we wouldn’t have dreamed this would be how we’re ‘seeing’ our patients. But telephone consultations are an essential part of how we’re managing to help you to maintain your oral health, while at the same time protecting you…

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Post-coronavirus dental appointment FAQs

4th August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As our procedures have changed so we can treat patients again, our patients often have questions before their first post-coronavirus dental appointment. We thought we’d share with you our answers to the four most frequently asked questions.  Before your dental appointment, when you’re talking to one our dental team, please feel free to ask your…

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Private dental costs post-coronavirus explained

29th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

The cost of the spread of coronavirus around the world has been, and still is, enormous. Here is a brief overview to explain the increases in dental fees post-coronavirus. What do our patients need to know? Understanding increased dental costs post coronavirus Since we opened in June for the phased return to work, we have prioritised…

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Why does my hygienist recommend hand scaling?

22nd July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

These days, even a regular visit to see the dental hygienist is not quite as straightforward as it used to be. This is because modern dental hygiene procedures use high speed tools with water to shift plaque. Your dentist may recommend hand scaling as an alternative. Although this method may take a little longer and…

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When will dentists do fillings again?

29th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

July 2021 note: Dentists are doing fillings routinely now, but in full protective kit. More than any other treatment,  our patients ask, “When will dentists do fillings again?” Procedures to control the spread of Covid-19 means even a filling is no longer the standard procedure it used to be. Placing a filling now requires a…

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What can patients expect as dentists reopen? FAQs

15th June 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As the country thoughtfully emerges from lockdown, and dentists reopen, we are beginning to see a limited number of patients for face-to-face appointments again. All service providers, from supermarkets to hairdressers and shops are having to adapt and introduce new ways of working. In a dental practice, we follow strict guidelines to keep patients and…

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Essential precautions to keep safe during the pandemic closure

27th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Even while we are closed for face-to-face services, our teams take phone calls and respond to emails from our patients. While many staff can work from home, some are also coming into the practices. Two of the team explain the necessary precautions they take to keep safe working on site. In the video below you…

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Testimonials

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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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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May, 2022

We kindly remind patients to contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule an appointment if it's not possible to attend.

Please help us to keep staff and patients safe - wear a face mask.