News about Nhs Dentistry (page 2)

Can’t get to your Plymouth dental appointment? Cancel it!

25th June 2018 | Heather Cresswell

SpaDental Plymouth aims to provide quality dental care to all of our patients. To do so, it is essential to run on schedule and to use clinical time effectively. Therefore, if you need to cancel your Plymouth dental appointment, let us know. We ask for your help. We’ve been looking at our records, and we…

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Little people deserve great dental care – Whitchurch

15th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

At SpaDental Whitchurch we believe that little people deserve great dental care. Therefore, Hannah and Jo are reaching out to our local community to make sure it happens! It’s all about clean teeth! Last week (dental nurse and practice manager) and (dental nurse trainee) had a fabulous visit to Little Bears Day Care. They chatted…

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Looking after kids’ teeth in Whitchurch.

6th June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We really want to look after your kids’ teeth in Whitchurch. We believe it matters, and can make a life-long difference. We’re out and about! We’re trying to help young children to know how important it is to learn to look after their teeth. Sometimes, as parents, we need a little bit of extra help…

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Healthy children become healthy adults.

1st June 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Both SpaDental Plymouth and SpaDental Whitchurch have hosted Children’s Days this week. We aim to nurture dentally healthy children. Yet it’s a time when, once again, there’s been a lot about children’s health in the news. The focus? The number of children who are overweight and obese. As dentists, we’re concerned because unhealthy eating habits…

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Calling all children! We want to see you!

23rd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

1. Fact: At least 95% of tooth decay is avoidable. 2. Fact: Tooth decay is the major reason for child hospital admissions. 3. Fact: Children can see a dentist at no expense to their parents or guardians. These are three statements worth thinking about! SpaDental Plymouth and SpaDental Whitchurch are supporting a national drive to…

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Tuesday 29th May is Children’s Day at SpaDental Whitchurch.

22nd May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Whitchurch is currently registering babies, children and teens as NHS patients. If your children are not registered with a dentist, then now’s a great time to give us a call and make an appointment. With half-term coming up, it’s an especially good time to catch up with at least this one thing you’ve been…

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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental – thank you!

17th May 2018 | Heather Cresswell

Since we piloted the online feedback form for Plymouth patient appreciation or dissatisfaction with our practice, we’ve had over 300 responses. Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your views. Our review rating of 4.7 stars (out of 5) highlights Plymouth patient appreciation for the work we do. We’re smiling with pride,…

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Caring for children’s dental health in Shropshire.

8th May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Spadental Whitchurch is helping children’s dental health in Shropshire. We believe it’s important! We think children’s dental health matters! Good habits learned early make a difference! Children learn good oral hygiene at home. But they also need to get used to going to a dentist for check-ups. It’s pretty traumatic when a child’s first experience…

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Ensuring quality is an important concern in dental health care

27th April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental invites you to share your experience of your treatment at our practices with the CQC. Your feedback to the The Care Quality Commission (CQC) will help to inform quality of care in dental practices nationwide. We agree that it’s important all health care providers meet the standards patients deserve and should expect. The CQC…

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Amelia knows that teeth are valuable!

24th April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Amelia’s lost her first tooth! She’s very happy! It was wobbling and Amelia was wondering when it was going to come out. She knew she had to be patient though. Wiggling it a bit, but leaving the tooth to come out in its own time. “It’s good I didn’t lose it down the plughole,” she…

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How to preserve children’s teeth – top 3 tips.

19th April 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Understanding the problem, and what we can do to preserve children’s teeth. The facts of the problem: Tooth decay is 95 % avoidable. 12% of 3 year olds have tooth decay. 25% of 5 year olds have tooth decay. Earlier symptoms of tooth decay in children are often untreated. Tooth decay is the most common…

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We’re registering! Children’s NHS treatment – Plymouth & Saltash

28th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated August 2019 Are you wondering how to get the best dental care for your kids? Or are you and your family relocating to the Plymouth/Tamar region? Learn more about our children’s NHS treatments, at our SpaDental Plymouth and Saltash practices. Find your nearest practice Ask about fluoride treatment to help protect children’s teeth Meet…

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How can I get the best dental care?

27th March 2018 | Heather Cresswell

  We hear people wondering how they can get the best dental care. Not just repair or emergency treatments, but the sort of thorough dental care that modern patients are looking for. NHS prices increase from April 1st, 2018. The majority of NHS patients pay a certain amount towards treatment. There are exceptions – for…

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NHS dental charges from 1st April 2018 increase by 5%

13th March 2018 | Christopher Hilling

NHS dental charges for 2019-2020 increase by 5%   Dental Treatment Band 2018-19 Charge 2017-18 Charge Increase % Band One £21.60 £20.60 £1.00 4.85% Band Two £59.10 £56.30 £2.80 4.97% Band Three £256.50 £244.30 £10.60 5.00%   If you would like further details about treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) please ask your dental…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2019

13th March 2018 | Christopher Hilling

Updated 12th March 2019 NHS Dental Charges for 2019-2020 Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The NHS dental charges information on this page is reproduced from the NHS website and explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental…

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Automated checks of NHS fees punish the wrong people

16th February 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Over the last ten years, using an automated system to reduce fee evasion, the number of NHS dental patients fined has increased enormously. Some NHS dental patients are eligible for free dental care.  Others, as part of the NHS Low Income Scheme, are entitled to partial help with their fees. It is very important that…

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Resolutions? Goals? Be sure to plan the steps to give up smoking

30th December 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

The annual Smokefree Health Harms Campaign was launched on December 29th 2017, to encourage smokers to give up for the new year. Making a resolution may not be enough. It’s the steps in the right direction that make the difference to your success Everyone who wants to stop smoking is different. So plan what will…

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Blue Wednesday is 15th November 2017

14th November 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

We all know about blue Mondays! Those Monday morning blues after the weekend never quite seem to leave you. For mouth cancer patients, their cancer blues will almost never leave them. There will always be a reminder of what they went through. Whether it’s their speech, their ability to eat and drink, or even just…

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North/South divide shows in our babies’ teeth

23rd October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

A recent study by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry has revealed that children under the age of two years old in the North of England are more than twice as likely to be taken to see an NHS Dentist than infants in the South. Are our babies’ teeth at risk? Dental professionals are keen to ensure…

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Thinking of giving up?

19th October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Ten reasons to quit smoking: Live longer – SMOKING KILLS! So quit smoking now. Family matters – it’s not just about the smoker. Second-hand smoke affects others too. Better sex –  male or female, smoking can damage your sex life. Look younger- smoking discolours skin and hair and increases wrinkles. Smokers look older than they are. Smell better…

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Fun at your practice with the SpaDental Group

17th October 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

SpaDental always encourages you to bring your children along with you to the dentist, even if they don’t need to be treated. It can be fun! Fun in the clinic Getting small children used to visiting the dentist is a good idea. Children can be put off even by the noise and the smell of the…

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SpaDental Whitchurch: well-established and family-friendly

16th October 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

As well as making sure you and all your family members feel welcome and comfortable at all times, we focus firmly on preventing dental problems. To help you avoid more costly, complex treatments, we recommend regular consultations, so we can swiftly pick up any tooth decay or gum disease, and help you maintain optimum oral health….

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Fat? How much is too much?

14th October 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Fat and sugar – an invisible problem Children ‘might seem fine on the outside’ but eating too much saturated fat can lead to a harmful buildup of fat inside. Your kids ‘might seem fine on the outside’ but too much sugar can also cause the harmful buildup of fat around internal organs. This can lead to…

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Stoptober- October is the month to STOP SMOKING

1st October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Thinking of quitting? There’s never a ‘good time’ to stop smoking if you’re a smoker. So now is as good a time as any to give it up. If you want to stop smoking there’s a lot of support out there to help you on your way. Stoptober is the month to do it! Smoking…

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Meet ‘Dental Buddy’

22nd August 2017 | Louise Burgess

It is a frightening thought that in Primary Schools across the UK, about eight or nine children in each school class will have already developed tooth decay. That is rapidly approaching a quarter of a million children in every primary school year.  That is around 3.3 million young people aged between 0-14 years of age….

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Testimonials

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

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…

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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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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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