News about Nhs Dentistry (page 3)

A massive thank you to your Plymouth team

10th August 2017 | Louise Burgess

I would just like to say a massive Thank You to your team. I had a completely pain free complex root canal (which is a first for me!) today as an emergency appointment and the team genuinely could not do enough for me. Alex and his clinical team were gentle, communicative, completely unhurried and clearly…

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Win a fabulous balloon flight with SpaDental Whitchurch

30th July 2017 | Nicky Phillips

We are offering two lucky patients the chance of winning an amazing hot air balloon flight at the Oswestry Balloon Festival in August! The competition is open to all our patients and is so easy to enter. To be in the draw you must: 1. be aged 16 or over; 2. had a dental appointment…

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Smile to boost your confidence and increase your attraction

7th May 2017 | Nicky Phillips

What attracts us to other people?   National Smile Month has asked the question “what is the opposite sex attracted to?” and its results show some unexpected (and contradictory) answers! Ask yourself the question and see if you agree.  90% of respondents rated personality as the most important attribute 56% said a smile came second 53% voted…

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Straight talking teeth

20th April 2017 | Nicky Phillips

SpaDental offers Invisalign completed in the comfort of our own surgeries to help you achieve the even smile you have always wanted and the treatment is suitable for all ages –  adults and teenagers alike.  Invisalign is a virtually invisible way to straighten your teeth using clear removable aligners and as there are no fixed brackets or…

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Even dentists love Easter Eggs!  

12th April 2017 | Nicky Phillips

We are off collecting Easter Eggs next weekend! Our practices are closed from Good Friday to Easter Monday returning to normal opening hours on Tuesday 18th April. However, as always you can rely on our support in the event of a dental emergency during the holiday.    Please ring your surgery for information on how to get help…

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Understanding NHS dental charges (2017-18)

1st April 2017 | Christopher Hilling

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 treatment during the year from 1st April 2017 to 31st…

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Healthy mouth, healthy body

28th March 2017 | Nicky Phillips

A healthy mouth helps keep a healthy body.  Studies show that looking after your teeth and gums is an important part of a healthy lifestyle trying to lower our risk of complications such as stroke, diabetes, and heart disease.   Studies also indicate a possible link between poor oral heath with problems in pregnancy, lung disease, and dementia. Gum…

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SpaDental Whitchurch welcomes back Ellie James our new Lead Nurse

13th March 2017 | Nicky Phillips

There is a warm welcome for Ellie James, who is rejoining the Whitchurch team as our Lead Dental Nurse. Some of you will recognise Ellie from last year when she worked with the practice.  As well as being our Lead Nurse,  Ellie is studying for her certificate in Dental Radiography and is also busy with a…

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No Smoking Day – 8th March 2017

2nd March 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

You’ll feel the benefits of stopping smoking from day one. Quick wins such as saving money and fresher breath are followed by long-term rewards for both mental and physical wellbeing. Wednesday 8th March 2017, is the National No Smoking Day: you’ll feel the benefits of stopping smoking from the very first day. You don’t have…

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NHS dental charges from 1st April 2017 increase by 4.5%

27th February 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

NHS dental charges for the year from 1st April 2017 increase by 90p, £2.40 and £10.60 to £20.60, £56.30 and £244.30 over Band 1, 2 and 3  respectively. The charges are: Treatment Band 2017-18 Charge 2016-17 Charge Increase % One £20.60 £19.70 £0.90 4.57% Two £56.30 £53.90 £2.40 4.45% Three £244.30 £233.70 £10.60 4.54% If…

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Jessica Walklate joins the Whitchurch team as dental therapist

14th February 2017 | Carla Riley

Jessica Walklate joins the SpaDental Whitchurch (Corser House) team as the practice’s dental therapist and is keen to introduce herself to all of the practice’s patients.  If you are a member of the Practice’s Essential Care Plan please do contact reception on 01948 664149 or whitchurch@spadental.co.uk to book your next hygiene visit. Jessica began her career as…

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Be Food Smart – Children’s Event

23rd January 2017 | Louise Burgess

You may be aware that Public Health England has launched Be Food Smart – a national campaign focusing on healthy eating for families. Part of the campaign will be to encourage families to download the new ‘Be Food Smart’ app to reveal the surprising amounts of sugar, saturated fat and salt in everyday food and…

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Join our Plymouth Team as a Qualified Registered Dental Nurse

17th January 2017 | Louise Burgess

Qualified Registered Dental Nurse position available at SpaDental Plymouth. We are a busy NHS and Private practice located near to the city centre. If you have a keen attitude to work, are flexible and enjoy being part of a team then we are the practice for you. You must have a good knowledge of the…

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Change4Life recommends reduced sugar intake for everyone

15th January 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

We are all eating too much sugar in our diets, especially children who often consuming their whole day’s recommended allowance before school. The government’s Change4 Life campaign recommended sugar guidelines are: Children aged 4 to 6 years old shouldn’t have more than 19g of added sugar per day – that’s 5 cubes (based on 4g…

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How much is too much? Salt

15th January 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Over half our kids are eating more salt that they should. Many everyday foods are not obviously salty, but they can contain high amounts of ‘hidden salt’. While we may add salt to our food during cooking or just before we eat it, about 75% of the salt we eat is already added to the food…

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How much is too much? Sugar

9th January 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Kids are eating nearly three times more sugar than they should. Without realising it, we are all eating too much sugar, saturated fat and salt. Over time this can lead to harmful changes on the inside and increases the risk of serious diseases in the future. Childhood obesity is a growing issue with figures showing…

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Kids devouring too much breakfast sugar warning

4th January 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

Children are packing in so much sugar at breakfast that half their daily allowance has already been eaten before school, Public Health England says. It warns that sugary cereals, juices and spreads are all damaging to health. Rotting teeth, ballooning waistlines and long-term health problems like type 2 diabetes are caused by unhealthy diets reports…

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Be Mouthaware: Mouth Cancer Risk Factors

27th November 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

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Black Friday Whitening Deal

25th November 2016 | Louise Burgess

We are offering a Black Friday Whitening Offer, with a great discount on our Zoom In-Chair Whitening treatment. You could save an amazing £100, on the normal price for Zoom In-Chair off £399.   For a limited time only we are discounting the price to £299, that’s an amazing saving of £100, including a take home kit.   This…

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New government alcohol guidelines for Men and Women

6th November 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

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Unique Associate Dentist Opportunity at SpaDental Plymouth

1st November 2016 | Heather Cresswell

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate Dental Surgeon to join our Plymouth Practice.  We are offering a well-established stable patient book, with a mix of NHS, Private and Denplan patients.  The book is generating income in excess of £200,000pa on 4 days per week, with c7000 UDA’s available. We are a busy and growing…

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Stoptober – Supporting smokers trying to quit

30th September 2016 | Nicky Phillips

SpaDental is supporting Stoptober, encouraging smokers to quit during October. Cigarettes cause damage to your health, and others by secondary smoke.  It is said that every cigarette you smoke takes 11 minutes from your life – that’s over 3.5 hours for a pack. Many smokers are aware of the health risks but don’t realise the…

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Exciting Job Opportunity at SpaDental Plymouth

18th August 2016 | Heather Cresswell

Come and join our happy and professional team as a Full Time Receptionist here at SpaDental Plymouth. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team for an immediate start. 37½ hours per week. Experience is essential in this role and a background in Dentistry is preferred. If you are interested, please email your…

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NHS charges from 1st April 2016 announced

11th March 2016 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental charges for the year from 1st April 2016 increase by 90p, £2.60, and £11.20 to £19.70, £53.90 and £233.70 over Band 1, 2 and 3  respectively. The changes are: Treatment Band 2016-17 Charge 2015-16 Charge Increase % One £19.70 £18.80 £0.90 4.79% Two £53.90 £51.30 £2.60 5.07% Three £233.70 £222.50 £11.20 5.03% If you…

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Are you mouthaware?

30th November 2015 | Nicky Phillips

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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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