News about Chard

Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2020

10th April 2020 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. To help understanding NHS dental charges each year, the information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment. Emergency dental treatment – £22.70 This covers emergency care…

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NHS dental charges 2020-2021 on hold until October

9th April 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

NHS dental fees (patient charges) for 2020-2021 will be adjusted on 1st October 2020 this year. Until then, the NHS dental charges remain at the 2019-2020 rate.*   Dental Treatment Band 2020-21 Charge 2019-20 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £22.70 nil 0% Band Two £62.10 £62.10 nil 0% Band Three £269.30 £269.30 nil 0%…

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Children’s dental review appointments – Children’s Day

13th February 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We still have some free spaces for children’s review appointments on our dedicated Children’s Days this half-term. SpaDental Chard, Somerset – Wednesday 19th February 2020 SpaDental Plymouth, Devon – Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th February 2020 Please contact your reception team before the spaces fill up! Children’s dental reviews this half-term? Yes!   We understand…

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Remembering our colleague and friend, Nicki Cousins

7th February 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

We share with you sad news As many of you know, our colleague and friend, dental hygienist Nicki Cousins, was diagnosed with cancer last year. We are deeply sorry to have to share with you the sad news of her passing. Nicki worked with SpaDental Chard (formerly Springside Dental Practice) for 28 years. As Nicki…

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Holiday opening and emergency information: 2019 – 2020

16th December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season Please find below the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practice, and additional links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in good health over the holiday period. We are aware, though, that problems arise and…

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Assistant Practice Manager Tanzy Cronshey

8th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Assistant Practice Manager is already a firm favourite with patients who know her as a dental nurse. Not only is she a calm and reassuring presence, she’s also a driving force for getting things done.  Congratulations! Our very best wishes to Tanzy as she begins her new role as Assistant Practice Manager as SpaDental Chard…

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Meet implant dentist James MacDonald

8th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental is delighted to offer patients the opportunity to have implant treatment with a respected dentist in either Glastonbury or Tewkesbury. Implant dentist James MacDonald joins the SpaDental team.  James has been successfully placing and restoring implants for over ten years. Meet James James took time out of his busy schedule to answer a few…

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Paula’s jumping for joy and helping children as well

31st August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Paula’s got a lot to celebrate and wants to give too …so she’s skydiving! By jumping for joy she’s actually helping disadvantaged children too! Paula says, “I’ve reached the age of 36 and done nothing exciting in my life. Mid-life crisis? Maybe so! But here’s my chance to make a huge difference.” “PLEASE SPONSOR ME…

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Free sugar in baby food is higher than we realise

21st August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The time when a baby starts to transition onto solid foods, is a time when we want to make sure baby is getting good nutrition, and establishing sound habits for the future. To help us make sure baby’s getting the best ingredients, we’re likely to turn to products specifically made for infants by established brands….

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Thank you for SpaDental Chard patient reviews

10th August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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Keeping healthy for longer with NHS care

2nd August 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

People dreamed of living longer, and now that’s a reality. But what we need to do to enjoy our increased life span is to live in good health. As we are living longer, we need to be keeping healthy for longer – not just with NHS care, but with the care we invest in our…

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Bite-sized fun facts about tigers’ teeth

29th July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

International Tiger Day aims to raise awareness of the decline in tiger numbers around the world. As tigers are an endangered species, this special day celebrates the important work done to conserve tigers and their habitats. An additional but important factor in helping tigers to survive is, of course, their magnificent tiger teeth! WWF work…

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Multi-tasking Practice Manager Paula Thompson

21st July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s coming to the end of ‘s first month as practice manager of three SpaDental practices: SpaDental Chard, SpaDental Glastonbury and SpaDental Tewkesbury. And she’s loving it! Meet practice manager Paula Thompson Q: You qualified as a dental nurse in 2001. Why did you choose dental nursing as a profession? Paula: “As part of my…

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NHS children’s dentist offers educational programme

24th June 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The SpaDental outreach initiative has achieved a lot in the last year. Nursery and primary schools across Plymouth have invited our children’s dental health coordinators to visit. Since the programme started, they have met with about 1,500 children. Now SpaDental expands the programme to Chard. NHS children’s dentist in Plymouth visits schools Answers to your…

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Holiday Dental Emergency Information – May 2019

24th May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Have a lovely long weekend. All of us at SpaDental hope you enjoy yourselves and keep your teeth safe from accidents. But in case you are unlucky and need either urgent care or an emergency appointment over the weekend, please read the information below to find out what to do, and how we can help….

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information – April 2019

18th April 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes all of our patients a happy and safe holiday season. Over holiday periods, unfortunately accidents can happen. With lovely spring weather, and time to enjoy, we often take the opportunity to be outdoors more, doing activities we may not usually do. Or we use the break to catch up on gardening, or simply…

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Sedation dentistry in Chard, Glastonbury, Plymouth and Tewkesbury

16th March 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Have you been avoiding going to the dentist because you know it’ll hurt more than you can stand? Are you a patient with a high level of anxiety? Many people avoid regular dental care, and need help to access the treatments they need. Yet without treatment, the problem gets worse which means essential dental procedures become…

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NHS dental charges for 2019-2020 increase by 5%

12th March 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental Treatment Band 2019-20 Charge 2018-19 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £21.60 £1.10 5.09% Band Two £62.10 £59.10 £3.00 5.08% Band Three £269.30 £256.50 £12.80 4.99%   If you would like further details about treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) please ask your dental team a question or contact the receptionist at your…

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Decrease dental decay with 3 simple steps.

7th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated on 23rd January, 2020 Published figures provide statistical evidence that the number of children needing extractions because of dental decay decreases each year.  Which sounds like great news. But in actual fact, taken as a percentage of the population from 0-19 years old, apparently the last set of statistical records showed no change from…

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Help children’s teeth last a lifetime – 10 FAQs.

21st February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Whether your child is a few hours old or a teenager, you’ll worry about whether you’re doing the right things for them. One of the easier things we can all do to set our kids up for their future is to help them have healthy teeth. So here are some tips to help children’s teeth…

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Your dedicated family dentist – SpaDental Chard

19th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’re looking for a considerate and reliable family dentist, SpaDental Chard will meet your needs. Dental surgeon provides dedicated family dentistry in Chard. After training at Kings College, London, and offering general dentistry in Suffolk, Brighton and Australia, Toby settled in Somerset. For over twenty years he has offered reliable continuity of care to…

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Dental implants step by step

3rd January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Lead the life you want! Eat, talk, laugh and kiss without discomfort or embarrassment. Don’t let dental concerns stand between you and carefree, happy days and nights. These five dental implant steps are the way back to a comfortable mouth and restored confidence.  Our answers to patients’ frequently asked questions about dental implants. Step 1:…

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How best to care for dental implants this Christmas

21st December 2018 | Georgina Wilczek

‘Tis the season to have fun with friends and family! Inevitably, this leads to a little more over-indulgence than usual. The increased consumption of alcohol and sweet treats takes its toll on our teeth as much as it does on our waistline. It’s important we remember to care for dental implants everyday, twice a day,…

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Smiles for life – make a Children’s Day appointment.

18th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Chard, Plymouth and Whitchurch can help your children to have the best teeth they can possibly have. So why not book a Children’s Day appointment during half-term? Updated February 2019 Our friendly staff are organising fun activities and waiting to see brilliant family smiles! Chard’s Children’s Day – 19th February, 2019 Plymouth’s Children’s Day…

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information.

17th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season View the 2019-2020 winter holiday information here. Here are the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practices, and links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in good health over the holiday period. We are…

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Testimonials

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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Approval ratings are high for Ledbury! Thank you for your reviews.

At SpaDental Ledbury we're enjoying reading your reviews! In April, we asked you to share your experiences with us. We've been emailing our patients to ask you to fill in on-line forms so that we know how your appointments went. It's been heart-warming to read the kind things that you've said about us in your reviews. Thank you! Here are a few of the comments that we've received: "Very professional. Always polite and helpful. Easy…

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Updated: 27th May 2020

As you know, our practices are currently closed to patients, but please be reassured we are still here to help you.

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