News about Plymouth

Patient benefits from microscope dentistry

12th April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

If you require a more complex dental treatment, your dentist’s use of a microscope can greatly improve your treatment journey. In the hands of a skilled dentist, a dental microscope is a valuable tool in restorative dentistry. It helps the dentist provide optimum levels of treatment to patients. It is favoured by dentists who offer complex…

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information – March 2024

27th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes all of our patients a happy and safe holiday season. We hope you won’t have a dental problem as no-one wants to spend a holiday weekend seeing their dentist in a professional capacity. But here is some handy information, just in case. The NHS advice is to only visit A&E for dental care in…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2024

11th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. To help understand 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 – £26.80 This covers emergency care…

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NHS dental charges 2024-25 up by 4%

11th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

The government increases NHS fees by 4% on 1st April, 2024 For five years, the 2015 Spending Review committed to an annual uplift to patient charges of 5%. For two years and three months, since the last increase and the end of the Spending Review, there has not been an increase in charges. It was,…

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Bomb disposal causes cancellations

25th February 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

If you are a patient who had an appointment booked on Friday 23rd February, 2024, we would like to reassure you that one of our team will be in touch with you soon to re-schedule your appointment. Thank you for your understanding. If for any reason you need to contact us, please use our online…

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Holiday opening and emergency information: 2023 – 2024

14th December 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Wishing everyone a happy holiday season All the team at SpaDental extends best wishes to you and your family, health and happiness. 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…

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Late Summer Bank Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information – August 2023

22nd August 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

In England, the Late Summer Bank Holiday is celebrated on the last Monday in August every year. SpaDental hopes you enjoy your long weekend. Here is some handy information, however, just in case you are unlucky and have a dental problem. The NHS advice is to only visit A&E for dental care in ‘serious’ circumstances, such…

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NHS dental charges 2023-2024 up by 8.5%

29th March 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

The government increases NHS fees increase by 8.5% on April 24th 2023 For five years, the 2015 Spending Review committed to an annual uplift to patient charges of 5%. For two years and three months, since the last increase and the end of the Spending Review, there has not been an increase in charges. But…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2023

29th March 2023 | 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 – £25.80 This covers emergency care…

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Meet our Dental Therapist – Louis Sparling

15th February 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

What can Louis Sparling do for you? Essential oral hygiene care and advice Maintenance or restoration of gum health Fluoride application Fillings and children’s extractions Tooth whitening (after a dentist’s presciption)   Passionate about oral health,  prioritises the needs of his patients. He understands how important it is to build a trusting, friendly relationship with…

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Dental implants step by step

3rd September 2022 | SpaDental Administrator

Lead the life you want! Eat, talk, laugh and kiss without discomfort or embarrassment. An implant is so close in form and function to a real tooth, consider whether you’re ready to take these five dental implant steps.  Our answers to patients’ frequently asked questions about dental implants. Step 1: assessing and preparing the dental…

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Meet Dentist Adrian Cerga at SpaDental Plymouth

25th May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Talented dentist offers reassuring and considerate dental care at SpaDental Plymouth. “Very happy I can’t remember the last time I felt that relaxed in a dentist chair. Adrian was kind, gentle and kept me informed at each stage of my treatment Thank you so much.” BL “The best dental care I have ever received Both…

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A century of dental treatment: 1921 – 2021

3rd March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

This year, 2021, marks a century of dental treatment in the building at 2, Hyde Park Road. SpaDental Plymouth is proud to be keeping up the tradition, and our patients are enjoying the benefits of a hundred years of scientific progress in dentistry. A century of dental history The practice was set up in 1921,…

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What’s fluoride varnish? And why do children need it?

18th February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Featuring expert advice from dental surgeon Lucy Smith, to help protect your children’s teeth. We all want our children to have the best – and that includes wanting them to have the healthiest teeth possible. Taking good care of children’s teeth from when they’re very small helps them to have stronger teeth as adults. Which…

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SpaDental Plymouth welcoming new private patients in January 2021

9th December 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

As you know, dentists at the moment are still catching up after the long closure earlier this year. Since returning to work in the summer, we’ve been seeing as many patients as we can. We have prioritised patients with pressing needs and patients who already had a treatment plan underway. During our phased return to…

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Understanding NHS dental charges from December 2020

24th November 2020 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. The information on this page explains what we may have to pay for our NHS dental treatment to help our understanding of NHS dental charges each year, and how fees change. Read more about…

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NHS dental charges 2020-2021 up by 5% from 14th December

24th November 2020 | Christopher Hilling

From 14th December 2020, NHS fees increase by 5%. The increase comes after a freeze of NHS dental fees because of the coronavirus lockdown and closure of dental practices. “The 5% increase marks the fifth and final year of the Spending Review 2015 commitment to annually uplift dental patient charges by 5% for the duration…

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How breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth

1st August 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

This week is World Breastfeeding Week. The slogan is: “Support breastfeeding for a healthier planet.” The Start4Life campaign highlights the “wide-ranging benefits of breastfeeding, from strengthening immunity and providing nutritional value to emotional bonding and building mental resilience.” It’s also a great time to learn a little more about how breastfeeding helps babies’ teeth develop….

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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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SpaDental Plymouth team at home

6th May 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

For us all, patients and staff alike, we haven’t been spending our time as we’d expected! Here’s a snippet of what a few of the Plymouth team at home are getting up to. A common theme is caring – for family member or others in the community. As you know our staff from your visits…

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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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Decrease dental decay with 3 simple steps.

23rd January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

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 the year before. Which is…

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Plymouth dentists “excellent care” and “professional service”

20th January 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

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…

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Perfect lips for confidence – ask your Plymouth dentist

19th December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Thinking about lip augmentation? Then there’s no place better to ask than at the dentists. After all, dentists have years of training and work in a safe environment. Moreover, they really know about mouths, teeth, the many muscles that help us smile and how it all works together. So trust your dentist to give you…

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Testimonials

SpaDental Glastonbury patient appreciation

A Pleasant Experience @ Spa Dental Glastonbury "Friendly staff. This was my first visit to this dental practice and found the staff very friendly and reassuring. I had an initial assessment by the therapist who did an assessment prior to my next appointment. He was very good and explained carefully the treatment I needed in a professional manner! Overall I was impressed by the whole experience." "I went in today for a tooth extraction, my…

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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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