News about Staff

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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Dentist Aryaan Khalid joins the team

4th November 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist welcomes patients at both SpaDental Glastonbury and SpaDental Tewkesbury. He is dedicated to helping patients achieve their best oral and dental health and especially enjoys restorative work. We know that quite often people don’t want to visit the dentist. Sometimes it’s because of anxiety or fear, but often it’s because people feel embarrassed about…

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A warm welcome to implant dentist Kalina Borska

25th October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental is delighted to welcome implant dentist to the practice. Kalina chose to focus professionally on the area of implant dentistry because of the difference she knows it can make to her patients’ lives. As well as placing and restoring implants, Kalina is available to deliver orthodontic alignment with clear braces and facial rejuvenation treatments…

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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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41% of people snore. Often a dentist can help.

1st October 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

It’s a fact – people snore. But, while most of us snore from time to time, for some people snoring is a chronic problem. It can affect the health and wellbeing of the person who snores, as well as affecting other family members, and even work colleagues. If you’re concerned about your snoring, or someone…

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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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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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Are dental x-rays safe? What patients need to know.

12th July 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Are dental x-rays safe? Recently a patient at SpaDental Plymouth questioned why the dentist did not offer a shield during a dental x-ray. Practice Manager shares her expert knowledge with us, as an experienced dental nurse: “In the past, the patient and the clinical staff used to wear lead aprons when taking an x-ray. This…

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Book now to meet your new Glastonbury dentist

11th July 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Exciting changes are going on in 3 Lambrook Street since Spadental acquired the practice. We hope you’ll come in soon to meet your new Glastonbury dentist, and find out more about what we can offer you, and how we can support your oral health. During July and August, SpaDental Glastonbury is offering new patient appointments…

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I know flossing helps. How can I do it well?

3rd June 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

We know that flossing helps to maintain a healthy mouth, but some of us worry we may do it wrong, or we’re just not certain we’re getting it right. Dental hygienist at SpaDental Glastonbury has put together useful tips to help us with daily flossing. Expert advice so your time spent flossing helps keep your…

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Part-time work opportunities in Tewkesbury

28th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

As more patients are joining the practice, we’re hiring new staff. Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to join a thriving practice offering a high standard of care. Now’s the time to join the team! Meet our practice manager SpaDental Tewkesbury is centrally located in this active Gloucestershire town that offers valuable services to the wider…

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Warm thanks to practice manager Sarah Trout – Glastonbury

23rd March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Last week we wished Sarah all the very best as she moved on to new opportunities. Including, we hope, extra time for walking with her lovely dog! For the last five years, practice manager has been a friendly, welcoming and efficient presence in the practice in Glastonbury. Sarah joined the James Main Dental Partnership in 2014,…

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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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Balance for Better – celebrating women in dentistry.

8th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #Balanceforbetter. So today is a good day to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Balance for better In the past, most dentists were men. Indeed, if we look at the percentage of male to female dentists over 55, it’s still predominantly male. But with…

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Call SpaDental Glastonbury to book a new patient appointment.

5th March 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Dental surgeon is fast becoming a favourite at SpaDental Glastonbury. We’re accepting new patient registrations, so we encourage you to call the practice to make an appointment. Call SpaDental Glastonbury on 01458 832 193 Lucy has a particular interest in helping nervous patients to access the treatment they need. As well as approaching each patient…

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

18th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Updated September 2019 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…

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Spa Dental Chard invites Associate Dentist applicants.

14th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

We invite applications from candidates for a part-time position as an Associate Dentist in SpaDental Chard. At SpaDental Chard, we pride ourselves on combining the friendliness of a local practice with the professionalism and high standards of a quality dental care provider.  Our preferred candidate will be integral to the growth, development and promotion of…

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Dental Therapist/Hygienist required – SpaDental Tewkesbury

5th February 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Tewkesbury is seeking applications for the role of either Dental Therapist or Dental Hygienist. Please send your CV for immediate consideration. SpaDental Tewkesbury has an opening for a dental therapist or hygienist. Formerly known as the High Street Dental Practice, SpaDental Tewkesbury is a private practice with a well-established patient base. This is an excellent…

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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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Spa Dental Whitchurch – Dental Therapist required.

18th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Whitchurch Dental Therapist – please send your CV for consideration. SpaDental Whitchurch has a part-time opening for a dental therapist. Preferred starting date: to be agreed. SpaDental Whitchurch patient reviews. The successful applicant will: Be in the practice for one day a week (arranged in consultation with the successful candidate). Perform hygiene and clinical…

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Spa Dental job opening – Whitchurch Associate Dentist

18th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Whitchurch Associate Dentist opening. SpaDental Whitchurch Associate Dentist applications invited. Preferred starting date: to be agreed. SpaDental patient reviews. The successful applicant will: Offer a range of patient-focused, high-quality dental treatments. Work in a well-maintained professional environment. See NHS, plan and private patients. Have flexible hours over three days a week. (Hours and terms…

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Applications open for an Associate Dentist Plymouth

7th January 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

We invite applications from candidates interested in a full-time position as an associate dentist in SpaDental Plymouth. Would you like to work in a thriving practice? Do you like to be surrounded by professionals? Is patient care and quality dentistry your priority? Applications welcome! SpaDental Plymouth Associate Dentist We pride ourselves on combining the friendliness…

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My breath smells bad! What do I do?

8th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Out and about, meeting, greeting, chatting or hoping to impress, we certainly don’t want the person we’re talking to feeling uncomfortable. Or, even worse, turn away. So a question we need to ask ourselves before we step through our front door is, “Does my breath smell bad?” How do I know? The truth is that…

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Our nurse Emma helping children in Cambodia.

6th November 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

At SpaDental Chard, we know how important it is for children to see a dentist regularly. That’s why we’re helping children here in Somerset to have appointments with the dentist. Meanwhile, our nurse has taken two weeks away. She’s helping children in Cambodia. Children need to trust us. We believe it’s really important to build…

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Dental nurse and trainee required – Plymouth.

7th October 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental vacancies for a dental nurse and a trainee dental nurse in Plymouth. Are you interested in our new openings? As SpaDental Plymouth grows, there are exciting new opportunities to work with us! Learn more about the full-time positions open to applications now. Dental Nurse in Plymouth Trainee Dental Nurse in Plymouth Apply now to…

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Testimonials

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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More Plymouth patient appreciation for SpaDental - thank you!

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, and happy that you're happy! Here are two recent reviews: "Fantastic experience - I was on the NHS waiting list for over…

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