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Meet Bashayier Ahmed, a dentist with overseas qualifications

23rd April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Working abroad to experience life in a different country is an attractive prospect to many professionals, including dentists. For dentists who have qualified overseas, however, gaining recognition of their training and expertise in the UK is no easy matter. Yet we are fortunate to employ people who have taken the plunge into the English dental…

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Dentist Nader Botros – SpaDental Ledbury

13th April 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist is accepting new patients at SpaDental Ledbury and Tewkesbury. Nader joined SpaDental in 2020. Begin your journey to straighter whiter teeth – click to read more Our patients say: “I was impressed by the caring & professional attitude of the dentist.” “The Dentist and his assistant were extremely helpful and pleasant throughout my time….

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Women in dentistry – 2024

8th March 2024 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2024 is #InspireInclusion. It’s a good time to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Opportunities for women in dentistry Throughout the last century, most dentists were men. Indeed, if we look at the percentage of male to female dentists over 55, it’s still predominantly male. But…

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

27th December 2023 | 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. There’s no-one better than a dental therapist or hygienist to offer a few tips to help us get daily flossing right! Time spent flossing keeps helps…

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What does it take to be a qualified dental nurse?

21st November 2023 | SpaDental Administrator

Our dental nurses do a fantastic job! Not only are they the right hand of the clinicians they support, they are also brilliant at supporting our patients and boosting their morale. Becoming a dental nurse is like deciding to join a team as a player, a coach, a trainer and a cheer-leader! Qualified dental nurses…

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Meet dental therapist: Abel Adeosun

28th September 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Abel Adeosun qualified as a dentist from the University of Ibadan in 2013. He is currently recognised by the General Dental Council (GDC) as a dental therapist. Abel is waiting for an opportunity to take his ORE examinations and register as a dentist in England. Read more about how therapists can increase access to dental…

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Cosmetic bonding to repair and transform

4th June 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Direct cosmetic bonding repairs and transforms. There’s a lot about this treatment to make you smile more! It conserves your tooth It’s less expensive than alternative treatments Usually it takes only one visit to the dentist It’s transformational Whether it’s a chip or a broken tooth, worn enamel, uneven edges, dark triangles between your teeth…

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Dentists with overseas qualifications making a difference

18th May 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

In 2020, SpaDental had the foresight to sponsor dentists with overseas qualifications, registered with the GDC as therapists, who are waiting for the opportunity to sit exams to be recognised as dentists in England. They are a brilliant addition to our team! Using the mixed skills of the whole team, they are now central to…

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Supporting dentists qualified overseas

17th May 2023 | SpaDental Administrator

SpaDental supports dentists qualified overseas SpaDental group offers support to dentists from overseas who are registered with the GDC as therapists and wish to work in England while they wait for an opportunity to sit their Overseas Registration Examinations (ORE) or Licence in Dental Surgery (LDS). is Clinical Director for SpaDental, and a dentist at…

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Your family dentist in Herefordshire

29th March 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Ledbury and Ross-on-Wye provide family dental care you can trust. A special offer for new patients Adults! Book a New Patient Appointment and your child under 12 is included too! That’s a saving of £29.70! This introductory family-friendly offer is because we believe preventive dental care for children is so important. For adults, a…

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Meet dentist Simona Nitulescu – SpaDental Southwest

7th March 2023 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist is a valuable member of the SpaDental Glastonbury and Saltash team. She joined the practice in 2022 and offers a range of dental and facial aesthetic treatments, in addition to general dentistry for preventive and restorative care. About Simona Nitulescu A qualified dentist with more than 20 years experience, Simona is accepting new patients….

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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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Congratulations Tomson Thomas – ORE exams passed!

29th November 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

We are delighted to congratulate on passing his Overseas Registration Examinations (ORE). It’s an achievement to celebrate! Tomson trained and studied at the MGR Medical University in Chennai, India, qualifying as a dentist with a master’s degree in 2016. Subsequently, he worked for three years as a general dentist, before deciding to move to England….

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Sometimes tooth extraction is the best solution

28th October 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

One of the pleasures of being a dentist is being able to really make a difference to a patient’s quality of life. To do that, sometimes a tooth extraction is the only solution. Our dentist enjoys seeing the difference he can make. “Taking a tooth out is a last resort. If I can save a…

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Meet Dentist Aryaan Khalid

30th August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

“Excellent care — This was my last appointment of several and throughout the whole process I have felt really well looked after and well informed. Absolutely excellent dentist; I couldn’t recommend him highly enough.” “I was very apprehensive as to starting with a new dentist. Aryaan Khalid was very professional, put me at my ease…

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Treatment planning to restore a patient’s smile

17th August 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Recently a patient at SpaDental Ross-on-Wye completed a treatment plan requiring a range of skills to restore her front teeth, so she’s comfortable and happy with her smile again. Our lovely patient is so pleased with the results, she agreed to share her photographs on our website, so other patients can see the difference and…

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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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Get summer holiday teeth to sparkle! Book a hygiene appointment today.

28th March 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Have you planned a summer holiday? Are you wondering how to look your best on the beach? If so, it’s a good idea to make an appointment with your therapist or hygienist before you go away. We can help your summer holiday teeth to sparkle! Contact us to make an appointment Book a hygiene appointment…

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Meet our clinician, Abdul Wahab

17th March 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental is pleased to introduce you to . At the moment, Abdul is working as a dental therapist in three practices: SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Tewkesbury. A qualified dentist in his home country, Abdul has worked as a dentist for over 15 years, in both India and the United Arab Emirates. Last year, he decided…

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SpaDental Chard – patients’ compliments

22nd December 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

“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…

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Can qualified dentists from overseas work in England?

27th April 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

SpaDental is aware that talented dentists from around the world would like the opportunity to work in the UK. We already have some associate dentists in our practices who have trained overseas and found their own way to us. Now we are actively inviting applications from overseas qualified dentists seeking employment in England. We’re inviting…

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SpaDental Whitchurch dentist: Adindu Etugo

29th March 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Since he began at SpaDental Whitchurch over a year ago, has become a firm favourite with his patients. Working as much as allowed throughout the pandemic, Adi has helped his patients access the care they need to feel comfortable. What happens during a new patient appointment? Read more about the Whitchurch team Top class dentistry…

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SpaDental Group Clinical Director Appointed

22nd February 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

Dentist appointed Clinical Director of the SpaDental Group. Lucy joined SpaDental several years ago as a talented and forward-thinking member of the SpaDental Plymouth team. Subsequently she moved to our Somerset practices, SpaDental Chard and SpaDental Glastonbury. What does a clinical director do? Ensuring that our patients receive the most appropriate treatment for their individual…

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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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Why healthy gums can help save your life

9th February 2021 | SpaDental Administrator

With growing evidence of a link between gum disease and life threatening complications of COVID-19, there has never been a more important time for us to look after our oral health. Please read our advice and guidelines from , dental hygienist at SpaDental Chard. She explains why gum health is more important than ever, and…

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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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