News about Staff

NHS dental care for children – SpaDental Chard

31st May 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

At SpaDental Chard we are very aware access to NHS dental care for children is difficult these days. We are pleased to let you know we are taking positive action to increase the number of openings for children under 12 to see a dentist. SpaDental Chard is accepting application for children’s NHS appointments on Wednesday…

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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. “The best dental care I have ever received Both the Dentist and Dental Nurse were excellent at my recent visit to Plymouth Spa Dental. I simply cannot fault the level of care I received for a repair of a cracked tooth plus the follow…

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

28th March 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

Are you off on holiday soon? 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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Limited special offer – free children’s check-ups

23rd March 2022 | Charles Hilling

Don’t miss this special offer! Free children’s check-ups in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Tewkesbury! Regular dental check-ups are important, and we understand some families in our area are having problems accessing NHS dental care for their children.  Although, our practices are private practices and therefore all patients need to pay for their treatment, we do…

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Meet Dentist Aryaan Khalid

19th March 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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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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Break the bias – women in dentistry

8th March 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

The theme for International Women’s Day 2022 is #Break the Bias. Today is a good day to look at the important role women play in dentistry. Break the bias 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….

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Good news! A dentist for SpaDental Saltash

27th February 2022 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental Saltash is pleased to let patients know is joining the SpaDental Saltash team as a dentist. About Simona Nitulescu A qualified dentist with more than 20 years experience in delivering general preventive and restorative care, Simona will see SpaDental Saltash patients who are currently on the patient list with the practice. Request an appointment…

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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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A warm welcome to SpaDental clinicians

19th November 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

This month we have enjoyed meeting the new clinicians who have joined SpaDental. You may be aware that there has been a shortage of dentists in the UK, especially in the South West. We are pleased, therefore, to welcome our new clinicians with overseas qualifications to the practice. Meet the new dental therapists Practice manager…

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Meet our Dental Therapist – Louis Sparling

19th August 2021 | Vanessa Giraud

What can Louis Sparling do for you? essential oral hygiene care and advice maintenance or restoration of gum health fluoride application extractions and fillings tooth whitening skin smoothing dermal fillers First and foremost Passionate about oral health,  prioritises the needs of his patients. He understands how important it is to build a trusting, friendly relationship…

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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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Safe oral hygiene appointments and aerosols explained

30th November 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

Adaptations for oral hygiene safety this year include increased infection control and prevention. It means that even your regular dental hygiene appointment is not quite the same as it used to be. As we adjust to new ways of working, we thank you for your patience and understanding. Please continue to read our advice and…

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Meet Laura Watson – Practice Manager

10th November 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

Practice Manager has recently joined the SpaDental teams in SpaDental Ledbury, Ross-on-Wye and Tewkesbury. Laura grew up on the outskirts of Birmingham and then lived in North Wales before settling in Gloucestershire. With over ten years of experience in the dental sector as a nurse and as a practice manager, she brings experience and enthusiasm,…

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Meet Nader Botros – SpaDental Ledbury and Ross on Wye

5th October 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re delighted to welcome dentist to SpaDental. Nader joined SpaDental earlier this month, and he’s enjoying getting to know his new patients in Ledbury and Ross on Wye. A skilled hand, an aesthetic eye Two qualities that make a great dentist! Nader has been working as a dentist for over twelve years. Developing his general…

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Answering patient enquiries, meeting your needs

9th July 2020 | Vanessa Giraud

We’re pleased to be able to introduce you to who will be helping answer your telephone and email enquiries, as well as booking appointments. Grace joined the team just before the country went into lockdown, and has now resumed work. She has been to meet with the  staff of SpaDental Chard to observe the new…

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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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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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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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Testimonials

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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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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From 16th June, 2022

If you feel unwell, please get in touch before you come in for your appointment. One of our team will advise you.