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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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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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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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All part of a day’s work – dental nurse training

8th March 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Jo Roberts, a dental nurse training with SpaDental Whitchurch says, “I’m having a brilliant time!” We expect a dental practice to be a busy place, with a lot going on. Jo explains how much happens in the dental therapist’s surgery in just one afternoon: “When I was with Jess, our hygiene and dental therapist, I…

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Meet Jo Roberts, trainee dental nurse

22nd February 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

If you’ve been into our surgery lately, you’ll have seen a new face.  Jo Roberts, trainee dental nurse, joined the practice in January, and is really enjoying the experience! We asked Jo, why she decided to become a dental nurse. Here’s what she said: “I’ve always wanted to work with people, as that’s what makes…

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Sarah Briggs – Trainee Dental Nurse

6th February 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Sarah Briggs is training to be a dental nurse with the help of SpaDental Plymouth. Here’s what she told us about her career choices: “I changed my career to become a dental nurse,” says Sarah Briggs ‘After returning from working abroad as a professional dancer in 2014, I became a fitness instructor. I loved teaching…

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Charlotte Murie – Trainee Dental Nurse in Plymouth

3rd February 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Charlotte Murie explains: Why I want to become a Dental Nurse. ‘I am currently training to be a dental nurse at SpaDental Plymouth because I believe it’s important to help people understand the importance of looking after their teeth and gums. It is so valuable being involved in the day to day life of the surgery….

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Maria Shrigley – Trainee Dental Nurse

29th January 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Meet one of our new trainee dental nurses – Maria Shrigley. Each year we enjoy mentoring trainee dental nurses. We believe that their professional development also impacts on out learning and development as a dental practice, keeping us on our toes. When we have trainees, we have to spend time discussing our procedures and practices….

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Meet Kathy Wotton, one of our Dental Nurses at SpaDental Plymouth

15th November 2017 | Louise Burgess

Meet Kathy, our Dental Nurse, and longest serving member of staff here at SpaDental Plymouth. Kathy has been a Dental Nurse for thirty seven years, and she has been with us for over fifteen years now. Kathy is especially good with nervous patients as she has a calm personality. She quickly puts patients at ease….

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Supporting future dentists – Tom Wardiell

29th September 2017 | Louise Burgess

Our dental therapist, Tom Wardiell, is back in school! Tom is lending a hand, using his experience to help others. He’s one of a team supporting future dentists. Tom has joined Plymouth University as a clinical advisor at the Dental Education Facility in Derriford. Tom is working alongside a team of qualified dentists, dental nurses and…

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Life Saving Training At SpaDental Wem

28th November 2013 | SpaDental Administrator

Life Saving Training At SpaDental Wem     The team at SpaDental Wem had their annual CPR training this week.  Phil Jeavons who is responsible for providing basic and advanced resuscitation training for  nursing and medical staff, has worked in the NHS for 29 years. He has also published over 20 books on resuscitation and emergency care. Phil kindly gave up…

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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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