News about Training

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 | Heather Cresswell

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 | Heather Cresswell

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 | Heather Cresswell

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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What does it take to be a Qualified Dental Nurse?

6th January 2017 | Nicky Phillips

Did you know all our clinical staff hold recognised qualifications, are registered with the General Dental Council and complete on-going training through their career?   This ensures the care and treatment you receive is of the highest standards, and that our staff are up to date with best practice. Rebekah Frost joined the Whitchurch Corser House team last summer, she…

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Life Saving Training At SpaDental Wem

28th November 2013 | Helen Hewison

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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Congratulations to Ewan. Our qualified Dental Nurse

24th May 2013 | Heather Cresswell

Stephen and all the staff at SpaDental Plymouth would like to congratulate Ewan, who recently qualified as a Dental Nurse. Ewan has worked extremely hard over the last year and we are all very proud of him indeed!

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Unusual Place To Hold A Meeting

10th January 2013 | Helen Hewison

Gemma and Helen held part of their 8 hour annual Patient Care Meeting in Helen’s hot tub last Monday 7th January.     Plans were made to hold Charity Events, Competitions, Place Special Offers and Increase School Visits  amongst other topics. If you have any ideas regarding events for our quirky practice to explore, just tell us…

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SpaDental Plymouth Helps Develop the Dentists of the Future

1st October 2012 | Stephen.Flecher

    For the past two years SpaDental Plymouth has been proud to host  final year Dental Students from the Peninsula Dental School as part of their Practice Placement Scheme. The scheme aims to give the students valuable experience in treating patients in general practice. This year SpaDental Plymouth worked with four students who carried out examinations…

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Support and Advice From Astra Tech

19th July 2012 | Helen Hewison

Sam has been into SpaDental Wem again to give advice and support regarding  advanced Astra Tech implant techniques to Helen, their Treatment Coordinator.  Sam might as well be a part of the team as she loves coming to Wem!

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Here to support service veterans - SpaDental Plymouth

"This was my first dental appointment since leaving the Armed Forces 2 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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High praise for the Plymouth team

Earlier this week, one of our patients sent this lovely message to the Plymouth team. We really appreciate your praise! "I have been a patient at the Hyde Practice [SpaDental Plymouth] for some 46 years, so have seen many changes of staff etc. I have today, been compelled to email you as a result of my latest visit. Far too many people are quick to complain hence this email. I suffer a bit from arthritis. At…

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Nervous patients in Plymouth reassured

Our dental surgeon is expanding her list, so nervous patients in Plymouth can feel confident they will receive sympathetic, effective treatment. One of Lucy's patients had this to say: "I am extremely nervous/phobic when visiting a dentist. This was my first visit to SpaDental - I can honestly say I couldn't have been looked after better! From the receptionist to the nurse, to the dentist (Lucy) and the hygienist, everyone was so kind, gentle and…

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My Invisalign journey - a patient experience.

SpaDental patient, Laura tells us about her Invisalign journey and how it's going: Laura's Invisalign journey is easier than she'd expected! "I've always been paranoid about my front teeth. Whenever I went to smile I had my hands over my mouth, and I never felt confident in photos. I didn't think I could do anything with them. And I was over the moon when my dentist suggested it." Laura began her Invisalign journey with SpaDental…

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"Invisalign helped my confidence," our smiling patient says!

We'd like to share with you a really positive testimonial from one of our SpaDental Whitchurch patients. He recently finished his Invisalign treatment and feels confident with his new smile. 'When I was young I had metal braces and I didn’t want to have them again when most people my age don't. I'd heard Invisalign treatment was convenient and wouldn't affect the way I looked at all, so it sounded a good choice.  I work…

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