News about Wotton Under Edge

Understanding NHS dental charges from April 2020

10th April 2020 | Christopher Hilling

Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. To help understanding NHS dental charges each year, the information on this page explains what you may have to pay for your NHS dental treatment. Emergency dental treatment – £22.70 This covers emergency care…

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NHS dental charges 2020-2021 on hold until October

9th April 2020 | SpaDental Administrator

NHS dental fees (patient charges) for 2020-2021 will be adjusted on 1st October 2020 this year. Until then, the NHS dental charges remain at the 2019-2020 rate.*   Dental Treatment Band 2020-21 Charge 2019-20 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £22.70 nil 0% Band Two £62.10 £62.10 nil 0% Band Three £269.30 £269.30 nil 0%…

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Holiday opening and emergency information: 2019 – 2020

16th December 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season Please find below the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practice, and additional links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in good health over the holiday period. We are aware, though, that problems arise and…

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Holiday Dental Emergency Information – May 2019

24th May 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

Have a lovely long weekend. All of us at SpaDental hope you enjoy yourselves and keep your teeth safe from accidents. But in case you are unlucky and need either urgent care or an emergency appointment over the weekend, please read the information below to find out what to do, and how we can help….

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information – April 2019

18th April 2019 | Vanessa Giraud

SpaDental wishes all of our patients a happy and safe holiday season. Over holiday periods, unfortunately accidents can happen. With lovely spring weather, and time to enjoy, we often take the opportunity to be outdoors more, doing activities we may not usually do. Or we use the break to catch up on gardening, or simply…

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NHS dental charges for 2019-2020 increase by 5%

12th March 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental Treatment Band 2019-20 Charge 2018-19 Charge Increase % Band One £22.70 £21.60 £1.10 5.09% Band Two £62.10 £59.10 £3.00 5.08% Band Three £269.30 £256.50 £12.80 4.99%   If you would like further details about treatment under the NHS (National Health Service) please ask your dental team a question or contact the receptionist at your…

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Dental implants step by step

3rd January 2019 | SpaDental Administrator

Lead the life you want! Eat, talk, laugh and kiss without discomfort or embarrassment. Don’t let dental concerns stand between you and carefree, happy days and nights. These five dental implant steps are the way back to a comfortable mouth and restored confidence.  Our answers to patients’ frequently asked questions about dental implants. Step 1:…

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How best to care for dental implants this Christmas

21st December 2018 | Georgina Wilczek

‘Tis the season to have fun with friends and family! Inevitably, this leads to a little more over-indulgence than usual. The increased consumption of alcohol and sweet treats takes its toll on our teeth as much as it does on our waistline. It’s important we remember to care for dental implants everyday, twice a day,…

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Holiday Opening and Dental Emergency Information.

17th December 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

We wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season View the 2019-2020 winter holiday information here. Here are the holiday opening times for your SpaDental practices, and links to emergency information. We sincerely hope that all our patients, as well as visitors to our area, keep in good health over the holiday period. We are…

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5 health benefits of dental implants

12th December 2018 | SpaDental Administrator

Dental implants benefit our health and quality of life more than we may realise. They are definitely the best option in both form and function to replace missing teeth. There are health benefits, as well as aesthetic and practical benefits, that other tooth replacement options simply can’t offer. Dental implant benefit #1 – better nutrition…

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A shout out to everyone! Good dentistry makes our world a better place!

1st May 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

Thank you to everyone who is working to keep us healthy! Our dental teams help to make our world a better place. Good dentistry is one of the huge pluses of our modern age! A life free from dental pain (any pain) is a life worth living! And a great smile helps too! Dentistry, along…

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Happy New Year and Happy Smiles Every Day!

1st January 2018 | Vanessa Giraud

All of us at SpaDental wish you the very best for 2018! We hope that you’ll have lots of happy smiles every day throughout the year! Ten snippets of smile-related trivia to make your lips twitch:) or your eyes lift ^_^ a genuine smile can’t be faked (but it’s worth putting one on anyway –…

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Resolutions? Goals? Be sure to plan the steps to give up smoking

30th December 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

The annual Smokefree Health Harms Campaign was launched on December 29th 2017, to encourage smokers to give up for the new year. Making a resolution may not be enough. It’s the steps in the right direction that make the difference to your success Everyone who wants to stop smoking is different. So plan what will…

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Mouth Cancer Check for changes! Mouth Cancer Awareness Month – with SpaDental

22nd November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Are you checking for changes? During your regular dental check up, as part of your examination your dentist will do a mouth cancer check, looking at the soft tissues of your mouth for any unusual signs. We need you to be aware of any changes too. Knowing how to perform a mouth cancer check yourself…

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Toothache? Give us a call!

17th November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Do you have toothache? It’s Friday morning and that dull toothache has now become real pain. What do you do? Ignore it? That’s impossible! Hope it goes away with the help of a few painkillers? That may only help in the short-term. And you have the whole weekend ahead of you. You need to find…

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Health advice from your dentist? Find out more from SpaDental!

16th November 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Health advice is good advice In a recent report the Nuffield Trust Director of Research, Professor John Appleby, indicated that dentists are in a good position to provide health advice to patients during their dental check-ups. The report said that discussing diet, alcohol consumption and giving up smoking can all help towards a healthier lifestyle….

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Blue Wednesday is 15th November 2017

14th November 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

We all know about blue Mondays! Those Monday morning blues after the weekend never quite seem to leave you. For mouth cancer patients, their cancer blues will almost never leave them. There will always be a reminder of what they went through. Whether it’s their speech, their ability to eat and drink, or even just…

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School Meals Week 2017

13th November 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

National School Meals Week 13th-17th November 2017 supported by SpaDental Today is the first day of the  LACA special focus week, organised to encourage healthy eating and food awareness. School meals are a hot topic! School meals have changed for the better. Every morning children at school look forward to their lunch break. Children like to…

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Sweet treats?

10th November 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

Sweet choices We’ve just had Hallowe’en – sugar-laden ‘treats’ ranging from traditional boiled sweets to chocolate bars and gummy things. And then Bonfire Night –  toffee apples, caramel popcorn and perhaps some toasted marshmallows. Now we have the lead-up to winter festivities that may include hot chocolate and even advent calendars that have chocolate ‘treats’…

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North/South divide shows in our babies’ teeth

23rd October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

A recent study by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry has revealed that children under the age of two years old in the North of England are more than twice as likely to be taken to see an NHS Dentist than infants in the South. Are our babies’ teeth at risk? Dental professionals are keen to ensure…

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Thinking of giving up?

19th October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Ten reasons to quit smoking: Live longer – SMOKING KILLS! So quit smoking now. Family matters – it’s not just about the smoker. Second-hand smoke affects others too. Better sex –  male or female, smoking can damage your sex life. Look younger- smoking discolours skin and hair and increases wrinkles. Smokers look older than they are. Smell better…

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Fun at your practice with the SpaDental Group

17th October 2017 | SpaDental Administrator

SpaDental always encourages you to bring your children along with you to the dentist, even if they don’t need to be treated. It can be fun! Fun in the clinic Getting small children used to visiting the dentist is a good idea. Children can be put off even by the noise and the smell of the…

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Stoptober- October is the month to STOP SMOKING

1st October 2017 | Heather Cresswell

Thinking of quitting? There’s never a ‘good time’ to stop smoking if you’re a smoker. So now is as good a time as any to give it up. If you want to stop smoking there’s a lot of support out there to help you on your way. Stoptober is the month to do it! Smoking…

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Back to school – what an impact!

9th September 2017 | Vanessa Giraud

Have you been busy getting your kids ready to go back to school? Going out shopping to get new pieces of uniform, buying bags, notebooks and algebra sets? Could you have forgotten an essential? Your kid’s new sports mouth guard. It’s true that most school shops sell mouth guards to wear during fast paced sports…

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Coming soon a fresh new look to our website

1st March 2017 | Nicky Phillips

Watch out for the launch of the new SpaDental website! We have taken on board your comments, and are working hard on a brand new easier to use website, designed especially for our patients, whether you are using your phone, tablet or computer. Our preparations started early in the New year, and are now increasing, with new…

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Testimonials

SpaDental Whitchurch dentist "kind and gentle"

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 was in pain arriving for my appointment.  This…

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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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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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8th November, 2020

Yes, we are still open!

As lockdown continues, our dental services continue without interruption. We're here to help you receive the face-to-face care you need from your dental team.

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