News Summary

Well done to Vikki and Amy whohave qualified (with merit)to be able to give fluoride advice and apply fluoride varnish to the teeth of patients who have a high caries risk. This has been shown to reduce decay when used with a healthy diet and good oral hygiene, and is regarded as best practice by the British Dental Association and Government guidelines. We now have sessions available so that dentists can refer suitable patients for fluoride advice and treatment.

Also well done to Natalie and Libby who managed to beat off stiff competition to enrol on a course at Barts hospital, London to enable them to give oral health education advice to our patients in the near future, helping our dentists and hygienists in this essential role.

Congratulations to Alicia for recently passing her year long dental nursing course and can now be registered with the General Dental Council as a Dental Care Professional.

Lauren and Poppy will be completing their two year training for dental nursing in June next year, and when they do they will be joining Alicia and five other very experienced registered Dental Care Professionals in our team.

Unfortunately Kunal Patel and Amandeep Kaur left in September 2013. Kunal secured an advanced training post at the Eastman Dental Institute and Amandeep is setting up her own practice in London. They will be missed both by patients and colleagues and we wish them both well in their future endeavours.

We are extremely fortunate in securing Ankush Garg and Kavitha Sothinathan as their replacements as valued members of our team.

Abi has now been with us for many years and has recently completed training in the Cfast system enabling her to straighten teeth more quickly and discretely than conventional braces. Already this has proved to be very popular with patients.

Arman joined us in August 2012 having worked in general practice in London and at the Eastman Dental Institute with the oral surgery team. His experience and expertise is a great asset to the practice. He has also passed the MFDS examination and now on a year long advanced aesthetic course.

In addition to completing the five year Diploma in Restorative Dental Practice at the International Centre of Excellence in Dentistry at the Eastman Colin Clamp has also passed his postgraduate certificate qualifications certificates (yearlong courses) in surgical and prosthetic implantology, advanced implantology, dental materials science and dental education. He regularly teaches various aspects of implant and aesthetic dentistry to dentists and has been heavily involved in helping newly qualified dentists for the last twenty years.

Colin has also built on his training, experience and knowledge in non-surgical facial aesthetics having attended courses in advanced wrinkle reduction treatment and dermal fillers using Restylaine products to help maintain a more youthful looking facial appearance, without surgery!

The whole team is committed to an ongoing process of continuing professional development much more than is required. We have regular training in emergencies, decontamination, practice management and are always striving to improve the service we provide our patients.

This year we have updated our computer hardware and software so that we can provide a more seamless experience with our patients. We have introduced SMS and email reminders of future appointments. We also plan to send more of our correspondence (not spam!) by email for those of you that have given us your email.

Last year we were inspected by the CQC (Care Quality Commission) and the inspector was very positive and complimentary towards the practice. The report can be read here.

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