High Definition Dentistry!

Working under magnification is very much the routine for dentists these days, but there are some circumstances which demand taking this technology to the next level.

Dentist Karen Watson  has a special interest in Endodontics (commonly known as root canal treatment) and is seen here with her Global G4 Dental Microscope, an investment which is proving a great benefit in the treatment of her patients.

“The unsurpassed illumination and magnification enhance the precision of all aspects of my root canal work, especially in the more challenging cases where ‘regular’ magnification methods are often simply not good enough” Karen told us, “after all, you can’t treat what you can’t see!”

Karen is happy to receive referrals from other dentists and patient self-referrals for routine, complex or repeat root canal treatments in order to save teeth which might otherwise be lost.

Karen was awarded her Masters In Endodontics from the University of Chester

Volunteer Work Rescheduled

In June this year Helen Lindley was to be travelling with 5 other volunteers to work as part of a Dentaid team in Moria camp, Lesvos, Greece. Her plans have now had to change, and Helen explains why

Helen told us:

“As many of you are aware I was to be part of an Aid Team going  to Lesvos, in Greece to provide Dental treatments to the Refugees in the Moria Camp. Sadly my trip has had to be cancelled due to Eurorelief handing over responsibility to Health Point Charity. They have declined to work with us as they have already sufficient volunteers. The good news is they have managed to secure a full time Dentist in Camp, which will make a huge difference and is really what is needed in the Camp”.

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Christmas & New Year Closure 2017/18

BVDP will close for Christmas/New Year at 12:30 on Fri 23rd December 2017
A reduced service will operate on Wed 27th 10.00 – 16.00 ,Thu 28th 10.00 – 12.30 & Fri 29th December 10.00 – 16.00 (by appointment only, please call first).
Normal service resumes on Tue 2nd January 2018.
Merry Christmas everyone!

Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Sylvia Parratt, winner of our competition in the November issue of Aspire Magazine !!

Sylvia wins a matching pair of  ‘His n Hers’  Pro 2000 electric toothbrushes from  Oral B together with a selection of oral health products with a total value of £125!

Feeling the Heat? No Sweat!

We all enjoy warm weather, but if “Summer Sun means Problem Perspiration” for you then we may have the answer!

Hyperhidrosis describes a disorder of excessive sweating. It has a significant negative impact on quality of life and affects nearly 1% of the UK population. It is however a problem that can easily be solved, leaving you with dry, comfortable skin regardless of the heat. Our Botox Hyperhydrosis treatment can “switch off” problem sweat glands leaving your underarms fresh and dry all summer!!!

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Dental Health Workshops

Our younger patients  had an opportunity to “play dentist” when hygienists Helen Lindley and Joanne Goddard-Gallery hosted Dental Health Workshops as part of the practice’s National Smile Month activities.

National Smile Month is the UK’s largest and longest-running oral health campaign which aims to raise awareness of important health issues, and make a positive difference to the oral health of millions of people throughout the UK.

The fun but informative sessions catered for various age groups with the Under 5’s ‘Discovering the Dental Chair’ while 6-10 year olds concentrated on ‘Better Brushing’. Those aged 10 and over examined ‘Sugar in the Diet’ and there were competitions and prizes on offer for all. Read more

Direct Access Dental Hygienist Service

Did you know you can access the services of our dental hygienists without the need to see a dentist?

Dental hygienists and dental therapists can carry out their full scope of practice without prescription and without the patient having to see a dentist first. This means you can continue to attend your own dentist for on-going regular dental treatment and see our  Direct Access hygienists for additional gum care or cosmetic cleaning if you wish, or see our Direct Access hygienists even if you don’t currently have a dentist. New patients please contact us for details or  book online here

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