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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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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Diabetics and Mouth Cancer

An oral health charity has reminded diabetics to be aware of the signs and symptoms for mouth cancer.

The reminder comes as research has identified people suffering with diabetes are at ‘significantly’ greater risk of developing head and neck cancer.

The study discovered that people with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to develop the disease compared to those without diabetes.

From those cancers identified, it was cancer of the mouth and throat that were the most common areas diagnosed, with diabetics aged 40-65 discovered to be the most at risk. Read more