Refugee Camp Volunteer Work

In June this year Helen Lindley will be travelling as a Dental Hygienist alongside 5 other volunteers to work as part of a Dentaid team in Moria camp, Lesvos, Greece. Please give her your support.

Helen told us ” This will be my first trip volunteering with Dentaid. The refugees in Lesvos are living in unimaginable conditions with the added suffering of unbearable dental pain; many of them have been enduring this for months with no hope of relief. With Dentaid I hope to help as many of these people as I can and relieve one small part of their overall suffering”.

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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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Happy Easter

Congratulations to Netta Hollings, winner of our January Prize Draw !!

Looks like the Easter Bunny has been sitting on your prize for a while Netta, Oops!

Netta wins an Oral B Professional 1000 Electric Toothbrush.

Happy Easter everyone.


Sugar Swaps

Free Sugar Swaps guide to eating less sugar, shopping pad, swap cards, stickers, vouchers and more.

We are pleased to support Sugar Swaps, part of Public Health England’s (PHE’s) Change 4 Life campaign which focuses on sugar reduction,  encouraging parents to cut down the amount of sugar their children consume by making one or more food swaps.

Register online here for a free resource pack, which includes recipe tips, money-off vouchers and stickers!

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Infection Control Scare

More than 2,000 people have been tested for HIV and hepatitis amid concerns a dentist flouting infection control rules put them at risk of contracting blood-borne viruses.

Desmond D’Mello’s alleged refusal to follow NHS safety guidelines sparked the biggest patient recall after he was secretly filmed treating 166 patients across three days.

NHS England said today 2,403 people have contacted a helpline established to offer advice to former patients.

A spokeswoman confirmed 2,258 former patients have had blood tests to establish if they are at risk. Read more

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