We are all supporting Christmas Jumper Day by wearing Christmas jumpers (T-shirts actually for hygiene reasons!) in aid of Save the Children. If you would like to donate, pop in to the practice and talk to our receptionist Cathy.
Superb morning of CPR and medical emergency training from Dave Edwards http://www.lifesupport-rcms.co.uk. We roleplayed common medical problems we may encounter in the surgery and Dave refreshed our life support training and use of the defibrillator. As usual, brilliant content! Thanks Dave. Let's hope all the equipment gets to stay in the box!
Dentists Chris and Jude had a smashing day learning about all the latest products at the Dental Showcase at the NEC Birmingham.
We have twinned our toilet at 91 Dental Care! This will enable a family in Malawi living in poverty to have access to a proper latrine, clean water and the information they need to be healthy. If you would like to do the same, please visit www.toilettwinning.org
Cathy recently attended the fantastic 'Reception Live' course in London run by team development guru Laura Horton, to help give our patients the best possible front of house experience!
We hope patients will enjoy our new coffee bar when visiting us! Choose from Americano coffee, latte, cappucino, espresso, hot chocolate, tea, a selection of fruit teas, and still or sparkling water. We will keep adding to our selection as time goes on. Just a little something to make a visit to the dentist a little easier!
Thank you to all the patients who so kindly helped us by completing our recent practice survey. The full results and analysis are available for all to read in our waiting room. Below is a summary of the results and some of the fabulous comments we received:
Chris has just attended a superb 'hands-on' minor oral surgery workshop by Consultant Oral Surgeon Mr Simon Moore. The course was designed to update the skills of dentists attending, and Chris thoroughly enjoyed the day. Topics covered included: how to properly assess each case, how to perform a multitude of oral surgery procedures in practice and how to deal with common complications that arise. Chris was able to practice the procedures under the watchful eye of Mr Moore. A great refresher course well worth attending!
Another superb morning of CPR training courtesy of Dave Edwards of http://www.lifesupport-rcms.co.uk. Essential skills we hope never to use!
Judith has recently completed the 4 day Perio masterclass for general practitioners.
The course is run by periodontal specialists Ian Dunn and Phil Ower of Periocourses. It covers many aspects of treating and managing gum disease, including non-surgical and surgical methods.
It is very relevant to general dental practice and Judith thoroughly enjoyed it.
Chris and Judith have just completed the Quick Straight Teeth™ course in Manchester. Quick Straight Teeth™ are an affordable, comfortable and effective way of straightening your teeth to give you a great smile. The invisible braces work by only concentrating on the front 6 to 8 teeth only. Quick Straight Teeth™ braces for teeth can correct mild to moderate problems quickly, making it more affordable than similar options and more agreeable to patients. The Quick Straight Teeth™, invisible braces system uses only clear braces (brackets) and tooth coloured wires making the clear braces virtually invisible in the mouth. Also Quick Straight Teeth™ braces are worn for only a very short time in comparison to traditional braces ensuring it is a fast, cost effective way to get straight teeth. Read more here about how to get straight teeth today.
Chris has now completed all four UK modules of the Core Curriculum at the Dawson academy on the Wirral, knotching up 92 hours of advanced training at this superb facility! This unique learning experience has helped Chris take his restorative dentistry skills to the next level to help ensure we continue to provide our patients with dentistry of the highest callibre. Chris intends to keep in touch with further advanced courses that will become available at Dawson over time so watch this space.
By the way, can you spot Chris in the class photo of the 2015/16 delegates at the Dawson Academy below?
Chris has just completed another 2 and a half days of mind melting tuition from the inspirational team at the Dawson Academy! Dr Buckle presented 'The Art and Science of Equilibration' which is an essential skill to re-balance the bite when providing minimally invasive solutions to complex dental problems. We look forward to implementing these new skills into our everyday practice helping our patients to achieve a healthy and attractive smile for life. Only one more module to go and the 'Core curriculum' will be complete!
Chris has just completed module 2 of the Dawson Academy core curriculum - 'Treatment Planning Functional Aesthetic Excellence'. The focus of this programme is to help dentists predictably diagnose and treatment plan cases from the very simple to the more challenging.
Chris found this module particularly enjoyable and inspiring. He was able to practice the concepts taught on study casts of actual patients under the watchful eye of the course tutors Ian, Neil and Chris, who were always available to offer advice, wisdom and encouragement. Together with the skills Lucy has also learned on Dawson's nurses course, this should really help us take our standard of care to the highest level. Looking forward to module 3 in the New Year!
Lucy has just completed an intensive two-day dental assistant course alongside Chris at the Dawson Academy, designed to teach dental assistants the skills necessary to support their dentists in diagnosis and treatment planning and the provision of 'complete care'. A programmed approach to gathering patient information and records was the basis of the class.
Lucy learned about the concept of 'complete dentistry', how to take great dental impressions, pour study models, take a face-bow recording of the jaws, and then mount them on an articulator (man-made jaws). She also learned the assistant’s role in the complete care practice and examination. and how to take dental photographs.
All in all this course will really give Lucy the necessary tools to help us provide the highest level of care for our patients which is what the Dawson Academy philosophy is all about!
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