The end of this decade is nearly upon us and 2020 is just around the corner. From all of us, a great big thanks for all your support over the year. Have a safe, happy and healthy 2020 when it comes.
You're used to seeing us in clinical attire....we're not always like that!
Congratulations to Ian Cumming who, after a lot of hard work and studying, recently graduated from the University of Chester with the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry. The experience and skills gained from this course allows Ian to assess and treat patients with more complex treatment needs and provide them with the highest quality treatment options, helping them achieve the smiles they have always desired!
All practices providing NHS dental care have to undergo an inspection every 3 years. This is a rigorous inspection that involves inspection of the premises, sterilisation facilities and processes. You'll be glad to know we passed with flying colours. We're delighted!
It's National Smile Month!
Remember to visit your dentist to make sure your mouth is checked out for oral cancer, gum problems and tooth decay. Also, why not consider whitening your teeth to improve your confidence and dazzle your friends?
Contact us on 0141-889 2016 and get the smile you've always dreamed about!
As regular patients of the practice know, we don't just give you a "check-up" for your teeth.
One of the first things we do is to screen for any unusual signs around the head and neck and in the mouth for oral cancer.
When I qualified in 1990, I was told to expect to see 1 oral cancer in my practicing lifetime. Unfortunately (or fortunately as the case may be) I have seen 8 in the last 27 years. I also suspected something unusual recently in relation to a regular patient whom I've been seeing for nearly 20 years. We had her fast-tracked for investigation and she sent in a lovely "Thank You" card and letter and agreed to let the content be shared:
"I didn't want to phone and disturb you when you are working but wanted to update you on the outcome of your discovery!!
As you know, I had the CT scan, ultrasound and biopsy.............I had half my thyroid gland with the tumour inside it removed.......brilliant news after what felt like a long and stressful wait. I am doing fine now and just getting life back to normal......I have a very neat scar but sure it will fade in time. I would like to thank you again for finding this horrible growth and assisting me in getting treatment as quickly as possible. I really am very grateful.
Having seen her recently, I can vouch for the fact that the scar is indeed fading fast! Excellent news all round!