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Straighter Smile? Find out how at our open evening


To find out how cosmetic braces and Invisalign® can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted, why not come along to our Open Evening? We’re launching our brand new Invisalign® and Cfast cosmetic braces service at a special Read more

Receptionist needed


Fantastic opportunity to be part of our small, friendly team. We are looking for a Receptionist to cover alternate Tuesdays and Saturdays and holiday cover at our private dental practice in Odiham. We would like a strong team player with Read more

CQC - Who are they?


Hope you all had a good Easter. I just though I would add a short blog about who the CQC are. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) are a regulatory body that inspect a number health organisations. They ensure these organisations Read more

What to look for when choosing a dental practice


There are a number of dentists surrounding the village of Odiham. So what should you look for when choosing the right dentist for you? Dentistry is a very personal service and should be based on a trusting, professional relationship with Read more

Fluoride – what’s it all about?

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There have been some recent articles in the news about water fluoridation and the benefits it may have on your teeth.

I thought it may be an idea to give you my view on this from what I have read and what I have experienced.

Fluoride is a mineral which can be found naturally. It can be found naturally in water in some parts of the world.  It was found that those that lived in these fluoridated areas had less tooth decay. Further research has shown this same benefit.

Dental decay is primarily caused by the bacteria (found in plaque) in the mouth feeding on refined carbohydrates (e.g. in sugar) which in turn produce acid which in turn ‘dissolves’ a hole in the tooth.

Fluoride works by forming a substance called fluorapatite within the enamel structure. This increases the Ph at which the enamel will dissolve therefore making it harder for the acids (produced by bacteria) to form the cavity.

Essentially the use of fluoride is a preventative measure. Ideally we should be eliminating all sugars in our diet (at least reducing the frequency of sugary snacks to maximum 3 hits a day) and keeping the bacteria away in plaque by brushing and flossing our teeth effectively.

The idea behind adding fluoride to our water supply is to prevent the incidence of decay particularly in high need areas and particularly in children. Dental decay in children is the 3rd highest reason for General Anaesthetic admissions in the UK and for something that is totally preventable this figure is unacceptable.

There are anti fluoride groups in the UK. There are a number of arguments against fluoride. My understanding is the main issues are that fluoride is toxic, causes enamel mottling (white marks on the teeth) and possibly  be associated with various cancers particularly thyroid cancers.

In my opinion I do feel fluoride is of benefit to most of us in the prevention of dental decay. However this is my opinion;

I am not sure about it being added to water. There needs to be more education, more dental health promotion, consider regular and frequent school screening, free oral hygiene at schools and at dental practice (which is funded appropriately) and free toothpaste, a better funded dental service and tackling the giants who feed us sugar. Finally extra fluoride should be given on a need basis.

So a simple way of presenting how I feel about fluoride is that I would happily give it to both my lovely sons Daniel (age 7) and Joseph (age 5) – do you need more of an argument!!

At Odiham Dental Care we focus on prevention of your dental problems. Prevention is better than cure. If you require any dental advice please contact us anytime.

We are a Dentist based on the Odiham High Street. The Odiham Post office is next door to us. We provide a full range of dental care to Odiham, North Warnborough, South Warnborogh, Greywell, and surrounding villages and towns.

Hope to see you soon,

Nethmin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Customer care blog entry

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As practice partners, Anna and I are very experienced in working with elderly and special needs patients and providing domiciliary care.

Our spacious practice in Odiham High Street is on the ground floor. There is easy access for those in wheelchairs and if you have mobility issues. As a family-friendly practice, our premises are also ideal for pushchairs, prams and buggies. This was one of the reasons we chose the premises.

As well as offering easy access, we attend local care homes to assess and treat elderly residents. In addition, we offer training to care home staff in looking after residents’ teeth and dentures. The session takes up to 1.5 hours and is ideal for senior carers who are able to pass on their knowledge to newcomers.

Patients who are cared for at home can also request a home visit if they are unable to attend the practice.

We’re a very friendly dental practice, and we have a respectful and considerate approach to all our patients, including those who are housebound, in care homes or those with mobility issues.

If you have any questions or would like to arrange an assessment visit, please call us on 01256 636472 or email info@odihamdental.co.uk.

 


A thank you from Leapfrogs preschool

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It was lovely to receive this thank you letter a few weeks ago.

Both our sons went to Leapfrogs Pre- School. We try and support where we can.

We feel it is important to support our local community not just because we have a business in the village but also because we are residents and hope to be so for many years to come.

Odiham Is a great place to live and work and we hope our Children have a great time growing up in Odiham!

Best Wishes

Nethmin and Anna

 


Good news about affordable dental care

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Did you know our Dental Care Plan costs just £12.15 a month, plus a one off £10 admin fee? The price is fixed until May 2015, and you only need to give one month’s notice to cancel. It’s great value and provides the following benefits:

  • two dental health appointments per year
  • two hygienist appointments per year
  • digital X-rays as required
  • 10% discount on treatment
  • diet and oral hygiene advice
  • children’s milk teeth are treated FREE when parents are on our Care Plan
  • membership card with 24 hour helpline numbers for dental emergencies for home and abroad
  • worldwide supplementary insurance

Treatment not covered by the plan can be paid for separately.

Take advantage of our great value care plan, and let us help with prevention of dental problems and maintenance of a healthy smile. Contact us to find out more.


My thoughts on NHS dentistry in the news

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I’m one of a hundred family dentists who signed a letter to The Telegraph about NHS dentistry. The story has also been featured on ITV’s Daybreak. We believe centralised targets are being pursued at the expense of spending time with patients. This isn’t a criticism of NHS dentists, who work hard and are doing their best for patients.

http://www.itv.com/daybreak/hot-topics/dentists-believe-nhs-targets-impact-on-care

Our letter highlighted findings that tooth decay is the third most common reason for a child to be admitted to hospital, and nearly half of all adults suffer from serious gum problems. With this is mind, it’s important for everyone to have access to good quality dental care.

It’s a subject we feel strongly about at Odiham Dental Care. We don’t think patients’ needs should be compromised. Our approach involves offering the best treatment based on a thorough evaluation of your dental health. You’re more than a set of teeth or a target to be met and we will always treat you with care and professionalism. We don’t offer NHS dental care, but we have an affordable care plan.  

You can view our letter here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/letters/10546044/The-public-should-know-of-the-dangerous-decay-of-NHS-dentistry-in-England.html

Best wishes

Nethmin 


Wishing you all the best for 2014

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Warm wishes for a very merry Christmas – we hope you enjoy the festive season.

We would like to say a big thank you to all our patients for your loyalty. This is our 5th year and the dental practice has gone from strength to strength this year, and we have welcomed several new patients who have come to us from recommendations. This is the biggest compliment you can give us, and we do appreciate it.

All the best for a happy Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in 2014.

 


Customer Service recognition

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We’re really pleased to have been voted runner-up in the Service Excellence category of the Inspire Awards. The award recognises the best quality of service. The sponsor, Andy Dow of TechData said, ‘This was a very strong category Inspire Pictureshowcasing some excellent local businesses.’ We’re proud to be one of them!

Our whole team from Odiham Dental Care attended the awards. Nethmin said he didn’t realise it was such a big event until they got there. Nethmin said, ‘It was great to be finalists. We always put customer service at the heart of our dental practice and we’ll carry on taking care of everyone and taking pride in giving great service.’


Inspire Service Excellence Award

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We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for the Service Excellence category of the Inspire Awards. The award recognises the best quality of service.

Customer service is so important to us. Our reputation depends on happy customers and we genuinely want you to feel you’ve made the right choice in trusting us with your oral health.

Customer service runs through every part of the business. You can expect to be taken care of from when you’re welcomed into our light and airy reception. The practice is set up to help you feel at ease.

Our whole team takes pride in making sure you always receive a great service. We’ve had the same team since setting up the business. It’s good to have the continuity of dealing with the people you met first time around, from the receptionist and nurse through to your dentist. It’s all part of making you feel comfortable.

Our customer service is continuing and lifelong, not just for the first time. We’d like our child clients to continue coming to us as adults and bring their children. I like to see my clients in five, ten, fifteen years time and see my work delivering what I promised.

Everyone visiting Odiham Dental Care receives a one-to-one service. We’re here to help and it’s important to listen and chat through the options, rather than just talking at you while your mouth is wide open!

We’re always tuned in to giving the best possible service. We pride ourselves on spending time with you, listening and caring about your oral health. We have a lot of positive feedback, which matters when customers are the most important aspect of our business.

Thank you Inspire for shortlisting us, it’s a wonderful accolade! And thank you to all our customers for your loyalty.

 

 


Finalists! Hampshire Inspire Business Awards. Service Excellence

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We are proud to announce we are finalists for the Hampshire Inspire Business awards 2013, for Service Excellence. We a really pleased. Final judging takes place soon where a visit will be made to the practice.

The awards ceromony and winner will be announced  on the 21st November.

A further blog to follow!

Best Wishes

Nethmin

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