PARTY SEASON – Look Your Best.

November 14th, 2018

Do you want to have a whiter, brighter smile and look your best this party season?  Now is the time to book in for your treatments at Tavistock Drive Dental Care.

Whitening Treatments and Wrinkle Softening can give you a younger, fresher and more glamorous appearance just in time for the Christmas Season.

We also offer at Home Tooth Whitening, you could whiten your smile by 8 – 10 shades.  A whiter smile is not only attractive but also boosts your self confidence.

You might wish to consider softening a few wrinkles?  At Tavistock Drive Dental Care we also offer Wrinkle Softening and Dermal Fillers. With competitive prices a smooth complexion and refreshed face is easier to achieve than you could ever imagine.

Call today on 0115 9602717 and book your treatment appointment.

HYGIENIST APPOINTMENTS.

November 7th, 2018

About a year ago we opened up Thursday mornings in order to offer more hygienist appointments as they were becoming hard to find.

At the moment we are more likely to be able to fit you in within 2 weeks rather than six to eight weeks, which is a great improvement.

As Christmas is fast approaching and most of us want to look and feel at our best – make sure you book your hygienist appointment in good time.

Call Tavistock Drive Dental Care on 0115 9602717!

Mouth Cancer

October 31st, 2018

At Tavistock Drive Dental Care our routine examinations also include a mouth cancer detection check and we are quick to react to any unusual signs or symptoms that could indicate mouth cancers: mouth ulcers that don’t heal in 3 weeks, red and white patches and unusual lumps or swelling in your mouth.

If in doubt get checked out. Ask your Dentist, Doctor or Pharmacist.

For more information visit www.mouthcancer.org

If you wish to book an examination call our friendly reception staff today on 0115 9602717.

CHILDREN’S TEETH

October 24th, 2018

It is a good habit to get into for parents to bring their children to the dentist from an early age. This prepares them for future visits, the earlier the visits begin the more relaxed the children will be. You should then take them for regular check ups as often as the dentist recommends.

Cleaning your child’s teeth should be a part of their daily routine and should begin as soon as the first teeth start to come through.

Try to limit sugary or acidic food and drinks to mealtimes only and if you want to give your child a snack try to stick to cheese, vegetables and fresh fruit.

It is important to supervise the cleaning until your child is at least seven. Once all of the teeth have come through use a small-headed soft toothbrush in small circular movements concentrating on one area at a time. Remember to brush behind teeth and onto the gums. Make tooth brushing a routine in the morning and last thing before your child goes to bed.

Always encourage your child and praise them for cleaning their teeth.  If you start to do this from their first tooth appearing the child will expect it and let you check without too much fuss!  Your dentist will show you how if you are unsure, so please ask.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care. 0115 9602717.

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS

October 3rd, 2018

Emergency appointments are generally only available to people who already attend the practice.  It may be possible to get an appointment on the same day if you are not registered, depending on availability.  But due to the administration involved, the staff care, time given and to prevent similar problems occurring in the future, we would prefer new patients to register first.

Obviously this is not always the case and we do not like patients to suffer, the best place to go for emergency treatment is the NHS walk in centre in town.

If you have moved locality register with a new dentist as soon as possible to give you peace of mind and book in for regular check ups so emergencies are as infrequent as possible!

Tavistock Drive Dental Care. NG3 5DU. 0115 9602717

EXPLANATION OF OUR FEES

September 26th, 2018
  • New patients - we always take the current fee of £45 before allocating an appointment, as these are up to 40 minutes long.  Therefore we ask for payment by card over the phone, or that you come in to pay.  We then make the appointment to suit you.
  • X-rays taken at the appointment are paid for on the day – £15
  • If  treatment is required after the initial exam, a written estimate will be given so you can take this home, think about it and pay when/if you are ready to go ahead.
  • If you agree with the plan we ask that you sign the estimate – we give you a copy to keep.  We take part of the payment which covers any treatment you have had and some towards next time.
  • Routine check up appointments and hygienist appointments are paid for on the day.
  • If treatment is carried out at one appointment we ask for the full payment up front.
  • Anti-biotics are charged for on the day.
  • We do not offer any payment plan options.
  • If you are with Simplyhealth/Denplan then the appropriate criteria will be taken into consideration on the estimate.
  • Our current price list can be seen in the practice brochure and on the notice board in the waiting room.
  • Our staff are happy to answer any queries,  please feel free to ask the dentist in the surgery if you are unsure of anything, or at reception.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care. 0115 9602717

SNORING.

September 19th, 2018

For people who snore – and their partners – the condition is no laughing matter. But relief is at hand with Therasnore, a revolutionary appliance that can eliminate snoring. This device is available at Tavistock Drive Dental Practice.

It is a simple mouthpiece that the snorer wears at night. It is fitted to the upper jaw, with a short ‘post’ holding the lower jaw forward, while still allowing it to move up and down and from side to side. This means that the discomfort associated with some other appliances is avoided.

Once in use the effect is immediate, and users and their partners experience increased energy levels after finally getting a good night’s sleep.

Snoring can put a huge pressure on relationships, with snorers and their partners frequently affected by tiredness and irritability.

So if you’re a snorer and want to protect your health and your partner, why not try it?

For further information contact us on 0115 9602717.

EMERGENCY APPOINTMENTS.

August 8th, 2018

If you experience toothache and are not registered with a dentist it can be a struggle to find a practice who can offer you an emergency appointment.

Many people are worried about going to the dentist due to cost or being nervous.  Our aim at Tavistock Drive Dental Care is to help you overcome nerves and fears.

As a valued patient of our practice you would be given an urgent appointment the same day wherever possible.

By registering with the practice we are able to assess your needs.   We advise you on how often to attend for routine examinations and possibly hygienist appointments,  allowing us to work with you to keep your oral health in the best condition.

We also offer Denplan Essentials, a monthly payment scheme to help budget for routine appointments.  It enables you to spread the cost to make budgeting more manageable (any treatment identified at the initial examination must be completed before you can begin a Denplan scheme).

If you are a Denplan member, now called Simplyhealth, you are also entitled to see a dentist, who subscribes to the scheme, if you are more than 40 miles away from your own dentist, for example – holidays!

Call us today on 0115 9602717 and register to become one of our valued patients.

NEW DENTAL NURSE

July 18th, 2018

We have a new dental nurse starting in August to replace Leah, whilst Leah goes on maternity leave.

We wish Leah all the best with her new offspring and look forward to seeing mother and child when they have time to visit!

Please be patient with our new member of staff whilst she settles in and gets used to our way of working.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care. NG3 5DU. 0115 9602717.

GDPR

June 13th, 2018

We have updated our policy in line with the new guidance and it will be written in full for anyone to read below. Copies are available at the practice.

Basically – we hold data on our patients in order to offer effective and safe treatments and to enable us to contact patients as necessary.

  • all records are locked away at night
  • we use a privacy screen on the reception computer
  • computers are password protected
  • we will audit our procedures regularly
  • records are destroyed safely after 12 years if the patient is no longer registered

TAVISTOCK DRIVE DATA PROTECTION POLICY

The practice collects, holds, processes and shares personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

The policy applies to personal data for patient’s records, employees’ data and contractors’ data.

We will ensure that personal data, including health data, will be;

  • processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes only
  • adequate, relevant and necessary for the purpose
  • accurate and updated
  • kept for no longer than is necessary
  • processed in a secure manner and protected against loss, destruction or damage

Lawful Basis – data will be held and processed under the following Lawful Basis:

  • patient data and health records: for the Legitimate Interests of the practice in providing health care and treatment
  • employment records: as a Legal Obligation for the provision of Employment Terms and Conditions and supply of data to HMRC and other statutory functions such as pensions and benefits
  • Contractor data: for the fulfilment of contracts

We will additionally secure the specific consent of patients for the provision of electronic communication under the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2011.

Data Subjects’ Rights – we will ensure that the rights of Data Subjects are respected and maintained by:

  • the issue and promotion of a privacy notice detailing data processed, its origin and any disclosures, the Lawful Bases for processing and the rights of Data Subjects
  • The maintenance of a Subject Access process and the appointment of C. Stead as Data protection officer to oversee that process and to advise on compliance
  • a legitimate interest assessment ensuring individuals’ rights are balanced with the legitimate needs of the practice.
  • A data retention schedule
  • An Information Security Policy
  • A Data Breach Policy
  • Contractual assurance of adequate safeguards if data is processed outside the EU

Subject Access Requests – all data subjects may submit a request to be informed of the data we hold about them, its Lawful basis and from whom it is/was obtained and to whom it may be disclosed.  We will provide this information without charge and as soon as is reasonably possible and in any event within one month of a valid request being received.  Access requests should be addressed to C. Stead.

Training and Compliance – We will ensure that all staff are aware of their duty of strict confidentiality regarding personal data, both professional and under the Data Protection Law.  We will provide training and assure compliance and will review and refresh training on a regular basis.

It is a condition of continuing employment that all staff are aware of, sign their acceptance of and comply with their obligations under this policy.  Any queries or concerns must be immediately addressed to C. Stead.  A breach of this policy may amount to misconduct and result in disciplinary action.  Serious or persistent breaches may result in dismissal.

Security Data – The practice will publish and maintain an Information Security policy to assure against loss, damage, unlawful disclosure or non-compliant erasure of data.  All staff will be trained and advised of their obligations under this policy.

Tavistock Drive Dental Care, 0115 9602717. NG3 5DU

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