BDA Good Practice

A smile brightens everyone’s day: National Smile Month

We are proud supporters of National Smile Month. As a practice, we are very keen to make people aware of the impact of oral hygiene and good tooth care on their smiles: a smile makes the whole face light up and brightens up everybody’s day! During the month, we offered a smile assessment to all our patients and gave them the option to see our dental therapist for oral hygiene advice. We also focus... »

Teaching kids about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ foods for teeth

We enjoy getting involved with our local community, and each year for National Smile Month, we plan an outreach visit for either young children or the elderly, alternating between these groups each year. This year, myself and our newest associate dentist, Sophie, went along to our local nursery to give a talk on oral health to over 40 young children. We try hard to keep the visit fun for the child... »

A team effort for National Smile Month

We had tons of fun during the Month and managed to educate our patients too with a sugar-free bake off, which was followed by an oral education and ‘meet the team’ party morning. National Smile Month is a great way to get all the team involved in promoting and running events. It also gives us an opportunity to team-build and motivate our team by doing something a little bit different by thinking o... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 4

Westcliff Dental Practice is located in Westcliff-on-Sea and serves the Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Leigh-on-Sea, Thorpe Bay and wider Essex area. The practice was rebranded in 2012 and has been helping both NHS and private patients with all their dental needs for over 50 years. The team consists of seven dental surgeons, four hygienists, 10 dental nurses and receptionists. The practice hav... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 3

St Andrews Dental Care is a fully private practice based in West Hull. The practice has a very small close knit friendly team that have been providing excellent, professional dental care to patients for over 30 years in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire. The team understands that dental care can sometimes be a concern for nervous patients so they try hard to be different and make sure that the... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 2

Hillbrook Dental Health Centre in Birmingham is a combined NHS and private dental practice offering a wide range of treatments. The practice is located in a multicultural community and treats patients from many different backgrounds. The team consists of five dentists, a foundation dentist, a hygienist, a nurse and three reception staff. The practice have been members of BDA Good Practice for eigh... »

Mouth cancer awareness in practice: part 1

The Briars Dental Centre is a private dental practice consisting of six partners and two associate dentists with a dedicated, experienced and stable support team of 18. It’s been established in the heart of Newbury in West Berkshire for over 100 years. All dental specialisms are covered from this one location. What have you done to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month? As a highly ethic... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice – part 4

Hob Hey Dental Centre in the North West of England was established in 1968. The practice is in Culcheth, a relatively affluent village between Manchester and Liverpool but also see patients from the surrounding towns. The practice has a NHS contract for children and the elderly residents of four local nursing homes and all other adults are seen on a private basis. There are three dentists, a denta... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice – part 3

The Dental Care Centre has been providing private and NHS care to the residents of Folkestone and surrounding areas for almost 30 years. When Principal, George Au took over an existing family practice, his vision was to live in, be a part of and contribute to the local community. The team is made up of 20 members of staff, all of who welcome new ideas and advancements in technology thus ensuring t... »

Our cut sugar campaign in practice – part 2

The Osborne Dental Group has been looking after the dental care and well-being of patients in the North East for more than 25 years, and offers a range of NHS and private treatments. The group employs more than 50 people across three practices – Osborne Dental in Newcastle upon Tyne, Stanley Dental in County Durham, and Ponteland Dental in Northumberland, which opened earlier this year to pr... »

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