Here It Is Our Total Raised For Rough Runner – £1782.67
Thanks to everyone for their kind generosity and support.
To the team who ran the course you should all be super proud, we have smashed our target and all of us finished the course (with a few bumps and bruises).
All this money will go to providing dental care to the children of Morocco and the refugees in Lebanon, helping to end dental pain.
Here are some photos from the day…
Dental Mavericks Asni Trip
An Update From Our Very Own Dental Maverick Trustee, Michelle
I had a great trip last week, a very successful clinic. We were in Asni, a small town at the foot of atlas mountains. We did a trek in the mountains one day with a local guide, 3 hrs and tough terrain but this is the kind of walk the local people do all the time just to get to markets or to school !
Stunning scenery, wonderful people but sadly a poor area and so dental health care is not readily available and the diet is high in sugar, so rates of decay are very high. We worked in the local school and provided fluoride applications, did extractions and a few fillings, but extractions mainly due to the decay rates.
Everyone gets a toothbrush, toothpaste, oral hygiene instruction. Since we started the project 4 years ago ( now the 5th year) the rate of extractions we had to do has gone down. We work in partnership with the Eve Branson Foundation on this project.
Over the 3 days in clinic we carried out 436 fluoride applications and 298 extractions ( a very small amount of the 298 would be filling maybe 15 or so, so mostly extraction).
Dawne Core Value Winner
Dawne was the winner in February for our Core Value – Courage. Well done Dawne!
Last month we visited a couple of nurseries to teach the children about visiting the dentist, brushing their teeth and good and bad foods.
We are happy to visit any nursery in the area to help educate the kids, so that they can maintain their smiles for life.
Here are a few photos from the visits, including Snappy, our practice mascot.
practice champion in January
Congratulations to Naveen for being the Practice Champion in January. Naveen has been rewarded for living our core values, in particular – Compassion
“Congratulations to Naveen”
Treasure Map 2018
On Thursday, Carol, Michelle, Paula and Bev took our annual trip to the Treasure Map Conference in Manchester. Treasure Map is a 2 Day dental conference for private dentists looking at ways in which the can improve their practice and their team so that patients can enjoy the best possible dental experience.
A great weekend full of motivational and inspirational speakers, idea sharing as well as fundraising for Dental Mavericks at the annual ball.
It was Bev and Paula’s first time at TM and Bev thought “it was a very inspirational and motivational weekend. Very informative but delivered in a fun way!”
They have all come back brimming with ideas to share with the team to keep improving what we do at heathDENTAL and how we do it.
Did you know that we do drill-free dentistry for our patients?
say goodbye to the dentists drill at Heath Dental!
At Heath Dental we want to give our patients some of the best pain free treatment around and one way we can offer this is with the use of our state of the art laser.
The Waterlase reduces the need for anaesthetic, it reduces bleeding during and after treatment and it reduces the need for painkillers post treatment as well.
It is safe to use on both adults and children so it is a great tool for patients who may be nervous about having a procedure done.
If you want dentistry without the drill please ask us more about having your treatment carried out with the Waterlase and we would be happy to give you more information!
IPC Awards Highly Commended
From 100 Dental practices, Heath Dental were one of just eight practices that were shortlisted at this years Schulke Infection Prevention and Control awards. We picked up A Highly Commended Award in this category. Well done to all the team for making this possible.