We have now introduced a Young Adults Membership plan, especially for some of our young adults who are aged between 18 years and 22 years. It is aimed at those young people whom the dentist feels do not yet require the benefit of twice yearly Hygiene visits.
New guidelines now allow patients to choose if they would like to have extra hygienists visits, which used to have to be prescribed by their dentist. So now you can treat yourself to an extra visit to the hygienist in between your normal 6 monthly visits, for that extra clean and fresh mouth feeling.
We now send all our patients a courtesy reminder of their appointments by text message, a few days before it is due, providing we have an up to date telephone number. We have had a good response from patients, who all agree it is very useful and of course it reduces the postage costs of the practice, which were escalating rapidly.
However, it must remain the patient’s responsibility to remember to attend and patients should always take a note of their next appointment as, sadly, we may still have to make a charge for repeated missed appointments.
HELLO AND CONGRATULATIONS
We have happily welcomed two recent school leavers, who have joined us as apprentice dental nurses, studying with Shape Training on one afternoon a week. Amelia and Sophie have already settled well and are showing much promise. They are quick learners, hopefully encouraging each other in their studies and have added a youthful outlook to our team.
We know you will welcome them as usual.
We are delighted to boast that our previous apprentice, Mollie, has recently completed her dental nursing qualification with extremely high marks. Well done. Her hard work and enthusiasm are a great asset to the practice.
In the same way that all our clinicians are constantly updating their knowledge, so too do our nurses. Our nurses are all set annual targets for further education, including certain core subjects which are obligatory, such as infection control and medical emergencies. They work hard to reach their targets alongside their day to day duties- thank you all.