Queensway Dental Clinic

170 Queensway, Billingham, Teesside TS23 2NT. Tel. 01642 554 667

Queensway Dental Professional News

28th February 2014

Dental laboratory manager attends world-class centre

A Dental Laboratory owner at Queensway Dental Clinic  is the first UK technician to train with Dr John Kois in Seattle.

Richard Elliott, Managing Partner at Queensway Dental Laboratory, attended the internationally-renowned Kois Center in Seattle for a five day Treatment Planning I and Occlusion I Course.

Richard commented on the Centre: “My first experience of the Kois Center was incredible;

I found the whole experience utterly enthralling. It’s a state-of-the-art facility. What I learnt throughout my five days was invaluable. It has provided me with a better understanding of clinical management which I am applying to my everyday role.

“The Center relies on up-to-the minute evidence-based research. The work undertaken there has helped me to cement ideas and principles of dentistry. In addition, you attend the course alongside fellow dentists from around the world who share your enthusiasm and passion for dentistry, so not only do you learn from the Center directly, but also indirectly from interacting with others. I then pass this knowledge I have learnt onto my members of staff, which of course directly benefits patients at the Clinic.”

Richard, along with fellow partners from Queensway Dental Clinic, will be going back to complete further stages in the nine-course curriculum in March, May and November of this year.

Kois Center offers a comprehensive nine-course curriculum involving aesthetic, occlusion, and restorative dentistry. This curriculum is built upon Dr. John Kois´ mission statement: “Enabling motivated dentists to achieve extraordinary levels, expanding both knowledge and application skills in restorative dentistry.” Find out more about the Centre at www.koiscenter.com.

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14th June 2013

SAAD Framework tool for guidance of commissioning NHS England dental conscious sedation services

The Society for Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD) has released its proposed Framework Tool for Guidance of Commissioning NHS England Dental Conscious Sedation Services.

The document has been produced by SAAD – a dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry – in order to provide guidance to the NHS England Central Commissioning Board (CCB) for Dentistry to shape a safe, high quality and consistent approach to the commissioning of conscious sedation.

SAAD hopes this guidance will be disseminated to regional commissioning teams and rolled out across the UK. The main recommendations detailed in the document include a framework through which high quality, safe and effective conscious sedation services for dentistry can be organised, commissioned and delivered. This will be achieved by establishing comprehensive specialised dental conscious sedation referral services, with the aim of meeting the management needs of any given population and region. In addition it will ensure any conscious sedation technique used is safe, effective and appropriate for the needs of the individual.  The techniques used should also be evidence based and consistent with the guidance for standards identified in the Francis Report.

A spokesperson for SAAD said: “As the largest UK sedation society we hope more consideration can be afforded to sedation practice and guidance through this Framework and that the recommendations are taken up by the NHS helping to shape appropriately resourced services for patients and enable them to access what they require.

“The Framework includes clinical requirements ensuring services will be patient-centred, accessible and delivered safely. We believe there should be a strong education agenda within sedation services and would advocate an ethos of learning, training and innovation to improve treatment efficacy and patient outcomes. To achieve this goal services need to have strong clinical leadership, be quality assured and appropriately funded.

“At present the regional teams who commission dental sedation services under direction from the CCB do not have a national steer; we hope the implementation of the SAAD Framework will rectify this and introduce a more efficient way of working from the referral stages through to the provision of services, for the overall good of the patient.”

The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry is a dental charity dedicated to the advancement of knowledge in pain and anxiety control for dentistry. For more information please visit www.saad.org.uk. To view the framework please click here.

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28th May 2013

Event Success at Queensway

On Saturday 18th May we held a BDA mini-lecture day at Queensway Education Centre.

Despite the torrential rain on the day, we had a full house of 25 Dentists and Dental Care Professionals who turned-up to enjoy a day of varied lectures including Dr Caroline Graham speaking about Dementia and Rebecca Hierons presenting on the clinical use of botulinum toxin and dermal fillers. All delegates enjoyed a sandwich lunch and there was time for networking before being given a memory stick packed-full with additional information and speaker notes to take away.

But that wasn’t all going on at Queensway on the day, in our main building we hosted a Nobel Biocare implant course for Nurses. 10 people attended the full day lecture and practical sessions in our surgeries.

We would like to thank everyone who attended both courses and we hope that you found it useful and enjoyed the topics discussed.

If you are a Dentist or Dental Care Professional and would like to find out more about future events please email coral.milner@queensway.co.uk.

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22nd May 2013

Queensway Welcomes New Partner

Queensway Dental Clinic has welcomed Guy Deeming as a partner to the company. Guy also retains his role as a Specialist in Orthodontics.

Guy joined the Clinic in 2009 to introduce the orthodontic service to Queensway as the lead clinician following the awarding of a new NHS contract. After four successful years at Queensway, he has now joined as a partner taking the board to five strong.

On a day-to-day basis Guy’s duties will remain the same and his time spent with patients will not be affected. One of his first tasks as partner was to employ a new team leader to help maintain and improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness in all aspects of the orthodontics business.

In the future Guy plans to build on the success of the practice to date, to ensure Queensway Orthodontics continues to offer a high-quality NHS and private service for patients and referring dentists alike.

Guy comments on his partnership: “As the clinic has become established and ever busier, a partnership seemed the next logical step to help maintain and improve the service, which the team and I can offer patients and referring colleagues. It is nerve racking of course, and a big step for me personally, but ultimately it’s extremely exciting and motivating. It’s certainly rewarding to feel a sense of ownership and pride in the quality of service and care we provide. In practical terms, it means that decisions can be made more quickly in the interests of orthodontic patients, clinic and team. I’m grateful to the existing partners, Paul, Ian, Uzma and Will for giving me this opportunity.”

Dr Paul Averley, Managing Partner, Queensway Dental Clinic said: “We’re delighted to welcome Guy to the Partnership Board and look forward to working with him in the future. Guy has proven to be an invaluable member of the team over the years, taking the orthodontic division of the Clinic from strength to strength.”

Guy qualified with honours in dentistry at the University of Newcastle. After working in a number of hospital oral surgery positions in Manchester and London, he completed his specialist training in orthodontics at Guy’s and Kingston Hospitals in London, where he was awarded the Professor Walther prize in orthodontics. As well as leading the orthodontic team at Queensway Orthodontics, Guy is a visiting specialist to the Orthodontic Department at Newcastle Dental Hospital, where he is involved in teaching trainee orthodontists and dentists. In addition to his clinical duties Guy is also actively involved with the British Orthodontic Society and is currently the Honorary Secretary of the Specialist Practitioners Group.

For more information on Queensway Orthodontics visit the website: www.queenswayorthodontics.co.uk.

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26th April 2013

Paul Averley attends 2013 BDA conference

Paul Averley attended the British Dental Association conference answering questions from delegates about the work of the General Dental Council. Here is a photo taken at the ExCel in London of Paul and Kevin O’Brien, Chair of the GDC.

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