Queensway Dental Professional News
14th June 2013
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.
28th May 2013
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 email@example.com.
22nd May 2013
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.
26th April 2013
23rd April 2013
A free course held by Queensway at our Education Centre has been deemed a success as the Clinic continues its commitment to the North East dental industry’s education.
The Nobel Biocare ‘Esthetic Alliance Program’ course was presented in four, three hour sessions at our Billingham practice and is currently one of only three available throughout the entire UK.
The course provided in-depth lectures, hands-on training and treatment planning experience for the dental delegates who attended, leaving them with further knowledge on restorative dentistry.
Ian Lane, Managing Partner, Queensway Dental Clinic, is also a North East lecturer for Nobel Biocare as well as being an experienced implant practitioner. He discusses the course he delivered on behalf of Nobel Biocare: “Presently, some of the dentists who attended the course refer their patients to us for both their implant work and the restorative dentistry that follows the implant placement. The course aims to educate local dentists so that the latter restorative work can be completely by themselves. Whilst this obviously takes work away from us, we realise how important it is for patients to be treated by their own dentist wherever possible.
“Queensway has a strong education agenda – not just for our staff, but for the entire North East – and the Nobel Biocare course is just one example. We’re fortunate to have both the skilled, qualified staff and the facilities to be able to provide a course such as this, being only one of three across the entire UK currently doing so.”
Pete Ivin, Dentist, Alpha Dental Practice, Northallerton and Family Dental Practice, Redcar, attended the course as a delegate. He said: “I have previously attended the General Implant Forum & Training (GIFT) course led by Queensway. The relatively ‘small group teaching‘ worked really well and with like-minded practitioners there was quite a relaxed feel and plenty of lively discussion. The course re-enforced again the importance of really good patient assessment, the importance of excellent treatment planning and use of special investigations, where appropriate, and the importance of teamwork for success. The course has given me greater confidence to identify treatment plan implant cases and consider restoration of dental implants in my own work environment.”
Queensway will be running the second module of the course in September, based on treatment planning and restoring an anterior single tooth. For those interested please contact Coral Milner on 01642 554667 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.