Queensway Dental Clinic

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

Queensway Dental Professional News

23rd December 2014

Per-Ingvar Brånemark, May 3rd 1929 – December 20th 2014

On the 20th of December 2014 Per-Ingvar Brånemark sadly died after a period of illness. The surgeon that discovered osseointegration around 50 yrs ago in Sweden, and went on to establish ‘Branemark’ implants which is now ‘Nobel Biocare’, revolutionised dentistry and his loss has been sadly mourned by family, friends and colleagues around the world.

We work closely with Nobel Biocare, as the company that provide all of our implant products, and it is thanks to Per-Ingvar Brånemark and his work, that we are able to use only the implant systems and technology that have the best evidence base available.

You can read more about Per-Ingvar Brånemark here.

“Surround yourself with some of the best minds in your field, and you’re bound to succeed.” — Per-Ingvar Brånemark

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7th May 2014

Teesside Orthodontist invited to join industry network and lead the way in invisible braces

A specialist orthodontist in Teesside has been invited to join The Invisible Orthodontist (TIO) network, one of only 25 members across the UK and the only member from the north east.

Dr. Guy Deeming from Queensway Orthodontics has joined the group of specialist orthodontists leading the way in providing virtually invisible orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign® as an option for patients.

Invisalign® is the leading brand in orthodontics and has been used to treat over two million patients worldwide, remaining a popular choice with celebrities and the general public alike.

As a member of TIO, Guy and the Queensway Orthodontic team can now further develop and share their expertise using the Invisalign® appliance – and offer even more to patients across the region who want to achieve a winning smile without the need for visible fixed braces.

Patients will now further benefit from the expertise and latest techniques gained as a result of Guy joining TIO, with a wide range of support services on offer. Working with other members of TIO, Guy now participates and contributes to training and networking events, as well as continuing to develop the skills of the Queensway Orthodontic team of nurses and orthodontic therapists.

Guy said: “I am thrilled to be part of the TIO as it is a wonderful way to develop the practice to realise the full potential of the Invisalign® appliance for patients, some of whom may have been told they are not suitable for the treatment in the past.

“I am delighted to represent the north east region within TIO as it becomes a more active and well-known brand within the orthodontic community and general public.”

The benefits to patients choosing Invisalign® include a proven track record with millions of pounds spent on research and development. The appliance itself is a series of very thin clear aligners that are discreet and removable, allowing patients to continue to eat and clean their teeth normally, without any metal wires or brackets.

Stephanie from Stockton felt that her teeth had become prominent and irregular. Over the years this had started to bother her more and more, but she had been put off by the idea of wearing a traditional fixed metal brace until she discovered Invisalign® at Queensway.

She said: “I thought I was too old for braces, but after seeing the options for treatment as an adult, I was sold. I was over the moon with my new smile, and the result achieved, it’s a great feeling.”

Guy added: “There is a real synergy from working with the TIO network, enabling us to share best practice and new ideas, pushing the limits of what we can achieve for our patients.”

Dr. Grant Duncan, Co-Founder of TIO, said: “We are delighted that an orthodontist of Dr Deeming’s expertise and experience has joined the TIO network. By bringing together orthodontists from around the country and world with a special interest in Invisalign allows patients to get the best possible outcome for their smile correction.”

Dr. Guy Deeming is a specialist orthodontist registered with the General Dental Council and is a Platinum Certified Invisalign provider. He sits on the Clinical Advisory Board for Invisalign® as well as the Orthodontic Specialist Group, the Conference and Meetings Committees of the British Orthodontic Society and the editorial board of the Orthodontic Practice Journal. He is also a visiting specialist to the Orthodontic Department at Newcastle Dental Hospital.

If you are interested in finding out more, please visit www.queenswayorthodontics.co.uk or www.theinvisibleorthodontist.co.uk telephone 01642 554667.

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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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