2nd December 2013
In preparation for the festive season, Jennifer Tate fro mW Magazine decided to have tooth whitening and was extremely pleased with the result. View the before and after and read her review here:
26th November 2013
For two North East women, nothing was as scary as a trip to see their dentist. However, after overcoming their severe fears, thanks to the help of Queensway Dental Clinic, they are celebrating their new leases of life.
Ronnie Culley and Sarah Urquhart had both avoided the dentists for most of their lives due to an overwhelming fear which stemmed back to bad experiences. Thanks to the patience and guidance of a team of dentists at Queensway Dental Clinic in Billingham, through the conscious sedation service, they were able to undergo vital dental work needed to give them their smiles back.
Ronnie, 67 years old and from Wolviston, came to Queensway two years ago and has since undergone a series of restorative procedures. She said: “I’d had some very bad dental experiences since I was small and as a result I was extremely fearful, so much so I’d get upset just at the thought of going.
“I’d heard about Queensway and the service it provided for anxious patients, so decided to go along as I desperately wanted my teeth looking at and improved. The staff – and in particular Dr. Will Carter – have been incredible, ensuring I’m at ease and I would recommend them to anyone.
“The procedures have changed my life and I couldn’t have done it without the option of conscious sedation. Your fear compounds as you get older, especially the longer you leave it, but now I can come to the dentists without crying or being scared, it’s a huge turnaround. Most recently I had a filling without needing to undergo conscious sedation. I keep smiling to myself in the mirror so I can see my new teeth. I’ve got my confidence back and people tell me I look younger.”
Sarah, 37 years old and from Bishop Auckland has been a patient at Queensway for a year: “The condition of my teeth had deteriorated severely but every time I went to my own dentist for treatment, I’d pass out due to fear so it was an impossible situation. Previous to this it had been at least ten years since my last trip to the dentists. My dentist referred me to Queensway for the conscious sedation service. The staff were fantastic and helped find a solution that was best for everyone; I had All-on-4 dental implants which was made possible through conscious sedation.
“I was terrified the first time I had the treatment with conscious sedation, but since then my fear has definitely eased. Before I came to Queensway I never imagined I would ever get to this stage. My new smile has improved my quality of life as I don’t have to hide my teeth any more.”
Dr. Paul Averley, Managing Partner at Queensway Dental Clinic added: “A fear of going to the dentists is extremely common which is why, for over 15 years, we have been delivering a safe, high quality sedation service provided by our team of extremely well-trained and experienced sedation-qualified dentists, consultant anaesthetists, therapists and nurses. We have treated thousands of patients who came to us feeling extremely anxious, so anxious in fact they couldn’t undergo even the simplest of dental treatments without conscious sedation. Using techniques to manage anxiety, we have helped people who have not seen the dentist for many years and given them their smile back.”
If you are a nervous patient and would like more information on anxiety management services at Queensway Dental Clinic , please call 01642 554667.
18th November 2013
Queensway Dental Clinic have teamed up with Andersons of Durham and Wynyard Hall Hotel & Spa to be able to offer one lucky winner an amazing prize – a combined makeover worth over £900!
At Queensway we are offering an air polishing and tooth whitening treatment worth over £400 to give your teeth that extra sparkle! Whilst Andersons of Durham are providing the lucky winner with an outfit from Gant worth over £200.
Wynyard Hall are also offering over £300 worth of treatments including a luxury manicure and pedicure, totally Quenched & Drenched facial and make up consultation, application and advice. The winner will also receive a colour and restyle along with a goody bag of hair care products from Reef Hair at Wynyard Hall.
Start the year as you mean to go on!
To enter complete our entry form online or return your completed entry from to Queensway Dental Clinic, Andersons of Durham or Wynyard hall by 31st January 2014.
15th November 2013
Queensway Dental Clinic has urged members of the public to ‘Save their Smile’ by raising awareness of the signs of mouth cancer throughout November during the British Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action Month.
It is estimated that there are on average 6,000 new cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK each year. Professional check-ups and regular self-examinations are the best route to early detection of the disease. When brushing your teeth it is also a good time to look for any changes. Early diagnosis saves lives and gives suffers a 90% chance of survival.
Mouth cancer can affect all aspects of the mouth including the tongue and lips. Mouth cancers have traditionally affected people over 40, particularly men; however research has shown that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women.
Will Carter, Partner, Queensway Dental Clinic said: “Every patient that has a check-up at Queensway receives a mouth cancer screening from their dentist but we would urge those who maybe don’t visit the dentist regularly or who have symptoms such as an unusual lump, an ulcer that has not healed within two weeks or swollen or red and white patches in the mouth to visit their dentist or GP immediately. The important message from Mouth Cancer Action Month is if in doubt, get checked out. Awareness and early detection really could save your life.”
Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of campaign organisers the British Dental Health Foundation, said: “We are delighted that that Queensway Dental Clinic has joined the many dental practices, schools, health professionals and community groups promoting Mouth Cancer Action Month. “Three-quarters of cases are linked to tobacco and alcohol so it is important that smokers are encouraged to quit and alcohol is consumed in moderation. “The human papillomavirus (HPV), transmitted via oral sex, and poor diets are also linked to mouth cancer. Worryingly the disease is also now affecting a younger group of people and many more who display none of the traditional risk factors. Early diagnosis can really make the difference so make sure you visit a dentist regularly and check your mouth as often as possible – it could just save your life.”
If you have any concerns, please visit your dentist or GP.
For more information on mouth cancer please visit www.mouthcancer.org.
10th September 2013
Queensway Dental Clinic is now opening its doors on a Saturday at its Darlington practice delivering cosmetic, implant and family dentistry services for private patients.
As well as offering Specialist Oral Surgery Services, our practice on Yarm Road in Darlington is now open to private patients, offering treatments including tooth whitening, veneers, dentures, dental implants and complete smile make overs. Routine and family dental appointments for private patients are also available on a Saturday for patient’s convenience. New patients will receive a free 30 minute consultation with a dentist.
In addition, BTX and filler treatments are also available from this practice for those who want to subtly reduce fine lines, creases and wrinkles for more youthful looking skin to compliment a new smile.
Dr. Will Carter, who is leading the new Saturday service for Queensway Dental Clinic, said: “Typically we had a lot of patients travelling from Darlington, Durham and surrounding areas to access our services at Billingham. To make appointments more convenient and accessible, opening our Darlington Clinic’s doors on a Saturday was a logical step for us. We look forward to welcoming new patients.”
To book an appointment please call our Darlington practice on 01325 381928.