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Queensway News

21st July 2014

CPD in June

As part of their registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) dentists and dental care professionals are required to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) activities.  At Queensway Dental Clinic we are committed to furthering our training and education through our regular involvement in CPD activities, and want to share this with our patients.

Here is out second monthly CPD calendar detailing all of the activities our team members have taken part in to further their professional development. Find out where our team where and what they were doing in June: CPD Calendar June

Here are just some of the things our team took part in in June:

  • Dr Will Carter (Below) successfully completed an advanced surgery course.
  • New York ceramicist Peter Pizzi lectured to the team from Queensway Dental Lab.
  • We began our Tooth Trooper School visits with Tilly and Toby.

 

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21st July 2014

CPD in May

As part of their registration with the General Dental Council (GDC) dentists and dental care professionals are required to participate in continuing professional development (CPD) activities.  At Queensway Dental Clinic we are committed to furthering our training and education through our regular involvement in CPD activities, and want to share this with our patients.

We will be posting a monthly CPD calendar detailing all of the activities our team members have taken part in to further their professional development. Find out where our team where and what they were doing in May: CPD Calendar May

Here are just some of the things our team took part in in May:

  • Dr Uzma Olbrich & Dr Rebecca Hierons visited Wynyard Hall to speak at Queensway Dental Clinic’s ‘Fresh Faces & Radiant Smiles for Summer’ Event.
  • Dr Guy Deeming held ‘Aligning Expectations’ at Judges in Yarm.
  • Richard Elliott & John Blenkey from Queensway Dental Lab attended the Bredent international symposium trade show in Berlin.
  • Dr Ian Lane visited Nobel Biocare HQ in London to take part in a Nobel clinician train the trainer day with Nobel global product specialist, Pascal Kunz.

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9th July 2014

Queensway Dental Lab welcomes new team members!

Danielle Danyaal Jeremy

After both successfully completing a 3 year degree in Dental Technology from Manchester Metropolitan University, Danyaal Nomaz and Jeremy Cheung have joined the team at Queensway Dental Laboratory.

Beginning a one year graduate programme, both Dental Technicians are already familiar faces in the lab after undertaking an 8 week placement in 2012, before starting the second year of their degrees.

As fully qualified dental technicians both Danyaal and Jeremy will be able to build upon their skills by working alongside the experienced team in the state of art private dental laboratory.

We would also like to welcome Danielle Lipthorpe to Queensway Dental Lab. Danielle has taken on the new role of Dental Laboratory Administrator.

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8th July 2014

Pupils become tooth troopers as oral health campaign kicks off in Teesside

Queensway Dental Clinic has visited three schools in Stockton to talk about dental care, helping the young pupils understand the growing impact of tooth decay and how important it is to brush their teeth.

We recently launched the Tooth Troopers campaign to schools across Teesside in response to the ongoing oral health problem, and St John The Evangelist RC Primary School, Pentland Primary School in Billingham and Red House Nursery and Infants School in Norton were delighted to take up the offer.

Coral Milner, Communications Manager at Queensway Dental Clinic was joined by Jennie, Natalie, Sarah and Jade from the oral health education team, to talk with over 400 Key Stage One and Two pupils about how tooth decay can affect them. With the help and support of Toby and Tilly, the young ‘Tooth Troopers’ also learned about the importance of good oral health care and the long-term benefits of taking care of their teeth and gums at an early age.

Louisha Moyo, Tegan Lancaster and Hannah Mulloy aged 10, from St John The Evangelist RC Primary School said: “We were shocked at the amount of sugar there was in drinks, especially that Lucozade contained more than coke. We learnt that we have to cut down on the amount of sugar in our diets or it can ruin our lifestyles. The most surprising thing we found out was how long we should brush our teeth for two minutes, we don’t think we were brushing our teeth properly before.”

 Following the presentation, pupils were given workbooks with activities such as designing posters, a themed word search and a quiz to find out the number of teeth in a mouth, which helps develop creative design, problem solving and mathematics skills. They also received goody bags with a selection of items including certificates, stickers and activity sheets.

Mrs Julia Rea, Headteacher at St Johns RC Primary School, said: “A very informative presentation, which really made the children think about how to keep their teeth and gums healthy and how important this is. The presentation fitted in perfectly during our ‘Fit for Life’ theme week – during this week the children learnt about how important diet and exercise are, good dental health was another important aspect we wanted to cover.”

Mr Ian McKay Nursery and EYFS Co
-ordinator at Red House Nursery and Infants School, said: “The children were excited about becoming Tooth Troopers in assembly and finding out how Tilly and Toby looked after their teeth.  They were shocked when they discovered how much sugar is within foods, especially tomato ketchup, which is a favourite of mine!

“At Red House Nursery & Infants School we teach children about tooth care and dentists in Nursery right through to Year 3. Just before Christmas Year 3 were learning about the effects that sugar has on our teeth in their Science lessons. The talk by the team at Queensway’s Dental Clinic has certainly helped to reinforce the importance of a good oral health care.”

Dr Paul Howlett, partner and dentist at Queensway Dental Clinic said: “Oral health is a big issue nationally and more important, locally.Throughout the year we work with the community to increase their knowledge of maintaining good dental care and sharing the message of preventative dentistry – which a key part of a child’s overall health and wellbeing – and the Tooth Troopers campaign is a great opportunity to reach children at a young age.

“We found the pupils to be very enthusiastic andexcited about the project. They also have a good understanding of tooth care already so it has been really positive so far. We are very much looking forward to seeing the creativity and thoughts behind the posters for the competition.”

The youngsters have been given a chance to win a £200 voucher for their school by designing colorful and creative posters that get the good oral health message across. In addition, the pupils will be also be able to visit the clinic to see the dental team in action, supported by Toby and Tilly the Tooth Troopers.

Three additional schools are now planning to take part, including St Joseph’s Primary School in Billingham. If you would like to request the Tooth Troopers to visit your school, please contact Coral Milner on 01642 554667.

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3rd July 2014

Practice Open Evening – 15th July 2014

Are you unhappy with your smile?

Get the smile you have always wanted at Queensway Dental Clinic.

If you have any concerns with your teeth or would like to improve your smile, we would like to invite you to our practice open evening on Tuesday 15th July from 5.30pm-7.30pm.

The evening will be an excellent opportunity to discover the private dental treatments available at Queensway Dental Clinic, ranging from dental implants to tooth whitening,

Our dentists will be available for a one-to-one discussion, allowing you to gain more information about our services and explore how we can help. Our Treatment Advisor will also be at the evening and can advise on our flexible finance options.

If you would like to register to attend the evening, please complete the form below or alternatively call 01642 554667.

Open Evening sign-up

 

If it was Invisalign that you were thinking of, you could get up to £375 off the treatment cost – to find out more about the Queensway Orthodontic Open Evening please visit: www.queenswayorthodontics.co.uk.

 

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