Hello and welcome to February’s newsletter.
After what has felt like a very quick January, we are greeting February with the joy of lighter nights and longer days. We have loved seeing all our patients (new and old) at the beginning of this year and are looking forward to continuing our patients’ oral health journeys throughout this year.
It is positive and uplifting to see the continued relaxation of the COVID-19 restrictions and a steady return towards “normal living”. However, the safety of our patients and staff remains paramount and the national guidance around dental practices and infection control protocols hasn’t changed at the current time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for continued cooperation with the protocols we have put in place and to remind you that we are still asking patients to wear face coverings when visiting the practice.
We hope you enjoy this month’s newsletter. Please remember our team here are always at hand to answer any questions you may have.
We look forward to seeing you soon, in the meantime, take care and stay safe.
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QUEENSWAY Dental Group have filled the gap in funding to save their local football club from the brink of extinction.
Billingham Synthonia faced certain closure, just a year short of its centenary when its main source of income pulled its funding. Following a public appeal, Queensway Dental, Queensway Orthodontics and Queensway Laboratory based in Billingham came together to donate £10,000 and help save the club ahead of its 100-year anniversary.
Founded in 1923, Billingham Synthonia were named after an agricultural fertiliser, Synthonia being a contraction of “synthetic ammonia” – a product manufactured by ICI. They have remained a stalwart in the Northern League ever since.
Queensway Dental Group employs approximately 140 members of staff from partners to dental technicians across its Billingham sites, providing a range of different services, from general dentistry to cosmetic and orthodontic treatment.
Dr Ian Lane (pictured left), partner at Queensway Dental, said: “We have certainly not been immune to the financial impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, but we are passionate about helping our community wherever and whenever we can.
“Billingham Synthonia is a well-respected club at the heart of our community and the prospect of our local team’s 99 years of club history abruptly ending meant a great deal to our team members and patients alike.
“We are delighted to be able to help keep the club alive as it continues its footballing journey. We wish the Synners the best of luck for the coming season and beyond.”
Paul Dolan, chairman at Billingham Synthonia, said “ Billingham Synthonia Football Club are delighted to announce a partnership with Queensway Dental Clinic, Queensway Dental Laboratory and Queensway Orthodontists all based in Billingham for their generous funding to help Synthonia see out the end of the 2021/22 EBAC Northern League football season.
Queensway Dental offer patients a relaxed and friendly environment in which to see a dental professional, within the areas of general Dentistry and Orthodontics. Their Laboratory takes pride in their innovative approach to refine processes and techniques to constantly deliver the best possible outcome for clients in all aspects of ceramic, prosthodontic and implant work.
Queensway take an active interest in supporting their local community by way of The Teesside Family Foundation and we at Billingham Synthonia very much look forward to a long-term partnership with Queensway and other local sponsors.”
Emily wanted to feel confident starting her new career with the NHS.
She was unhappy with the shape of her teeth and was looking for something to help straighten her smile – after speaking with members of our highly experienced team, it was decided PMMA veneers were the answer.
Emily, said; “I absolutely love my new smile. My colleagues have all commented how amazing my smile is and some of them have since become Queensway Dental patients.”
Are you ready for your own smile makeover? We offer free video consultations for new patients or if you’re an existing patient, you can book a clinical assessment by calling 01642 554667.
Ever wondered what the process is for a smile makeover? Danielle recently had PMMA veneer treatment here at Queensway Dental and from her initial video consultation to her final smile reveal, we filmed it all.
We hope you enjoy being taken on Danielle’s smile journey!
Joining our Jesmond practice is the brilliant, Dr Michael Barrell.
Michael enjoys providing all aspects of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. He prides himself on his compassionate treatment of anxious patients, who find that their fears of having dental treatment are quickly alleviated once they begin. Michael’s personal philosophy is based very much on delivering exemplary care to patients and achieving their desired outcomes.
How do you enjoy spending your time outside of work?
I love spending time with my family and spend a lot of my weekends either in the woods or on the beach with my son. Keeping myself fit and active are also important to me; I especially enjoy road cycling and HIIT training. I am a big music fan and play the guitar, but I am also planning to learn to play the piano and drums if I can find time! I love to cook and will usually to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday in the kitchen creating something delicious for the family, but often sneakily with the football on in the background.
What makes you smile?
Work wise – knowing that patients are leaving my surgery confident and happy.
Outside of work – Big hugs from my wife and son when I walk through the door after a day at work and walking on the beach.
Also joining our Billingham practice is experienced dental associate, Dr Lauren Willson.
Lauren completed her foundation training in a practice in Middlesbrough and since then has worked in general practices throughout the North East.
Dr Willson will be supporting our therapy team with the re-care journey of our patients who have joined the Queensway plan.
What do you enjoy doing out of work?
I enjoy reading, baking for my family and taking in the fresh air whilst paddle boarding.
What makes you smile?
My three beautiful children.
If you’re also in the group of people who don’t feel confident showing their teeth in a photo –
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