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Antibiotics and toothache

Here at Birchwood we’re Antibiotic Guardians meaning we only use Antibiotics when it’s appropriate. Most toothaches need treating by your dentist to relieve pain and other symptoms. Unnecessary use of antibiotics leads to resistant infections meaning they won’t be available for treating more serious infections.

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Dental Therapists Required

We’re looking for full or part-time therapists to provide maternity cover from January 2018. We are a family friendly NHS dental practice who has been using skill mix for several years.  Our therapists are a vital part of our team providing most of the restorative and periodontal treatment for the[…]

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New Dental Therapist

We have been sad to see Sue our hygienist leave after nearly 30 years of providing high quality periodontal care.  However we are pleased to announce a new member of our team, Natalie Sterna. Natalie is a dental therapist and as such is able to offer simple restorations such as[…]

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100% of patients would recommend us

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Friends and Family Test in November, we really do appreciate all the positive feedback we receive.  100% of our patients who completed our November 2015 FFT would recommend us to a friend or family member. Following a couple of comments in our[…]

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Emergency Appointments

As a direct result of feedback we’ve received from our patients we’ve made some changes to the way we structure and offer urgent treatment appointments. We’ve increased our capacity for urgent appointments to keep up with demand We’ve re-distributed appointments more evenly throughout the day to give a wider choice[…]

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Waiting Room Finished !

Our new waiting area is finally complete and we hope you find it a more relaxed place to wait for your appointment.  Thanks to all our patients who took the time to give us constructive feedback to help us make it the best we can for all our patients.

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Hygienist Service Changes

We are changing the way we offer hygienist services at the practice – details can be found here. We have compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help patients understand the changes. Last updated on September 21st, 2015

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September Update

  Our waiting room refurbishment is progressing well and thank you to all who have made positive comments about work so far.  For those who loved the Lego table don’t worry a new one is on order along with some child friendly seating.  Further new furniture is planned once we’ve[…]

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Online Booking

We’re pleased to announce you can now book your check up appointment online. This process can be done from your PC/Mac, tablet or mobile smartphone. Below is a short how-to guide. Follow the link in your reminder text or e-mail which will take you to the screen below. Please note[…]

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Water fluoridation: health monitoring report for England 2014

Children in local authorities with water fluoridation schemes (where the level of fluoride is adjusted to 1 part per million) have less tooth decay than those in local authorities without such schemes, says a new report by Public Health England (PHE). As many as 45% fewer children aged one to[…]

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Direct Access Hygienist Appointments

Want a pre-Christmas scale and polish? Due to a recent change in legislation we are now able to offer access directly to our hygienist on a private basis for just £35. If you’d like to take advantage of one of these limited appointments please call 01925 822484. Last updated on[…]

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NHS Charges April 2013

On the 1st April 2013 it has been announced that the NHS dental charges will change as follows   The dental charge payable for a band one course of treatment will increase by 50p from £17.50 to £18. This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays), advice on how to prevent[…]

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