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Officially A Supercharged Dentist

July 9th, 2019

I was on a training course titled “The Supercharged Dentist” recently and being part of a fast moving and ever changing profession, expected to come away from it learning about the latest gadgets and techniques for treating our patients.

Click to see a video with more about the course and learnings from it: https://youtu.be/LPAQyFwjzps

Instead, I was pleasantly surprised that between the various speakers, most of the content was not necessarily things I didn’t know but was presented in a way to change the thinking about approaches to dental treatment and communication with our patients and support teams such as dental laboratories.

As a result, we will be putting place a number of small changes in the way we work on a daily basis at Brightside Dental, which I believe will have a significant and positive impact on our patient care.

This applies to all of our lives and some of the things we don routinely and not just related to work. As an example, many of our patients see our dental hygienists on a regular basis. Often they know what they should be doing every day at home to maintain their mouth in the best way, however this doesn’t always happen – as LIFE gets in the way. By having some assistance and reinforcement on a regular basis, it is easier to keep good habits.

What other areas in your life could you make simple changes for the better?

If you have any questions or need further help or assistance, please give us a call on 020 88884401.


National Stop Snoring Week 2019

April 16th, 2019

National Stop Snoring Week takes place between April 22nd to 28th this year. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness about snoring and that contrary to popular belief, it can often be treated. The sound of snoring, which can often be very loud is irritating and annoying for the partner (and possibly neighbours) […]

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See How Your New Smile Could Look

December 18th, 2018

Following on from last weeks blog, which if you missed, see it here : https://www.brightsidedental.co.uk/blog/treatments/braces-are-not-just-for-children/ , we will be looking at how we can carry out a simple digital scan of your teeth to compare how your smile is now and what can be improved.     On January 10th 2019, Brightside Dental is holding an […]

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Mouth Cancer Action Month

November 20th, 2018

Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place every November, whose aim is to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention. Their aim is to raise awareness to get more cases of mouth cancer diagnosed at an early stage. By increasing education of the risk […]

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Are You Wearing Your Teeth Away While You Sleep?

October 18th, 2018

The 9th Annual Bruxism Awareness Week runs from 22nd to 28th October 2018.      Clenching or grinding of the teeth (bruxism to use the medical term), is thought to affect around 80% of adults. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of grinding their teeth as it happens whilst sleeping and for many, there is no […]

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Madonna’s Dental Grill Is Nothing New

September 12th, 2018

Madonna was seen recently whilst out for her birthday flashing a dental grill. This is a craze that has become increasingly popular among celebrities over the past few years and seemed to start with  musicians, in particular hip hop artists. However. on a recent trip to Mexico, I visited one of the 7 Wonders of […]

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The National Autistic Society – Charity Of The Quarter

June 10th, 2018

Each quarter at Brightside Dental we decide on a charitable cause that could benefit from the donations we make as a promise to our clients who have patiently waited to be seen for more than 10 minutes past their booked appointment time. Each time we are running late we make a donation to our chosen […]

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Diabetes Week 2018

June 4th, 2018

Diabetes week is every year between 11th June until 17th June. This awareness week is devoted to have all supporters come together to express their stories, to raise awareness of diabetes and help fund research into the condition. Living with diabetes is difficult, there are many factors to consider which can be stressful for you […]

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Are Children Having Too Much Sugar?

May 7th, 2018

Tooth decay is the number one cause of hospital admissions for general anesthetic in the UK and the  main cause of this is a high consumption of sugary food and drinks. Click to read more of recent findings released by Public Health England (PHE). http://www.smile-onnews.com/news/view/childhood-tooth-extraction-requires-action-in-england 6th April 2018 saw the introduction of the Soft Drinks […]

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Do Patches On Your Teeth Affect Your Smile?

April 16th, 2018

It is widely believed that the first things people notice when meeting someone new is their smile and their eyes. Even the slightest blemish with a smile can affect a person’s confidence (and it is also thought has an impact on the outcome of job interviews and promotions) and a confident smile can make all […]

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