Marching on

Time is marching on – I can’t quite believe we’re nearly in February.

It does feel like an awful lot has happened already this year though – it’s been a busy 2024 so far at Brightside, so I thought I’d share a few of the things we’ve been getting up to.First up, we must congratulate our fantastic hygienist Negar on her 7-year Brightside anniversary. 

If you’ve attended Brightside before, you’ll know that we believe your hygienist appointments are a critical part of maintaining your overall oral health, and Negar has been invaluable in helping our patients do that for a long time – it’s a privilege to have her on the team.

Elsewhere, our dentists Paarth, Minal and Ronit, and our practice manager Elena recently attended a training course, focused on improving clinical and communication skills.

Over many years, we’ve learned just how critical good communication is – in many ways it’s just as important as the dental work – and that’s why we’re always looking for ways to improve in that area.

As members of the MiSmile network, we aim to help as many patients as possible to get the smile they want with Invisalign, and we recently received a gift to commemorate the fact that we placed number 5 in the UK, out of a select 120 dental practices.

Last but by no means least, we all understand the importance of recycling, and we’re also aware that in the dental world, a lot has traditionally been thrown away, when it should be recycled.

 We’re doing our bit to try and fix that, which is why I’m delighted to announce a partnership with Phillips, which allows us to recycle used dental products.  There’s a box located in the practice entrance, which you’re welcome to use and tell family and friends about, even if they aren’t Brightside patients.

Right, that’s all for now – back next week!