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Funds for those with disabilities
Improved local access to lifechanging dental treatment
NEW grants of up to £1,000 are available for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities or both and living in Somerset or Devon to take part in music therapy, music experiences and outdoor adventures. The grants are made possible by a new fund called Mary’s Beat, which has been created in memory of Mary Christabel Dyer. Administered by Somerset Community Foundation, Mary’s Beat will consider funding for individuals to participate in an activity which would not otherwise be available to them. Eligible activities include music therapy, one-off concerts, and outdoor activities that will build self-confidence, encourage participation and inspire hope for the future. Mary, who sadly passed away last year, was born with severe disabilities and required constant care. However she lived a rich and rewarding life. She loved attending live music concerts and enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, walking in her adapted wheelchair, and cycling in her Duet wheelchair bike. Details: 01749 344949 or visit www.somersetcf.org.uk
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ACCESS to life-changing tooth implant treatment in the Wincanton area is being improved with a special event staged by a Somerset dentist. Dr James Main is inviting people with one or more missing teeth to discover how dental implants could help improve their quality of life and increase self-esteem at work and at important social occasions. The event is on Saturday February 24th, 10am until 1pm, at Wincanton Racecourse. Everyone attending will receive a free preliminary consultation, enabling them to discuss their individual requirements with Dr Main. According to Dr Main: “One of the first things that people will notice about you, is your smile. They will often formulate their impression of you based on how your smile looks. I see many patients who find social events embarrassing or who are restricted in their food choices. “For people with missing teeth, failing bridges or loose and uncomfortable dentures, dental implants can be the answer. Several of my patients who have been held back by their teeth, have told me that tooth implant treatment has helped to improve their confidence and oral comfort considerably.” James Main has extensive experience in cosmetic and implant dentistry. He has been treating implant patients for more than 12 years and has placed over 900 implants. Often the procedure can be completed in a single day, providing fixed teeth that look, feel and function just like the real thing. He says this really can be life-changing. One of James’s patients who opted for dental implant treatment explains: “It is great to be able to eat anything and laugh with confidence again – no denture, marvellous.” Another patient adds: “I don’t know the difference between the implants and my own teeth. I can now eat without any discomfort.” Dr Main said: “Each patient has individual requirements. To be sure of the specific benefits for you and the cost of your individual treatment, the best thing is to come in and see me.” Details: Contact The James Main Dental Partnership on 01458 832193 or 0845 603 1513.
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