DIRECT ACCESS – a change in Legislation who is set up to provide this service. You do not need to be registered with our or any other practice.
Cleaning and polishing of teeth, Oral hygiene advice and other hygiene related treatments can now be booked directly with a hygienist. You no longer need to see a dentist first. This means that if you wish to have your teeth cleaned for a special event or to give yourself a boost you can do this by booking one visit directly with a hygienist
For patient safety this is only allowed on premises registered with the CQC as a Dental Practice, and all of the usual compliance with provison of dental treatment is required. There still needs to be a liaison arrangement with a dental practitioner, so that should a hygienist see something for which they feel the patient needs further advice, that can be arranged seamlessly. At Westdene Dental Practice we are now happy to book in anyone for a visit to our hygienist in the knowledge that all issues with regard to
patient care and infection control are first class. This includes the required insurances, training and qualifications. Our CQC report quotes ‘ It is a pleasure to find such a team of devoted people, whether it is the hygienist or the dentist, all are so very professional’ This is great news for anybody wishing to take advantage of easy access to dental healthcare professionals for advice or treatment. Of course as a dental practice we can also legally provide tooth whitening which is not the case outside of a dental practice setting.
Care for a lifetime Established over 20 years
We specialise in caring for you personally. We are expanding our hours to accommodate new patients, appointments Saturday mornings. Our experienced team of dentists: • • • • •
Vanessa Woods/Greenaway BDS (Univ Bristol) Sue Wood BDS RCS LDS (Eng) Lisa Costigan BDS (Guys Hospital) Jeanie Teasdale BDS (Univ. Bristol) Fiona Kennedy BDS (Univ. Edinburgh)
are available to discuss your needs. Call us for a chat or request a brochure (01273 550116)
We are a local practice with the time to care for you individually & with respect. 54 Eldred Avenue Brighton BN1 5EG Telephone 01273 550116 www.westdenedental.co.uk. 14 | The Post • t: 01273 299219
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Delievered to homes in Patcham, Withdean, Tongdean in Brighton every month