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COVID-19 Update From 19th July

 

Following the further easing of COVID restrictions and updated guidance from the Chief Dental Officer for England (CDO) effective from the 19th July 2021, our team continues to see patients for both routine and emergency appointments. Our priority remains to ensure the safety of our both our patients and our team, with this in mind we will be continuing to ask patients to:

  • Complete our COVID-19 Health Screening Questionnaire before attending their appointment. We greatly appreciate your help in completing these forms via our Patient Portal prior to your appointment, the link to the Portal is sent via email a few days prior to your appointment. This step will continue to help us to reduce the number of people in the practice, which in turn helps to keep both you and our team safe
  • Wear a face covering whilst in the practice, face coverings will be removed once you are in the surgery for your appointment
  • Only bring essential items into the practice, this helps us to reduce the risk of cross-contamination
  • Attend their appointment(s) alone – unless you are a child under 16 years or a vulnerable adult
  • Sanitise their hands on arrival at the front door
  • Not attend the practice if they or a member of their household is displaying COVID-19 symptoms or if they are required to self-isolate because of a positive COVID test result or due to being a contact of a positive case

As ever we would like to thank all our patients for your continued support during what has been a very difficult period. Thank you also to our amazing and extremely hard-working team! We will continue to keep you updated on any operational changes following any new guidance issued by the Chief Dental Officer (CDO).

Best Wishes

The El-Nashar Team

Brand new state of the art technology at El-Nashar!

 

We are delighted to announce that we have recently purchased new, state-of-the-art technology. We have a brand new CBCT scanner and Carestream CS3700 Intraoral Scanner. 

 

Accurate and high-quality scans are crucial for the diagnosis and treatment of our patients and our new CBCT scanner features the industry’s leading dental imaging and 3D technology. 

 

Here are some of the key features of the Carestream CS9600 CBCT Scanner system:

  • It delivers outstanding precision every time and enables us to achieve high-quality and reproducible images
  • This is the only system that has an integrated retractable seat that allows patients to sit comfortably whilst they are being scanned, it also allows us to comfortably scan patients who may need higher stability
  • Cameras and touch-screen allow for easy and exact positioning of our patients
  • The system records each patient’s parameters, making follow-up imaging simple with a single touch
  • The additional face scanning feature helps patients to better understand their treatment plans, due to the realistic 3D facial images that are automatically added onto the x-ray images and 3D models

We also have the ‘Carestream CS3700’ Intraoral Scanner which is the most advanced intraoral scanner currently on the market. 

 

Here are some exciting features of our new Intraoral Scanner:

  • Accelerated precision, which means it takes just 30 seconds to scan single arches of your teeth
  • Patented Smart-Shade matching, which automatically detects the enamel colour of the scanned area to provide a more accurate colour match 
  • Ergonomic grip, which enables better control whilst taking scans
  • Touchscreen capabilities provide a seamless interaction with just a few clicks of a button

At El-Nashar Dental Care we are always looking for ways to enhance the care and experience we provide to our patients, and this is one we are very excited for!

The safety of our patients and team is our top priority.

We are still taking every precaution to ensure the safety of both our patients and our team. We wanted to give a little update about how things are running here at the practice:

  • For protection, we have regular COVID 19 testing for all staff members.
  • Additionally, the whole team (where possible) have had their first vaccination.
  • We are continuing to regularly review and update our Standard Operating Procedures in line with the government guidelines. This includes rules regarding social distancing, which is why we are still unable to work at full capacity, but are doing our best to ensure that we see and treat our patients as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you’re clinically vulnerable or are simply choosing not to come into the practice at the moment, we completely understand and want to assure you that we are still happy to carry out telephone consultations on request.

Stay safe everybody and we hope to see you all very soon!

An Update To Our Valued Patients

To All Our Valued Patients,

Further to the Prime Minister’s announcement on Tuesday 4th January regarding a new national lockdown, we wanted to update you all on how we are moving forward as a practice. We have also received a letter from the Chief Dental Officer for England, Sara Hurley confirming what dental practices should be doing during this new lockdown.

The practice will remain open and see patients. This will be done in line with our standard operating procedures (SOP’S) and the national dental infection prevention policies. These have all been in place since we re-opened on 8th June 2020 and we have been following these to ensure the safety of both our patient’s and team.

Please be reassured that if you already have an appointment booked this will go ahead, unless you contact us in the normal way to postpone your appointment. We would appreciate as much notice as possible if you want to change your appointment as we are working at half our capacity at the moment and are trying to see as many of our patients that want or need to be seen.

For our patients who do not want to visit the practice at the moment we completely understand this and we would like to reassure you that our Dentists and Hygienists can carry out a telephone consultation with you if you wish. Please ask when you call.

For our patients who have been asked by the government to shield we have been advised they should not attend the practice unless they have an acute dental emergency. Again, our Dentists are happy to carry out a telephone triage call for these patients.

Finally, we are aiming to operate as a blue zone, meaning we will not be able to treat patients with COVID19 symptoms. These patients will be referred to an urgent dental hub. Therefore, we will continue to:

  1. Ask you to complete our health screening questionnaire for COVID19 before we can allow you to come into the practice. We appreciate your help in completing these forms via e-mail prior to your appointment. This is to keep both you and our team safe.
  2. Ask you to call us from your car when you arrive outside the practice and wait there until we are ready for you in surgery.
  3. Ask you to minimise what you bring into the practice (e.g. Handbags) to reduce contact and cross contamination
  4. Ask that you come in unaccompanied (unless you are a child under 16 years old or you are a vulnerable adult).
  5. Ask you to wear a face covering. We will take your temperature and ask you to sanitise your hands prior to going into surgery.
  6. Please be advised that our toilet facilities are currently closed.

Thank you for your patience and support. We are working hard to ensure that we are all kept safe and well. Please remember we are there for you as and when you need us

Best wishes

The Team at El-Nashar Dental Care

£100 Donation to Rowcroft Hospice Thanks To Your Google Reviews

Did you know that for every Google review we receive, we donate £1 to a local charity?

We are pleased to announce that we have recently reached the milestone of 100 Google reviews! This means we will be donating £100 to Rowcroft Hospice.

Rowcroft Hospice is an independent local charity based in Torquay. They provide a wide range of palliative care services for people and their families with progressive life-limiting illnesses. Their commitment is to make every day the best day possible for people living with these illnesses and to provide comfort and support to families coping with the hardest days. To learn more about Rowcroft Hospice, you can visit their website: https://rowcrofthospice.org.uk/

We wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has left a review on Google so far, you’ve all helped us to achieve this donation.

If you want to be a part of the next donation, all you have to do is leave us a Google review after visiting our practice. Next stop: 200 reviews!

Join our team as a Full Time Trainee Nurse

El-Nashar Dental Care… Have you heard of us?

We are a fantastic team looking for Trainee Dental Nurse to join our private practice! 

The position is full time and permanent with competitive rates of pay on a structured pay scale.

In this role, you will provide clinical chairside support to all our clinicians, deliver excellent patient care, ensure compliance and CQC requirements are met, update patient records on our SOE system and carry out the decontamination and sterilisation of instruments.

You must have a good understanding of CQC, HTM0105 and guidelines, be able to work as part of a team and be able to work effectively and professionally. We are looking for a caring and thoughtful individual who has a passion for the patients and for Dentistry. 

If you think this role is for you then get in touch with Kelly Harnett, our Practice Manager, at [email protected] or call Kelly on 01626 212121

We are recruiting an Associate Dentist

Associate Dentist – El-Nashar Dental Care, Newton Abbot, Devon

We have a fantastic opportunity arising in Summer 2020, due to retirement, we will be looking for a Part-time Associate Dentist to join our award winning multi-disciplinary team at El-Nashar Dental Care.

Details:

  • 2 days a week
  • Established patient list which is primarily NHS children but scope to build a private adult patient list
  • Busy, multi-disciplinary, 5 surgery practice
  • Excellent UDA rate, depending on experience and qualifications
  • SOE computer system / Digital x-rays
  • Designated Decontamination Room
  • On site Dental Therapists and Hygienist
  • Dentures, Implants and Sedation
  • Well established and supportive team
  • Air-conditioned, state-of-the-art surgeries
  • All dentists must have current GDC registration, an active performer number, DBS and all relevant document

To apply or for more information please contact our Practice Manager, Kelly Harnett, on [email protected] or 01626 212121. We look forward to hearing from you.

We are taking on new patients

Are you looking for a new dental practice in the Newton Abbot area?

El-Nashar Dental Care is pleased to be welcoming new patients to our practice.

If you haven’t been to the dentist for a while, are new to the area, or would like to join a new practice, we would love to welcome you.

As a patient of El-Nashar Dental Care, you will benefit from expert dental care given to you by experienced and friendly staff. We offer a variety of dental care memberships to help you spread the cost of dental treatment over smaller monthly payments.

We even offer dental care for all the family – with discounts on our dental care memberships available. Our dentist, Lesley, is trained in children’s dental care and will make your child feel safe and relaxed when they come to the dental practice.

Contact us here to become a patient at El-Nashar Dental Care.

Dental Emergencies this August Bank Holiday

With the August Bank Holiday weekend approaching, we would like to remind our patients of the emergency procedure that we have at El-Nashar Dental Care.

If you do, unfortunately, suffer with a dental emergency, do not panic. If you are a member of our practice, emergency cover is included. Call the practice emergency phone number which is stated on the front of your membership card. You will be able to speak to our on-call dentist about your issues, and they will recommend the relevant next steps.

Our practice will be closed on Monday 26th August, but all other opening times remain the same as usual.

We hope you enjoy the bank holiday.