To Our Patients
Emerging from lockdown
We were delighted to re-open the practice on 8th June and start seeing and treating our valued patients once again. We were able to do this because we had spent most of lockdown planning, preparing, training the team and sourcing the correct PPE.
All of this meant that we were good to go. In the first week we saw patients who had emergencies during lock down. In week two we started on Dental Health Assessments and Gum Therapy appointments. Then from week three onwards we started doing Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP’s).
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our patients who have supported us during this difficult time and have been amazing and so positive when they have come to see us at the surgery. We are working hard to catch up missed appointments for our members.
Our new normal is not easy, due to restrictions and guidelines many of our customer care services have been put on hold. We find it very hard to ask you to use your car to wait in rather than our lounge with a nice cup of coffee. The clinical staff are doing a magnificent job working behind visors, FFP3 masks and very hot gowns when carrying out AGP’s. The rest of us are wearing masks and visors which makes answering the telephone rather strange, apologies if we all sound a bit muffled.
At the moment we are working at one third of our capacity as we have to leave our surgeries closed for one hour after a procedure then a 15 minute deep clean. This has meant we have had to re-arrange or cancel many pre-booked appointments as the clinicians have all had to reduce and change their days. We are hoping very soon new guidelines will allow us to reduce the downtime which will in turn mean that we can see more patients in a day. Our team members are gradually re-joining us from furlough.
For the foreseeable future until the alert level goes down to level 2 we have to operate a locked front door policy so please bear with us. We are continuing to strive to keep the practice a ‘Blue Zone’ meaning COVID19 free. This means we will carry on triaging by phone and checking your COVID status before you arrive at the practice and then your temperature on arrival. We are trying to keep everything as contactless as possible and encourage you all to complete the forms digitally when we send them to you prior to your appointment and return them to us so we can keep all your records up to date. We are taking payments by card and where possible over the phone prior to your appointment.
We would like to reassure you all that we are taking every precaution to ensure both our patients and our teams’ safety.
We look forward to seeing you all again soon within the practice. When you are ready to make an appointment please call us on 01626 212121
Hassan and Sharon El-Nashar
This October, El-Nashar Dental Care is offering 20% off all Facial Aesthetics treatments booked in October.
Facial Aesthetics can transform your face and give you back a youthful glow. Treatment can soften wrinkles and folds, restore facial contours and enhance lips.
At our practice, not only do we use gold standard products but we also offer follow-up advice, care and support. We believe in strict confidentiality.
Find out more about the treatments we offer here.
Call the practice on 01626 21 21 21 or fill out our request an appointment online form.
Fran White is a dental hygienist and therapist at El-Nashar Dental Care. We asked her why it’s so important to visit the hygienist…
Some people think of the hygienist as painful and unnecessary and would rather spend those hard-earned pennies on a treat like a haircut; they simply don’t feel like they need a hygiene visit as they don’t want to be told how to brush their teeth.
I’m aware that visiting the hygienist is not a popular past time; the moans and groans I get when new patients enter my surgery confirm it. However, give me five minutes and I’ll explain why I love this job, and why good oral hygiene is an investment in your long-term health with benefits that can last a lifetime.
So, why visit the hygienist?
Let’s start with the obvious. A clean healthy mouth will serve you better than a stained, unhealthy, dirty one. A nice smile is the first thing many people will notice about a person. A dental hygienist will teach you about the best methods to clean and maintain your teeth and gums. A good smile brings with it confidence and helps show the best version of yourself to the world. I help all my patients with a bespoke daily oral hygiene regime and tailor it to each patient’s needs. Put simply, if you maintain your teeth and gums they will serve you well for years to come!
A neglected, poorly maintained mouth is likely to cause discomfort, pain and require time and money spent at the dental practice – so your hygienist could save you precious time, money and give you a smile to be proud of. If you’re thinking of spending money on a new dental implant or crown, your hygienist has an essential role in helping you maintain it. Think of it like a regular car service or MOT. If you want your new investment to last and work as it should, it’s imperative it’s maintained.
Oral health is much more than clean teeth. It’s becoming more and more about holistic healthcare. Well-established links have been made between gum disease and heart conditions as well as other diseases and conditions. Prevention and the treatment of gum disease will help reduce risks of unstable heart issues and many diabetics will be well aware of the synergistic relationship between their diabetes and gum disease. A healthy mouth means a healthier you.
In the UK, 46% of oral cancer cases are preventable; hygienists regularly check for oral cancers and can give appropriate prevention advice. We can also give advice on smoking cessation and understand how certain medications may affect your mouth. Top tips for a tooth-friendly diet and reducing the risk of tooth wear are also things you can talk to your hygienist about.
I find patients benefit the most from their appointments when they ask questions. Being actively involved in your appointment will ensure you get the most out of it. Be open and say if you’re nervous or find something uncomfortable. We can do things to help.
Hygienists train for years gaining knowledge and regularly go on courses to stay up to date. l love to share this knowledge with my patients. I can honestly say no question is a stupid question and I’ve heard it all. I find people ask me questions they’re too shy or embarrassed to ask their dentist.
Regular appointments with the hygienist are an important part of preventive health care that’s designed to help you smile.
Most patients leave my surgery with more knowledge, motivation and the right skills to care for their teeth and gums, but most importantly they leave with a smile!
We are delighted to welcome Joanna Sutcliffe to our multi disciplinary team. Joanna will be offering treatment under sedation, dental implants and advanced restorative treatments . Visit our team page to find out more about her.
We are extremely excited to announce the launch of our new prize draw to win 12-months Dental Care Membership, in celebration of our 10th anniversary at Tower House!
Win 12 Months Dental Care Membership Worth up to £187.20
Four lucky people will each win a 1-year Dental Care Membership – WORTH up to £187.20 – allowing you to take extra special care of your teeth for the next 12 months, absolutely free!
Benefits of the Dental Care Membership include:
- Guaranteed registration at El-Nashar Dental Care, Newton Abbot
- Regular dental examinations
- Wider choice of materials for treatments
- Extended time with your dentist/hygienist
- Insurance, exclusive discounts and much, much more
See the full details of what our extraordinarily good value for money Dental Care Memberships include, here
How to Enter to WIN 12 Months Dental Care Membership
All new patients signing up to any of our Dental Care Memberships in July 2017 will AUTOMATICALLY be entered into the draw to win 1 of 4 FREE memberships worth up to £187.20!
The 4 lucky winners will be chosen at random on 1st August 2017 and winners will be contacted by telephone before being announced on social media and our website.
Don’t Forget to Tell Your Friends and Family!
If you’re already lucky enough to be enjoying Dental Care Membership at El-Nashar Dental Care then make sure all your friends and family know about it too, by sharing on Facebook & Twitter. Give the gift of good dental health!
Plus, when you introduce a friend or family member, and they take out their very own Dental Care Membership, you will also receive a £20 gift voucher to say thank you for the recommendation.
Terms and Conditions
- The prize draw is open to new patients only.
- To enter, new patients must sign up to our Dental Care Membership during July 2017 and they will be automatically be entered into the draw.
- There are a total of 4 prizes available.
- Each prize value is worth up to £187.20 which is made up of our Dental Care Membership package. There is no cash alternative.
- The prize consists of a free 12 Months Dental Care Membership that each winner has signed up to during July.
- El-Nashar Dental Care reserve the right to replace the prize with another of equal or greater value without notice.
- El-Nashar Dental Care reserve the right to remove the prize draw due to circumstances out of their control.
- The winner will be drawn at random by an external third party on 1st August 2017 and will be notified by 7th August.
- The winner’s name will be used on social media and the El-Nashar Dental Care website.
- Entry into the prize draw is deemed acceptance of these terms.
- The decision of the practice is final.
- The prizes are governed by English law.
Introducing our multi-disciplinary team
We are currently registering new patients, Call us on 01626 212121
At El-Nashar Dental Care in addition to general and cosmetic dentistry we also offer the following services to both registered and non-registered patients:
- Inman Aligners
- Treatment for fine lines and wrinkles
- Emergency Appointments
- Direct access appointments with our hygienist
- Free consultations with our treatment co-ordinator to discuss memberships
- Memberships from as little as 50p per day
Over 10 Years we have raised more than £52,000 for local charities
We have been asking patients to leave their feedback for the chance to win a bottle of prosecco.
Each week in April we chose a winner and here are the first two who have collected their bottle!
Thank you to everyone who left their feedback and congratulations to our winners!