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By gum - it would appear we're getting it right!

Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 15/6/2020

Dear All

Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.

We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.

If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.

If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ben Pearson and the team 


Dental reviews

We were very pleased to welcome Andy Cooper, Editor of Devon Life to Life Dental & Wellbeing just before Christmas and even more pleased to see the lovely review that he has written about us in the latest edition of the magazine.

I was very interested to read his opening paragraph epitomising what it appears most folk think of coming to the Dentist. As a child I didn’t go to the Dentist very often and then I spent most of my previous career in the Royal Navy where you knew the Dentist really well because you share a Wardroom Mess with them (and then I married him, so I don’t know any different!). I’m glad Andy sort of enjoyed his visit to us and I was equally glad that he felt that we are doing ‘what it says on the tin’ and more so that he totally understood what we are trying to achieve here. It would appear that the judging panel at the Private Dentistry Awards (held just before Christmas) felt the same way too. They were also very complimentary about us and gave us the runner up Highly Commended Award in the High Technology category (if you haven’t heard!).

Lots of planning

Life Dental & Wellbeing was a very long time in the planning - about 2 and half years in total. Ben and I spent many, many hours making sure that we included all the different aspects of the Practice that we wanted (including the Green Wall!) and then Chrissy, our Practice Manager and Vicky, our Clinical Manager spent many more hours putting all the systems into place to make sure it would run smoothly. We hope that you, our patients are now benefitting from that and that you understand that looking after your gums and your mouth is vital for your overall health. Both Ben (and Claire) want to help you stay healthy and live longer whilst keeping your own teeth.

To be appreciated for what we do in the press and to win an award in our first year makes all the hard work worthwhile. If you know of anyone who might benefit from seeing us please do introduce them to us and we will send you a gift voucher as a thank you.

Bryony Gibbons
Bryony Gibbons
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