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We have real Poppy Appeal

Hopefully by now you will have already seen or heard about the way we are supporting this year’s Poppy Appeal. We have an enormous Poppy on the side of the Practice and we are placing 960 poppies in our Living Wall to commemorate the 960 service men from central Exeter who gave their lives for our freedom during the First World War. Both Ben and myself are ex Royal Navy and Claire our associate Dentist was in the Royal Army Dental Corps so it feels only right to show our support.

If you don’t know much about it, the Poppy Appeal is a very significant part of the Royal British Legion’s fund raising efforts bringing in about 40% of the annual total. The need for the funds has not diminished even though the recent conflicts involving British forces on ground operations have ceased. 450,000 requests were received by the Royal British Legion in the last year alone. The weekly sum spent on its charitable activities is about £1.5 million and the annual sum spent purely on welfare last year was just over £61 million.

The Royal British Legion remains one of the best recognised National charities coming second only to Cancer Research in a 2014 national survey. The public have always responded magnificently in the past to The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and with that time of year approaching fast, The Royal British Legion is asking again for the public’s help with its vital work for the service community and we are only too happy to show our support. Come on in and have a look at the Wall - we have placed 500 poppies so far and have another 460 to go - it looks stunning.

Bryony Gibbons
Bryony Gibbons
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Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 24/03/2020


On advice from the Government the practice is now closed for all routine work. 

Patients requiring urgent dental care can access this by phoning the practice between 9-11.00am each week day morning, after which one of our dentists will contact you directly to discuss what arrangements can be made to alleviate your problem. Please note that this service is for patients experiencing significant dental pain or trauma /symptom free broken fillings will not normally be deemed as requiring urgent dental care. We are happy to help non registered patients on a private fee basis. 

Outside these hours and at weekends or bank holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you to our out of hours service. 

For patients with routine dental care we will be contacting you to rearrange your appointments on a rolling basis. Due to the unpredictable nature of what we are facing please accept our apologies if your appointment has to be pushed forward repeatedly. 

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and will endeavour to be look after you to the best of our ability. 

Many thanks and keep safe 

Ben Pearson and the Team