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What's been happening at Life this week

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 


Royal Clarence Fire

We were very sad to hear of the fire in Cathedral Yard last Friday and our hearts go out to everyone affected by it. The fabulous Devon & Somerset Fire Service worked tirelessly around the clock to fight the fire and now the clean up begins. Although Cathedral Yard won’t ever be the same, something new will rise from the ashes and our brave, beautiful and brilliant city will continue to thrive.

Mouth Cancer Awareness Month

November is Mouth Cancer Awareness Month. You can be reassured that we do Mouth Cancer Checks routinely as part of your Dental Health Check but if you want to find out more information then you can look at their website.

The Poppy is up!

It’s time to remember again. The Poppy Appeal is very close to our hearts especially as Ben, Becks and Claire are all ex-military (Royal Navy and Royal Army Medical Corps).

Our giant Poppy is once again displayed on the side wall of Life and you can see it as you are heading down from the High Street towards the Clock Tower. We also have poppies adorning the Living Wall so please feel free to pop in and have a look. If you would like to you can pick up a poppy from the box on Reception whilst you are here.

Let’s get knitting for AgeUK Exeter

We've started knitting for AgeUK Exeter. Whilst we don't advocate Innocent Smoothies (there’s too much sugar in them for our liking!) we do want to raise funds for AgeUK Exeter and they will receive 25p for every hat we knit for an Innocent Smoothie Bottle. Knitting needles and wool will be available at Life so you can knit for a minute or two when you next come in for an appointment. If you want to get involved in The Big Knit and knit hats at home and bring them in then that would be brilliant - you can put them in the hat in Reception and if you can't knit you can always make a pompom to go on top of a hat instead.

Here's one we made earlier…

…if you think you can do better then why not…

Join our Knit and Natter Group

Our new Knitting and Natter group will take place at Life every Tuesday between 1-2pm. Please join us if you can - I reckon you can knit at least 2 hats in an hour.

Talk on Dentistry and Diabetes

Ben did a talk on Dentistry and Diabetes at the Westbank Diabetic Group this week. He spoke about how diabetes affects your gum and mouth health and the talk was very well received by those attending. If you know of a group or organisation that you feel might benefit from a similar talk please do let us know.

Welcomes

We welcomed our new Apprentice Michaela to Life this week. She has just started her Dental Nurse training at Exeter College so we wish her luck with the course.

Gus Gus the Fish has settled in well to his/her new home on Chrissy's desk.

Don’t forget that if you leave us a Google Review you will be entered into prize draw to win a £100 Lovetoshop voucher.

That’s all folks – take care on Bonfire Night!

Bryony Gibbons
Bryony Gibbons
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