Dentistry On The Clyde Wins ‘Best Practice, Best Treatment Of Nervous Patients And ‘Best Team’ At The 2020 Awards.
The Inverclyde based Dentistry on The Clyde dental team were recently hailed the best in Scotland for ‘Best Treatment of Nervous Patients’ at the Dentistry Scotland Awards 2020 and ‘Best Team and Best Practice’ at The Dentistry Awards 2020.
The Dentistry Scotland Awards are held to recognise progress, effort, enterprise and excellency in all areas of dentistry throughout Scotland. Dentistry on The Clyde in Gourock was also selected as a 2020 finalist in the following categories:
- Best Team
- Best Patient Care
- Best Treatment of Nervous Patients
- Best Private Practice
Dentistry on The Clyde is fully trained in *Pain Free dental techniques and offers various dental treatments from smile makeovers, dental implants, natural dentures, tooth stain removal and facial aesthetics.
It’s not the only recognition the practice has received. Last year they also won ‘Best Practice Care’ in the Dentistry Scotland Awards 2019.
“We entered the awards event because we want to provide reassurance for our new and existing patients that we are keeping on top of our game. With Dentistry on the Clyde even already having won awards, we still want to strive to do better, improve, and achieve, possibly winning in different category’s this year. It is a great tool for improving team morale and a great bonding night out,” Said Smile Advisor Lauren at the Dentistry on The Clyde
“As a practice we have patient care at the forefront. We are proud to offer a very relaxing spa like atmosphere in the practice where we like to take some of the stress and anxiety related to dentistry away from our patients by offering back massagers, warm relaxing neck wraps, DVD goggles and luxury lip balms among other treatments to help you enjoy your time with us. We have an amazing team of Dentists, Dental nurses, Front of house staff and a Smile Advisor who all work very hard to make our patient journey exceptional. Our Smile Advisor is always on hand should our patient have any questions.
“Our reviews on Google and Facebook are exceptionally high with over 200 google reviews at 5/5. Our patients are very important to us and we strive to make sure they are happy before carrying out any necessary treatment. We provide details and full costs at initial consultations so that everyone who visits us is made clear on what has been planned and agreed prior to the commencement of treatment. After treatment we put our before/after photos on our social media sites and our website for all new and existing patients to see.”
Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the award night was virtual so some of the Dentistry on The Clyde team watched the ceremony on the television in the practice, whilst others watched it at home with celebratory glasses of bubbly all round when the announcement was made.
When asked how it feels to be part of such a winning team, Laura, front of house team, added: “With 2020 being the year it was, winning the awards for Best Treatment of Nervous Patients, Best Team and Best Practice has given the team a great boost of positivity. It has given us the drive to keep the hard work going knowing that it has been acknowledged. The full team and our patients are absolutely delighted with the news.
Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of our health, say Gourock dentists
“Healthy mouth, healthy body” is an old saying that has never been more important, explains Gourock dentist Morven.
A large proportion of the people who contacted Dentistry On The Clyde during lockdown with dental emergencies had not visited a dentist for more than a year. We always stress the importance of regular dental health examinations, so that any issues can be spotted early – before they become painful and more difficult to treat.
Dental health and fighting Covid-19
New research published in the British Dental Journal recently by Dr V. Samsoon linked poor oral health and coronavirus. It explained that our mouths include a healthy amount of bacteria, called microbiome, that can normally be exchanged between our mouth and our lungs.
When we have poor oral health, pathogenic bacteria (bad bacteria that cause disease) start to accumulate in our mouths and destroy that healthy balance. These bacteria can also be breathed into our lungs.
One way these bacteria make us more vulnerable is by increasing our susceptibility to viral infections. Furthermore, when we are not healthy or we are infected by a viral infection they start to proliferate and create what is called a bacteria superinfection. This further compromises our already burdened immune system and in that way creates severe complications like pneumonia or acute respiratory syndrome.
Not seen a dentist for more than 12 months?
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. Dentistry On The Clyde is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures.
If you are searching for reassuringly safe dental care, contact us today. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our dental practice in Gourock.
Dentistry On The Clyde – 24 Kempock St, Gourock PA19 1NA
Is fear making you neglect your teeth?
Corporate dental insurers Unum Dental carried out some research last year that revealed some interesting facts. According to a survey of more than 2,000 private sector employees, more than a fifth (24%) of British workers say that a fear of feeling pain or discomfort is the reason they avoid the dentist.
Women were found to be more afraid, with over a quarter (27%) declaring that they put off the recommended two dental health examinations a year out of fear of pain, compared to 22% of men.
Poor dental health risks
Poor dental health is linked to heart disease, bacterial lung infections, premature births, diabetes and strokes, meaning regular visits for dental health reviews are vital to maintaining good general health and dental wellbeing.
We know that it has been difficult to keep on top of regular dental visits over the past few months due to the government’s decision to close dental practices. Dentistry On The Clyde is delighted to have reopened and we have heavily invested in anti-virus protection, on top of our usual strict decontamination measures to help put your mind at rest.
Looking after anxious patients
Please don’t neglect your dental wellbeing because of dental phobia. At Dentistry On The Clyde we find that even with the most nervous of patients, all they need is time and kindness. Therefore, our principal dentist Nial, ensures our appointments are calm, unhurried and welcoming.
If you are anxious about your dental or hygiene appointments, try contacting us first for a chat.
We encourage dentally phobic patients to pop in, meet our team and have a look around our Gourock dental practice before going anywhere near a dental chair. But don’t just take our word for it, here are some testimonials from our patients:
After going to a smile consultation with Lauren to see what options would best suit me to straighten my teeth, I decided on lingual braces with Nial and Chloe. The treatment was carried out very fast and the care from the staff was excellent. I would recommend anyone interested in braces to go to dentistry on the Clyde and get a smile consultation to see what option would work best for them. The staff are amazing and out you at ease throughout the appointments. The procedure for me was 100%
Shannon 5* Google Review
The door to our dental practice is always open to new patients, so please feel free to contact us now for more information. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Dentistry on the Clyde – 24 Kempock St, Gourock PA19 1NA