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Autumn Newsletter 2023

28 September 2023

A Warm Welcome to the TDP Team We’re delighted to be welcoming three new members to our TDP team this Autumn. A warm welcome to our new associate Dentist Cristina Gomez. Cristina is originally from Portugal where she qualified in Porto in 2015 and relocated to the uk in 2016 where she has been working…

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Summer Newsletter 2023

3 July 2023

What does a Dental Therapist do? As well as doing all the work that a dental hygienist does, a dental therapist can also carry out some dental procedures that patients are more used to a dentist doing. A dental therapist can do fillings, extract ‘baby’ teeth, place preformed crowns on baby teeth and do treatments

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Travelling abroad for dental implants. What are the risks?

25 April 2022

As COVID travel restrictions are lifted, you might be tempted to combine a holiday with some ‘low cost’ dental implant treatment. If so, you should be aware of the risks involved. We outline some key questions you should ask yourself before making what could turn out to be a false economy. What type of implant…

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Fissure sealants, and how they protect your children’s teeth

It’s hard to believe, but almost a quarter of 5-year-olds in England have tooth decay, with 3 or 4 teeth affected on average, and tooth extraction is the most common reason for hospital admission for children aged 6 to 10. Tooth decay is caused by a build-up of dental plaque which eats at the tooth…

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Are you using your electric toothbrush correctly?

28 February 2022

More and more people are switching to electric toothbrushes to maintain clean and healthy gums. But did you know that there is a right way, and a wrong way, of using them? A 2019 study published by the Oral Health Foundation showed that people who use an electric toothbrush have healthier gums, less tooth decay…

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Sabina Camber elected to national dental hygiene & therapy executive

17 February 2022

We are delighted to announce that, Sabina Camber, hygienist at Torrington Dental Practice (TDP), has been elected to the National Executive of the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy (BSDHT). Sabina was previously the South-West Peninsula Regional Group Representative and will continue in that role. The BSDHT is the largest professional organisation for practising…

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Ian Mills recognised for his services to dentistry

8 February 2022

Congratulations to our founding partner Ian Mills on becoming the first ever recipient of the prestigious College Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the College of General Dentistry (CGDent) in the UK. Ian has received the award in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the dental profession over many years. In particular, the award acknowledges…

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5 tooth-friendly stocking fillers!

10 December 2021

With Christmas fast approaching, our oral health experts, Sabina, Gemma, Kim, Angela, and Helena recommend some tooth-friendly stocking fillers to delight and inform children, whilst also encouraging them on the journey to a lifetime of regular toothbrushing and good oral health habits: ‘Why Should I Brush my Teeth’ Lift the flap book Every young child…

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TDP hosts hip-hop event in support of mental health

2 December 2021

What may be the first ever hip-hop concert in a dental surgery took place on Friday November 19th, when Exeter-based Samantics performed live at Torrington Dental Practice, raising £320 in support of MIND, the mental health charity. Dubbed ‘The poet of our time,’ Samantics blends spoken word, multiple instruments, and a loop station to deliver…

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Anxious about the dentist? Come for a chat!

25 October 2021

Are you so nervous about going to the dentist that you keep putting it off? Does your anxiety leave you so panic-stricken and terrified that you avoid dental treatment altogether, even if you are in pain? If so, we can help. We have a special interest in treating anxious patients, many of whom come to…

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WHAT OUR PATIENTS
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Mr Mills was kind, pleasant and reassuring, and explained everything to me, so that I knew what was going on every inch of the way. I can’t recommend him and his implant team highly enough.
Ms VG
Super helpful, friendly, clean, efficient and brilliant at informing us of procedures & treatment. We never feel rushed or have to wait too long. They have made the dentist experience a positive one for our children – who are always excited to go!
Ms HK
I would rate this dentist 1000 stars if I could! Everyone there is so friendly and smiley! I had my teeth done by John Cato and Paula and what can I say. Both of them made me feel so relaxed even though I normally hate the dentist they have made this all change! I couldn’t thank them both enough.
Ms P
It’s nearly two months since my treatment for an implanted bridge concluded and I could not be more pleased. The treatment was excellent, the care by Ian Mills and his team was superb and the teeth look fantastic.
Mr SM
Rhys Gabe is an incredible guy. After 30 odd years of avoiding the dentist through fear I actually now enjoy going thanks to this man. I cannot recommend him highly enough to nervous and anxious patients.
Mr DC