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Dentures or implants? Which is right for you?

22 March 2022

When you need to replace one or more missing teeth, TDP offer you several treatment options, the most popular of which are dentures and dental implants. Which one is best for you will depend on a number of factors, including your personal preference, remaining teeth, the health of your gums and jawbone, and the cost….

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Meet Angela and Gemma – our dental therapists

9 March 2022

Since Angela Kiwomya joined the practice last September, working alongside Gemma Bealey, we have been fortunate to boast two dental therapists at TDP. This got us thinking that some of you might be curious as to what a dental therapist actually does! So, we thought we’d explain it for you – and take the opportunity to…

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Thinking about implants? Read our new step-by-step guide!

21 January 2022

Did you know that Devon Dental Implant Centre at Torrington Dental Practice is one of the leading implant referral centres in the south-west? Since 1999, we have placed over 3,000 implants, with patients referred from more than 70 regional practices. Experience has taught us that the more our patients know about their treatment beforehand, the…

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Meet Charlie Hooper – dentist, coast path walker and music lover!

15 September 2021

It’s never easy to replace an outstanding dentist – so when Shaun Pope stepped back from general practice in July, we were fortunate to find the perfect substitute in Charlie Hooper. Two months on, we thought it would be good to catch up with Charlie, introduce him properly, and reveal how he is settling in….

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Caring for the elderly in our community

16 July 2021

July is Good Care Month which aims to celebrate and raise awareness of the great contribution of those working to support people in need of adult social care. So, what better time to highlight the important work our Oral Health Educator Kim Durk does in the local Torrington community? Kim joined our practice in 2004…

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Choosing the right dentist for your implants

2 July 2021

Dental implants are a proven, safe, and reliable solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. But with more dentists offering implants than ever before, how can you choose yours with confidence? Implant dentistry is an advanced dental skill – which is why many dentists often elect to refer their patients to a qualified implantologist…

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22 February 2021

In 2019 Ten TDP team members took time out from the practice to lend a hand to the BBC TV show, DIY SOS. Thanks to DIY SOS, two children who have a rare kidney disease, can now receive vital dialysis at home – instead of having to make constant trips to Bristol hospital! DIY SOS:…

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10 February 2021

During the month of ‘Flossuary’ (February), we are encouraging everyone to try cleaning in between their teeth once a day for 28 consecutive days. We believe that after 28 days you will feel and see a difference in your gum health. During the month of ‘Flossuary’ (February), we are encouraging everyone to try cleaning in between their teeth…

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Dean Ian Mills reflects on his experience of returning to work in his mixed NHS/private general dental practice.

9 July 2020

It has been some time since I sat down and wrote a blog; which might well be a relief to many of you. The main reason for my literary inactivity has been a pre-occupation with pressing matters at both FGDP(UK) and at my practice. The impact of COVID-19 has been considerable in terms of the…

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Ian Mills joins NHS England advisory group on coronavirus

6 March 2020

As news of coronavirus continues to cause anxiety, it is reassuring to know that as far as dentistry is concerned, Torrington Dental Practice partner Ian Mills has his finger very firmly on the pulse of developments. In February, Ian was invited to join an emergency NHS England working group to develop contingency plans for dentistry,…

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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.
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!
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.
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.