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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

Welcome to the Torrington Dental Summer Newsletter 2023 Summer 2023 is upon us and here are the latest newsletter articles from TDP. 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…

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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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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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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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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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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.