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

21st 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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5 tooth-friendly stocking fillers!

10th 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

2nd 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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Meet Declan MacDonnell, implant dentist

10th November 2021

Following our recent blog post on what to look for in an implant dentist, we thought it was high time we put own amazing implant team under the spotlight – starting with Declan MacDonnell! Originally from Kildare in the Republic of Ireland, Declan graduated from Peninsula Dental School in Plymouth in 2012 before joining TDP…

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Anxious about the dentist? Come for a chat!

25th 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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TDP takes a lead in improving mental health wellness in dentistry

12th October 2021

Torrington Dental Practice has become an early adopter of the ‘Mental Health Wellness in Dentistry’ framework, and is working with the University of Plymouth and Kings College London as part of a feasibility study on mental health and well-being in the dental profession. The intention is to use the results of the study to apply…

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Back to school with Kim Durk, our Oral Health Educator

27th September 2021

With schools now returned for the autumn term, one person who couldn’t wait to get back into the classroom is Kim Durk, our Oral Health Educator. For several years, Kim has been visiting local primary schools to tell children about the importance of oral hygiene and share fun tips on how to keep their teeth…

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

15th 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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My dental implant treatment – a patient shares his story

8th September 2021

We all fear the unknown. It’s not surprising that many patients who come forward for implant treatment at TDP are anxious about what to expect.  So we thought it would be useful to share the experiences of a recent patient to help put minds at ease. Step forward Dr Ian L, Torrington resident, Pink Floyd…

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Caring for the elderly in our community

16th 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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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.