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Dental Receptionist/Administrator Vacancy

14th July 2021

We are currently looking for a Dental Receptionist/Administrator Are you looking for a new career – have you considered working in a dental practice setting? Due to expansion, we are seeking another receptionist to join our front of house We are an independent practice offering a wide range of dental services. Receptionists play an integral…

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Choosing the right dentist for your implants

2nd 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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Why men avoid the dentist –and why they shouldn’t

24th June 2021

Last week (June 13-19) was Men’s Health Week when men are encouraged to take charge of their overall wellbeing by taking healthy living decisions – such as booking that long over-due check-up with their dentist! According to a recent report in the American Journal of Men’s Health, men are more likely to ignore their oral…

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What are dental implants – and why choose them?

4th June 2021

Losing a tooth, or teeth, can happen at any stage of life, through decay, gum disease, or an accident. As well as affecting your ability to chew, eat and speak properly, it can also have emotional consequences, impacting on your self-image and robbing you of your willingness to smile. We receive most of our implant…

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Farewell Shaun, hello Charlie!

18th May 2021

After six years at Torrington Dental Practice, dentist Shaun Pope has decided to reduce his working commitments. This is great news for Shaun, but sad news for the TDP team and all Shaun’s loyal patients. Shaun will be finishing his practice-based clinics on 16th July, although he will be continuing to provide our vital domiciliary…

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Gum diseases are preventable – are you at risk?

12th May 2021

Today (Wednesday 12th May) is Gum Health Day, which aims to increase public awareness of the seriousness of gum disease. You might think it doesn’t affect you – but why not take a quick look in the mirror just in case? Gum disease (also called periodontal disease) is thought to affect around 80% of the…

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22nd 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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10th 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.

9th 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

6th 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.