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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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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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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.