Your Dentistry Questions Answered
Welcome to the Smiles Centre dental hub, this is our dedicated page for sharing our news and answering all your questions. You can post questions to us by commenting on an existing post or by getting in touch by email, Facebook or by phone. We are always looking to answer as many questions as possible so please don't be shy, get involved and, if you find something you like then share it with your friends.
I’ve just started work on a new Implant information booklet.I get asked a lot of questions while consulting on dental implants and it seems that the same questions keep cropping up time and time again. It is such a diverse subject and from talking to my clients I have realised that they find it hard to get the information that they really need and it is also difficult to find a reliable source of information too as many seem to differ on facts or opinions. The new booklet that i’m writing will address all of these issues and will shed light on why implants can differ wildly in price and will also cover all the different types and who they are suited to. You can find some information on our implant pages >>here<< and soon as the booklets ready, i’ll have it uploaded. It will be a PDF download and a Printed version available direct to your door and like all our information sheets, it wont cost you a penny!
I’m off to london tomorrow for another blast of advanced dental training. The course will increase my scope of practice so that i will be able to place and remove dental implant abutments which will be really helpful in speeding up some of the implant treatments that we offer here at the Smiles Centre. Another aspect of this weekends course will be x-ray prescriptions. Although i’m a qualified radiographer, at the moment I can only take a radiograph under the prescription of a dentist. This isn’t really an issue because the dentists just take the x-rays themselves, but, we are getting a large x-ray unit installed soon which will be used for implant cases and when that is up and running I will be able to screen patients right away, without the need for them to travel to get the special x-ray.
I’m really looking forward to this weekend too, and hopefully catch up with some old friends while i’m there!
We have always provided good service or so I thought. To be fair, as a 15 year old company, we have always provided a good service but a couple of years ago it came to my attention that good isn’t good enough. Why do we accept “good” service? Our service should be exceptional! Our customers are the most important factor in our business and they have chosen to come to us and spend their money, from that moment, our attitude has changed and we always strive to achieve exceptional customer care. Hopefully, our customers recognise our efforts, it certainly seems so as we are getting thank you notes and compliments on our Facebook page. Here is a copy of a couple of messages received just this week;
“Brought my mum to smiles a few weeks ago as she was going to have to wait ages to get a new tooth fixed on her denture but you did it within the hour. She left with a big smile on her face, a very happy lady. Thank you to all the amazing staff at smiles. Will recommend smiles to anyone”
“Brilliant. I should like an appointment then. I am very impressed by the advertising of your company and hopeful to finally have some truly competent dentistry care”
“Thank you Stuart, you are very kind and attentive, a rare treat these days! I shall give the clinic a call in the morning and make an appointment.Thanks again for your help and correspondence, I look forward to my Smiles visit 🙂 “
This is just three simple notes but we get more, sometimes our patients have life changing treatment and they are especially lovely to read. For me this is the most rewarding part of my job and shows that the team we have working at Smiles are exceptional and are providing the level of care that our customers deserve.
All team members have been set up to start blogging. however, you will need to set your own avatar. goto http://en.gravatar.com/ and register you smilescentre email address and add the image from the folder [dropbox/smilescentre/images/staff] and find your picture.
It only takes a minute, but, once done it will make the blogs look much nicer and we can see at a glance who has written the blog.
Don’t forget, you can add images to your blogs too
It’s taken a while but we are finally entering a new age of dental technology with the use of laser scanning and 3D printing. All our trial test cases have been completed and we are now rolling this service out to all our patients. So if you want a new denture that is digitally designed with pixel perfect accuracy just give us a call! see older posts on digital dentistry or view our denture page >>here<<