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Apr 2013

Direct Access to Dental Hygienists

Breaking news! The General Dental Council have just announced that direct access to dental hygienists will now be available from the 1st May. This means that the general public can see a dental hygienist without having to be referred by a dentist. ADVANTAGES 1. This will undoubtedly improve access to dental care to those who are nervous of the dentist or feel that finance is an issue. 2. Direct access gives the patient freedom to book dental hygiene treatment when desired rather than when advised. 3. Patients who travel for work constantly or are away from their local dentist or hygienist can access a dental hygienist anywhere in the country without a referral from their dentist. DISADVANTAGES 1. It is critical that oral health assessments and general dental examinations are undertaken by a dentist on a regular basis. 2. Direct access should not bypass the dental examination as the most important dental health screen. 3. As long as there is still a team approach to the dental care of patients, there are no real disadvantages! DENTAL HYGIENE AT PROGRESSIVE DENTISTRY We will now offer direct access to our patients and the general public on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday (selected dates) immediately. This will be when a dentist is present to make the referral until 1st May. WHY DENTAL HYGIENE IS SO IMPORTANT Good dental hygiene is the first step to good oral health. It is as simple as that. Plaque bacteria is the main causative factor for dental disease. Elimination of dental plaque and improving oral hygiene regimes will enhance prevention of disease. Prevention is, of course, better than cure! Why wait until May? Call us today and book your dental hygiene appointment.


Mar 2021

Case of the Month February 2021

Our case of the month for last month is a stunning case which involves a smile transformation using three techniques:1. Lingual Braces2. Tooth whitening using a take home whitening kit 3. Cosmetic bonding We like to call this a Progressive Smile transformation as there is no drilling, no injections, no pain and the process is affordable and easy to maintain. In contrast to porcelain veneers or crowns which require drilling away of healthy tooth enamel to cover the teeth with the ceramic. Granted, this may l… READ MORE
Jun 2020

We have opened our dental practice in Fulham!

We are delighted to say that from the 8th June we have opened our dental practice after a huge amount of work behind the scenes to keep our staff and patients safe. We have made a major investment in our business including: Newly painted exterior and signage. No more black!New flooring internally with a lovely white oak effect vinyl which can be steam cleanedPPE for all staff including custom made washable gowns, masks, caps, half face respirator masks by 3M and full face visorsVirus Killer air filtration u… READ MORE
Apr 2020

Managing Orthodontic Emergencies at Home during Lockdown by Dr Nissit Patel

If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment at this present time, I can appreciate that it is probably quite a worry about when your next appointment may be. After all, orthodontic treatment is all about seeing progress for teeth straightening and it is unlikely the next adjustment or review appointment will be for some time yet.However, it is important to stay positive and remember the fact that things will return to some level of normality in the near future and that teeth can always be straightened despi… READ MORE
Dec 2019

Christmas Opening Hours

It's that time of year again, Christmas! We will be taking a short break over the festive period. Our opening hours are: Monday 23rd December 0900-1300 Christmas Eve Closed Christmas Day Closed Boxing Day Closed Friday 27th December Closed Saturday 28th Closed Monday 30th 1000-1500 New Years Eve Reception only 0900-1500 New Years Day Closed 2nd January Normal opening hours resume Should you have an emergency out of hours, please e mail info@progressivedentistry.co.uk and a dentist will respond as soon as… READ MORE


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