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Posted on in Awards
Dental implant event at Moreton Dental Care

Moreton Dental Care staff were delighted to welcome eminent implant dentist Dr Steve Byfield to spend the day with the team and take part in an evening event for referring dental practices.

Dr Byfield became friends with practice principal Dr Paul Sherrard after they met at an awards presentation at the Royal College of Surgeons, London, ten years ago.

The Yorkshire-based dental surgeon is highly regarded among dentists nationally for his work in implantology and has more than 20 years’ experience of placing dental implants.

He has been a national board member of the Faculty of General Dental Practice, The Association of Dental Implantology and British Dental Health Foundation.

After spending the day working alongside Dr Sherrard at Moreton Dental Care sharing ideas and discussing cases, Dr Byfield gave a talk to staff from local dental practices who refer their implant patients to Dr Sherrard.

Dr Sherrard was delighted to welcome his visitor to Moreton.

He said: “Sincere thanks to my dear friend Steve for a fabulous day with my incredible team, and for a brilliant lecture to our referrers. He is my inspiration in implant dentistry.”

Dr Sherrard’s aim is to provide patients with high quality care and to build close working relationships with dental professionals.

Dr Sherrard was one of the first dentists to be awarded the highly-regarded Diploma in Implant Dentistry by the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

Dr Sherrard is pictured with Dr Byfield at the open evening.

 

Posted on in Charity
Mouth Cancer Awareness month, November 2015

Staff at Moreton Dental Care are wearing their blue lips with pride this November in support of Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Staff have found if they all put on their blue lipstick at the same time, patients start to question why they are wearing it.

The answer is they are aiming to raise awareness of MOUTH CANCER- a disease which claims around 2,000 lives each year. Many of these could be prevented if the cancer is caught early enough.

The campaign organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, aims to increase public awareness of the risk factors, signs and symptoms, and to encourage everybody to visit their dentist regularly to help spot the disease early.

Dentists at Moreton Dental Care routinely check for mouth cancer at every general appointment. Early detection transforms survival rates from 50% to 90% which highlights the importance of the campaign.

The BDHF is hoping Mouth Cancer Action Month will send a clear message to the public with its campaign phrase “If in doubt get it checked out”.

Mouth cancer can strike in a number of places including the lips, tongue, gums and cheek. Three signs and symptoms not to ignore are:

.ulcers which do not heal in three weeks,

.red and white patches in the mouth,

.unusual lumps or swellings in the mouth or head and neck area.

Pictured are from the left: practice manager Lorraine Parker, administrator Vicky Lawton, practice manager Stacey Collins, and Claire Osmand (from Denplan).

Snap a winning smile in a selfie and a prize could be yours.

The great thing about a smile is it makes everyone much happier, so why not capture your smile in a selfie- it could be a winner!

An iPhone 6S and £2,000 of UK holiday park vouchers could be yours if you submit a selfie of your smile into a Denplan competition this month after a check-up with your Denplan dentist.

All the dentists at Moreton Dental Care are Denplan dentists, so take that selfie today and upload it via the website www.denplan.co.uk . Alternatively you can share it on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #doitforyourselfie.

We have got mobile phones and selfie sticks available at the practice should you wish to use them.

Research has shown 5.6 million selfies are taken on average each day by adults in the UK while 74% of adults worry about how their teeth look in photographs.

We at Moreton Dental Care are passionate about helping patients achieve a healthy smile they can be proud of.   We’re encouraging everyone, not only Denplan patients, to share their smile with the world.

Denplan is the UK’s leading dental payment plan provider- they’ve been helping the public budget for their private dental care for nearly 30 years. Its member dentists now provide care for around 1.7 million patients.

The Denplan plan we offer at Moreton Dental Care is called Denplan Essentials. For £13.55 a month patients get two private check-ups and two private hygiene visits per year, upto 2 x-rays and 20% off all private treatment, excluding implants and orthodontics.

Denplan membership also includes holiday insurance to cover the cost of emergency dental treatment while away from home either in the UK or abroad.

 

Posted on in Events
Staff gear up for our Healthy Living day next week

Dentist Tam Haque (pictured) is practising his press-ups ready for our Healthy Living Day on Tuesday (Oct 6th) when patients and non-patients will have the chance to have a physical work-out as well as a check-up- thanks to a unique initiative.

A team of health and fitness experts from Wirral Community NHS Trust's Livewell team will be visiting Moreton Dental Care to give tips and advice on a wide range of health issues, as well as offering health checks.

And staff from Upton-based Gravity Health and Fitness club will be setting up a mini gym at the practice for the morning to enable visitors to try out some exercise machines and to receive guidance on ways to improve fitness.

The aim of the event, the first of its kind to be held at a Wirral dental practice, is to promote a message of health and wellbeing to patients and the local community.

The Livewell team supports local people to make positive lifestyle changes. They run a broad range of free health and wellbeing courses and activities at venues throughout the Wirral from healthy cookery and relaxation classes to fitness and weight management programmes. Livewell also offers help to people wanting to quit smoking.

Trainers from Gravity will demonstrate fitness techniques on a range of equipment,  including rowing and cycling machines, and will be giving away free day passes to their gym on the day.

Principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard says the event is a great opportunity to get a healthy lifestyle message across to the local community.

“We as dentists are in a unique position to discuss with patients diet and lifestyle issues that affect both teeth and the whole body. A good example is sugar which can not only damage your teeth but also lead to weight issues and diabetes,” he added.

Dr Sherrard, himself a one-time smoker, is proud of the success he has had in encouraging patients to quit the habit which can cause gum disease.

The Healthy Living event at Moreton Dental Care, Hoylake Road, will run from 9.30 to 12.30.

 

Posted on in Treatments
Young-at-heart Gordon delights in his new smile

Even at the age of 88 Gordon Mumford decided dentures were not for him.

When a bridge failed after 25 years he decided to take advantage of the latest dental technology- dental implants.

“It’s the best thing I’ve ever done with my money. The whole process has been absolutely wonderful, “ said the sprightly pensioner after having two dental implants fitted to secure a three-unit bridge.

Now Gordon is smiling from ear to ear, thanks to the new teeth which have restored his confidence.

He described the implant treatment as ‘painless’ from start to finish and praised staff for their support.

“Everyone here is lovely. I’m really looked after like one of the family,” said Gordon who has been a patient of the practice for 30 years.

 

Said Dr Sherrard: “It’s always a real joy to treat Gordon. He’s a true gentleman, always cheerful and very appreciative., and the staff all love him.”

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