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Posted on in Treatments
A new dimension at Moreton Dental Care

It’s all smiles at Moreton Dental Care today- not only is it the start of National Smile Month, but also the day the practice has moved into a new dimension!

We have just had the latest in X-ray technology installed- a dental cone beam CT scanner (CBCT) - which enables us to produce highly accurate 3-D images of patients’ jaws and teeth.

MDC is one of the first practices in the area to have its own CBCT scanner and is a big step forward because its scans will provide much more information than conventional 2-D X-rays usually taken in dental practices.

It is of particular benefit for patients considering dental implants or other special procedures such as root canal treatment, because it enables our dental team to assess the exact shape of the bone.

The new machine is causing great excitement among staff and the first patients to be scanned.   They are marvelling at the clarity of the images produced from one low dose scan.

Dental radiographer Emma Eccles who has been training MDC staff how to use the scanner today, said: “The 3-D image always completely wows the patient.”

Practice principal Paul Sherrard says he will find 3-D imaging invaluable when planning dental implant cases.  Previously patients whose jaw bones needed examining in 3-D have have had to travel to Liverpool for a CT scan. 

“The images are of fantastic quality and will be very helpful to diagnose difficult problems,’ said Dr Sherrard.

The images obtained by CT scanning will not only show the quality and quantity of a patient’s bone, but also most importantly the presence of anatomical structures that must be avoided.

 

Happy patients praise the service at Moreton Dental Care

We are delighted with the great feedback from patients about the service we provide at Moreton Dental Care.

A new survey which ran throughout April, revealed that 45% of patients would be ‘extremely likely’ to recommend the practice to friends and family, while 55% would be ‘likely' to recommend it.

One patient commented: “I would recommend Moreton Dental Care because I got an appointment so quickly and because of how nice the staff are.”

Another said: “ Dentist very good with myself and my children,” while another commented: “Friendly and helpful service always.”

This was the first survey conducted at MDC following the introduction of new NHS guidelines which state that NHS patients’  views must be monitored on a monthly basis.  The results will be displayed at the practice as well as being sent to NHS officials.

We also regularly run surveys for non-NHS patients.

“Our aim is to always provide the best service we can for patients, so it’s great to have such positive feedback from the first survey,” said principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard.

Our team of dentists provide the full range of general dental services as well as more advanced treatments such as dental implants, orthodontics and root canal treatment.

Dental implant patient praises 'quite exceptional treatment'.

Delighted patient Marie Stacey has described her new smile as  “little short of miraculous” and says she hasn’t stopped grinning since the completion of her dental implant treatment at the practice.

Marie, 69, a former assistant director of children’s services with Wirral Education Authority, was unstinting in her praise for “the amazing level of kindness, expertise and care” shown to her by Moreton Dental Care staff who have enabled her to smile again without feeling self-conscious. 

As part of Marie’s treatment Dr Paul Sherrard placed two dental implants to secure a three-unit bridge.

Marie described Dr Sherrard’s skills as “exceptional”. and added: “The level of professional care I have experienced here has been of a quality I have never had before.”

“I cannot remember a time since childhood when I haven’t felt self-conscious about my teeth. Not any longer.  They are worth every penny, and actually there is a real delight in no longer being anxious about photos.”

Marie recalled how as a post-war child and the 10th of 11 children there was little time to care for her teeth. “We all ate sweets like there was no tomorrow and dentists were regarded with terror,”she said.

“I have managed to smile without opening my mouth for years, but now I feel completely confident.  When I look at the photos of my original teeth these new teeth are little short of miraculous,” she added.

Said Dr Sherrard: “Marie has been a delight to treat, and we are all thrilled she is so pleased with the result.  We are also very grateful for her very kind words about our team. That means a great deal to us.”

 

Posted on in Treatments
Get a fresh new look for Spring

Spring is here at Moreton Dental Care,

We can help you regain your bright, youthful air!

Say farewell to frowns, lines and wrinkles...

Say hello to happy, youthful twinkles.

A particularly enthusiastic member of staff penned this ditty to promote our "Look Ten Years Younger" evening on Wednesday, April 15,

when dentist Lucy Benbow and hygienist Kirsty Kelly will make presentations about two increasing popular cosmetic treatments- facial rejuvenation and tooth-whitening.

Lucy decided to launch a facial rejuvenation service to meet demand. Some patients who had undergone cosmetic dental treatment wanted to complement their new smiles by reducing and softening facial lines and wrinkles.   Lucy provides free consultations to give patients the opportunity to fully discuss treatment options.

At Moreton Dental Care we use Evolution Bleaching-By Enlighten, a world leader in tooth-whitening which has already produced outstanding results for many people at our Wirral practice.

The key to Enlighten’s success lies in the specially designed Evolution 'super seal' trays. 

Enlighten is used by many of the world’s leading dentists and by more than 1,000 in the UK

 

 

Posted on in Awards
Baby boom at Moreton Dental Care breaks record

A baby boom at Moreton Dental Care looks like setting a new record with one third of staff due off on maternity leave at the same time.

Six staff are expected to have given birth by the summer.

Three babies have already arrived- baby Henry was born to hygienist Stephanie Farrell in September, while baby Oliver was delivered to dental nurse Kerry Baily in October, followed by baby Evie to dental nurse Jennie Thorpe in December.

Three more dental nurses, Beckie Warren, Suzy Roberts and Gemma Barnes are all due in the next few months.

Congratulations to them all!

With five out of nine dental nurses booked to be off on maternity leave at the same time, it could create a staffing nightmare for principal dentist Dr Paul Sherrard- but he says he's taking it all in his stride.

Said Dr Sherrard: "This is obviously a challenging situation for an employer, but they are such lovely staff I'm delighted for them.  Having a family is such a special thing, and thanks to everyone being so flexible in the past we have always been able to offer part-time work to those wanting it on return from maternity leave.

" In the 25 years I've run the practice we have had staff overlapping on maternity leave a few times, but six at once it certainly a record."

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