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Awards

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Staff at Moreton Dental Care are delighted to announce the practice is in the running for not one, not two, but THREE prestigious awards.

The awards, open to dental practices throughout the UK, are designed to recognise excellence in dentistry and to highlight those practices going the extra mile to provide a high calibre patient experience.

The practice is in the final seven for Best Practice-North West in the Dentistry Awards, and on the shortlist for Practice of the Year-North and Best Charity/Community Project in the Private Dentistry Awards.

The finals will take place later this year in Leicester and London.

 

Dr Paul Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, said: “I am delighted we have got so far in these competitions. This is recognition for the tremendous hard work everyone puts in to the running of the practice. I am very proud of all the team.”

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If in doubt, check it out.

“If in doubt, check it out” is the message of Mouth Cancer Action campaigners  aiming to raise awareness of the disease which sees more than 8,000 new cases diagnosed each year in the UK.

At Moreton Dental Care we are supporting the Blue Ribbon Appeal by selling blue ribbon badges (just £1 each) this month- Mouth Cancer Action Month.

The appeal wants to spread the word about mouth cancer and severely reduce the number of lives lost to the disease every year.  

The number of cases has risen by 49% in the past 10 years. Spotting it early leads to a much better chance of beating it- the survival rate is nine out of ten with early diagnosis.

Sadly, far too many mouth cancers are still not spotted early enough.

During Mouth Cancer Action Month we are encouraging everybody to be “mouthaware” and pay close attention to what’s going on inside the mouth.

Most importantly, if you notice anything out of the ordinary, it is essential that you tell your dentist or doctor immediately.  Our dentists are looking for signs of mouth cancer at every check-up.

What you should be looking for:

.mouth ulcers that don’t heal within three weeks,

.red or white patches in the mouth, unusual lumps or swelling in the mouth head or neck.

Look at your cheeks, gums, lips, tongue and tonsils.

Also check the roof of your mouth, as well as your head and neck.

Over the past 12 months, money raised through the Blue Ribbon Appeal has helped to directly support to more than 350,000 people online, over the phone, by email and by printed information, who sought advice about mouth cancer.

For more information throughout Mouth Cancer Action Month, please visit http://spr.ly/61811zrzJ. Source: http://spr.ly/61811zrzJ

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Dental emergencies on holiday

With school holidays for most set to start tomorrow, just a reminder for our Denplan patients about help for dental emergencies while on your summer break.

Dental emergencies can be extremely stressful and cause a lot of pain.  If you do have one, you should call Moreton Dental Care and make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as possible.  If you're away from home or can't get to MDC, follow these Denplan guidelines.

If you would like advice about what to do in a dental emergency, or you need help finding a dentist in the UK, give Denplan's Emergency Helpline Team a call on 0800 844 999. They are available to assist you at any time and can help you decide upon the best course of action in an emergency. If you are abroad you can also call our Emergency Helpline Team, they can let you know what kind of treatment you are covered for and offer you advice. Just phone +44 1962 844 999 at any time. 

This is what to do if you are at home, away on holiday in the UK or abroad.

1. Patients less than 40 miles from home.

Call Moreton Dental Care. If MDC is closed or unable to see you, we have an answerphone message with a number for you to ring in an emergency. If you are unable to get hold of anyone from MDC, ring the Denplan emergency helpline on 0800 844 999 at any time.

2. Patients more than 40 miles from home.

You can visit any other dentist for advice or temporary emergency treatment up to your policy limits.  If you need help locating a dentist, phone the emergency helpline 0800 844 999 who will help to find an appointment.  Keep receipts and send in the claim form to Simplyhealth Professionals for reimbursement up to policy limits. You can find a claim form on www.denplan.co.uk/claimforms.

3.Patients abroad.

You can see any dentist in an emergency and are covered for necessary temporary emergency treatment up to your policy limits.  Denplan does not have registered dentists overseas so it recommends that you ask your hotel concierge, tour operator representative or any family, friends or colleagues for a recommended dentist in the area.

If you need help or advice ring Denplan's 24-hour worldwide emergency helpline on +44 1962 844 999. Ensure you keep the receipt for your temporary treatment to claim back when you return. You can find a Denplan claim form on www.denplan.co.uk/claimforms.

This is for patients who have chosen Denplan's supplementary insurance cover.

 

 

 

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National Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dr Paul Sherrard on reaching the finals of the Aesthetic Dentistry Awards 2019.

Dr Sherrard was nominated for his highly skilled work to transform the smile of a nervous patient.

The patient was thrilled with the results which she described as life-changing and is now happy to smile again after years of dental misery.  

This year's competition winners will be announced at a glittering ceremony in London in two month's time.

Dr Sherrard won an Aesthetic Dentistry Award in 2016 for his work to provide implant-retained dentures for a pensioner who had been unable to eat wearing dentures. She had resorted to a liquid diet and her weight had plummeted to five stone.

Said Dr Sherrard:"I'm delighted to have got so far in the competition.  None of it would have been possible without the support of the wonderful team working with me at Moreton Dental Care."

Welcome to Cath as the practice expands its key hygiene services

A warm welcome to our new hygienist Cath Evens who will be helping to deliver our key hygienist services at Moreton Dental Care.

Cath, 32, from Eastham, expands our hygienists’ team to three, highlighting the importance the practice places on oral hygiene.

Good oral health is the cornerstone of good dentistry- it’s great to have sparkling white teeth, but it is also essential to have healthy gums. This is not only for good general health and wellbeing, but also to ensure a successful long-lasting result for people who have undergone complex dentistry such as having crowns and dental implants fitted.

Cath was a dental nurse for eight years before qualifying as a hygienist in 2016.  In her free time Cath enjoys being with her large family- she is one of six and has 10 nieces and nephews.  She also enjoys walking and going to music festivals.   

We are delighted to welcome Cath who is working two days a week at MDC.

Cath started working here last summer to help cover Steph Farrell’s maternity leave, taking up the offer to become a permanent team member  at New Year.

Patients can book an appointment directly with the hygienist- they do not have to see the dentist first.  We recommend having a hygiene appointment every six months, although some patients may benefit from more frequent visits.

The Hygienist Services page on our website www.moretondental.co.uk has more information, including videos demonstrating correct toothbrushing and flossing methods.

Periodontal disease, commonly known as gum disease, can affect your whole body. In recent years studies have shown that many health problems can be aggravated by poor oral hygiene, including stroke, respiratory infections, heart disease, diabetes and preterm or low birthweight babies.

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Sincere thanks for mission support

Dr Paul Sherrard offers a big thank you to everyone who supported his charity trip to Africa this summer.

Paul, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, and his son Edward, a 5th year dental student at Newcastle University, spent two weeks working with a medical mission visiting remote communities in Uganda where villagers would not normally have access to healthcare.

Their services were in huge demand- the pair extracted more than 1,000 teeth during the fortnight, thus relieving the toothache of hundreds of adults and children, as well as giving oral hygiene instruction and diet advice.

They took with them all the dental equipment they needed to set up temporary surgeries in the rural villages which had no electricity or running water. These were often in wooden huts using whatever tables and chairs were available for operating

Paul said it was a joy to be able to help the hundreds of Ugandans he met. "It was very humbling being able to help such gracious people who have so little and were totally unable to access dental or medical treatment in normal circumstances," he added.

The trip was organised with the Rock of Joy Trust (rockofjoy.co.uk) which was established to support schools and communities in Uganda after initial visits from Heswall medics and church members in 2007.

Since then volunteers from Wirral have returned annually to work towards their goals of establishing clean water supplies, building new schools, sponsoring teachers and attending to the medical needs of the communities.

Paul is grateful to patients and friends who generously responded to his appeal to made donations to Rock of Joy before the trip. The £500 he raised helped buy 900 life-saving mosquito nets which were put up in the homes of Ugandan families by members of Heswall Youth Fellowship who also went on the trip to volunteer in the charity's three schools.

Other Wirral dental practices also donated equipment for Paul and Edward to use while on the trip.

It is the fourth time Paul has made the trip, each time working alongside a team of Ugandan and British doctors and nurses aiming to promote sustainable healthcare in these far-flung communities.

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