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Dentist's praise for Paul Sherrard's high quality work

 A dentist has highly praised the work of our principal dentist Paul Sherrard after taking over the care of a woman who had been a long-standing patient at Moreton Dental Care. 

The 50-year-old woman moved house recently and was unable to get to Moreton any more so Dr Sherrard referred her to a dentist close to her new home.

The dentist contacted Dr Sherrard after the patient’s first appointment and described her dental health as  “excellent”.

 

He also described the quality of crowns and a bridge which had been fitted by Dr Sherrard at least 20 years ago as ‘fantastic’.

 

The dentist told Mr Sherrard: “She speaks very highly and fondly of the care you provided for many years.

 

I took some bitewings (x-rays) recently and she is in perfect dental health, no treatment has been needed.

 

“The quality of her restorations is fantastic and I thought you would like to know. She has no caries or periodontal disease and excellent oral hygiene.

 

“She can't remember how old her crowns or fixed conventional bridge are but estimates 20 to 30 years. They are in excellent condition.”

 

Dr Sherrard said” I’m delighted to receive such praise from a colleague, and am particularly pleased that this lady was so happy with her

 

treatment. It also shows how having regular check-ups is the best way to keep your mouth healthy.”

 

The woman attended regularly for check-ups and hygiene appointments. 

Posted on in Awards
Keep smiling with Denplan and the Gourmet Society

The start of the New Year is the time when we start to think healthy and get in shape, but don’t forget it’s also a great time to think about dental health too.

 

This isn’t just about looking good when we smile, but also about our overall health.

 

Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor dental health include heart disease, strokes, diabetes, giving birth to a premature or low-birth-weight baby, and lung disease.

 

Regular maintenance of your mouth (ie regular check-ups with your dentist) is the best way to keep your teeth and gums in tip top condition.

 

Denplan offers an excellent way for people to maintain a healthy smile by helping you to budget for the cost of your healthcare throughout the year. Affordable monthly payments will ensure you get regular check-ups and hygiene appointments which will include all the advice you need for good oral health.

 

Anyone signing up with Denplan this month or next will get a fun bonus-a Gourmet Society membership worth £69.95 which will give up to 50% off meals,  up to 40% off entertainment and great savings on UK days out such as at Alton Towers and Legoland . The membership will run for 12 months and will include discounts at more than 6,700 restaurants across the UK.

 

This offer is available to new members and anyone rejoining Denplan.

If you wish to know more about Denplan please contact our reception team (0151 677 2917 or 0151 605 1818) for more details.

 

 

 

 

Posted on in Treatments
Sheena's Christmas smile

School cook Sheena Thomas has got her best Christmas present ever- her confidence back.

The 52-year-old from Prenton suffered for years with painful periodontal disease which caused her teeth to deteriorate.

About eight years ago she had to have four top teeth extracted. Not wanting a denture, she inquired about dental implants but was told she was not a suitable candidate.

She persevered with the denture which made her self-conscious, but her remaining teeth continued to deteriorate, so two years ago she inquired again about dental implants and was referred by her dentist to Dr Paul Sherrard.

After stabilising her gum condition, he was able to provide implant treatment for her-new upper and lower arches of teeth permanently secured by implants.

A delighted Sheena said: “It has completely changed my life.  It’s been an emotional journey and I just wish I could have had it done years ago,” 

Sheena is now thrilled to be able to eat steak and apples again.

“I used to be terrified of going to the dentist, even to have my teeth cleaned because it was so painful. But here I’ve been made to feel at ease right from the start. Nothing has been too much trouble.”

She added: “I would recommend anyone with gum problems and is scared of the dentist to come here. It’s given me my confidence back. I feel like I’ve got back the teeth I had in my 20s.”

Dr Sherrard said: This was a massive decision for Sheena and it’s been a privilege guiding her through it to a happy conclusion.”

Posted on in Treatments
Amanda's dream smile

Amanda McGovern was so delighted with her new smile she signed up for a professional photo shoot.

Previously on photos Amanda, a company supervisor, says she looked like she had a missing tooth, due to a premolar being out of alignment.

Now after having just six months of orthodontic treatment the 23-year-old is smiling from ear to ear.

“It’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. Now I have the smile I always wanted,” said Amanda who explained the treatment had also dramatically improved her ability to chew.

Her newly straightened teeth gave her the confidence to have a photo shoot while on holiday.. 

Moreton Dental Care dentist Dr Tam Haque used Damon braces to straighten Amanda’s teeth, and she cannot praise him enough.

“My orthodontic treatment from start to finish was a pleasure,” said Amanda from Moreton.

 

Posted on in Events
Be MOUTHAWARE- Mouth Cancer can affect anyone

This is hygienist Kirsty Kelly, and you might be wondering why she's wearing blue lipstick-she's being MOUTHAWARE in support of Mouth Cancer Action Month (MCAM).

Mouth Cancer claims more lives than testicular and cervical cancer put together, but early detection gives patients a 90% chance of survival.

And a check-up with the dentist is the key to early detection.  

Kirsty has joined in the Blue Lip Selfie campaign which is part of this year's MCAM to enable people to wear a visible sign of support.

Mouth cancer cases have trebled in the past 10 years, and can be triggered by smoking, drinking too much alcohol, poor diet and oral sex.

MCAM is organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, with Denplan as its main sponsor.   Go to www.bluelipselfie.co.uk for more details and to see a video of mouth cancer survivors and their experiences.

A regular check-up with the dentist includes screening for mouth cancer- this is one of the many reasons why regular check-ups are so important.

So if you keep putting off booking in for your 6-month checkup, why not get on the phone today and make an appointment.

Why not visit our Facebook page for more pictures of blue-lipped staff at MDC.

Posted on in Charity
Dr Paul Sherrard in Fell Hell charity run

 

 Dr Paul Sherrard is set to take on a gruelling challenge in a bid to raise money for his next charity mission to Africa.

 Dr Sherrard, principal dentist at Moreton Dental Care, is in training for the 10k Fell Hell event held on the slopes of Moel Famau on Sunday, November 16.

 The money he raises will go towards buying the dental equipment he needs for his two-week trip to Uganda next summer where he hopes to relieve the toothache of hundreds of poverty-stricken villagers.

 It will be the third trip he has undertaken as part of a medical team organised through the Heswall-based charity Rock of Joy which supports schools in deprived areas of the East African country.

 Dr Sherrard has to take all the dental equipment he needs with him in a suitcase.  As well as meeting the huge demand for tooth extractions, he will also train local medical workers to enable them to continue offering dental care and preventive advice.

 On a previous trip Dr Sherrard extracted 1,200 teeth in 10 days- the tooth decay in some patients was so bad they were suffering from life-threatening infections.

 The villages the medical team will be visiting have no basic facilities like running water and electricity, and do not normally have access to dental or medical treatment.

Please follow the link below to sponsor Dr Sherrard.

https://my.give.net/sherrardfellrun

 

 

Posted on in Awards
Practice on shortlists for top awards

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.”

Posted on in Charity
Stacey’s success in Tough Mudder event.

A big cheer for our intrepid practice manager Stacey Collins who raised more than £1,600 by completing the Tough Mudder challenge this month.

Stacey decided to tackle the muddy12-mile obstacle course for charity in memory of former patient Nick Pope who died of lung cancer earlier this year.

The money donated by patients, staff and friends, will go to the Liverpool-based Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Stacey, 32, said: “I have been amazed at everyone’s support and generosity. Donations are still coming in!”

The Tough Mudder course at Chomondley Castle, Cheshire, consisted of 25 obstacles involving ice, water, electricity and fire, and was designed by the UK’s Special Forces.

Posted on in Charity
Stacey Collins takes on Tough Mudder for charity

Dental Practice manager Stacey Collins is set to push her endurance to the limit when she takes on an extreme physical challenge for charity in memory of a former patient this weekend. 

The 32 year old aims to complete the gruelling Tough Mudder event at Cholmondley Castle in Cheshire on Sunday (Sept 14) in tribute to lung cancer sufferer Nick Pope, who was inspirational in his positive approach to dealing with the disease.

Stacey, a mother of two from Oxton, is hoping the size month of bootcamp style training she has undertaken will equip her to tackle the 12 mile course of 24 obstacles designed by the UK's Special Forces. 

Crawling through mud and ice, and dodging live electric cables and fire are just some of the extreme challenges she will have to tackle to realise her dream of raising £1000 for the Roy Castle Lung Foundation. 

Nick died in February, aged 59, after a courageous battle against the disease. He not only raise more than £19,000 for the Roy Castle charity, but also raised awareness of the disease, by appearing in a series of television documentaries. 

The charity presented him with the "Most Inspirational Person of the Year" national award last year to mark his achievements. 

Nick, who was born in West Kirby, was a popular patient at Moreton Dental Care where he was a regular visitor, and before he died Stacey promised to raise money for his favourite charity by entering the Tough Mudder event. 

Said Stacey: "Nick was such a lovely friendly man with a great sense of humour. He was always full of fun and good cheer even when he was very ill."

"I am delighted to be doing something to support his favourite charity, although the event itself is going to be a real personal challenge for me."

Nick's widow Sue, who will be supporting Stacey at the Tough Mudder event on Sunday, is continuing to fundraise for the foundation with her family. 

They are holding a charity dinner at Wallasey Golf Club on Friday, September 19. Nick, a keen golfer, was a member at Wallasey for many years and was awarded the much-coveted Bobby Jones green jacket by the club in 2012 for being a player of "special merit". 

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Dental care can be fun

A trip to the dentist might be at the top of every child's wish list, but Wirral youngsters gave the thumbs up after visiting an action-packed fun day at their local practice.

More than 100 excited youngsters, from toddlers to teenagers, got their teeth into a wide range of games and quizzes, all with an oral health theme, and came away with bags of goodies and prizes. 

Dentists at Moreton Dental Care, with support from Wirral Community NHS Trust, laid on the four-hour session of free entertainment with the aim of encouraging youngsters to look after their teeth from an early age. 

The move came after national reports last month highlighted that tooth decay is by the biggest reason why primary school children are admitted to hospital.

NHS data states that almost 26,000 children in England aged between five and nine were hospitalised for multiple tooth extractions in 2013-14 - almost 500 a week.

Youngsters visiting the day saw puppets demonstrate tooth cleaning, listened to dentists explaining how teeth decay, and learned about healthy eating by trying sugar-free snacks. They could also dress up as the dentist, have their faces painted and take part in competitions.

James Duckers, operational team leader with Wirral Community NHS Trust, praised the Moreton Dental team for doing a good job. "From our point of view any way we can encourage people to be a bit less resistant to getting their teeth checked and looking after the whole body has got to be a good thing. Advice like this can break down some of those barriers." said Mr Duckers.

Steve Williams, Wirral Councillor for Moreton West and Saughall Massie, described the fun day as "fantastic" and said the local authority listed promoting good oral health and tackling obecity as a top priority in its child welfare role in the borough. Wirral councillors Anita Leech and Trina Johnson also lent support by joining in the activities. 

Principal dentist Paul Sherrard was delighted with the turnout on the day. Dr Sherrard said: "We've had an amazing response from the local community. We wanted youngsters to pick up a few health tips and have a bit of fun too, and judging by the number of children who turned up I think we achieved that."

 

He praised dental staff for their weeks of hard work planning the event, and local firms and dental companies, including DenPlan, who donated prizes and dental products.

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