News from the Cumbria Dental Implant and Sedation Centre
We were pleased to receive our report following a recent inspection from the Care Quality Commission. We were praised for meeting all the required standards.
We are very proud of the high standards we achieve and are delighted this has been recognised by an outside body like the Care Quality Commission. We welcome the role of the CQC in raising the standards of all health care providers, not just dentistry.”
Copies of the report are available from www.cqc.org.uk
By joining forces with each other, the service providers at Ghyllmount now have more than 50 years experience in health care and beauty. Come along and be confident with the care we provide.
We are very excited to introduce Teresa Harkes who will be offering
LASER HAIR REMOVAL from Ghyllmount.
Why live with unwanted hair? Lasers and intense pulsed light systems offer a safe and long term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. The treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.
Call or email now to find out more or to book a consultation and patch test.
01768 862291 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Many thanks to all who have donated towards the Movember campaign. The total raised was £370.00.
The 'Ghyllmount Boys' facial hair growth is progressing well throughout Movember, it has to be said, some better than others!
The fundraising is going well too. We have already raised an impressinve £200 through dontations and our Movember biscuit sales, which the 'Ghyllmount Girls' are baking freshly every couple of days.
Thanks to all who donated so far.
Ghyllmount supports Movember. The month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health- specifically prostate and testicular cancer
At Ghyllmount we are bracing ourselves for the coming weeks as the males amongst us attempt to grow and groom a mustache. Watch this space as the month and the facial hair unfolds!
There are several ways you can help;
1.Bring/buy unwanted books for our book corner
2.Make a donation for our delicious biscuits
3.Donate online by logging on to the Movember website and search for Ghyllmount Boys
DID YOU KNOW
• 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK – one man is diagnosed every 15 minutes
• A man will die from prostate cancer every hour - more than 10,000 men will die of the disease this year in the UK
Mouth cancer kills
1 person every 5 hours
Mouth Cancer Action Month
1-30 November 2012
Although Mouth Cancer Action Month is a bleak and very serious subject, the good news is that spotting the disease early on increases chances of survival to more than 90%!
Early detection could save lives
The five-year survival rate of mouth cancer patients is just 50 per cent. But early diagnosis gives patients a 90 per cent chance of survival. It is vital that all healthcare professionals support Mouth Cancer Action Month to increase awareness of the disease, the symptoms and the risk factors.
Ghyllmount Dental Practice is opening its doors for
free oral screening assessmentsthroughout November . All are invited to come along and receive a professional assessment which can help save lives in mouth cancer cases.
Mr Murphy who will be carrying out the free assessments says: “We are delighted to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month in Penrith. It is vital that people are aware of the risks and are checked regularly for signs of mouth cancer – early detection saves lives.”
Simply call or email to arrange your FREE assessment. Quite simply, you have nothing to lose.
Tel: 01768 862291 Email :email@example.com
MINIMAL INTERVENTION DENTISTRY
FREE GOODY BAG FOR FIRST 15 PATIENTS
We are pleased to promote minimal intervention dentistry at Ghyllmount and are offering FREE goody bags worth £35.00 to the first 15 people that ring to arrange a FREE assessment appointment.
MI Dentistry is about stopping problems before they start at any age. 'Prevention is better than cure' - This is the philosophy at the heart MI dentistry.
It is effective because it helps you and the dental team to work together to reduce the damaging impact of daily life on your teeth and gums.
At the assessment we will talk you through oral health status and recommend the best future care that your teeth and gums need.
Call now to arrange your free Minimal intervention assessment. Don't forget, the first 15 people to book an appointment will receive a free goody bag. !!
CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD
We were delighted to receive the following letter from Whatclinic.com which is an independant company that show patients who are looking for help as many options as they can, help them choose and contact a suitable clinic, and ultimately help them get treated.
"Congratulations to you and all of the team at Ghyllmount Dental. You have been rated within the top 5% of clinics for customer service by WhatClinic.com patients which qualifies you for our 2012 Customer Service award."
"You scored 90% positive feedback from WhatClinic.com patients between July 2011 and June 2012."
"The award will be displayed on your clinic's listing and brochure on our site so that WhatClinic.com visitors will know you are among the best clinics at dealing with their enquiries in a professional and timely manner."
At Ghyllmount we are trialling an appliance which claims to be a simple solution for treating headaches. It’s called the NTI-tss. The NTI-tss is indicated for the prevention of migraine headaches. In a clinical trial, 82% of NTI-tss users experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events...with no medical side effects.
How does it work?
During sleep, everyone clenches their teeth. For many, clenching and grinding causes migraine or tension-type headaches. The NTI-tss reduces clenching by not allowing the canine or back teeth to touch. Intense muscle activity can cause headaches and migraines. It is a small nightguard that comfortably fits over your front teeth.
Its design keeps your canine and back teeth apart. This separation minimizes the intensity of your nighttime clenching forces.For more information please visit www.nti-tss.com or call or email the team to find out more.
A glitzy ceremony took place at the North Lakes Hotel in Penrith on 22nd June to announce the winners of Penrith Chamber of Trade’s first Stars of Business Awards, sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants
Winner of the Large Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Armstrong Watson)
Ghyllmount Dental Practice – There were a large number of applications in this category, but the judges were particularly impressed with the passion Ghyllmount Dental Practice showed and the pride they have in what they do. They showed excellent growth and the judges feel confident that they are set to expand even further. They thought this business was fantastic and couldn’t have asked for more from a worthy winner.
We are all delighted to be announced winner of our category and once again would like to thank our patients and team for their loyalty and constant support.
Finalists in the Stars of Business Awards announced
8th Jun, 2012
Judging has taken place and the finalists in the Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce Stars of Business awards have been announced.
The finalists were selected based on their application forms, which demonstrated business success, commitment to excellence, customer service, development and training practices, sustainability and innovative marketing.
Shortlisted businesses in the Stars of Business awards include:
Large Business of the Year (sponsored by Armstrong Watson)
• Ghyllmount Dental Practice
• H&H Reeds Printers
The awards, which are sponsored by Dodd & Co, have been designed to showcase local businesses and recognise the huge commitment they have shown to the development and economy of the local area.
The winners of the Stars of Business awards will be announced at the Chamber’s annual dinner on the 22nd June.
WORLD BOOK DAY COMES TO GHYLLMOUNT
WE NEED YOUR HELP
World Book Day aims to help people explore the pleasure of books and reading by Providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.
To coincide with World Book Day on 1st March 2012, we have launched ‘Ghyllmount Book Corner’ and fundraising event. This year our chosen charity is The British Heart Foundation, and all proceeds will go to them.
You can help in 2 ways
1. Donate your unwanted books
2. For a small donation, restock your library from our ‘Ghyllmount Book Corner’
Donations of any books would be most appreciated to enable us to kick start this event. Please leave any unwanted books at reception. Many thanks.
TAP THE APP!!!
We are very excited to launch our very own App for iphones. We are proud to be the first Dental Practice in Cumbria to have our own App which is free to download from itunes.
There are a number of ways in which downloading the App can increase convenience for patients, to enable them to access the following services at any time and place;
- Appointment Request
- Patient Education
- Special Offers
- Contact Us
- Practice news
At Ghyllmount we want you to be very 'APPY' with your smile and to celebrate the launch,, we are offering 1/2 price airflow stain removal when you download the App. (Saving you £15.00)
So 'TAP THE APP' and bring in your phone to qualify for your 1/2 price airflow.
Ghyllmount Dental is offering FREE MOUTH CANCER SCREENING during November to coincide with Mouth Cancer Action Month.
Without early detection it is estimated the disease could claim 30,000
lives over the next decade.
With this in mind, we are welcoming both existing patients and
non-patients to visit us for free mouth cancer screening.
Appointments are available throughout November, and everyone is
welcome to bring a friend – you might just save their life if anything
unusual is detected in the early stages.”
Simply call or email the practice to arrange an appointment.
BEST PRACTICE IN THE UK (Small town category)
We are very proud to announce that Ghyllmount Dental returned winners of ‘BEST PRACTICE IN THE UK’ (Small town category) at the ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS.
After the judges visited the practice unannounced in August, Mr Lewis and Mrs Anderton travelled down to the awards ceremony at Windsor on Friday where they presented to a panel of 10 judges.
The judges commented that “The ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS, is a new generation of awards that recognise and reward true excellence in modern dental practice. The winning practices represent the pinnacle of dentistry in the UK today. They are practising to the highest standard and with the highest professionalism. The real measure is across-the-board excellence and the winners have shown to be some of the best examples of UK dentistry.”
We are delighted to win this award which demonstrates our dedication to working to the highest standards, to our patients and to our profession. Special thanks of course must go to our outstanding team who make our achievements possible.
ELITE DENTAL AWARDS FINALIST 2011
We are delighted to receive the news that we have been selected as one of the three dental practices in the UK to reach the finals of the Elite Dental Practice Awards 2011 (small town category).
A member of the judging panel arrived unannounced last week and spent time with us on a normal working day.
The awards ceremony will take place on 16th September 2011 at Windsor.
GHYLLMOUNT WELCOMES MR MOOSA
Mr Moosa, Consultant Eye Surgeon will be working from the practice from 1st September offering private eye consultations regarding:
- Full eye examinations to detect problems in adults and children
- Simple and complex cataract surgery
- Simple and adjustable squint surgery for cross eyes
- Management of all types of eye problems
- Botulinum Toxin treatments for lids and squints
- Glaucoma and diabetic management
- Lid lumps and bumps removed
Mr Moosa, who lives in Penrith also works and carries out all his procedures from The Cumberland Infirmary, West Cumberland Hospital and The Caldew Hospital.
He completed his fellowship in Ophthalmology and children's eye diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and affiliate Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists London.
We were delighted to receive the news that our practice has been short listed for
‘THE ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS 2011’.
During June and July the practice will be visited by a representative from a team of judges. This will not be a formal or pre-arranged appointment. They just want to see our practice in action on a normal working day.
Following the visits, the judging panel will select three finalists from each category to attend the finals presentations and awards. The finals will take place in September 2011.
The team at Ghyllmount Dental are proud to be involved with a new scheme supporting medically retired Royal Marines, giving them help and support by providing free basic dental care for life.
Founded in May 2008, the purpose of The C Group is to raise awareness and generate practical support throughout the business community for Royal Marines, particularly those who are suffering the long-term effects of injuries sustained on operations.
Adjusting to civilian life after leaving the services due to disability caused in the line of duty can be a challenging period for a former Royal Marine. Sixty-four dental practices have already signed up to help support them.
‘Coming home and trying to settle into normal life is harder than people image and routine procedures such as going to a dentist can be immensely daunting,' said Colonel Hutton, the Chief Executive of The C Group. 'What C Group and its network of supporting dentists are offering is choice. A [former Royal Marine] can decide whether to go with the NHS system or take the opportunity to receive basic private dental care for free. This scheme will offer an extra helping hand to aid their rehabilitation.'
“I would like to thank our Members for their ideas and support as we take The C Group forward. As you read this Royal Marines are serving around the world; I know you will be following their progress closely and wishing them a safe return.”
Major General Andy Salmon CMG OBE
Ghyllmount Dental has recently achieved the prestigious Denplan Excel Practice Accreditation.
Supported by the Patients Association, the Denplan Excel Practice accreditation is a prestigious award and provides a visible sign of our commitment to quality and proves to our practice members, our patients, fellow dentists and the general public that we have reached the exacting standards set by the Denplan Excel programme.
Not only does it demonstrate that the quality of care, treatment and service that we provide is among the best available, but that you will be safe in the knowledge that our practice not only meets, but even exceeds standards of clinical governance, statutory requirements and industry best practice recommendations
We were very excited to receive the news that we have been fully accredited as a Denplan Excel Dentist and look forward to working with Denplan on a continuing journey of quality improvement.
We were delighted to recieve the news that we have won £500 to invest in our prevention suite, which helps to educate parents and children on all areas of their oral health including toothbrush instruction and diet advice.
Well over 2000 dental practices across England and Wales have been participating in the scheme for the past 6 months as part of the British Dental Trade Associations (BDTA) ‘Kick out the sweets, bring on the treats’ change4life campaign.
We are extremely proud of the care we offer our children and believe that prevention and education is essential to both parents and children alike, to help enjoy excellent oral health for life.
Linda offers FREE oral health assessments to adults and children, so if you have any concerns or worries, simply call the practice to arrange a free assessment.
IT'S A BOY!!
Many congratulations to our Hygienist Louise Fell and her husband Andrew on the birth of their son, Noah Logan Fell on Saturday, weighing in at a very healthy 8lb 6.5oz. Mother and son doing well.
Our very own Dental Nurse Dawn Richie won 'Apprentice of the Year' at Carlisle College. Dawn was voted the winner for the Most outstanding Individual which was coincidentally sponsored by Ghyllmount, in memory of Edith Graham, a dental nurse from the practice who sadly passed away last year.
We are delighted that Dawn has brought home the first 'Edith Graham Award' which she has decided to display at the practice, so do have a look at it. It can be found in the upstairs patient lounge. Well done Dawn!
Implantologist Neil Sampson joins the Ghyllmount Team.
We are delighted to add the services of Neil Sampson to our ever increasing team of health care professionals.
Neil has extensive dental implant experience and has been placing implants since 1999. He also delivers courses to dentist's wishing to develop thier knowledge of dental implants.
Dental implants are becoming a more popular treatment to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer term soloution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.
Have a look at our 'implant' page for more information on implants at Ghyllmount.
INTRODUCING DENTAL SEDATION at GHYLLMOUNT
Do you have a fear of attending the dentist?
Are you frightened of needles?
Have you had negative dental experiences?
Worry no more. Feel relaxed and worry free. Conscious sedation very gently relaxes anxious feelings, giving you a more pleasant experience. It provides a calm state of mind making you feel drowsy and relaxed. The surgery and trained staff are fully equipped to perform very safe Conscious sedation while you have your treatment. This allows us to perform general dentistry, cosmetic and surgical procedures virtually stress free.
Call for more information
SPONGE THE DENTIST WAS A HIT!!!
Many thanks to all who came to support us for our Christmas lights fund raiser. We raised £60.00 for 'sponge the dentist'. It was a great community event and all the dentist's lived to tell the tale!
What a fantastic weekend!. We hare returned from London triumphant from the Private Dentistry Awards 2010 with;
WINNER: Most Improved Practice
Runner up : Best Team
Shortlisted : Best Community Award
Shortlisted: Best Practice
We are all extremely proud of our achievements, as this was a national competition and to be crowned overall winners over so many other fantastic practice's in the UK is quite overwhelming.
Many thanks to all our wonderful patients who have continued to support us throughout so many changes and special thanks must go to a very special team who of course, without, none of this would have been possible.
Ghyllmount Dental are proud to have been chosen to be finalists in two seperate National Awards .
We are going to the Private Dentistry Awards in London on the 4th November for the finals of "Most Improved Practice, Best Team, Best Community and Best Practice awards.
In December we're off to Leicester for the Dentistry Awards for the finals of " Best Practice Northwest and Best team".
Well done to all the team for all their hard work over the year, without you nothing is possible.
Mr Lewis and Becky completed the Great North Run on Sunday, both with very respectable times of 1hr 43min for Mr Lewis and 2hr 19min for Becky.
Well done to them both and many thanks to all the kind sponsors. Total raised will be announced soon.
Some of the Ghyllmount girls were proud to be pictured with the Wetheriggs United F.C. first under 16's Team. Ghyllmount Dental were the proud sponsors of the team who had their first match on Sunday.
We all wish them every success in the new football season and will be watching closely to see how they progress.
After a year of hard work and many changes, we were all very excited to learn today that we have been short listed for the National Private Dentistry Awards 2010 for the following catagories;
BEST NEW PRACTICE
MOST IMPROVED PRACTICE
BEST COMMUNITY/CHARITY PROJECT
The awards ceromony will take place over lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London on 5th November 2010. - Fingers crossed!
Mr Lewis and Beccy completed the Carlisle 10k run yesterday- next stop Great North run.
After the loss of our colleague Edith, we are continuing to raise money for Cancer Research and are hoping to add to the £950 we raised in the Race for life.
Please sponsor us on http://www.justgiving.com/Rebecca-Mullen
The team at Ghyllmount enjoyed their first festival 'Ghyll-Fest' which was held in Mr Lewis's field.
All the team, their partners and children enjoyed a day of fun and frolics which included rounders, cricket and a duck race. Food was supplied by Tim Lorton aka 'Jacket potato man' and live music played into the night courtesy of 'The Deluxe'.
Most people retired to their tents around midnight after a fun filled day.
Ghyll-Fest will definitely be repeated next year. A good time was had by all!