Monthly Archives: March 2013

Our new Team Member

March 6th, 2013

While Lesley Russell is off on maternity leave, we have a new Team member. Alan Clarke has joined our practice and will be looking after Lesley’s patients until she comes back to work. Alan has worked in the south of England and prior to joining our Team, he was working in Derry.


Taking your children to the dentist

March 6th, 2013

Affinity Kids - NHS dental treatment for children

Introducing children to a good oral health routine is vital for the long term wellbeing of their teeth and gums, and can help to prevent dental problems in the future. Part of this routine should be visiting a dental practice, helping children to establish a good relationship with their dental team.

A recent ‘Consumer Attitudes Towards Dentistry’ survey revealed that 79% of parents don’t take their children to the dentist within the recommended time frame, suggesting that many people are confused about at what age children should begin going for appointments.

Ideally, children should begin to see their dental team as soon as their first tooth appears. The average age at which this happens is around six months, though it can vary in different children. Despite baby teeth being a child’s first set of teeth, their development and importance should not be overlooked, and brushing with baby-specific toothbrushes using a small smear of fluoride containing toothpaste should begin as soon as these teeth appear.

We will be happy to see your child as soon as they get their first tooth, however, if you have any concerns about when to take your child for their first dental appointment, give our reception team a call for some more advice.

FREE Gourmet Society Card

March 6th, 2013

In conjunction with Denplan we will be running a special promotion during the month of March 2014.  If you apply for our Denplan programme during this period you will receive a FREE 12 month membership to the Gourmet Society Membership worth £69.99. This card is accepted at over 6500 restaurants around the UK including The Ginger Tree, Pizza Hut, Malmaison and many others.

Denplan gourmet society logo

Ask our reception team for more details

A Baby Boy

March 6th, 2013

Congratulations are in order for our Dentist Lesley Russell and her husband Phil on the birth of their baby boy Luke.  Both Lesley and Luke are doing well and Luke’s big brother Daniel is enjoying the new arrival.