We’ve always been committed to supporting our local community and in 2015 we’ve taken this a step further by entering into a sponsorship deal with our local rugby club. Club Chairman Andy Hancock (pictured with dentist Samantha Price) said:
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Romsey Dental Care sponsors the Charolais bulls at the Romsey Show each year and this year Donna was delighted to present the first prize to an impressive looking bull called Horoscope. We all enjoyed a great day and bumped into quite a few patients, who don’t always recognise us out of uniform!
In June dental nurse Louise Sleep found out that she had gained her Radiography Qualification with an amazing 90% in the exam – alongside our clinical manager Donna she is now qualified to take X-rays for patients. All our staff regularly attend training courses so that we can keep our advice and care to the highest standards.
The staff at Romsey Dental Care were very proud to raise over £1400 for local charity the XLP Research Trust, when we ran a relay marathon at Broadlands. David Hartley (father of the 4 Hartley boys who all have this rare disease) said ‘We are really grateful to the team from Romsey Dental Care who successfully completed the course and raised such an amazing amount of money. Every penny will go directly against the core objectives of the charity; to fund small innovative research studies into XLP and to provide advice and support to XLP families across the world’. A big thank you to all our patients who supported us and listened to us talking about our training (or moaning in Sam’s case!)
Staff at Romsey Dental Care in Station Road are celebrating an excellent report from their inspection by the Care Quality Commission, the government body which now monitors standards in dental practices as well as care homes. The practice is one of the first in the area to have the rigorous four and a half hour inspection and practice owner, Samantha Price says that the team were delighted with the results, commenting:
Theresa Ball and Stephanie Carter represented the practice at the Women in Business Awards, where we were delighted to be runner up in the Green Business Award which recognises our environmental ethos. The judge mentioned our donation of two dental chairs and associated equipment to Dentaid in 2008 when we refurbished, as an example of recycling and also sustainable help for the developing world.
National Smile Month starts on May 20th and the team at Romsey Dental Care , led by Dental Hygienist Stephanie Carter, are promoting the three key messages of the campaign: brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cut down on sugary snacks and drinks, visit your Dentist and Hygienist regularly.
Senior Dental Nurse Donna Whettingsteel from Romsey Dental Care, is delighted to gain her Certificate in Dental Radiography. This means she can take X-rays for patients using the practices state-of-the-art digital Xray equipment which displays the images instantly onto the chairside screen.
Romsey girl Megan Pack was delighted to hear that she has qualified as a dental nurse with an NVQ Level 3 in Dental Nursing. Megan, who is now 19, first joined Romsey Dental Care in Station Road at age 16, for work experience. Megan said ‘I knew straight away that dental nursing was the career for me and I really enjoy the job. We do a lot of cosmetic dentistry and it is great to see the smile on the patient’s face when they look in the mirror!’ Practice owner Samantha Price said ‘ I was so impressed with Megan’s dedication and commitment at such a young age that when a vacancy for a trainee nurse came up I was delighted to be able to offer it to her.’ ‘Megan is a natural as a dental nurse and has developed so well in all her skills throughout the 2 years of her training.’
Dental Nurse Laura McGregor from Romsey Dental Care in Station Road was delighted to hear that she had gained her certificate for Dental Surgery Nurses in Dental Radiography and is now qualified to take dental Xrays for patients of the practice.
Laura, who is already a qualified dental nurse, worked very hard to pass the exam which involved taking Xrays for 50 patients, writing up case studies, then having a written and oral examination. Laura said ‘I was delighted to hear I had passed and I want to thank the dentists at the practice for training me to take Xrays – one of the reasons I joined Romsey Dental Care in 2008 was because of the positive and supportive ethos towards staff development.’ ‘Because we have high tech digital imaging including an oral scanner, the Xray images are instant and displayed on a screen in front of the patient which is great for patient care.’