Dental Treatment and COVID-19

Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

Please click below for our regular updates:

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

www.gov.uk/coronavirus

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Meet the Team – Trowbridge

at Dentalcare Trowbridge

Dentalcare Trowbridge Dental Team

Your dental team is made up of highly qualified, experienced, friendly professionals that care about you and your dental health. Here is some more information about the team:

Christian Gouws, BChD DPDS

Christian Gouws, BChD DPDS

Dentist - GDC No 71422.

Has specialist interest in Invisalign, Orthodontics, Cosmetic and Endodontics Dentistry.

Chris leads the Trowbridge orthodontics unit and brings his wealth of knowledge to the practice, benefiting colleagues and patients. Chris joined the Dentalcare group in 2016. Originally qualifying at the respected Pretoria University, Chris went on to undertake specialist training and believes in a lifetime learning.

Chris is currently on a course and has a special interest in Endodontics. Part of the fine blend of orthodontic and cosmetic dentistry he offers to all who visits him.

Vijay Selvanathan

Vijay Selvanathan

Dentist - GDC No 265416.

Has specialist interest in Smilealign and  cosmetic dentistry.

Dr Vijay Selvanathan graduated from the University of London and has since worked as a general dentist acquiring a comprehensive knowledge of all areas in dentistry.

He aims to provide a high standard of dental care in a relaxed, friendly and efficient atmosphere, keeping in touch with current techniques through regular continuing development courses.

Vijay practices minimal intervention pain-free dentistry and considers it important to discuss all treatment options with his patients so that they are in a position to make informed choices. Vijay also has a keen interest in delivering cosmetic treatments.

If you would like to improve the appearance of your smile, Vijay is happy to help.

Aleena Jamil

Aleena Jamil

Dentist - GDC No 273644.

Has specialist interest in Cosmetic Dentistry.

Aleena graduated with an honours degree as a Dr. of Dental Surgery from Semmelweis University, Budapest. She’s is fully dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care to all her patients.

For Aleena, nothing is more important than the patients feeling at ease in her dental chair. She is great with with nervous patients and her high skill set allows her to perform a vast variety of dental treatments.

She has further qualifications in botulinum toxin and dermal fillers and has a further interest in developing her cosmetic dentistry skill set.

Mariana Corriea

Mariana Corriea

Dentist - GDC No 274798

Has specialist interest in Orthodontics.

Mariana graduated from University of Coimbra, Portugal, a leading medical studies centre and joined Dentalcare Group in 2018.

Mariana’s interest in Orthodontics led to a Master orthodontics course starting in 2019, along with courses in other areas, ensuring her skills are at the highest level. Mariana’s skills with nervous patients are equally helpful, always with a kind and helpful approach. She speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Nicola Mannin

Nicola Mannin

Practice Manager

Has specialist interest in performance and emotional coaching.

Nicola initially joined Dentalcare, Trowbridge as a full time Receptionist in May 2016, and was promoted to Practice Co-ordinator in September 2016. Since then she was promoted again in November 2018 and appointed as Practice Manager. Nicola brings over three years of dentistry experience to the practice and has built a strong rapport with the local community and with our patients who are happy to see a familiar friendly face who empathises with any of the dental concerns and more than willing to help with their enquiries. Nicola has welcoming approach both staff and patients and encourages a relaxed atmosphere for all. She is very much the heart of the practice. She is totally committed to the duty of care of patients and do her upmost to provide a well-run and efficient service.

Laura Lewis -

Laura Lewis -

Head Nurse - GDC No 268324.

Laura qualified as a Dental Nurse with her National Diploma in 2011. Laura joined the the Dentalcare group in 2017 as a Dental Nurse, and rejoined us in late 2018 and was appointed the Head Nurse role.

Laura brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in her Head Nurse role level of care to everything she does and is very understanding to the patients needs and works well as part of a team. She always has a smile ready to welcome patients to the practice.

Hayley Newton

Hayley Newton

Dental Nurse - GDC No 237383.

Hayley qualified as a Dental Nurse with her NVQ level 3 in 2012. She joined the Dentalcare group in 2017 as a Dental Nurse.

Hayley brings with her experience working within Private and NHS dentistry and a wealth of knowledge and always aims to provide the best of care to all the patients and has a very adaptable approach to make patients feel at ease. Hayley will be taking an impression course later this year.

Ateequ Hussain (Teeky)

Ateequ Hussain (Teeky)

Dental Nurse - GDC No 261530.

Teeky qualified as a Dental Nurse with his Advanced Level 3 in 2015. Teeky joined the Dentalcare group 2019, as one of our newest members of the team, he brings his previous experience of Head Nurse and Nurse trainer to the practice and has a wealth of knowledge, motivation and enthusiasm to his role. He is very adaptable, helps reassure patients and puts them at ease. He is always willing to help and his positive attitude is welcomed by the patients and staff.

Sadije Peposhi

Sadije Peposhi

Apprentice Trainee Nurse

Sadije joined the Dentalcare Group October 2018 and started her Dental Nursing course in January 2019, which she is due to complete and qualify in July 2020. Sadije is a very hardworking individual who offers her full dedication to the Dental profession. After her Dental Nursing course finishes, she wishes to begin her studies in Dental Therapy.

Leanne Jenkins

Leanne Jenkins

Apprentice Trainee Nurse

Leanne joined the Dentalcare group in January 2019 and started her Dental Nursing course in January 2019, which she is due to complete and qualify in July 2020. Once she is qualified, Leanne would love to gain more experience as a Dental Nurse and eventually become a Dental Hygienist. Leanne is a good team player, very empathetic and extremely enthusiastic towards learning new things.

Diane Kelly

Diane Kelly

Receptionist

Diane joined the Dentalcare Group in September 2016 as our receptionist. Diane has over 20 years experience working within Dental practices and is the first point of contact for our patients.

Diane has a friendly calming personality to welcome the patients and her wealth of knowledge and reassurance is welcomed by the patients. She has many years of working alongside our health professionals and is very much a valued member of the team helping them to deliver an important service. A very caring empathetic approach helps to install confidence with our nervous patients. 

Cherryll Houghton

Cherryll Houghton

Receptionist

Cherryll joined the Dentalcare group in July 2019. Cherryll although she is very new to the team enjoys meeting and greeting all new and returning patients to the practice and very much part of the local community and the team. She offers a high level of experience working within the customer service sector, and helping provide the best experience for our patients from start to finish. She has a very professional and hardworking ethic and always aims to accommodate the patients.