We are delighted to welcome Chloe to the Bridge Dental Clinic as our new nurse. Chloe recently returned to Guernsey after living in the UK for 13 years and is delighted to be back to the island she was born on.
She has been with us for just over a month and has settled in really well. After a few weeks of intense training she is happy, has a wonderful chair side manner is calm and relaxed with a lovely smile which is what our patients need.
In the UK she was working as a Nursing Assistant, on an Acute medical ward. She really enjoyed what she did and finds there is many similarities in dental nursing. She says “training as a Dental Nurse is a great opportunity and I am really enjoying the new challenge, it also allows me to use many of the skills of my previous role”.
When not working she loves to be out and about walking her dog Ranger, she also enjoys swimming, cycling and cookery.
We recently said farewell to Flick (Felicity) Ozanne, who had worked here as a Dental Nurse at the Bridge Dental Clinic for 14 years. Flick had decided that it was time for a change and has moved to another practice on the island. Although we only worked one year with her, we enjoyed her experience and knowledge. She is an excellent nurse and we wish her well.
Flick at work
Sometimes, words don’t quite say what you mean and there is many a cliché that prompts ‘say it with flowers’ We were delighted when a happy patient delivered these to us on Friday as a way of saying thank you for the way she had been treated here. It’s always a good feeling to know that you have done your best for your patients and it’s appreciated.
Happy Birthday to Bridge Dental Clinic. I can’t believe it’s one year since Hylton and Annie took over and how the time has flown. Between, new Xray machines, installing computers, renovating the building and coping with a few technical hiccups, its been a great year. Hylton and Annie even managed to take a few days leave, which was well earned. With the birthday cake now eaten, we are looking at what the next year will bring. An update will follow shortly.
Bridge Dental celebrates a year since Hylton took over.
Why do so many people avoid flossing their teeth? Most of us can come up with lots of excuses as to why we don’t. 1. We say food never gets stuck in my teeth. 2. I don’t know how to floss. 3. I’m not coordinated enough to floss. An interesting fact from the British Dental Foundation states that the main things people use to floss are earrings, business cards, keys, matchsticks, screwdrivers or even bank notes. We don’t just floss just to get rid of food, we do it to get rid of plaque and to keep our mouths healthy. Flossing regularly helps prevent gum disease and tooth loss. Water flossers are also an incredibly easy way to clean between braces and bridges and children love them. We decided to try the Waterpik, cordless flosser at the Bridge Dental Clinic and have been amazed at how well they work. Many of our patients now use them and really like them. We therefore just wanted to share with you, that we stock them at Amazon’s price £41. We also have a very limited stock of the family size flossers. Our aim is to encourage more people to use them and help prevent gum disease. If you would like one do get in touch with us on 01481 245357
Waterpik for flossing
We are delighted to welcome Louise Brownlow BDS BSc Hons to the Bridge Dental Clinic. Louise will be at the Clinic on Friday’s and Saturday’s from the 9th of October. Louise describes herself as a conscientious dentist with a passion for high quality patient care. She thoroughly enjoys general dentistry and has a keen interest in Restorative dentistry, Endodontics and Oral surgery. She practices high standard minimally invasive, preventative dentistry with efficiency and attention to detail. Louise has excellent communication skills and is quick to build rapport and trust with patients. Welcoming Louise to the Bridge allows us the opportunity to open on Saturday’s and see patients who cannot visit us during the week. So many people struggle with fitting appointments in midweek and during working hours, this solves that problem for many. Our Saturday opening hours will be 8.30am – 4.30pm. Book and appointment with her now on 245 357. To find out more about Louise read her blog
Job Rotation. At the Bridge Dental Clinic we like to rotate our staff around where possible, to cover for holidays, sickness and other unexpected events. One of the key reasons we do this is that it allows our staff to keep up to date with all their skills. For example Katie Butt who is our main receptionist is also a qualified Dental Nurse. After spending most of her time over the past few years in reception and only nursing occasionally Katie now nurses on a regular basis, rotating at least one shift a week with one of the nurses. Katie now enjoys her nursing more than she used to as she is keeping her skills and technical knowledge sharp and updated. This past week whilst she has been nursing full time, Hylton says “it has been a pleasure to have her in the surgery this week, she is friendly to all the patients, very calm and also a very competent nurse”. By using opportunities to rotate and upskill our staff, everyone benefits, especially the patients.
Bridge Dental Clinic are looking for a new team member. We have a vacancy for a Dental Nurse and will consider either full time or part time applicants. We are a busy and friendly Dental Practice and look forward to receiving CV’s or chatting to you to find out about what we have to offer. Please do get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org More about this Guernsey Dentist
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The Bridge Dental Clinic has teamed up with Cherry Godfrey to help make your Dental treatments affordable. Should you find yourself in a situation where you require treatment and would like to spread the cost they can help. After seeing the dentist you will receive a treatment plan, which is fully itemised and with costs. If you think you need some help our receptionist can put you in touch with Cherry Godfrey. With them you will be able to work out an affordable payment plan with them and then we can go ahead with the treatments. As a small family practice in Guernsey our aim is to always come up with a solution to help everyone.
We thought we would share with you some information from another of our leaflets. Preventative dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth and keeping them healthy. This helps to avoid cavities, gum disease, enamel wear and more. There are many forms of preventive dentistry, such as daily brushing and annual trips to the dentist. Children should be taught proper oral hygiene and preventative dentistry from an early age. If you want to find out more and would like some help, please get in touch, we would love to see you. Leaflets are published by the British Dental Health Foundation