At StoneRock Dental Care we have undertaken a rigorous postgraduate training programme for the entire team to allow us to stay at the very forefront of current dental thinking.
Under the guidance of Bobbi Anthony, an internationally renowned lecturer and professional development coach (www.bobbianthony.com) we have made a firm commitment to providing truly comprehensive care for all of our patients.
Comprehensive care means that we are centring our treatment on the patient’s ability to take control of the health of their mouth. To give every patient the best chance to do this we will carry out each review visit with one of our hygienists and the dentist as well when appropriate. At each review we will look at all aspects of dental health including a full oral cancer screening check, a full assessment of the gum health paying particular attention to how this maybe both affected by and affecting the patients general health and a full review of the dental condition and how it may be affecting the patients ability to achieve full dental health.
We now know that gum disease is intricately linked to general health and can have an affect on, among other things, coronary heart disease, type two diabetes and pre-term birth weight. We also know that gum disease can be worsened by general health problems in particular stress which can lead to rapid periods of breakdown in the attachment between gum and tooth. By centring our care on prevention and viewing the patients dental health as an extension of their general health we are able to catch problems at the earliest possible stage, so preventing further damage and disease.
The improvements in the service that we are now providing require that we spend more time with each patient, which also gives us every opportunity to discuss and demonstrate all the techniques that can be used at home to prevent further disease. Under the current guidelines from the General Dental Council and NICE, the institute for Clinical Excellence, we are required to inform patients of all aspects of their dental health and offer all available treatment options to allow each person the chance to make an informed choice about their dental care. Our extended review visits with both hygienist and dentist give us the ability to do this in a relaxed and friendly environment. It is our aim to give each patient a plan so they can know everything that is needed to get you back to complete health. Each patient can then decide what level of care is appropriate to him or her.
We are very excited about the care that we now provide and are looking forward to helping all of our patients on their pathway to complete dental health.