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WED
10
MAY
2017

Rotary 10K

My two eldest children Katherine and Daniel are running in the 10K to raise money for Bognor Lions Club. Many thanks to everyone who has sponsored them so far. Please feel free to sponsor them for any amount before the 21st of May. Literally any amount sponsored will help.





TUE
09
MAY
2017

Lions Easter Raffle

We managed to raise a grand sum of £267.90 for Bognor Regis Lions Club, helping with the Easter Raffle for a large chocolate bunny. Many thanks to everyone who took part!





WED
01
MAR
2017

Clinipads

Due to increasing compliance legislation, and the need to stop producing reams of paper, we are using clinipads at the practice. The are small tablets about the size of a standard I pad, so we can obtain signatures every time we check medical histories, get an NHS form signed or when completing a treatment plan. This will hopefully streamline our o





FRI
24
FEB
2017

New Flat roof

We have just had a new flat roof fitted on the extension of the practice. The old one was over 25 years old and had lasted well. We hope you didn`t have to much disturbance and noise when the work was done, but we should be watertight for another 25 years!





FRI
23
DEC
2016

Christmas opening times and emergencies

The practice will be closing on the 23rd December at 12pm and reopening at 9am on the 3rd January 2017. The on call Arun Dencare dentist will cover out of hours emergencies between 9am and 8pm from the 24th afternoon until 8pm on the 27th December On the 28th December until the 30th December between 9am and 5pm, you will be able to contac





MON
12
DEC
2016

Denplal Excel Reaccreditation

We had our three hour inspection today covering all relevant legislation and procedures and I am pleased to say we passed again! We are all very proud of maintaining our status as Excel accredited showing we are serious about best practice. We will be having our tri annual patient survey, probably in early March. If you are asked to fill in a





THU
30
APR
2015

Family and Friends Test

We have had our first returns on this for our younger patients and we have a 96% rating for extremely likely or likely to recommend us to family or friends with 4% neither likely or unlikely, but with 88% extremely likely to recommend us. We must be doing something right and thank you for your confidence in us.





WED
01
APR
2015

Closing times over Easter

We will be closed from 5pm on Thursday 2nd April until 9am on Tuesday 7th April. Emergency cover will be via our own on call system Arun Dencare and details will be on the answerphone as usual.





TUE
31
MAR
2015

Easter Eggs

We have managed to sell every square on our Easter egg and the winner has been drawn and notified. This should have raised over £176 to help Bognor Lions Club help local people in need. Many thanks to everyone who bought a square!





THU
05
MAR
2015

Over the 1000 mark!

We have carried out well over a thousand Previser assessments to date so most if not all Denplan patients should have had one by now. This helps you by letting you know whay state your mouth currently is in, and what future risks regarding the health of your mouth, you may face. Everyone to date has found this a very useful extra to their dental ca





WED
28
JAN
2015

New Chairs in the waiting room.

We have replaced the two small upright chairs either side of the fireplace by two upright easy chairs with arms. These have a high back and are sufficiently high to make getting in and out of them much easier. We hope you like them!





MON
26
JAN
2015

Kings College survey

We are one of several practices that have been selected to ask our patients for their views on the new Deppa/Previser assessments we have been carrying out. It will be completely anonymous and is intended to see how patients feels about the assessments and if they feel they are gaining anything from them. It is completely voluntary as to whether yo





TUE
23
DEC
2014

Christmas emergency arrangements

The practice closes tomorrow at 12 until the 2nd of January. On the 29th, 30th and 31st of December, between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Dr Knights will be available by ringing 07707953986. He will deal with cases that require urgent attention or severe pain, and will reopen the surgery if required. He will not be able to book or cancel appointm





WED
12
NOV
2014

Cross Infection

With the news of a blood borne virus possibly passed on by a Dentist in Nottingham, and 22000 NHS patients being contacted, I would like to reassure all my patients that this will not happen here. We have scrupulous cross infection control procedures in place with everything sterilised and tracked or used once and thrown. All the clinical staff ha





TUE
11
NOV
2014

Previser

We have gone through the 900th Previser Examination barrier. Patients are still pleased with the results, helping us to help them to better oral health, and showing them where improvements may be made. There are now very few patients who haven`t yet had a Previser assessment, and we are just starting to carry out the second assessments for patients





SUN
02
NOV
2014

new lighting

We have changed the lights in the waiting room to LED ones.This means they look better and sit flush with the ceiling, but more importantly, give a better instant light so the room looks brighter and lighter. This will help when you read magazines and avoids having any dark corners. We hope you like the improvement. 





FRI
03
OCT
2014

Previser

We have now carried out over 800 Previser Exams to date. All our patients so far have been pretty enthusiastic about them and the detail it gives them about the condition of their mouth and any future risks they may face. There have been approximately 28000 Previsers carried out to date by Denplans 3000 Denplan Excel accredited Dentists. At this ra





TUE
16
SEP
2014

New patient toilet

The patient toilet has been given a much needed makeover at last. It is now all touch free with handsfree taps, soap and paper dispenser. The floor has non slip tiles added. We have also designed it to be as user friendly to the less able as we can.We hope you agree that it looks good and we intend to add a photo to the website in the near future.





TUE
02
SEP
2014

Previser

We have now carried out over 700 Previser assessments to date! Everyone who has had one has been pleased to receive so much information on their mouth, and what their risks are for the future. This is hopefully improving their oral health and helping them keep their mouths healthier.





TUE
15
APR
2014

Oral Health Scores

We are well on our way to carrying out an assessment on approximately one fifth of our Denplan patients to date. The assessments have been well received and seen as a great improvement on the old oral health score. Patients like knowing what the numbers mean on the report, with a few lines describing what each score is, and the risk assessment on D





MON
14
APR
2014

Lions Easter Egg Draw

This was carried out today and raised £131 for local charitable causes. Thankyou to everyone who bought a ticket. I am sure the lucky gentleman who won it won`t eat it all at once!





TUE
04
MAR
2014

Jackie qualified

Our newest Dental Nurse Jackie Hodgson has qualified having completed all her exams and assessments so congratulations to her for all her hard work. She will soon be registered with the General Dental Council and is proving her vale to the team!





MON
03
MAR
2014

New Air conditioning

The air conditioning in surgery 1 has been replaced with the latest model so the surgery is kept at a better working temperature all the time. The unit is more powerful and better at maintaining a nice working environment. We hope you notice the difference. (whisper quiet too!)





THU
20
FEB
2014

Chocolate Easter Egg

We are once more supporting my Lions club to help local charities by selling squares at £1 each to win a whole kilo of Belgian chocolate. Please remeber to pay your £1 as you have to be in it to win it!





TUE
24
DEC
2013

Christmas closing times

We are now closed for Christmas and will reopen on the 2nd January at 9am. If you have a problem, please ring the practice for emergency contact details on the answerphone





WED
20
NOV
2013

New oral health scores

We are beginning to roll them out, carrying them out whenever we have time, and booking most people in for theirs at their next appointment. Reactions so far have been very favourable, with everyone liking the idea of an improved oral health score, and an idea of risk in the four key areas of gum health, caries, oral cancer and tooth wear.





TUE
19
NOV
2013

Kim Harrison leaving

Kim Harrison is leaving the practice after 13 years due to ill health. She has been trying hard to get her problems sorted but has decided to call it a day. Everyone here wishes her well for the future and she will be sadly missed. Jackie will be taking over her duties on a permanent basis.





FRI
20
SEP
2013

Denplan Excel Reaccreditation

It is with great delight to let you know that after a 3 hour, very thorough examination of the practice and how it works, and all our policies and protocols, that my Accreditation with Denplan via it`s excel programme has been renewed. This means that I have been checked and meet all guidelines for running a Dental surgery to meet best practice. I





FRI
20
SEP
2013

Denplan Previser

We are going to start using our Previser Assessment tool on patients in the immediate future. What this means is that all Patients will be assessed  on various features of their oral health, some from the clinical examination and some from a lifestyle history exam. This will allow us to give you a Risk report  on Gum Disease, Tooth Decay,





MON
03
JUN
2013

New Reception

Hopefully you will agree with us that our new reception area has the `wow` factor! We closed for half term on the 24th May and the reception area was gutted. We have new flooring, new cabinetry and a new desk, which improved the look and style, making the area roomier and easier to negotiate. Pictures will be changed on the website very soon allowi





FRI
24
MAY
2013

CQC inspection

We had a suprise routine CQC inspection today and I am pleased to say we passed with flying colours, passing all the standards that were inspected. Its nice to know we are maintaining standards of practice and patient safety. Well done staff!





MON
08
OCT
2012

Redecoration

We have virtually finished the redecoration of the corridor. New lighting was put in first in reception and in the corridor. The cupboards are gone and walls painted. We have a hand rail to help the less able and a new wood floor has been put in, making the practice lighter and brighter. We hope you agree!





MON
02
JUL
2012

New Nurse

We have a welcome new addition to the team. Jackie Hodgson is joining as a new part time nurse. She has started training and is getting up to speed nicely. She is due to start her course work in November. Please bear with us as it will take a little time for her to learn all the ropes.





WED
07
MAR
2012

CQC Inspection

On Monday 12th March 2012 we were one of the first practices in the area to be inspected by the Care Quality Commision. After an over 3 hour inspection, we were told that we had passed and that all was in order. We can now say we are CQC inspected and fully compliant with no issues to address.  Independant verification that we are all doing a





MON
27
FEB
2012

Denplan Excel Re accreditation

We had our 18monthly re accreditation on Friday 17th February 2012 and the practice passed with flying colours! We had a perefct score in nearly every catergory and had only a few minor items mentioned. It`s really nice to have independant inspections to show we are on the right track and doing everything as well as we can for you our patients.





THU
15
DEC
2011

Closing over Christmas

The practice will be closed from 4pm on Friday 23rd December 2011 until 9am on Tuesday 3rd January 2012. Emergency details are on the practice answerphone and front and back of the building. Ring Arun Dencare our emergency Rota system between 9am and 9pm if you have an urgent emergency, and the on call dentist will get back to you. They cannot carr





WED
14
DEC
2011

Digital x rays

We have been using the new Durr Vista Vision digital phosphor plates with great success for over the last two months now. They produce rapid images within a minute of amazing detail. Contrast and light/dark are easily controlled as is immediate filing in the correct record. Areas of images can be magnified at will. This is going to be a great diagn





WED
06
JUL
2011

New Advert

This is a copy of our new advert in the Sussex Views July magazine. As you can see it gives you a 25% discount on our new patient exams until the end of December 2011. Well worth having. Look out for it in the magazine or print this out and bring it with you at your appointment when you have booked it.





MON
21
MAR
2011

Latest Practice News

It has been a busy Year for us at the practice. We have been working towards best practice with HTM-01-05, the guidelines for cross infection control in Dental Practice. We feel that this has now been largely achieved with good practice standards in all areas. We have also been complying with the Care Quality Commision standards, the new agency to





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