How your dental care is organised at Church Court Dental Practice
Personal preventive care
It is our understanding that carefully considered planning and care for you as an individual will deliver outcomes of real value.
Dentistry is always evolving and we take a comprehensive approach to help you keep your mouth healthy and looking as good as possible.
We like to give you time at each stage of treatment, to listen to you and to follow your priorities. We have invested in the range of skills in our team so each element of your care is carried out by someone who can focus their skills and time on your treatment.
Your dental surgeon has overall responsibility for your care, and for planning and coordinating your treatment.
Your registered dentist makes diagnoses, provides all oral health assessment examinations/check-ups and carries out most treatments at the practice.
It is also the dentist’s role to arrange specialist referral and to provide associated supporting care, afercare and reviews of your work.
Dentists at Church Court are usually self-employed and have a duty to keep their professional skills and interest up to date. They work within the Practice’s robust protocols and procedures and are expected to embrace our preventive culture to provide individual long-term care to all their patients.
Your dental therapist and hygienist
Your therapist or hygienist brings a special interest and dedicates extra time to particular elements of your care.
Where specific routine treatments, or periodontal advice, monitoring and therapies are indicated your dentist may make a prescription to be carried out by one of our registered Dental Therapists or registered Hygienists who will be able to dedicate expertise and extra time to that particular element of your care.
We employ a great team of people who work with your dentist taking a hollistic approach to your care and providing an excellent hygiene, therapy and monitoring service.
A team approach brings great benefits to our patients, allowing us to give you comprehensive preventive care, individual consideration and plenty of time at each stage of your treatment.
Together we can help you keep your mouth clean, healthy and looking as good as possible.
This way of working also enables us to offer you an efficient and flexible appointment system, keeping high quality care as approachable and affordable as possible.
We practice evidence-based dentistry and carry out most procedures within the Practice. We also work with specialist services by referral to registered specialists and hospital consultants following a full assessment and consideration of individual needs.
We only work with registered specialists and hospital or community services and will consider carefully where to refer depending on your individual clinical and practical needs. We work with you and the specialists to provide continuous care during treatment and long-term aftercare as required.
Specialists may include:
- Periodontists (advanced gum treatment)
- Endodontists (root canal therapy)
- Orthodontists (straightening teeth)
- Oral Surgeons
- Special Care (for intravenous sedation/complex medical cases etc)
- Implants – there is no GDC registered specialist list for implants and General Dental Surgeons can train to place implants. We understand that implants are a major personal investment for patients and will only refer to highly experienced practitioners or those who are registered specialists in fields which support a full understanding of all aspects of treatment planning and in delivering long-term care.
See our resource centre to find out more about the range of specialist fields.