Our dental teams are made up of dentists, therapists, dental nurses and receptionists who work together in clinics across Swindon and Wiltshire.
We are committed to delivering high quality care for the people we treat and our multidisciplinary team of dental professionals are registered and governed by the General Dental Council. This makes sure each professional has appropriate training and that the individual professional keeps up to date with current guidelines and practice.
More information on each of our roles:
Our dentists have particular interest and experience of looking after people whose additional needs prevent them from accessing dental care via a general dental practice. Some of our dentists are specialists in special care dentistry, so that we can offer a specialist lead service. These specialists are registered on the specialist lists at the General Dental Council and have undertaken extensive training in their specialist area of dentistry. Our dentists often link with other health care specialists involved in a persons care, to ensure a holistic approach to improving oral health.
Dental therapists are able to carry out routine dental treatment, after a dentist has assessed your dental needs and written a prescription for these. They can carry out treatments such as fillings, extraction of baby teeth, restoration of baby teeth, fissure sealants and treatment and prevention of gum disease. They also administer local anaesthetic and take X-rays. With additional training, dental therapists can provide inhalation sedation, removal of sutures and bleach non-vital teeth.
The role of the dental nurse is to support and help you during your appointment and assist the dentist in carrying out dental procedures. Dental nurses have an important role in making sure clinics and instruments are clean and free from infection. Many of our dental nurses have extra qualifications, allowing them to take X-rays at the dentist’s request, provide dental health education, and assist in certain sedation and oral surgery sessions.
Our friendly and helpful team of receptionists carry out a wide range of duties. They are often the first member of the team that you will meet when you arrive at the clinic and will be able to make or change appointments, give you information while you are waiting for your appointment and accept payments for dental treatment.