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Complimentary Whitening Treatment!!

We are very excited about our forthcoming opening event and to make make the event even more special we want to be able to ‘gift’ back to our patients and give you all the chance to recieve a very special offer so…..

We are calling out to all of our existing patients – We are looking to identify ‘one’ special person to support us with officially ‘cutting of the ribbon’ at our all day open event on Thursday 13th February 2020.

As so many of you are our own ‘celebrities’ we cannot possibly choose, so to add to the fun of the day we will be choosing the best ‘google’ review entry made ahead of the event. Or a written testimonial sent to us via email at: reception@studiodental.co.uk

The winner will receive a ‘Complimentary Whitening Treatment’ or Voucher to the same value towards your next treatment. *T&C’s apply

You can even gift this to a family member or friend if you win.

Simply:
1. Go to Google
2. Type in the search: Dental Studio (Chichester or Waterlooville)
3. If you ‘click’ on ‘Google Review’ you will then be able to write your review.
4. Sign in or create account
5. Click your star preference and place your review
6. Post (you have now submitted your review)

Please share and most of all Good Luck!

Open Event Invitation

We are so excited to welcome you all to our Opening Day Event…Further information to follow soon!

Your dental health is vitally important so please take advantage of our January 2020 offer.

We offer a full range of dental services to suit your needs across both our Waterlooville and Chichester practices, including the option to have a complimentary consultation with one of our ‘Smile Advisors’ to discuss all treatments available you may have considered, or not even be aware of , to improve your dental health, life and smile. You literally have nothing to lose, give us a call today and reserve your appointment.

Let us be part of putting the sparkle into your New Year!

 

 

 

October Offer!

October Offer! 

We love seeing the results Invisalign therapy can achieve for our patients.  We are proud to be part of their journey, transforming their lives and smile with this removable, near-invisible aligner treatment. 

Do not hesitate to call us to find out a little more if you are unsure if this treatment would be suitable for you,  one of our nurses Sarah is undertaking the treatment herself and is over half way through treatment already, we cannot wait to reveal her new smile before the New Year!

Sarah will be updating you all shortly on her journey so please watch this space.

You can also visit https://www.invisalign.co.uk

Jane, Nicky and Kellie are waiting to take your calls so please do not miss out on this opportunity!

 

Sarahs’ Invisalign Journey – Part 1

I have been a dental nurse for 30 years and worked for Dental Studio for 2 ½  years.

Seeing the amazing patient journeys our patients go through when having their Invisalign treatment with our fabulous Dr Usha Ramjas inspired me to undertake my own journey which I want to share with you all so you can hear first hand how it feels and see the changes that will be made along the way….

My front teeth are tilted back so whenever I saw photo’s of myself , to me my front teeth always looked dark due to the way the light hit them in the photo. I hated photos and would try not to show my teeth when smiling. This really knocked my confidence. So, a few years ago I went to see an specialist orthodontist.  When I heard that I would need to have my jaw broken and wired for a long period of time, I just could not face that sort of treatment, even with my experience as a nurse. So I left it and considered veneers, however since working with Dental Studio and being part of so many patients Invisalign journey with Usha I could see their start and end results. Whilst I was so happy to see their end results, I was also envious of our patients when they finished treatment as their teeth and smiles were fantastic. So I took the plunge……

I started my own journey with Invisalign in June, I have to say I am already quite a way through. The process to straighten my teeth should take approx. only 4-5 months, although in some cases this can be as quick as 3 months.

I can already see such a difference so I am sharing this with you all!

The invisible brace are comfortable to wear, I did have to get used to the feeling at the start but this only took a couple of days. I wear the aligners for 22 hours a day but no one has even noticed, not even my family!

Honestly,  I am so excited to see my end results so I can share this with you all. If you would like to talk to me personally or indeed any of my colleagues,  for any further information, we are always here and will be more than happy to meet with you for a complementary consultation! Just give us a call.

With best regards

 

Sarah (Dental Nurse) 

My journey starts!

Wearing my clear Invisalign aligner!

Exciting times at Dental Studio!

The Dental Studio team cannot wait to reveal our refurbishment project to you.

You have all been so wonderfully patient and supportive whilst this work has been in process, so on behalf of us all, thank you so much.

We at Dental Studio passionately work towards and believe in consistently enhancing our patient experience, this project has been a vision that we have now managed to achieve.

We have invested in this area to include, a relaxing waiting room with refreshment bar, private reception booths, a dedicated smile adviser meeting room and a beautiful training suite.

We will be having an official opening day very soon so we can showcase this and the many amazing treatments we can offer you all.

We will keep you posted!

Best regards always

Barbara
One very proud Business Manager!

‘FEELING THE PASSION’ (Well it is February!)

We at Dental Studio are extremely excited about the forthcoming year and will be sharing a regular monthly update with you all  going forward.

Last month during one of  our team training events we all took time to reflect on our achievements for 2018, discussing and planning our objectives for the year ahead. We discussed what worked well and what could we have improved on. We ensure our whole team are involved and input into our group future plans and development. Every single one of the team have so much to offer with their knowledge, experience and of course input of fresh ideas! It was a lively and fun debate.

Let us update you on the reflections of 2018 so far!

Dr Behari & Dr Ramjas have attended many conferences and training events to ensure their knowledge and skills are always advanced and updated! Apologies to those of you that may think they are on a jolly but let me reassure you, their passion and ambition to deliver simply the very best treatments using the latest technology for your our patients is second to none. We never stop learning!

Usha and Neresh are supported by a team who are truly passionate and focused to deliver an excellent service , together! There is not one person within our team across both sites who does not contribute on a daily basis!

Our supporting associate dentists and clinical team are also continually studying new advancements and developmental skills. We work together collaboratively which means that we can offer and deliver a holistic service to our patients covering all aspects of your treatment needs and requirements. You will not need to go anywhere else!

We have a fantastic team of Hygienist Therapists, who compliment us ensuring that your oral health needs, supportive education and well being remains our priority and  focus. We  offer a full range of oral health services , which we are also expanding due to patient need and demand! Prevention is key! This is our belief.

Our reception team are our silent superhero’s and key to the business, they work so hard to keep all of our cogs in motion, liaising with the clinical team,  building rapport with you our patients, putting you at ease,  answering any initial concerns and queries, following up the next day to ensure every patient is satisfied following treatment. The list is endless. They also make a mean cup of tea!

We have the most amazing team of dental nurses who boast a full range of skills and expertise in all areas including radiography, oral health education, photography and digital scanning, to name but a few! These lovely ladies also undertake our smile advisor appointments so we can get to meet you first to understand fully your needs and requirements, this helps us match you with the most suitable dentist to undertake your treatments.

Our trainee nurses are supported greatly by the expertise within the team however they also bring a fantastic input and keep us on our toes! Always bringing fresh perspective and ideas.

Our senior management team has over 60 years experience between us in the dental industry in all areas. (Gosh makes us sound old, I promise we are spring chickens at heart!)  Including CQC, compliance, staff training, HR, management and personal development! We have many hats to wear but most importantly we are always there for our team and patients, we thrive on being part of and witnessing their development and the amazing results achieved by the team on a daily  basis for our patients. It is an astounding place to work, I can tell you!

Together we aim to and bring you a first class service! I hope you can see and feel our passion for the services we provide to you. If there is anything at all you would like to see from our services or find out more about, drop us an email, give us a call, or pop in, please let us know!

There is much excitement coming our way this year, we will keep you all updated.

We all look forward to welcoming you, one and all!

Best regards

Barbara

Business Manager

School children drinking ‘high levels’ of sports drinks

 

Dental studio encourages teenagers and children not to consume energy drinks which results in acid erosion of teeth and decay

  • sports drinksAlmost 90% of school children consume sports drinks, a new study published in the British Dental Journal has shown.

The research found almost 90% of 12 to 14-year-olds consume high-sugar acidic drinks, despite understanding the negative effects on their oral health.

Researchers believe children are drawn to the drinks due to their branding, believing the drinks are for everybody, despite being intended for adults taking part in sports.

‘Sports drinks offer no health benefits to children, and are helping fuel an epidemic of tooth decay,’ BDA chair, Mick Armstrong, said.

‘It’s no accident that we are seeing such high levels of consumption among children.

‘Cynical marketing is driving demand, and it is time Government drew a line.’

Sugar tax
The BDA is calling on the Government to bring sports drinks under the orbit of the soft drinks industry levy.

It claims if sports drinks are sold alongside regular soft drinks they should be covered by the sugar levy and restrictions placed on marketing and display.

The study also found that:

89% of school children consume sports drinks
73% of children believe water is suitable to be consumed when exercising
68% of children consume them regularly (one-seven times per week)
45.9% of those children surveyed believe sports drinks are for everyone, irrespective of age or activity level
65% believe sports drinks could lead to tooth decay.
‘Big business is getting away with targeting children with products designed for athletes,’ Mick continued.

‘High in both sugars and acids, these are not everyday drinks.

‘And if they are going to be displayed alongside colas, they should be subject to the same taxes.

‘Water remains the drink of choice when undertaking moderate exercise, and is the safest option for both oral and general health.’

The study – Knowledge of and attitudes to sports drinks of adolescents living in South Wales UK – is published in the British Dental Journal.

Six month smile

Six month smile (6 month) review

I was one of one children who had brace after brace as a youngster, from primary school through to senior school, all the way from ten up to fifteen years old. So when it came time to have my brace off, the last thing I was going to do was wear yet ANOTHER ‘brace’ in the form of a retainer! Sadly, no one explained the consequences to me of not wearing a retainer and that my teeth would naturally drift. And drift they did..

So here I am in adulthood, hating the fact that my lateral incisors (the ones next to my front teeth) were slightly in standing and my canine teeth were slightly out of the natural arch. I thought of many options over the years, when veneers came in I though of having my laterals veneered so that there were all level together, but that would be a procedure that was irreversible, potentially damaging to my teeth and would need replacing at some point during my life – maybe more than once. Not really an option.

So when the six month smile system was introduced it seemed like the option I had been waiting for. Short term, cosmetic orthodontics for exactly my situation. So I had the assessment and I was a good candidate for having it done. I had the initial photographs and impressions done and then waited a couple of weeks for my brackets etc to come back from the laboratory.

The initial appointment was a long one, the preparation of the teeth and the fitting of the brackets in each quadrant of my mouth and the arch wires fitted too. It cast my mind back to my days at school of having them on. It was uncomfortable for about a week and then I kind of forgot that I had them at all. I returned every 4-6 weeks to have them adjusted, the odd power chain on to close gaps and new arch wires on, all according to how the movement of my teeth was progressing. Each time they were adjusted it was slightly uncomfortable for about 24 hours then it all settled down again. There were certain foods I had to avoid – anything hard like nuts or crusty baguettes and anything with a strong colour like curry. I didn’t always manage to avoid curries, but it did turn my bands a nice luminous yellow colour from the turmeric.

The whole treatment took about 9 months because one of my front teeth wasn’t moving as quickly as the others, a quick X-ray revealed a hooked root which was anchoring the tooth in a certain position. My options were to move it very slowly – thereby extending my treatment or settle for how it was. I was quite happy with my results, so I opted to leave it as it was.

The day I had my braces off, I couldn’t stop smiling. My teeth felt so straight and my lateral incisors were now almost perfectly in alignment – just what I wanted. I feel I now have a natural smile with straight teeth and it really has improved my confidence to smile. My teeth were also re shaped during the treatment so they weren’t quite as flared as they had been and I am so happy with the result.

The one thing I will be doing every single night is…wear my retainers!
By Jo Russel

A white wedding – Part 4

My teeth whitening journey from ‘no, I can’t’ to no looking back

Some decisions we make and never regret. For me, it was saying ‘yes’ when my now-husband proposed.

Deciding to have my teeth whitened was another. Admittedly it wasn’t an immediate ‘yes’, unlike my instant and resolute response to my true love’s request. It was a decision which took a while to make but once I’d decided, I never looked back.

Our wedding day was drawing near and for almost three weeks, I’d been wearing my bespoke trays with whitening gel every night. I knew an amazing transformation was taking place and when I saw Neresh and Hayley for a check up towards the end of the process, this was confirmed.

I was asked to hold up a chart, which shows the varying shades of tooth discolouration, next to my teeth – just as I did during my initial consultation. It was wonderful when Neresh confirmed that my teeth had lightened by 12 shades – a remarkable result!

The beauty of ‘at home whitening’ is that you can control how white your teeth become. The fear that my teeth wouldn’t look natural was unrealised as I received compliments on ‘looking well’ rather than being asked ‘have you had your teeth whitened?’ My aim had been achieved.

As well as making my teeth look brighter, whiter and cleaner, the process seemed to give my entire face a boost; my lips appeared to have more colour, my skin tone looked healthier and the whites of my eyes seemed brighter. Just what you want before you walk down the aisle!

And so the big day arrived. I awoke to dazzling winter sunshine and the knowledge that today I’d become a ‘Mrs’. All eyes were on me; I felt a million dollars and I didn’t stop smiling a confident smile which came from the inside out. It was a day I’ll never forget and a white wedding in more ways than one.