Welcome to your first newsletter for Genix Healthcare at Kiverton.
My name is Lauren and I am the Assistant Practice Manager. I have worked at Genix for 5 years now and my job involves managing all operational aspects within a friendly and quality driven practice, along with my manager Tracey Sartin.
As a practice we strive for excellent customer service for all our patients as well as providing support and direction to staff and patients alike.
Let me start by introducing you to our wonderful staff. Our experienced dentists are Bart Goralczyk, Manju Prasad, Isla Scott, and Sharon Sall and they ensure that your teeth are in good hands.
Our qualified dental nurses Hayley Meek, Leanne Westmoreland, Rachael Taylor, Nancy Chisenga, Tracey Mellor and our Apprentice Dental Nurse, Chloe Pearson provide assistance to the dentist during surgical procedures, amongst many other duties behind the scenes.
If we haven’t already met you yet, we look forward to introducing ourselves when you next visit. In the meantime, here is the rest of our news. We hope you enjoy it.
I was invited by the local High School to take part with Mock interviews for their Lower 6th form students to help prepare them for interviews in the future.
They had one student who wanting to be a dentist and asked if she could come down to the practice to look around as well as have her interview.
I was provided with a CV and carried out the interview questions which we use when interviewing for apprentices. I was then able to provide feedback on her CV and how the interview went. I received positive feedback from the school that the mock interview was helpful to their student and that she gained valuable experience and an insight into a career as a dentist, as well as certain aspects she needs to work on, for example to complete some research on the company/employer.
We have now built up a positive relationship between ourselves and the school and they are also aware that as a company we offer apprenticeship schemes which may be useful for some of their students in the future. We have been asked to participate in this event again, which we are more than happy to do as our business and our local community continue to work together.
The recommendation to visit your dentist regularly is a straightforward reflection of the universally accepted health care dictum, ‘prevention is better than cure.’
No one would travel to an exotic tropical location without first receiving the necessary vaccinations to ensure their protection from endemic local diseases, and only a regular appointment with your dentist can safeguard the health of your teeth and gums.
It’s easy to take your oral health for granted, since tooth decay is usually invisible and the obvious symptom of pain is often absent until the condition is relatively advanced. Gum disease is also surprisingly common among the adult population, and this condition too can mask its increasing severity with a seemingly benign lack of discomfort. Left untreated, gum disease ultimately leads to teeth falling out and prosthetic replacements, whether removable or fixed, may be difficult to adapt to corrupted gingival surfaces.
The early stages of other potentially damaging oral conditions also show few symptoms recognisable to the sufferer, and only a visit to the dentist can identify their presence and instigate remedial action. Most practices take regular x rays during alternate check ups to be doubly sure that you do not suffer any unpleasant surprises, and many patients are not aware that their dentist is also always on the look out for any sign of oral cancer, where an early diagnosis is vital.
The early detection of decay (caries) can make the difference between saving or losing a tooth; at the very least, treatment is simpler, quicker, less painful and less disruptive to the patient’s lifestyle.
Putting off an appointment because your mouth feels fine and there were no problems last time is inviting tooth decay or gum disease to creep up on you. Even if you follow a strict oral hygiene regime, ask yourself how many meals, snacks or sweets you eat over several months. Your teeth and gums work hard and deserve to be looked after.
Sadly Dr Angela Jubb is leaving us for pastures new. We wish her every success in her new job. We would also like to give a warm welcome to Dr Sharon Sall who will be joining us in late April.
We hope this gives you a bit of an insight into our practice. At Kiveton Park, we greatly appreciate your feedback so we can improve our services. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Genix.
Lauren Cutts and Tracey Sartin
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