Welcome to Genix Healthcare in Skelton.
Our two surgery practice is located inside the Health Centre on Byland Road. (The old doctors to locals)
My name is Bethany Sleeman and I am a Dual Site Practice Manager for Genix Healthcare, Skelton and Genix Healthcare Marske.
Firstly let me introduce to you my wonderful team…
Gabrielle Noble is my Senior Dental Nurse between the two sites and Casey Leng is our full time qualified dental nurse.
We also have Olivia Pawlett who is currently working really well through her apprenticeship (keep it up Liv!) and Katie Sleeman who works as a part-time receptionist at the practice.
At the practice, we have one full time dentist, Vasile Bogdan Ivas, whome we all call Bogdan and Hussameldien Hussien who is unfortunately leaving us in August to relocate to Manchester with his family. We will have a replacement dentist for you very soon! Hussameldien leaving will not affect appointments. All patients will still be seen.
If we haven’t already met you yet, we look forward to introducing ourselves and meeting you when you next visit. In the meantime, here is a bit more information for you. If you have any questions about the practice give us a call and we will be more than happy to help.
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
If you aren’t able to attend the practice throughout the day in normal working hours do not worry! We are open Monday’s and Wednesdays until 20:00. To book a late night appointment call reception and they will do their best to get you booked in as soon as possible to suit you.
If you are not able to get down to the practice, do not worry. We offer a domiciliary service to our patients. This means that one of our dentists and dental nurses will come to you. If you require a domiciliary visit just call reception and let us know. We will get this appointment booked in as soon as possible to suit you.
If you are not currently registered with a practice, or do not like the practice you are registered with, do not worry. Our books are open to all new patients. Pop down or give the practice a call to make your first appointment now. We will be happy to speak to you.
We hope this gives you a bit of an insight into our practice. At Skelton, we strive to achieve the best possible service we are able to deliver. Your feedback helps us to improve our services where necessary. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Genix.
Bethany & The Team.
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