Meet Ankit Patel
Meet Ankit Patel – he’s the latest foundation dentist being mentored by the team at Riverside Dental Practice in Braunton.
Newly qualified dentists like Ankit spend a year working under the guidance of experienced staff as part of their vocational training. They also attend a number of study days during this time to help expand their knowledge and experience.
Riverside was chosen to be a mentor practice as part of the NHS Devon and Coastal Dental Foundation Scheme, and has now been taking part in this vital training programme for 15 years.
Update from Riverside Dental Nurse Kate’s Trip to Africa
Every 10 minutes a child in England has a rotten tooth removed in hospital.
- Tooth decay is preventable but remains the most common reason for hospital admissions for children aged 5-9 years
- As the government’s Soft Drinks Industry Levy comes into effect, PHE’s Change4Life campaign is encouraging parents to swap sugary drinks for healthier alternatives to protect their children’s teeth
Read the report here.
Braunton Dental Nurse Mercy Ships Volunteer.
Our dental nurse Kate is in the papers again this week, with her trip to volunteer onboard a hospital ship in Cameroon – still time to donate!
Read the article here.
Riverside Dental Nurse Heads To Africa
Saturday opening in 2017 – news release 03.01.17
With Rebecca Richardson joining Riverside Dental in Braunton permanently this year, we’re continuing to open on some Saturdays in 2017. Dentist and hygienist appointments will be available.
Increased opening hours means we’re still able to take on more new patients, with appointments currently available during the week and at weekends – please phone our reception team on 01271 813721 for more details.
Between now and the end of March we’re open on the following Saturdays from 9am – 1pm:
We’ll publish dates for later in the year in the near future.
Long serving dentist retires – news release 30.12.16
The end of 2016 sees us wave a fond ‘goodbye’ to one of our long-serving and highly respected dentists.
John Walley has worked part time here at Riverside Dental, Braunton, for the last seven years and has worked at many different practices in North Devon since he moved here in 1984. John came to Dentistry relatively late in life but has still devoted more than 40 years to caring for the region’s gnashers!
It’s finally time for him to take a well-deserved retirement and whilst we are going to miss his company, we hope he enjoys the extra time it will bring.
John’s list of patients will transfer to Rebecca Richardson who is leaving Vicarage Street Practice in Barnstaple and joining us early in 2017 on Thursdays as well as continuing with her Saturday mornings.
The image below was created by our team as part of John’s retirement present – good luck John!
New opening times & new staff at Riverside Dental, Braunton – news release 09.11.16
We’re opening on some Saturdays from this weekend so that we can give you more flexibility on appointments, and take on more new patients.
The dates and times confirmed so far are 9am to 1pm on November 18th and 26th, December 3rd, January 14th and 28th, February 25th. Dentist and hygienist appointments will be available on these days.
We also have another new staff member who has just started with us after two years working in Barnstaple, Joe Lander who joins the Riverside team as a Dental Nurse.
Riverside Dental Practice expands – news release 13.10.16
The family run Riverside Dental Practice in Braunton is expanding in November with the addition of new local dentist Rebecca Richardson.
Rebecca says; “I moved to Devon with my family three years ago, after falling in love with the scenery and the landscape while on holiday. I’m looking forward to joining the team to be able to offer high quality dentistry to the whole family in a relaxed and genuinely caring environment.”
It means the practice will be able to open on two Saturday mornings each month, and take on more private patients.
“With today’s hectic pace of life it can be difficult for people to fit in appointments during the week, especially if you have a family,” said dentist Chris Preston. “We’re really excited to be able to start offering Saturdays, and to have the opportunity to take on new patients.”
Alongside the new weekend dentist appointments, a hygienist will also be working the Saturday shifts and under the General Dental Council’s ‘Direct Access’ scheme you don’t need to registered with the practice to use the services of a hygienist.
This year Riverside Dental has also started offering on-site hypnotherapy with Lee Evans, which has been especially useful for nervous patients, plus dentist Chris Preston has now trained to give cosmetic Botox and filler treatments.