Welcome To Oldland Dental Practice 

We have been an established dental practice in Oldland Common, Bristol for a number of years and pride ourselves on offering the very best in patient care in a warm and homely environment.

Our professional team is committed to providing the very best in quality dental care and treatment to you and your family.

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What’s Changing?

20 May 2021

The last 2 years have been difficult for us all, however, many factors have made working within the constraints of NHS dentistry particularly stressful. As such, within the last 6 months, three of our associate dentists have left to work in private practices and despite intensive advertising we have been unable to recruit dentists that are prepared to deliver care on the NHS. An existing NHS contract driven by unrealistic targets and the number of dentists nationally at an all-time low has made a previously failing system simply unworkable with reduced manpower. Since January 2022, I have been trying to do the work of 3 dentists, whilst trying to meet NHS targets amidst staff absences, patient cancellations and rising infection rates. Naturally this has placed considerable strain on myself and the remaining team and raised uncertainty about our future. 

Like many other NHS practices across the UK, I have had to make crucial decisions to ensure the practice survives and is still here to provide your dental care in the forthcoming years. As such, I have made the decision to significantly reduce my NHS contract and will no longer be seeing adult fee paying patients under the NHS from 1st July 2022. Instead, I will be here to provide your dental care on a private basis
If you have an NHS appointment, which was booked before 30th June 2022, we will still see you for this and provide any required treatment, under the NHS, as planned. Unfortunately, we won’t be able to treat Adult NHS patients after this date. All children and exempt NHS adults will continue to be treated on the NHS.

We have introduced a patient dental health plan to help you keep your teeth and gums healthy, by allowing you to budget monthly for your dental care, so you can attend on a basis that’s right for you. Through longer, regular examinations and hygiene appointments, we can spot issues early, potentially saving you from more invasive treatment in the future. By becoming a member, you will also be eligible to discounts on most treatments, saving you money compared to private pay-as-you-go fees, and to assistance from the Worldwide Dental Emergency Assistance Scheme in the event of a dental trauma and/or dental emergency, or diagnosis of oral cancer. 

Becoming a member is easy – and only takes a few minutes. Using the letter you should have received from us on the 21st May, please go to https://patientsignup.practiceplan.co.uk, and sign up using your unique code no later than 20th June. If you’re not able to complete an online registration, please contact the practice and we can advise on how to complete a paper registration. 

If you do not wish to remain as a patient on the practice’s dental health plan, then you may stay at the practice as a private patient, paying our private fees. 

It is important that you respond quickly to let us know your preferred option as places on the dental health plan are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

I hope you can all share with me the whole team’s dedication and commitment in providing you with the highest level of dental care and this remains our key priority now and for the future. 

Many thanks for your support.

Katie Davies
 

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