Life-saving training for all staff
22 May 2013 at 04.45 am posted by
Every member of the team at EYDS will be given training in handling common medical emergencies including resuscitation techniques during a training day next month.
It is an annual update on new developments for many staff, and forms an essential part of the practice’s junior staff training curriculum.
Owner and clinical director Jason Spence BDS MSc said: “We have undertaken this very important training annually for the last 13 years, long before it became mandatory by the General Dental Council. We feel it is essential for all the team to be able to handle a medical emergency in any of our practices, it might just save someone’s life.”
All three practices will be closed for routine treatment on Wednesday, June 12, so that the training can take place, and an emergency service will run on that day.
Practice Manager Penny Higbee said: “We understand that closing for a few hours is an inconvenience to our patients, but this training is essential. We will endeavour to provide an emergency service on the day from as many venues as possible.”
£20,000 investment in patient care
08 May 2013 at 08.00 am posted by
East Yorkshire Dental Studios has invested £20,000 in a state-of-the-art microscope which will improve patient care.
The practice bought the powerful ceiling-mounted microscope for carrying out complicated root fillings.
Owner and principal dentist Jason Spence said they made the investment to boost patients’ chances of successful treatments.
He said: “It is used for doing complicated root fillings and precision cosmetic work. It has an incredibly bright white LED light source which allows us to see clearly what we're doing.
“Doing a root filling without a microscope is a bit like driving down a motorway at night with your headlights switched off. It's possible, but sometimes it ends badly.
“The scope allows us to focus right down the length of a root canal so we can often see to the end of the tooth. At this level of magnification it often becomes evident why other dentists’ root fillings haven't worked,” he said.
The Zeiss microscope, made by Carl Zeiss, a German company, is widely recognised to be one of the best in the world.
The microscope also has a high definition video camera which is linked to a 32-inch television screen, allowing the dentists to see down the root canals.
It will be based at the Brough practice, Welton Road, which is a referral practice for complicated dentistry and also treats patients from other practices who need advanced dental work.
Jason, who has a Masters in Dental Implantology, making him one of a handful of experts in implantology in Yorkshire, added: “The camera is useful for pointing out to people where things have gone wrong in the past or for explaining what we'll be doing.”
Dr Chris Maher, who specialises in endodontics, said he is looking forward to using the new equipment to perform root canal work on his patients, as it will maximise their chances of successful treatment.
He said: “As well as being a great gadget to play with, the main reason we've made such an expensive Montblanc Replica Watches purchase is to improve patient care. There's lots of good quality evidence available to prove that using microscopes in dentistry dramatically improves the chances of root fillings being successful.”
Sunshine House children to get teddies, thanks to EYDS
21 Feb 2013 at 08.39 am posted by
EACH child who is nursed at Sunshine House will be given a teddy bear on admission to help soothe the anxiety of being away from home.
Sunshine House, in Walker Street, provides respite care for children with serious health problems and is supported and helped with funding from the Smile Foundation, who have refurbished rooms and tided up their garden for the children to enjoy.
Smile has now partnered with leading dental practice East Yorkshire Dental Studios for the next 12 months, to help support the unit.
Jason Spence, principal dentist and owner, has pledged to support Smile’s chosen charities, and one of the main projects will be to give each child at Sunshine House, and their siblings, a teddy.
The children will also be given a sleepover pack for overnight stays, which includes toiletries, toothbrush, and pyjamas.
The unit’s Senior Nurse Tracey Robinson said: “What a teddy bear does is give unconditional love, warmth and reassurance. They will always be there and never turn away from a child. A teddy bear will be someone to share your hopes, wishes, dreams and fears to, and never shatter that trust.
“A teddy bear will be a life-long friend on a child’s journey and should the time come when that journey becomes heartbreaking, a teddy bear will become a precious memory for loved ones left behind.”
Mr Spence said he was looking forward to working with Smile for such an important charity.
“Sunshine House is an amazing facility with excellent care for children with very complex health needs. Many people are not aware it exists, so we’re delighted to not only help on a practical level, but to raise awareness among our many staff and patients.”
As well as helping with the Teddy Bear campaign, EYDS will be raising money for Smile’s other chosen charities, including Special Smiles and Friends of the Hull Memory Clinic.
Mr Spence, who has three practices, in Brough, Beverley, and Hedon, added: “What is so nice about working with the Smile Foundation is that all the money raised stays in East Yorkshire to help local charities, and being a dad, it gives me extra motivation to know that two of the chosen charities directly impact upon children’s lives.”
Andy Barber, Charity Manager at Smile, said: “We are delighted to have EYDS on board. Our challenge is to utilise their full range of skills and resources, and not just the funds they raise.”