It’s that time of year again and our Fantastic Team has stepped up to the plate once again. A fun Friday was had by all dressing up as Superheroes to raise money for children in need!!
Please meet Sam Grant… Sam’s Mum and Dad are patients at Inverurie Dental Practice and approached us with Sam’s story asking if we’d like to sponsor him in his endeavours to raise money for Cleft Lip and Palate Charity ‘ Operation Smile’. We were delighted to offer our help and thought that some of our Facebook followers might want to help Sam reach his fund raising target of £2000.
Here’s Sam’s Story….
Sam was born with a cleft lip and palate and so far he has had 10 operations to repair this birth defect. He is due to have another op later this year, the most intensive one yet, where they will take a piece of bone from his hip and use this to fill the gap in his gum. This will be followed by a lot of dentist work to straighten and even add teeth to make it easier for him to eat, speak and to have his teeth look better. Sam has been an incredibly brave boy through his operations to date, but had been refusing to get this latest one.
Sam’s Mum and Dad therefore had an idea to show him pictures of other children who have not had the benefits of the NHS but have a similar condition to Sam. The website Sam’s parents showed him was from the charity ‘Operation Smile’.
In showing Sam these pictures and telling the stories of children from around the world something wonderful happened. Sam was so moved by what the charity does that he said he wanted to help and has also come around to the need for his own operation!
Sam would like to raise £2,000 which would sponsor an operating table for a complete Operation Smile mission somewhere in the world giving new smiles to around 25 children. To help raise the money, we have starting organising a football fun day to be held on the 30th May in Inverurie.
Sam would like to thank you in advance for any donation you make as he is so keen to help out some other boys and girls who do not have the same opportunity for the operations as he has.
Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.
So if you would be so kind as to donate a few of your hard earned pennies to this brave boys cause please visit his just giving page on the link below.. We will also have a small collection box at reception if any one wishes to donate in person…
Well done Sam and we hope you smash your fund raising target!!!
To donate to Sam’s Just Giving Page please click here
We’re delighted to welcome Qualified Dental Nurse Michelle Whyte to the IDP team.
Michelle will be joining the team in February 2015. She started dental nursing three and a half years ago after leaving school and recently gained her National Diploma in Dental Nursing in July 2014.
Michelle loves all aspects of dental nursing, but she most enjoys the rewarding feeling gained when building trusting relationships with patients, particularly those of who are anxious and nervous.
In her spare time Michelle enjoys baking, socialising with friends, spin classes and going to the gym as well as walking her 3 dogs. She is really looking forward to starting work at IDP, learning new things and getting to know all the patients.
Introducing our Head Dental Receptionist Pamela Mellor. Pamela is originally from Aboyne. She boasts a wealth of experience in the dental sector having started out as a trainee dental nurse earlier on in her career.
Over the years Pamela has progressed, focusing on the administrative and management side of dental practice. She has worked in both NHS and Private practice and has a fantastic knowledge of the dental sector. She particularly enjoys the variety and day to day interaction experienced when working on the front desk at Inverurie Dental Dental Practice.
After a career break from dentistry we are delighted to welcome Pamela back to the profession and to Inverurie Dental Practice as our Head Receptionist. She has superb people skills, a friendly voice and a great manner with patients helping put them at ease from the outset.
When not working Pamela enjoys spending her free time with her husband, daughter and their 2 dogs. She likes going away for weekends as much as possible, visiting new places and meeting up with friends and family whenever she can.
As we move towards opening time we wanted to give you a little more information on what happens next.
Please see below for our FAQ’s and Answers:-
I signed up to Inverurie Dental Practice online does this mean I am automatically registered as an NHS patient?
Not quite yet. To complete your NHS registration you MUST attend your first appointment at Inverurie Dental Practice. Signing up online guarantees you a place at the practice but your NHS registration is not finalised until you have attended your appointment.
When is Inverurie Dental Practice opening ?
We are aiming to open the 2nd or 3rd week in June if not earlier.
When can I make my first appointment at Inverurie Dental Practice?
You don’t need to do anything. We will be in touch ASAP to arrange your first appointment for you. This will be done in chronological order relative to the time at which you joined our pre-registration list. If you are in pain or feel you need to be seen more urgently please email us and we will get back to you ASAP.
How can I contact Inverurie Dental Practice?
Our phone line is due to be installed very soon. In the meantime you can contact us via email at :-
I am already registered with a dental practice do I need to let them know I am transferring?
No. You will automatically be transferred to Inverurie Dental Practice upon completion of your first examination appointment.
Do I have to pay for NHS Dental Treatment?
NHS examinations are currently free of charge to all patients. Patients under 18yrs of age do not have to pay for treatment. Adults usually have to pay for NHS dental treatment unless they fall into one of the exemption from fee paying categories. More information can be found by clicking here.
What are your opening hours?
Where can I keep up to date with Inverurie Dental Practice News?
We are constantly updating our Website and Facebook pages with the most recent information about Inverurie Dental Practice. To find out more click below ;-
Once again thank you for pre-registering with Inverurie Dental Practice. The team is looking forward to welcoming you to the practice and we hope to see you very soon!
Inverurie Dental Practice
Things are progressing nicely and we’re hoping to open in early June 2014!