Childsmile Scheme Saves Scotland £5M a Year
Tuesday, July 7th, 2015
Recent data has shown that the Scottish Childsmile programme saves nearly £5 million a year in treatments costs. The statement was made by Scotland’s public health minister Maureen Watt. She explained that the savings have been made due to a decrease in the amount of fillings, general anaesthetics and extractions required.
Childsmile is a national programme that was created in Scotland to improve the oral health of children and improve access to dental services. The scheme was created in 2008 and works in partnership with various schools, nurseries and dental practices.
The Childmsile programme has not only helped save millions of pounds but it has also helped improve the dental health of children in Scotland. Since the scheme was introduced, Scotland has seen a decrease in the number of primary one children with ‘obvious decay experience’ from 46% to 32%. 92% of Scottish children are also now registered to a NHS dentist. The results of the scheme have shown what a focus on prevention and education can achieve.
Brite Dental is happy to be a part of Scotland’s Childsmile programme. As part of the Childsmile scheme, children receive free toothbrushes, toothpaste and two fluoride varnish applications per year. Children attending nursery and those who attend a primary school in a deprived area are also offered daily supervised brushing. A key focus of the programme is to prevent the development of dental decay which is important to avoid the need for root canal treatment. Brite Dental are proud to help children learn about their dental health and ways to improve it.
Brite Dental is an NHS and cosmetic dentistry dental practice. To find out more, or to register, contact us today.
Brite Dental sponsors Paisley Fashion Show in support of Accord Hospice Charity
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
Just last week Paisley Town Hall was filled with people interested in fashion and local charity support. A lady called Gillian Matthew has organized a tremendous fashion show where a number of local Paisley boutique shops presented their clothes, accessories and bags. The collection was styled by a famous designer John Amabile and demonstrated by the local people from Paisley and the Brite Dental Paisley team.
The entire event was organized in support of the Accord Hospice charity and managed to raise an amazing amount of £15,000.
The audience was able to view a number of gorgeous wedding dresses, wedding guest and mother of the bride wear, luxurious lingerie collection and a beautiful kid clothing collection. All of the clothes and accessories were demonstrated on the massive catwalk that went though the entire Paisley Hall.
The audience was entertained by a huge choir called ‘RockUs’ who were singing popular pop songs such as Madonna’s ‘Like a Prayer’, Kool & The Gang ‘Celebration’ and more. The audience was able to refresh themselves with a glass of Prosecco and buy some of the local designer accessories during a break.
Brite Dental was one of the main sponsors of the event. We are often supporting local charity activities and events.
Brite Dental is an NHS and cosmetic dentistry practice offering a variety of dental treatments including teeth whitening, dental implants, crowns, veneers, dental bridge, white fillings, root canal treatment and more. If you are looking for a dentist in Paisley contact Brite Dental and register today!
Happy Valentine’s Day from Brite Dental!
Friday, February 13th, 2015
We have decorated our practices in Clarkston, Paisley, Bridge of Weir and Houston to celebrate the most romantic day of the year. Visit us and see our romantic Valentine’s display.
Brite Dental team would like to wish you happy Valentine’s Day with your husbands, wifes, partners, relatives and friends. Love is in the air!
If you would like to find out about NHS and cosmetic dental treatments at Brite Dental click here.
Brite Dental Supports Mouth Cancer Action Month
Monday, October 20th, 2014
Mouth Cancer Action Month is a brilliant campaign that helps to raise awareness of oral cancer and encourages people to get checked out in time. Did you know that more than 6,700 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2013? People who are diagnosed at the early stages of oral cancer have a higher survival rate.
Mouth Cancer Action Month is a perfect reminder for people to look after themselves and make sure that they and their loved ones are healthy. Did you know that at Brite Dental practices we carry out oral cancer examinations as a part of your dental routine check-ups? If you have any concerns or any questions about oral cancer contact us or ask your dentist at any Brite Dental practices.
This year our teams are supporting Mouth Cancer Action Month by taking #BlueLipSelfies and raising awareness on our social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter and Google+. You can view our #BlueLipSelfie galleries and support the campaign by commenting under the pages.
Welcome to Brite Dental Family!
Monday, October 13th, 2014
We are extremely happy to announce that Brite Dental will be able to offer you NHS and cosmetic dentistry treatments in Bridge of Weir and Houston. Yes, we are expanding, so if you are looking for a dentist in Bridge of Weir or Houston visit our dental clinics or register online. We are happy to welcome new patients from all over Renfrewshire and further afield.
Dr Jonathan Reid and his team have joined Brite Dental family this October after serving Bridge of Weir and Houston communities for over 10 years under the name of Shiels Norman & Jonathan Reid Dental Practice. Both of the new practices will offer you more advanced and versatile dental treatments such as orthodontics and dental implants. Dr Reid will also be able to refer you to the best dental experts in Glasgow, Paisley and Clarkston.
Brite Dental Bridge of Weir & Houston practice manager Geraldine Quinn says: ‘Hello, welcome to Brite Dental Bridge of Weir and Houston. My name is Geraldine and I have been working as a dental nurse at the Houston and Bridge of Weir Practice since 2002. I am a qualified dental nurse, with an additional qualification in dental radiography. Although our practice has had a change of name we will continue to provide the same caring, professional and fun service to which the patients have become accustomed. We are fortunate here in Bridge of Weir and Houston in having such friendly patients who have such a good rapport with our staff. I have been recently appointed as Practice Manager and I am looking forward to this new challenge’. If you have any dental concerns or are looking for an experienced dental team to look after your and your family’s oral health needs contact Brite Dental today and start smiling with confidence!