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This site will provide you useful information about our dental practice and the services we offer. It will enable you to access a broad range of dental information to help keep you and your family dentally fit.
Remember, you can access this site any time of the day or night at your convenience.
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Covid-19 update 10/09/2020
Dear patients and friends,
I thought it was time to update you with respect to the practice and how we are progressing in this new world!
In my last letter I expressed my frustration at being given a weeks’ notice to return to work with a shortfall of relevant PPE (personal protective equipment), but we did manage to open on June 8th. I am very proud of the team in managing such a feat as only 30% of dental practices achieved this.
Over the last 3 months we have been able to resolve most of the problems sustained by our patients during ‘lock down’ and a big thank you has to be given to you all for your continued patience as we bring members of the team back from shielding etc.
Our challenge is to try and achieve a measure of normality while defined by the constraints of social distancing. This has resulted in having reduced seating available in the waiting areas and having to limit the number of appointments available to see all dentists and hygienists.
We have managed to source enhanced PPE which will allow the dentists to start using the high speed drill (this might be a mixed blessing for our patients!) and we hope to introduce these treatments from September/October. Even though we may look like beings from another planet, I can reassure you that beneath those extra layers, your caring team are still trying to breathe!
It has been lovely to see you all again and since reopening we have attracted a number of new patients so a warm welcome to those joining our happy team.
I will endeavour to give regular updates on the website but hope that by the end of the year things may be more ‘normal’ in how we deliver your dental care.
Mark, Ali, Mike & The Team
Covid-19 update 08/06/2020
Dear patients and friends,
It seems a lifetime ago that we were forced to close the practice due to Covid regulations and I hope during these last two months you have been keeping safe and well.
My wife has kept me very busy with lots of jobs around the house, so I was extremely pleased to be told that Practices in England have been given the green light to open as from Monday, the 8th of June 2020!
Can I firstly thank you all for being so understanding in the knowledge that although we couldn’t see you face-to-face, each day we have had a dentist on-call to triage your concerns and I hope you all felt supported by the Stubbington Green team!
As from Monday, the 8th of June 2020, I envisage this as a transition period for at least the next few months. The treatments we can provide will be limited by the availability and sourcing of relevant personal protective equipment (PPE). There is a worldwide shortage and the government will not be able to help us Dentists.
In the first few weeks the bulk of treatments we can provide will be without the use of the drill which is an aerosol producing procedure and will involve catching up and prioritising those patients with outstanding problems. Only then will we be able to return to some sort of normality involving routine examination and hygienist appointments. We ask for your continued support and patience at this time as we will need to implement new systems of delivery. One thing that has remained constant is our commitment to your care and safety.
Infection-control has always been a top priority for our practice, and we follow guidelines made by the governing bodies. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care it is both safe and comfortable and as such our procedures need to be current and adhere to strict guidelines and recommendations!
You may see some obvious changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect both you and our staff.
Our practice will communicate with you beforehand to ask some screening questions. You will be asked those same questions again at your appointment. We have hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the practice for you to use as needed.
We may take a temperature of your forehead and request you to gargle with a mouth rinse prior to any dental treatment.
We no longer offer magazines, children’s toys and so forth since these items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you are offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
How can you help:
With the exception of children and patients with carers, patients should come alone
A distance of at least 2 metres must be observed if another patient is present in the dental practice
Payment should be made by card where possible
Please do not arrive early to the practice, if necessary, you should wait outside the practice and do not arrive without an appointment please.
Patients should come wearing a mask if possible or would be prepared to wear one.
Over the next few months, I suspect the practice may need to extend opening hours to accommodate lost appointments and we will try very hard to accommodate all your needs!Let me say again that I, Ali and Mike and all the team at Stubbington send our best wishes to you all and can’t wait to welcome you back in the very near future-Please keep an eye on our website for any updates!
A message from Mark (16/04/2020)
Hi to you all and hope you are keeping safe and well!
During this enforced time of restriction each dentist, on a rota system, is attending the practice on a daily basis for emergency advice including antibiotic prescription if required and we all hope that once the “lock down” has been eased we can return to some form of normality !
Until that time I thought I would tell you what I have been up to during those days at home -my wife and I are approaching our 30th wedding anniversary and I am pleased to say that this “lockdown” has not driven us mad yet lol but she has given me lots of jobs to complete!(those jobs I have put off with the excuse of little time !) So I have finished off the painting of the utility room -not a bad finish if I say so myself lol- have baked a loaf of bread (not quite ready to be a “master baker “quite yet!)-am following the recipes of the Italian chef, Gino de Campo and I can’t quite believe that they are tasting almost edible lol or at least the family are being kind in giving me 7/10 for effort!! We are very fortunate where we live as we can go for walks in the countryside,as part of our once a day exercise,and my wife is very fit so so these walks are in the region of 4miles -now I know some of you might think that doesn’t sound very long but try telling that to my hips lol
Well I had better sign off now as I can hear my dear wife calling for another job to be done ! but hope sincerely you are all keeping safe and can’t wait to see you all very soon!
Updates from our fantastic team:
Alex (Dental Nurse)
I have started working out with a new DVD at home using weights. All be it light weights, it’s still pretty brutal. Last week was my first week of weight training and I have only just stopped walking like Robocop! I have been walking for an hour every day, making the most of the beautiful sunshine âï¿½ï¿½ï¸ï¿½ I don’t know if it will help me lose weight but it feels good doing it. ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ðï¿½ï¿½¼âï¿½ï¿½ï¸ï¿½ ðï¿½ï¿½ï¿½ Later today I will jog around the block just to see if I can do it. Also the lounge has been painted! Hurray! Hope everyone has been staying safe and feeling well. Looking forward to seeing you all soon x
Judith (Dental Nurse)
Hello to all our patients. I really hope that you are all keeping safe & well in these very strange times.
Since being unable to work I have kept myself very busy taking advantage of the time spring cleaning the house and cooking some of my favourite meals that I would normally not have the time to make.
I also have two very boisterous dogs who think I should still be getting up at 5am and taking them for a walk. At least there are very few people about at that time of the day therefore keeping to the social distancing that has been forced upon us. I would like to be able to say that my garden is looking as pristeen as the house, but it is the dogs play ground and resembles a military training ground at the moment so I wont be entering the Fareham In Bloom competition this year!!!
Thankfully, with modern technology I have been able to ‘see’ my daughters on a regular basis and have a good catch up on Whats App.
I know that myself and the team at the practice are very keen to return to work and look forward to seeing you all in the not too distant future.
Take care - Judith
Susan (Dental Hygienist)
I have been trying to find a routine for the days when I would normally be at work. I get up by 7.30am and get out for my daily walk, exercise, with my dog. Normally my husband accompanies me but I do think we need some time apart and I am not used to being in his company 24/7. He hurt his back gardening and I have enjoyed my solo walks. After lunch, the garden has been suffering from constant tidying and will be glad when it has a rest tomorrow as the forecast is for rain. The campervan is feeling sorry for itself stuck on the drive during the lovely weather and was surprised when it was still there over the Easter weekend. I have enrolled for dental webinars and I am keeping up to date with dental matters. I enjoy my work and I miss it dreadfully and I am looking forward to seeing all my patients and their teeth again soon. X
Vani (Dental Hygienist)
Good day my fellow lockdowners :) I must admit that I’ve been trying to approach these surreal times from a positive perspective. It’s in my nature to keep busy so I generally always have something to do. My initial fear was that I’d run out of things to do during lockdown… On the contrary, because at the start of this new lifestyle, I decided to indulge in a water pressure cleaner which to my delight has satisfied my passion to clean things :D
Following on from blitzing everything I could find, I went on to tidying our garden. In between these activities, I’ve been able to explore my culinary talents whilst taking a trip down memory lane as I’ve experimented with my late mum’s recipes.
Needless to say, Dental hygiene will remain my main job !! :)
To maintain a balanced state of mind, I’ve managed to do daily morning yoga. Occasionally alternating with Pilates and Zumba. We’re lucky to be residing in such a lovely part of England, so my family and I have been on occasional walks down to the beach or just around the village.
As we have another few weeks of lockdown to go, I hope to cover some CPD ( Continuing professional development) to remind me of my actual job!
I must admit that even though I’m taking this new lifestyle in my stride, I very much miss my work as it not only satisfies my professional need but also socially… I welcome the much needed environmental benefits but sincerely look forward to the eventual halt to the action of this dreaded virus.
Please stay well and safe. Hope to see all of you soon!
Kind regards, Vani
Dawn (Dental Nurse)
Hello to all our lovely patients. Well these are strange times. I hope you are all keeping safe and finding things to do to help the days go by.
I am at home with my husband who is still working at Fawley refinery and 2 dogs. Days are spent with a nice dog walk. I don’t think there is anything left that needs cleaning or cupboard that needs re organising. The weather is helping so spending time in the garden pottering about or having a cuppa with the occasional biscuit
I am missing my 18month old granddaughter so much but know the more we all abide by the rules the quicker we can all be with our loved ones.
I’m missing my 2 days in the surgery with Mark perhaps not the singing though!
Stay safe everyone and hope to see you all soon
Hope you are all keeping well and safe in these unusual times.
For me I've used this time as an opportunity to spend time with my husband, which has been lovely.
We've been following Joe Wicks PE lessons every day which even though it's aimed at children it's been quite challenging and I've realised just how unfit i am. Also doing our daily walks. I think we've all been super lucky that the weather has been so kind to us. (Lets hope it continues when this is over).
I've also been continuing my Virtual Workshops with WW, (weight watchers) which I'm really enjoying, it's so nice to see people (even if it over a computer screen), just keeping a little bit of normal.
Been making the most of the technology that we have, by organising family quiz nights over Facebook. I did come last, but I've always been told it's the taking part that count
I also love doing Cross Stitch so I've been lovely to have more time to do that, I've made and sent cards to my grandparents as they are self isolating alone in the midlands, and I'm missing them lots. It's hard not knowing when I will get to chance to visit them again, but I know if we've good and keep to the rules the sooner that will be.
I hope you are all keeping safe and well, and doing your best to enjoy this unusual time we've found ourselves in.
Look forward to seeing you soon.
Dennis (Dental Nurse)
Hello - just a quick rundown about how I've been getting on in lockdown. It has been great to catch up on all the small jobs that get put off like pulling out and dusting behind the TV, but it has been pretty challenging sharing all of my day with my three children aged 11, 5 and 9 months! Me and my wife are finding home schooling 'interesting' and I am pretty jealous when she gets to leave to go to work! Finding ways to keep the children entertained without the usual comforts of indoor soft play or swimming has been tough but they love going out for a walk every day - even if we go over the hour slightly :) I am missing work greatly and cannot wait to get back to normal again sometime soon.
As the weather has been so good during lock down I have been able to do a lot of gardening. Now free of weeds for once. For my daily exercise I have been walking every day. Sometimes on the beach and others walking to my Daughters house , ringing the doorbell and stepping back at a safe distance and having a 5 minute chat. Its hard not being able to cuddle the Grandchildren. I usually do some baking which I find very relaxing. Now the weather has changed I will be cooking even more and am starting a jigsaw puzzle. I am reading and doing crosswords and enjoy watching television in the evenings. Still have not defrosted the freezer as I intended to do on the first week ! ! . Oh well that will keep. Stay safe and keep well everyone.
The practice is very accessible, being close to both junctions 9 and 11 of the M27 and about a 10 minute drive from both.
The entrance to the practice is situated on the ground floor so access is very easy for those patients that are in wheelchairs or unable to manage the stairs. There are two dental surgeries and one hygienist surgery situated on the ground floor. However, you need to be able to transfer to the dental chair for examinations and treatment. There is also a toilet on the ground floor that has disabled faclitiies.
There are several carparks in Stubbington village, including parking bays for disabled patients itself and two within walking distance.
Buses do come to the village on a regular basis from Gosport, Fareham and the surrounding areas. The bus stop is within walking distance of the practice.
Stubbington Green Dental Practice is committed to protecting your privacy online and treats the privacy of its patients very seriously and takes appropriate measures to safeguard it. In the statement below you will find details of how Stubbington Green Dental Practice protects and secures your personal Information.
Questions and Queries
What personal Information do we collect?
All members of the team at Stubbington Green Dental Practice pride themselves in providing you with a high standard of dental care and, in order to do this we need to hold the following personal Information about you.
This personal data comprises:
- Your name, address, your age, your national insurance number/NHS number and the name of your doctor.
- Your past and current medical and dental health including any medication that has been prescribed to you by your doctor.
- Information about the treatment we have provided for you or propose to provide, and it’s cost.
- Radiographs, clinical photographs and study models.
- Notes of conversations or any incidents that might occur for which a record needs to kept.
- Records of consent to treatment.
- Any correspondence relating to you with other health care professionals, for example the hospital or community services.
How is your data secured?
Personal data about you is held in the practice’s computer system and/or in a locked manual filing system. This information is not accessible to the public and can only be accessed by authorised members of staff with authorisation to do so. Our computer system has secure audit trails and we back up information regularly and this back up is stored off site.
Links to other web sites.
Stubbington Green Dental Practice cannot be held responsible for the data policies, procedures or content of any linked website. It is recommended that you check the privacy and security of every website you visit. These websites will each have their own privacy statement which may differ from ours. Therefore please ensure, when you click on any of our links that you read the privacy statement located on the website that you have selected.
You have the right to access the data we hold about you and to receive a copy. Access can be obtained by making a request in writing or person. Your radiographs will be copied where possible upon request from another dentist OR your dentist can request to view them but will be legally obliged to return them to us. We will provide you with a copy of your records within 30 days of receipt of your request for them. There will be no charge for this service.
We are legally obliged to retain your dental records for 11 years after you have left the practice OR until the age of 25, whichever is sooner.