New Holsworthy NHS dental practice has state-of-the-art equipment

PEOPLE in the Holsworthy area are benefiting from thousands of extra NHS dental places following the opening of a new dental practice in the town.Holsworthy NHS Dental Care has a surgery in Bodmin Street and can provide NHS dental places for more than 3

PEOPLE in the Holsworthy area are benefiting from thousands of extra NHS dental places following the opening of a new dental practice in the town.

Holsworthy NHS Dental Care has a surgery in Bodmin Street and can provide NHS dental places for more than 3,000 patients.

Andrew Harris, who manages dentistry provision in Devon, said he was pleased to be able to provide new dental places.

"It is great news that more people in Holsworthy will be able to see an NHS dentist," he said.


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"We have been working hard to reach a point where nobody in Devon has to wait for an NHS dentist and the extra 3,000 places will go a long way to achieving this."

Patients at the new practice benefit from state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment including LED fibre-optic illumination and a computerised digital imaging network for intra-oral photographs and radiographs. There is also a central decontamination and sterilisation facility designed to the very latest Department of Health standards.

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Holsworthy NHS Dental Care is the first dental practice in Britain to have a digital X-ray scanner using imaging technology developed at the European particle physics laboratory at Cern in Switzerland. This equipment which will take 300 individual images a second in a single scan, uses a cadmium telluride sensor to convert all this detailed information into a complete diagnostic picture which is up to 300 per cent clearer than conventional systems.

Patients who wish to join the new dental practice can only do so by contacting the NHS Dental helpline on 0845 002 0034.

Alternatively they can email their details to devondentalhelpline@nhs.net or write to: Devon Dental Helpline, Devon Dental, PO Box 524, Exeter, EX2 8PF including their full name, address, date of birth and telephone number for each patient wishing to join the practice.

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