We are very pleased to launch our 'Please be patient' badge for those living with dementia.
We have listened to ways in which we can do more and help the carers of and those who have dementia. One lady said it was very difficult taking her husband to places and having to explain everywhere she went what the situation was. She said him wearing an identifying band or badge would be useful but she hadn't been able to find anything. With that in mind we researched what was available and also found nothing so we have designed our own.
These badges are available free of charge from our reception desk. Anyone wanting one please call in or get in touch. We will be happy to send one out to anyone unable to get in to us.
We hope some of you might find them useful.
Calling patients of Ghyllmount who suffer with Gag Reflex.
Our Dental Therapist Linda Holmes has recently undertaken training to administer Dental Acupuncture. Initially she will be offering acupuncture to aid the gag reflex.
In order to gain her Certificate of Competency she has been asked to submit a number of cases for assessment.
If you have a gag reflex, Please get in touch if you would like a complementary hygiene visit with Linda whilst she administers acupuncture. As a thank you, this will be free of charge and will be a great training opportunity for Linda.
I have personally benefited from this treatment with Linda and found the whole experience to be very relaxing. I am happy to discuss further if you would like more information.
These appointments will be available on Wed 6th June and will be offered on a first come first served basis. We look forward to hearing form you. Please contact Karon about this offer.
Help us fight against Dementia as we host our Alzheimers Cupcake Day on Thurs 14 June here at Ghyllmount.
You can support us by bringing or buying some lovely baking.Lets unite together to make a difference. We look forward to seeing you then.
We are delighted to welcome Daniela Vargas to Ghyllmount. Daniela will be taking over the care of patients of Mr Lewis from September. Mr Lewis will still be with us and spending time treating patients who require dentures and orthodontics.
Daniela grew up in Carlisle and has a first degree with honours in Forensic Science. She then qualified in Dentistry from Liverpool in 2011. She enjoys providing aesthetic restorative Dentistry with a preventative and caring approach for the whole family. She is also a Clinical Teacher at the Dental Education Centre in Carlisle for dental students studying at UCLan Dental School. Outside of Dentistry she is a keen supporter of several charities and loves spending time in the great outdoors. Interests include the Arts, organic produce and visiting her rescue donkeys.
Check out our new Dementia Freindly toilet seat modelled by the lovely Helen! Having it in a colour makes it more user freindly for those living with dementia.
Support and sponsorship request for future Olympian
Ghyllmount Dental were pleased to support and hand over a cheque for £500 to 16 year old Jed Thompson, a talented athlete from Penrith. Jed is well on his way to achieving his goal of becoming world and Olympic Karate Champion
Jed’s family have supported him as he has progressed but as the level of training and competitions increase, so does the expense. Only next month he flies to Russia, in May Bulgaria and Croatia in Jun...e. Jed receives no funding for this. It is totally self-funded.
Jed is now reaching out to the local community and would be very grateful for any sponsorship or support of any kind to help him reach his goal of representing Penrith and the UK in the 2020 Olympics at Tokyo.
John Lewis from Ghyllmount Dental said “We have been pleased to support Jed as he moves forward with his dream to become an Olympic Champion. It would be great if our community would really get behind Jed and support him with this very exciting venture”
If you think you are able to help or support Jed in any way please contact Karon Kirkland at Ghyllmount Dental Practice. O1768 862291 or email [email protected]
We are pleased to support our new charity for 2018 The Fire fighters Charity - Actively supporting local fire fighters in need at Jubilee House, Eamont Bridge.
Whether injured, ill or in need of psychological support to come to terms with the life and death situations they face on a daily basis, The Firefighters Charity exit’s to support the everyday heroes of the UK fire community.
Please bring in your unwanted books for our Ghyllmount book corner in support of this local and national charity.
If anyone has a problem with dentures breaking over the festivities Sinclairs Dental Lab in Penrith have kindly offered to open up the lab for any repairs. You can contact them directly on any of these numbers; Lab 01768 866658 Steven 07932173115 Andrew 07875060417
The team at Ghyllmount send our very best wishes to you all this Christmas. We are open until Fri 22 Dec and re-open Tues 2 Jan 2018. For our Denplan members, don't forget if you are away from home this Christmas your Denplan Insurance will cover you for any dental emergencies.
We were absolutley delighted to return from the Oral Helath awards in London having won 5 awards there.
We were crowned winners of the Best New Patient Campaign and won the judges award of the night for Best Prevention Practice in the UK as well as winning Highly Commended for Best Therapist, Best Childrens Care and Best Community Initiative.
Many thanks to all the team and our fabulous patients for their continued support.