Autumn 2016 Newsletter
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The end of an era at Roseacre! A fond farewell to Lesley. 

By Lisa Marsh (Deputy Manager)
It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the retirement of our Practice manager, Lesley Lawrence. Lesley joined the practice almost 24 years ago and has decided that the time has come to retire.   

Les started working for Roseacre Dental Practice in 1993 and has been a dedicated, well loved leader of our team.
Working front-of-house as our receptionist and also practice manager she quickly became a friendly and familiar face for visiting patients. Over recent years we have expanded to become a five surgery practice and Lesley has skillfully managed a much larger team always ensuring everything runs smoothly.

I have been working along side Lesley for the past year as she passes down her vast knowledge and wisdom in preparation for her retirement in December and I have a new found appreciation for the hard work and commitment she has given to Roseacre over the years.

I am sure that all of our patients and those who have worked with Lesley will join us in wishing her every happiness in her retirement and our heart felt thanks for 24 years of dedication to her role as Practice Manager at Roseacre. 

Happy retirement Les! You will be greatly missed by us all x 
Welcome to our new staff!
Welcome to Tolu Shokunbi our new hygienist, Tolu is also a qualified therapist and will be able to treat NHS children at Roseacre
Welcome to Claudia Kincaid our new dental nurse who has been nursing since Jan 2016 and gains her qualification in March 2017
Welcome to Sarah Edwards who joins our reception team, Sarah has many years experience working in the dental industry
Is Flossing a waste of time?
Recently has been some bad press about flossing and how effective it is in improving your oral health. 
Last year an investigation carried out in the US by Associated Press (AP) asked Department of Health and Human Services and Agriculture for evidence.  When pressed the government acknowledged the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched.
25 Studies were carried out comparing the use of tooth brushing with a combination of brushes and floss, it was stated that evidence for flossing was weak and unreliable.
However, dental organizations in the UK urged the NHS to keep current recommendations claiming that they has seen real benefits in the surgery.
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy said regular inter dental cleaning was still a valuable part of the oral health routine.

Our Advice

Here at Roseacre our focus is on optimal health for all of our patients, tooth brushing cleans the outer surfaces of the teeth but not the in between spaces where the brush cannot reach, removing the plaque from these areas reduces the risk of microorganisms which if left behind can lead to dental decay.

Our hygienists record measurements at each visit so we can monitor levels of plaque and any areas of bleeding. Using these measurements means we can see improvements in our patients’ oral health when they regularly use inter dental cleaning aids such as small brushes and dental floss.
We believe that using floss or brushes in between the teeth is a vital part of your everyday cleaning routine to ensure that your oral health is the best it can be and this in turn, as studies have shown, can reduce the risk to your general health too. Read more about how good gum health is linked to a healthy body here.

Ask our hygienist about inter dental cleaning aids and gum health at your next visit.
We are currently accepting new patients, and for Autumn 2016 we are offering a free new patient dental health check worth £61 see the November edition of the Downs Mail (Maidstone East) for more information. (offer expires 30/11/16)
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