Welcome to Carlton Dental
Thank you for choosing Carlton Dental – Dr. W O de Vries’s dental practice. We would like to take this opportunity of welcoming you as a patient to this practice. I am a single-handed practitioner, but employ the services of a dental hygienist.
Welcoming New Patients
It is our practice philosophy to promote dental and oral health at all times. It is estimated that despite the importance of dental and oral health half the population do not visit the dentist and hygienist regularly. Poor oral health has been linked to Heart Disease, Diabetes, Respiratory Infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes (low birth weight and premature babies). Some people feel a deep-seated anxiety about dentistry. We understand. Please discuss your fears with us and we will do everything we can to help. Irregular treatment often results in more extensive and, consequently, more expensive treatment. Regular visits help to cut down problems – and the bills!
Of course, you may already attend regularly, in which case you are probably fully aware of the importance of dental and oral health and your dental appearance. If any aspect of your dental appearance concerns you, no matter how trivial it may seem, please discuss it with us. Always follow your dentist and hygienist’s advice to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
We employ a dental hygienist who is trained in all aspects of dental care and advising on good oral health. As well as scaling and polishing teeth she can give anaesthetic, take impression, do fissure sealants and advise and demonstrate the use of oral hygiene products. We refer all patients for treatment with the hygienist.
We stock a range of hygiene products such as toothbrushes, mouthwashes, dental floss, interdental brushes and specific toothpastes. Ask at reception.
Dr Willem de Vries’ – BChD 1983 – GDC Number: 57964
Vicky Harris – CEB Dip Dent Hyg 1996 – GDC Number: 5125