COVID 19 URGENT CARE
8th April 2020
Woodlands Dental (and other local practices) has volunteered to act as a Local Urgent Care Centre for the area- “Urgent Care Hub”.
We have been given permission to start this service from today Thursday 8th April. WD has changed the patient workflow and the cross-infection control to optimise patient safety; staff and clinician safety in line with current advice during the COVID- 19 pandemic. Appointments will be strictly triaged for urgent dental care only and can be accessed by calling Woodlands Dental as normal (01253 731800) We will not be able to offer the full range of dental treatment but are confident we will be able to help when patients are in severe pain, have swelling, bleeding or have suffered a dental trauma. If you are unsure about your problem please call the practice and we can help.
Opening times for Urgent Dental Care will be: Monday –Thursday 9-1pm & 2-5pm Friday 9-1pm
This service will be by appointment only, and no walk in patients will be seen. *IF IN DOUBT PHONE*
Tel: 01253 731800
Important Update: Woodlands Dental Closed.
27th March 2020
Please read the following document in regards to our practice closure. We are notifying you following guidelines released from the Chief Dental Officer for England.
CQC Inspection 2019
Jenny prepared and ready for our CQC visit which we passed with flying colours.
CQC Inspection 2019
Wednesday 11th December: WD gearing up for CQC Inspection
Matthew has been elected as a Fellow of The International Academy for Dental Facial Esthetics. (FIAEFE)
This Academy is based in New York, USA and promotes education within dentistry. This award is by election only after submitting a CV based on experience, teaching and publications both in the UK and internationally
21 November 2017
Matthew presenting at the 9th Dental Facial Aesthetic Conference in Dubai – main podium presentation on Diagnosis and Management of Tooth Surface Loss. The Presentation was followed by Q&A from the audience of 1000 dentists. Matthew then presented a hands-on course covering Composite Artistry – anterior composites, pondered by Kulzer Dental.
Modern Techniques Presentation
20 November 2017
Matthew presenting with Endond0ntics Specialist Sanjeev Bhanderi, to Yorkshire FGDP members in Leeds – full day covering “Modern techniques in Restorative Dentistry”
2015 Lecture by Matthew -report
28 September 2015
British Undergraduate Dental Research Conference 2015: In a Nutshell
posted Marche 31 2015 in Student Life
23 September 2015
Today the team attend a Dementia Friends course
If you would like further information on becoming a dementia friend you can visit the website: www.dementiafriends.org.uk
27 January 2015
We would like to congratulate Bethany Allen on her hard work in gaining her certification in Dental Radiography. Well done from all the team.
08 October 2014
Carestream CS 1500 Intraoral Camera
Have you ever wanted to see what your dentist sees? With an intraoral camera, you can! An intraoral camera is a small tool that we use to capture high-quality, up-close images of your teeth and gums. We utilise the Carestream CS 1500 intraoral camera in Lytham. This system allows us to easily take photos of the treatment we are carrying out.
17 February 2014
Patients Satisfaction Survey
- How satisfied are you that you are treated with dignity and respect by the staff?
- Were there any questions or concerns that were not taken care of?
- Did cleanliness and infection control of the practice meet with your expectations?
- Comments on the atmosphere and decor of our dental practice.
New Resuscitation Guidelines
03 September 2014
With reference to the latest Resuscitation Council (UK) guidelines “quality standard for cardiopulmonary resuscitation practice and training”, Dental practice are now REQUIRED to have a defibrillator (AED) on site as part of their first aid kit.
Safety is a priority at this practice. We have a Defibrillator in the practice and the whole team have up to date CPR training.
18 December 2013
We are very pleased to announce the birth of Felicity’s baby. She had a beautiful baby girl on 27th November. She has named her Cecilia Jayne. Mother and baby are both very well.
Recent Lectures by Matthew Holyoak
23 January 2013
November 30th 2012: Ankylos Development Programme
Lecture on how to restore dental implants
January 18th 2013: FGDP, Diploma in Restorative Dentistry, Manchester
Lecure and hands on demonstrations covering Smile Desing and placing tooth coloured composite fillings in the anterior and posterior areas of the mouth.
Senior Lecturer September 2012
31 August 2012
Matthew has been appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Restorative Dentistry at UCLan Postgraduate School of Medical and Dental Education, and in addition will take up a clinical role at the prestigious UCLan Dental Clinic as the Educational Supervisor in advanced restorative and aesthetic dentistry. This tole will involve teaching and mentoring postgraduate dentistry stuffing in various Masters.
CQC May 2012
01 May 2012
CQC Care Quality Commission: 07/07/2011
Woodlands Dental has completed the required CQC Registration process, and all “outcomes” have successfully been completed. The aim of CQC is to ensure the safety of patients within the dental surgery.
The practice was inspected by the CQC on Thursday 3rd May 2012. All policies and protocols were analysed.
UCLan October 2011
01 October 2011
Matthew has joined UClan, Postgraduate Dentistry School, as a Clinical Supervisor on the 3 year MSc in Clinical Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.
This is a 2 year Diploma and a 3 year MSc course, where qualified dentists train in advanced aspects of Restorative & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Art of Tooth Coloured Fillings August 2011
01 August 2011
Matthew has been invited to present and demonstrate the “Art of Tooth coloured fillings” to dentists dusting with the prestigious “Tipton Training” programme.
Locations: London, Kings college, Manchester, Mandec & Wakefield.
Recent Article Published by Matthew Holyoak
Article Submitted by Matthew Holyoak and printed in ‘The Probe Magazine’ March 2011
This article demonstrates the use of tooth coloured filling materials (composite) to restore teeth and improve a young patient’s smile.
Latest Case Study
This patient was unhappy that the existing porcelain veneer on the upper left lateral incisor- it was described as “dull” and “darker than the natural teeth”. Matthew advised to replace the veneer with a lighter shade to match the existing teeth and to add some composite to the upper left canine tooth to improve the appearance- make it less pointed; the incisal edges of the upper teeth were improved also with the addition of composite. The work was completed over 2 visits, with the help of Steve Taylor, dental technician, to achieve a natural smile. The patient was delighted.