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W.P. Whitton B.D.S – Private Dentist

The Private Dental Clinic of Mr William Whitton, is located within 0.5 km of Ramsbottom. Treatments available include Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges and Restorative Dentist Consultation. Mr. Whitton has over 30 years experience and has held his Ramsbottom practise since 1984. His dental team are fully qualified nurses and he also undertakes training for trainee dental nurses/newly qualified staff.

3 November 2014
North West
Health, Medical
Local Alliances:
Bury Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?


  • We provide dental care to those with dementia in our community, supporting them in their daily living so that they enjoy a better quality of life. This is supported by our dedicated domiciliary service.
  • We have a duty of care to our patients and therefore aim to respond to all their dental needs, supporting them to maintain good oral hygiene and ensure they are dentally fit.
  • We are aware that some medical conditions require specialised equipment and this is always taken into consideration when planning any changes within the practice. 
  • We ensure all patients are treated in a dignified manner and a relaxed environment.

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

  • Staff understanding and awareness of dementia is limited.
  • Time and release from duties to commit to awareness sessions and dementia action alliance meetings.
  • Private practice – patients have to have the resources to pay for their treatment.

2. Actions

  • Signposting

    We plan to supply information in our shop/service to signpost people affected by dementia to local support services via displaying posters/leaflets.

  • Active promotion to make Bury dementia friendly

    By joining the Bury Dementia Action Alliance, we hope to demonstrate a positive and enabling attitude to people with dementia, including the active promotion of helping to make Bury become more dementia friendly.

  • Top tips for customer facing staff

    We intend to educate all staff in the ‘top tips for customer facing staff’ list of tips to help us to deliver better customer service to people with dementia using the material provided from the Alzheimer’s Society .

  • Dementia Champion

    Nominate a member of our team who will become our organisation’s Dementia Champion and act as a resource for other colleagues within the organisation

  • Dementia awareness for staff

    We intend to make time for all staff to become more dementia aware by attending a dementia awareness session

  • Provide clear receipts

    Ensure customers are provided with clear receipts for payment of their dental care

  • Environment

    When making physical improvements to the practice, we will address how we ensure signage, toilet seats, flooring, i.e.mats, etc can be changed to ensure a more dementia friendly environment.

  • Promote Bury DAA

    We plan to promote Bury DAA and dementia awareness events through our networks, social media and facilities