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Dinnington Dental Practice

Michael & Margaret Naylor have two dental practices, one in Dinnington and one in High Green, Sheffield. We are committed to providing high quality dental care with the NHS, although private dentistry, particularly for cosmetic procedures forms an important part of our work Most of our patients are seen as NHS patients, the rest seen privately for cosmetic treatments which may not be available under the NHS. Both practices are commited to the ongoing education of dentists of the future, Margaret Naylor in particular is deeply involved in training undergraduates under the auspices of the Sheffield University outreach programme and as a long term FD1 trainer. We are foundation members of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme, and have recently been awarded Gold membership at Dinnington as a recognition of our ongoing commitment to the scheme. Investors in People membership recognises the importance we place on the continuing training of our team; members of the team have achieved Radiography qualifications, health instruction and smoking cessation qualifications and members of our team have progressed into Dental Therapy qualifications, Dental Degrees, and other health care qualifications.

22 June 2016
Yorkshire and Humber
Local Alliances:
Rotherham 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?

Dinnington Dental practice acknowledge the increasing numbers of people nationwide with dementia and will consider all areas that we can work on to enhance our services

By being recognized as being dementia friendly as a practice and displaying the dementia friendly symbol we will increase awareness within our staff team and to all our patients

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

We will keep dementia on our agenda and will need to embed dementia awareness training in our systems to ensure any new team members know about our work with RDAA and the need for dementia knowledge

2. Actions

  • Dementia Training and Dementia Champions

    Provide professional dementia training to a nominated dementia champion to cascade it throughout the business

      Incorporate basic dementia training into mandatory staff training

    Being implemented
  • Dementia Friends

    Encourage staff to watch dementia friends film at www.dementiafriends.org.uk, or attend a face to face dementia friends session

    Being implemented
  • Use of professional Instructional video

    Encourage staff to watch short film ‘The Appointment’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnPUq00UA8c to aid understanding of dementia and the challenges people with dementia face within the community

  • Dementia Friendly Appointments

    Flag patient records to indicate when a patient has dementia, so as to provide the appropriate support

    Provide a service for notifying patients when they need a dental check-up.                                                                                                                   Offer home visits for patients with dementia who become anxious in unfamiliar environments. Offering treatment within a patient’s own home minimises stress and allows the patient to receive the care they need in an environment in which they are comfortable.

    Provide more awareness about this service .

  • Dementia Friendly Physical enviroments

    Gain more knowledge about dementia friendly physical enviroments .

    Carry out a review against the Dementia Friendly Environments Checklist

    Consider dementia friendly colour schemes in the event of future

    Make doors and exits easily identifiable to dementia patients - bold colours/ easily readable signs refurbishments

    Provide handrails to aid mobility around the practice

  • Dementia friendly oral hygiene information

    Promote education of carers to meet the oral hygiene needs of the patient

  • Promotion of RDAA

    Ensure all staff have knowledge about the Rotherham Dementia Action Alliance

    Prmote involvement with RDAA to other dental practices and other organisations