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Clinic for Implant and Orthodontic Dentistry

Here at the Clinic for Implant and Orthodontic Dentistry we are committed to providing the highest service to our patients in the surgery and in their home. We are working towards being more dementia friendly to ensure that we continue to provide the best service we can.

12 December 2018
South East
Local Alliances:
Worthing 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 deliver sensitive dental care to patients. We support people to make informed choices on their dental care and choose the options that suit them best. We have a role in supporting patients, their families and carers.

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

The challenges faced here would be the practice members understanding of dementia and how to move forward.

2. Actions

  • Train staff members to understand Dementia better

    We have already had a scenario training to do with Dementia but we aim to carry out another where we watch a clip called 'the appointment' which is based in our sector for training.

  • Take part in a dementia awareness campaign

    One of our staff members will be taking part in a walk for Dementia Friends later this year to help raise money and awareness.

  • Longer appointments for dementia patients

    We will be providing longer appointments for patients that have dementia in order to provide better care and not rush them. 

    Being implemented
  • Information leaflets available for patients to read

    We are adding patient leaflets into our practice which aim to give a wider scope of information to our patients in order to show them our commitment to giving them the best service possible. These leaflets are for dementia patients and all others as well as carers and family members. We have more behind the desk that we haven't been able to put out.

  • Providing information for transport to our practice

    We are arranging to have a good link with a local private ambulance service so that any of our home visit patients or other are able to be transported to and from our practice without any hassle via the private ambulance service

  • Adapting our forms

    We have recently adapted our medical history forms as well as a couple others to help people read them better and make them easier to navigate and fill out.

  • Having a clock that is easier to read

    We are looking into having a clock that is easier to read with the date and time written rather than hands.