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Our Visit to Arnot St Mary C of E Primary School

Our Visit to Arnot St Mary C of E Primary School

We visited Arnot St Mary Primary School to take part in their aspirations week. The Practice owner Paul and Dental Nurse Samantha visited the reception and nursery classes today to chat to the children about what a dentist and a dental nurse does in their profession.

The purpose of the visit was to help the children begin to have an idea of what profession/job they would aspire to do when they are older and how they could achieve it.

The children were shown a skull and some instruments that the dentist uses, these were passed around for a closer inspection, the children enjoyed trying on the gloves and face masks as well. They were given a tooth brushing demonstration and all had a go with a mouth model. There was also a question and answer session at the end for the children to freely ask questions on any topics that were not covered. This was quite lively! They then all received a sticker from the dentist.

We enjoyed visiting the school and encouraging the children to take up dentistry in the future.

National Smile Month 2019

At County Road Dental Practice, we are committed to using national campaigns to promote good oral health and improve dental care and awareness in our local area.

This month is National Smile Month and we are using this campaign to encourage regular dental appointments and help people to cut down on how often sugary food is consumed in their diet.

This campaign runs between 13th May 2019 until 13th June 2019. For further information please visit the practice for free information leaflets and advice or visit

Mr O’Gorman’s retirement

After 30+ years of providing dental

After practicing dentistry for 35 years, Mr O’Gorman (AKA BOG) has decided to announce his retirement. He thanks all of his patients for putting their trust in him for all of these years. In return, we thank him for his years of providing dentistry with warmth, good humour and integrity and for being an all round legend!

Mr O’Gorman’s last day is on Friday 31 May. If you are one of his patients and you would like to bring your six monthly recall forward so that you can see him before he retires, please contact reception.  Otherwise, from 1st June, your care will pass over to Mr. Paul Geoghegan (pronounced Geygan!). Paul has worked at the practice for over 17 years and was mentored by BOG after he graduated from Newcastle University Dental School.  Many of you will already have met Paul over the years as he has regularly provided emergency cover for BOG.    

If you are a member of our dental care plan, you don’t need to take any action. Practice Plan Limited is aware of the changes and will ensure your dental care benefits continue without interruption.  Finally, good luck BOG & Jo, enjoy a well earned retirement, full of cycling adventures!

NHS Dental charges increase on 1st April

From 1 April 2019 the statutory NHS patient charges for dentistry are as follows:

  • Band 1 – £22.70
  • Band 2 – £62.10
  • Band 3 – £269.30
  • Urgent – £22.70
  • Replacement appliance – £80.70 per appliance

This rise of 5% does not come to us but is helping cover nearly £550 million cuts to NHS dental services