Coronavirus/Covid -19 update

Update 07/05/2020

Daily life for everyone around the world has changed dramatically in a short space of time. Even though the Practice remains closed, as things begin to normalise it is important that we reflect and try to adapt to ensure that we take control and change the things we know will keep us safe. Things like washing your hands regularly and thoroughly and avoiding unnecessary travel or contact with others.

Your oral health continues to be important and although we should be more cautious going forward, we should not let recent events cause us to neglect this.

At Chartwell Dental Care the most important thing is patient safety and comfort, and that is why we may introduce the following measures to keep people safe while at the practice.

We will be booking patients appointments to ensure that the Practice and waiting areas are not overcrowded. We will do this by leaving suitable gaps between appointments, making sure that Patients can attend the practice while maintaining a suitable distance from one another in accordance with government guidelines.

We will also be looking at creating clinics for patients who are most vulnerable, to help minimize patient contact with others for this group whilst they are at the practice.

To further avoid overcrowding when you arrive at the practice, we may ask that you wait in your car or in a safe place outside of the practice until called in. If this is implemented we will notify you via your phone when you should enter the practice.

You will be required to fill in all relevant forms on your mobile phone before you enter the practice. This means that you will not have to touch a pen, paper, or any electronic device other than your own when you attend your appointment. This crucial step greatly reduces touchpoints at the practice. (You can watch a video on Patient Portal here)

Between all appointments the dental team will thoroughly disinfect the dental surgery, reducing the risk of patient exposure to anything harmful while they are in the chair.

And finally, as you leave the practice, we will ask that you pay by card, preferably contactless.

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Our New Dentist – Calum Tevendale

Calum TevendaleI would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the newest addition to the Chartwell Dental family, and I am delighted to be given this opportunity to be part of the team that is dedicated in providing an excellent standard of service and upholding the practice name as one of the very best in Glasgow.

With having a strong family connection to Bearsden, it has always been a desire of mine to return to the area to work, and I feel very privileged to be joining such a well established practice, that is held in such high regard. It is my hope that I am able to continue to the good work and enhance the excellent reputation that has made the practice a cornerstone of the local community.

Since graduating in 2012 with honours from Glasgow, I have continued to develop my own clinical practice in general practice, working through in Edinburgh for a few years before returning to Glasgow. This has led to my wife and I successfully running our own mixed NHS and private practice for the past three years.

I have been dedicated to my further training, with successful completion of my exams with the Royal college of Glasgow, and subsequently that of the Royal college of London, and I am currently working towards my Masters degree in Restorative Dentistry, with the view to delivering the very best of care to my patients. In addition, I have been lucky enough to be selected to train and teach newly qualified graduates, passing on the knowledge and skills that I have learnt, to the future generation of dentists.

Outside my commitment to dentistry, I have always enjoyed my sport. Although perhaps my best days are behind me, I do enjoy playing football, and still continue to try with a local amateur team based in the Bearsden area, after playing semi-professionally for a number of years. I am also a keen golfer, and love my skiing holidays. However, it is the newest addition to our family, our 6 month old son, who has definitely taken over most of my free time!

All that is left to say is that I am looking forward to getting started in Chartwell, and to meeting you all in due course.

Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme!

Colgate recycling at Chartwell Dental Care

Beatson Charity LogoChartwell Dental Care are delighted to announce that we are now part of the Colgate Oral Care Recycling Programme! This is in addition to the Tepe products recycling  container that we already have, so now you can further reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill whilst maintaining optimal dental health!

The added bonus is that the more we recycle, the more we can raise for Beatson Cancer Charity, a charity close to our hearts.

Please have a look at this list of items we can recycle and bring in your used products (any brand) in a sealed bag and put them in the container in the waiting room. Remember to tell your friends and family how they can help too as we are the ONLY dental practice in the Bearsden/Milngavie area that are part of the programme!

Our New Website

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website.

Our new site is fully responsive and is designed to work on all devices. We have worked hard to make it is as easy to contact the practice as possible – whether it is via the request an appointment page or the “tap to call” button on mobiles – we hope you will enjoy using our new site.

If you have any comments or questions please feel free to add a comment below. Alternatively, you can email us directly to start the conversation.

We look forward to seeing you at the practice soon!

Westeron United FC 2008 Sponsorship

Chartwell Dental Care is pleased to announce they will be sponsoring the young girls and boys of Westeron United FC 2008 for the forthcoming season.

Chartwell are excited to become involved in youth football and appreciate what a fantastic way it is for children to explore and develop lifelong skills. Our commitment to youth sports is underpinned by our appreciation of the vital role exercise plays in promoting physical, mental and psychological health.

Here are some of the important benefits of playing youth football

  1. Promotes physical development
  2. Aids weight control
  3. Improves cardiovascular endurance
  4. Builds character
  5. Boosts self esteem
  6. Develops teamwork skills
  7. 7Promotes healthy competition

However there are also drawbacks of competitive sport and as well as encouraging our young ones, Chartwell are also able to help when things go wrong.
It used to be getting hurt as a young footballer was commonplace and often our starlets would be left bearing the scars to prove it. Injuries to our cherished one’s teeth can be distressing. Fortunately with advances in modern day dentistry, at Chartwell, we can repair almost any injury sustained on the field of play. However prevention is always better than cure and we recommend the use of a custom made mouthguard, which our team at Chartwell will be delighted to provide. Normally a short visit to assess the young one’s teeth followed by a simple mould is all that is required. Please feel free to give us a call if you think we can help.

We would like to wish everyone at Westerton United FC 2008 every success in the coming year.

Look after your teeth at Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us, as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of the big day it is important that we remember to look after ourselves and those dependent upon us. It can be all too easy to neglect our oral hygiene at this time of year so please remember that here at Chartwell we are always on hand to offer advice and help to keep your mouth nice and healthy throughout the year. In the meantime here are some top tips to keep on top of your oral hygiene over the festive period.

  1. With Xmas parties and late nights in the offing, it’s important that we do not forget to brush and floss before we get our head down. We find brushing along to our favourite Xmas song helps us brush for the required 2 minutes.
  2. Stuck for a present for your nearest and dearest why not treat them to an electric toothbrush, whilst it’s not the most exciting present you can rest easy in the knowledge the here at Chartwell we recommend an electric toothbrush over a manual one and we also stock them at reception so pop in and ask.
  3. We are not ogres here at Chartwell and enjoy a sweetie as much as anyone but please remember it’s the number of times you eat sweets during the day rather than how much you eat so try to limit your treats to just after mealtimes.
  4. Remember that avoiding sweet treats and replacing them with savoury alternatives is healthier for your teeth, cheese and breadsticks are great replacements and turkey is tooth friendly so long as you avoid the bones.

Finally, everyone at Chartwell would like to thank you for being such great patients throughout the year and wish you a very merry Xmas and happy new year.