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Man wins £30,000 pay-out after suffering a decade of poor dental treatment


A Yorkshire man has won £30,000 in damages from his former dentist after dealing with poor dental work for over a decade. Kevin Bowes, 53, lost several teeth and underwent a number of dental procedures that were deemed ‘avoidable’ at the practice of Dr Nicholas Crees in Guisborough, North Yorkshire.

Kevin told mailonline that he was ‘devastated’ by the state his teeth were left in and ‘felt completely let down’ by a dentist he trusted to take care of his dental health. Kevin told the publication ‘He allowed my teeth to deteriorate so badly over the decade I visited him and all the time with a smile and a friendly demeanour which made you feel you were in good hands. How wrong I was.’

Kevin had been a patient at the same surgery for over ten years when he happened to visit another dentist in January 2013 for a second opinion; the diagnosis shocked and devastated the semi-retired teacher. He said ‘The other dentist told me that I had decay in a number of teeth and would need lots of treatment to repair them.’ Speaking about the ordeal, he added ‘It’s really knocked my confidence and changed my life forever.’

Despite the out of court settlement, Dr Crees has not admitted liability and has made no comment about the case.

North Yorkshire care homes receive dental funding


North Yorkshire care homes receive dental fundingOlder individuals in North Yorkshire who rely on home visit dentistry to ensure their oral health is maintained could be pleased to hear news about increased funding.

Four care homes across the region are set to be awarded their share of a cash injection provided by the British Dental Health Foundation and the Wrigley Tooth Fairy Fund.

As part of the scheme, in which 12 organisations will receive financial support, staff will receive more training and each resident will be given an individual care plan.

The news comes after health officials had struggled to provide oral health planning for older people as a result of limited time and resources.

Shaun Raval, associate dental director at Harrogate and District Foundation Trust, said: "This will enable us to roll out our skills to areas that we have not previously been able to develop."

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New practice to open in Cirencester


A new dental surgery is set to open in Cirencester.

A new dental practice is set to open in Cirencester to help fulfil the emergency dentistry needs of local residents, it has been revealed. dental practice

The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard reported Dr Ross Cutts and his family has moved to the area from Kent to open the new surgery – Cirencester Dental – and he has been able to design the premises from scratch, to ensure all the needs of his prospective patients are catered for.

Dr Cutts told the publication: “The positive comments that everyone has given us has made all the hard work very worthwhile.”

He is a specialist in cosmetic dentistry and dental implants, while the surgery will offer a full range of treatments including Botox and teeth whitening.

Elsewhere, the Goole Courier recently reported a new emergency dentistry surgery is to open in Snaith, North Yorkshire.

It will be operated by partners Dr Tony O’Brien and Dr Chris Siddle and will help to meet the needs of approximately 5,000 patients in the area.

New surgery for Snaith announced


Snaith is to receive a new dental surgery.

A new emergency dentistry surgery is to open in Snaith, North Yorkshire. dental surgery

The Goole Courier reported the surgery will be operated by partners Dr Tony O’Brien and Dr Chris Siddle and will help to meet the needs of approximately 5,000 patients in the area.

Snaith had been identified by NHS East Riding of Yorkshire as being an area that was in need of additional dental provision and therefore, the opening of this new surgery will be welcome news to locals.

Dr O’Brien said: “This is an exciting time as plans are in place for a first-class, modern, two chair dental surgery for Snaith.”

Elsewhere, the Gazette & Herald recently reported a new emergency dentistry surgery is set to open in Pickering, North Yorkshire.

Dr Isobel Greenstreet is set to move to a new surgery at the Hungate Joinery Works in Hungate, where she will be able to offer dental services to her 975 patients.

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