The beginning of 2021 saw uplift in enquiries for dental membership plans.
During the end of the 1st national Lockdown, we saw more people wanting to care for their teeth. We had more time than ever to think and more time to take care of our health.
Dental treatment can’t always be planned for and can more often than not make an unexpected appearance. There’s nothing wrong with it happening, we are here to help and it can happen to anyone! Eating healthy, brushing regularly, it still happens and you can’t blame yourself.
What can be done is maintaining and planning. Routine dental appointments can help maintain your gums and teeth, just like taking your car for annual MOT.
Smile care membership plan at Hewett’s allows you to spread the cost of routine maintenance visits through the year at low and affordable prices, giving you 5-10%* off treatments required. The monthly amount is £13.85 with a £10 joining fee for new members.
What can you expect from the plan? o Two examination appointments with your chosen dentist per year o Two cleans with your dentist per year o Unlimited X-rays, this can be routine or to help diagnose treatment o 5-10% off treatment plans excluding referrals and some cosmetic work.
Hygiene therapy plan What can you expect from the hygiene therapy plan? o All of the standard plan above o Two Supportive periodontal therapy appointments with the hygienist per year (usually pay as you go £124.90 per session) o 50% off periodontal treatment.
The hygiene plan will be recommended to you by your hygienist.
Call our care coordinators on 01464714717 for more information or if you would like to join our Smilecare membership
At Hewett’s we strive to provide the best possible dental care to new and existing patients. We are committed to investing in the most up to date equipment, giving the best possible treatment and experience for patients and our referring dentists. With easy access from Huddersfield, Halifax and Bradford, join us and start your journey to a new smile.
Hewett’s have 8 surgeries fully equipped for all dental needs. We create a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere from the moment you walk through the door.
We have advanced to same day dental crowns. This gives you the option to have your dental treatment completed within 1 day, reducing your visits to the clinic. This works amazingly well if you or someone you know unfortunately loses a crown or breaks a tooth, especially a front one. Provided the appointments have been booked we can fix this for you.
Crowns are made uniquely to you. A 3D scan of your teeth is produced by the dentist in your first appointment, no moulds required! After the scan the dentist uses specialist software to design, mill and Furness your crown using substantial materials to ensure your crown has a long lasting life.
This is all provided using The CEREC milling unit. The CEREC software is optimally synchronized with one another. Grinding and milling the restoration design is extremely precise, giving the restorations smooth surfaces. Even very fine fissures are very precisely prepared and the edges are very even.
We are now able to make your process even more straight forward with the in house CBCT unit. Some dental treatments including dental implants and orthodontic treatment such as; Invisalign may require you to have a larger type of X-ray done, this is known as a CBCT/OPT. Usually patients would need to visit the hospital and return the image to us. We made the decision to invest in a unit at the practice. This meant we could relieve the NHS in some way of outpatients.
We are now able to accept referrals from local Private and NHS practices in Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford, Leeds and surrounding areas for CBCT/OPG scans and specialist treatments.
With an in house OPG/CBCT machine we will no longer need to refer patients to hospitals for these images, so this enables the process to be more streamlined for patients and referring dentists.
Referrals made to us may include any of the following:
Sam qualified from Dental School in 2004 and has subsequently achieved a master’s from Birmingham University. He has also spent some time working in Hull University Teaching Hospitals as an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon, where he gained the MFDS from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. He has a wealth of experience and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
Sam always strives to build rapport with his patients, taking time to understand their concerns and expectations and then explain treatments and discuss all options available. His calm, relaxing manner helps to quickly put patients at ease. Sam has a special interest in implant dentistry and works collaboratively with Craig our implantologist to complete implant restorations.
Specialty Registrar in Oral Surgery ST3 at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
We have the absolute pleasure of working with Christine who regularly works at Hewett’s Dental Brighouse. Christine provides oral surgery to patients in practice and also accepts dental referrals near Halifax, Huddersfield and surrounding areas of West Yorkshire.
Christine is passionate about representing the DCT (dental core training) cohort for BAOS (British associations oral surgeons), in order to gain maximum benefit as members of the society. She will receive and be giving information on the latest news and events from all BAOS council meetings.
Christine’s’ skills and expertise include:
Oral maxillofacial pathology
We also offer along side this treatment dental IV sedation with Dr Sabrina Mohammed. This can be provided for nervous patients. If this sounds like an option for you, you can book a consultation with Sabrina to discuss your treatment options.
To refer yourself or to refer a patient please visit our referrals page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to advise you that the lockdown announcement by the Prime Minister Boris John on 4th January does not affect dental healthcare. Hewett’s Dental remains open to deliver preventative and oral surgery care for patients and our referring dentists.
We aim to continue to protect our patients and our staff to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 during the ongoing pandemic. The team at Hewett’s are now receiving regular lateral flow tests.
For information on our COVID Patient journey to keep everyone safe when attending please call 01484 714717.
After the Prime Minister’s briefing on Saturday we are very pleased to say that we will remain OPEN during November.
Dentistry has been classed as an essential service and as such will not need to close. This is fantastic news for all of our patients, as we will be able to continue to provide preventative care, avoiding a huge surge in emergency treatment and extractions as seen after the previous lockdown.
Diagnosing problems early remains our primary goal at the practice where we have been COVID safe since reopening with no reported transmissions and top marks awarded by the CQC in our recent inspection. All existing appointments still stand and we are able to welcome new patients.
Please contact us on 01484 714 717 where our friendly team will be ready to assist you. We continue to wish you and yours well and look forward to seeing you in practice soon.
We all know the importance of a healthy smile… but what about a smile that gives you absolute confidence?
At Hewett’s Dental, we are passionate about smile transformations. Our cosmetic experts transform smiles with state-of-the-art materials and techniques, with stunning results.
The majority of us would like to improve some aspect of the appearance of our smile, and many clients ask about the different treatment options available.
We’ve compiled a list of common smile complaints, followed by solutions we offer to transform your confidence.
‘I wish my teeth were whiter’
Wanting a whiter smile is a cosmetic enquiry we encounter almost daily; and with such easy and affordable solutions, it’s an easy smile transformation to uptake.
Over the years, with ‘wear and tear’, dietary habits and staining, the teeth naturally darken. Brightening your smile can reverse the appearance of ageing, and restore confidence in people suffering the effects of darkened teeth.
There are 2 ways to brighten your smile at Hewett’s Dental:
i. AirFlow Stain Removal
AirFlow stain removal is a state-of-the-art hygiene treatment that uses a mixture of air, jet-water and fine powder to gently and effectively blast away stubborn stains on your teeth, returning them to their natural whiteness.
ii. Tooth Whitening
Professional whitening is the most common method of brightening smiles. Our lab technicians create our clients bespoke whitening trays. The whitening gel is applied to the trays and worn overnight, usually for around 2-weeks. The results are highly effective and long lasting.
‘I wish my teeth were straighter’
Clients often speak to us about wanting straighter teeth. Orthodontic treatment (teeth straightening) is no longer limited to younger generations, and is now up taken by clients of all age groups and genders. This is largely down to the discreet nature of modern teeth-straightening methods, which now allow treatment to go unnoticed.
We offer 2 different teeth straightening options at Hewett’s Dental:
i. Quick Straight Teeth
Quick Straight Teeth is a type of fixed orthodontic treatment (brackets and wires attached to your teeth). The brackets and wires are white, so blend discreetly with your smile. Clients attend every 4-6 weeks for adjustment appointments, aligning the teeth quickly and perfectly.
Fees: From £1950.00 (or from £48.99/month)
Invisalign treatment straightens your smile using a series of clear (invisible) aligners. Your aligners are changed at home on a weekly or 2-weekly basis, allowing you to reduce the number of visits to the dentist usually associated with orthodontic treatment. Invisalign is the leading orthodontic appliance on the market, favoured by the masses for its quick, discreet treatment. Invisalign allows you to see your end result before you begin, allowing clients to make a more informed choice about their smile.
Teeth with gaps, chips, uneven edges or discolourations can greatly impact someone’s confidence. Many clients attend Hewett’s Dental wanting a whiter ‘more even’ smile.
We offer 3 solutions for this:
i. Composite Bonding (Composite Veneers)
Our cosmetic experts bond a white resin material to your tooth (composite), which can be shaped perfectly to form your new smile. Composite bonding has exploded in popularity in recent years, due to the minimal work needed and the beautiful results. Advantages of bonding include:
Preserves the natural tooth
Done in one appointment
Fees: £169.00/tooth or from £46.56/month (based on 6 upper teeth)
ii. Porcelain Veneers
Porcelain veneers create a similar result to composite veneers, but are considered more durable. With a lifespan of 10-15 years, porcelain veneers are a great long-term solution for your confidence. Porcelain veneers require 2 appointments, a preparation appointment (where the teeth are reshaped for the veneers), and a fitting appointment. Our specialised lab technicians will design and create your bespoke veneers, transforming your smile and your confidence.
Fees: From £449.00/tooth or from £67.68/month (based on 6 upper teeth)
iii. Dental Crowns
Dental crowns are a more comprehensive treatment, and usually recommended for broken, worn, or damaged teeth. Where as veneers have a layer of porcelain covering the front surface of the tooth, crowns are a type of cap that covers the full tooth. This offers extra protection to the tooth underneath, but does require a larger amount of preparation work (which is why crowns are reserved for teeth which are already worn or broken). Much like veneers, crowns require two appointments, and are created by our specialised technicians who will uniquely design your new smile.
Fees: From £449.00/tooth or from £67.68/month (based on 6 upper teeth)
Whatever your concerns about your smile, there are always things we can do to help. The transformation cosmetic dental work makes, not just to your smile, but to your confidence and life quality as a whole, is immeasurable.
We have had the joy of transforming so many lives, and we can’t wait to transform more.
For free, friendly, expert advice, or to book your Hewett’s Smile Consultation, call us on 01484 714717, or email email@example.com.
We remain open through this lockdown. All appointments will still be going forward. Every extra measure is taken with our PPE to ensure everyone's safety. We look forward to still helping our patients through these difficult times.