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Welcome to the July E-Newsletter

Another busy month at the practice saw the arrival of a Portmore baby and the wonderful announcement that we have another on the way!

Early June see’s the launch of our Practice Development Programme and find out why Lara is joining us full time in the Autumn. Enjoy!

Huge congratulations to our lovely Dental Nurse, Caley and her partner Chris who welcomed baby Charlie Theo into the world on 29th May weighing in at 6lb 6oz. Little Charlie surprised his mum a month early, but both Caley and baby are doing really well and are enjoying their first few weeks at home. Caley is loving being a mum and is making the most of this beautiful weather by taking Charlie out and about to visit friends and family. We have had lots of cuddles and are eagerly waiting another visit.
Congratulations also goes to...
our Dental Nurse Katie, her and partner Mark are expecting their first baby in November. Katie and Mark are currently working on the nursery for their little bundle’s arrival in the late Autumn. Choosing the perfect name is also on their ‘to do’ list, but all will be kept top secret until baby’s arrival…
27th July Sabby commences formal Dental nurse training

3rd & 4th July Nikki and Eben attend Enhanced Leadership Training programme in London

21st July Team Summer Party

15th June / 24th Aug / 19th Oct  FREE open event

for all patients interested in dental implants or cosmetic dentistry.
Come along to the practice between 5pm-7pm for a FREE mini-consultation and 20% discount for patients who book treatment on the night.

10th & 14th October Eben, John and Johann attend The Dawson Academy
3 days TMD conference

2nd & 4th November  Johann attending annual AAID  
(American Academy of Implantology) conference in San Diego


Dr Lara Kriek

We are delighted to announce that Dr Lara Kriek will be joining Portmore as full-time associate dentist this Autumn.

Lara has been working at Portmore for the last 18 months and has proved to be a wonderful and very special addition to our team. As from Autumn, Lara will be expanding her clinics and joining the practice on a more formal basis.

Lara loves all aspects of cosmetic dentistry and she also really enjoys working with nervous and anxious patients to help them to overcome their fears.

However, what makes Lara really special is her continuing commitment to training and education. She is in the process of completing her MSc in Restorative Dentistry which she has studied alongside working full-time in 2 demanding practices. Her passion for learning means that she is able to practice at the very highest standard, always using new techniques and embracing technology.
Lara will be happy to see your friends and colleagues members at Portmore, so please do ask them to call and book and appointment.

Portmore Practice Development Programme
The management and clinical team are in the process of restructuring the practice, its vision and long-term goals. One key area under development is to become an established training practice.

As part of this process, Portmore launched the ‘Practice Development Programme’ for practice owners who are ambitious and who wish to be at the forefront of business development and clinical innovation.

The development programme is hosted at the beautiful Oatlands Hotel in Weybridge and is a series of 9 seminars over 10 months which showcases some of the finest UK speakers in the business and hands-on practice of dentistry.

Our exclusive launch event was on 27th June where we welcomed renowned speaker Ashley Latter, who addressed the group on patient communication.

We had 30 guests in attendance and were supported by 4 fantastic sponsors, BTi Implants, JD Dental Engineering, SomnoMed and Smile Imaging.

It was a great night and the feedback was incredible, we were extremely proud to host such a wonderful evening.


20th July Tracey Stuart (NBS TRAINING)
31st Aug Luc Wade and Ross Martin (Hive Business)
21st Sept Nick Peters (BTi Implants)
12th Oct Alex O’Neill (CODE)
9th Nov Ian Buckle (The Dawson Academy)
Spotlight on…
...White Dental Beauty.  Portmore is delighted to announce that we provide White Dental Beauty tooth whitening system.

White Dental Beauty is a worldwide market leader in tooth whitening materials.  This professional range of exclusive products offer ease of use, stylish presentation and predictable results
Tooth whitening is the safest and most cost- effective way of enhancing the appearance of teeth. It is the most requested dental procedure of patients between the ages of 18-60 years of age. Most results will last a long time with good maintenance. Top ups can be used without fear of damaging the teeth.
Tooth whitening can be used alone or as part of a restorative procedure to improve the overall appearance and health of your smile.
Every smile is unique and therefore every treatment is customised to achieve the best possible results for you. These professional materials are designed for use under dental supervision as part of a professional treatment.

Why is White Dental Beauty different?
White Dental Beauty gels are carefully formulated to maintain a neutral pH, contain water to avoid dehydration of the teeth and include a desensitising agent to help eliminate sensitivity during recommended treatments. They are gently flavoured with a pleasant mint taste which leaves your mouth feeling fresh and clean.
  • Novon enhanced formula for the best possible result
  • Neutral ph which is kind to the enamel
  • Potassium nitrate and fluoride desensitizer keeps it comfortable to use
  • Optimum viscosity keeps the gel in tray for great results
  • Pleasant mint flavour for a fresh clean feeling

The other good news is that Up until now, people with sensitive teeth have struggled to whiten their teeth or have had to avoid whitening all together.

White Dental Beauty Mild is a gentle and safe tooth whitening gel that has been formulated to help reduce sensitivity when whitening your teeth.
The unique 5%CP formula of White Dental Beauty Mild, which incorporates NOVON®, enables the same bleaching results as a standard 10%CP gel but with less overall sensitivity

White Dental Beauty Mild is the perfect treatment for patients who suffer from sensitivity but still want to whiten their teeth.

If you would like to experience White Dental Beauty, please ask a team member for more information or call us on 01932 855011.

The White Dental Beauty whitening experience is just £399.
We think it’s important for you to get to know our wonderful team here at Portmore, and so every week we will post a guest blog from each team member, this week we start with our Business Development Manager,  Nikki
Dream Holiday Destination

I think my favourite place in the world has to be Paris, I love the relaxed culture, the beautiful architecture, the museums, the food and the whole romanticism of the place. A little wander down the Seine, stopping for a cold beer on a Summers afternoon has to be my idea of heaven.
I love breakfast

I absolutely LOVE breakfast, if I were to miss it I would be a complete cranky pants for the rest of the day. I usually have fruit with natural yogurt, followed by granary toast and marmite. But the weekend is a totally different kettle of fish because then I have the time to have something super yummy (and take the time to relax and enjoy it). Our local cafe does the BEST breakfast and often my husband and I will bumble down the road and spend an hour or so people watching over our brekkie – heaven.
Song of choice at Karaoke

Zero, zilch, nada – I love to sing but would not inflict it on anyone as I suspect I sound like a bag of kittens being strangled.
The one food I couldn’t live without would be…

Pizza. Tomatoes. Salad. Yogurts. Fruit. But mostly Pizza. I was trying to think of something that made me sound a little more glamorous and worldly, but it has to be pizza. Not those horrid cardboard tasting ones you get in the supermarket, no. It has to be freshly made, thin base, lots of tomato sauce, very garlicky, with tuna, anchovies, black olives, red onion, rocket and parmesan. Served with a (very) large glass of red wine. Sat outside in the sun. I’m easily pleased me.
Dream dinner date...

Would always be my husband as we have the best time when we go out. But if he was unavailable, then it would be Prince William as I really like what he and the other young royals are doing for mental health awareness, I think it’s so important. I also think he would be really good fun and enjoy a drink or two.
My pet hate is…

Bad manners, especially people who are rude to waiters or other people in the service industry, I just can’t bear it, if I saw someone being rude in that instance I would definitely stand their ground. There is no need to ever treat anyone with anything less than kindness and respect. Oh, and I don’t like it when people eat/chew with their mouths open, or noisy eaters, makes me feel a bit queezy. And dirty finger nails… (I’ll stop now otherwise I’ll sound like a moaner).
My Summer tipple of choice

My Summer tipple of choice is a nice, ice cold glass of Prosecco or a Hendricks and Tonic (don’t forget the cucumber) sat outside in the garden with a good book. Having said that, I am quite partial to a pale ale on occasion.
For the next few months I will be...

...running like a madwoman as I’m training for the New Forest marathon in September. I’ve been a runner for some years, but for the last 18 months or so it has fallen by the wayside big time, so signing up for the marathon has been a great way for me to get back into it. And I’m loving it again, at the moment I do 2 or 3 short runs during the week, a 5 miler on Saturday and between 12-15 miles on Sunday, which will slowly increase over the following months. It’s great to feel so fit and well again. Running also means I can indulge in my love of pizza guilt free, so win-win!
Me and Portmore...

Me and Portmore – I love it here. We have a great team that is constantly growing and who are very supportive of each other, it’s wonderful to be a part of that.
We have some HUGE changes planned for the next 6-18 months and it will really exciting to see how the practice will evolve in the near future.
For those tech savvy patients who carry smart phones and use social media, have you ‘liked’ the Portmore Facebook Page yet? If not, please do so and leave a review if you have time.
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