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Welcome to the September E-Newsletter

It’s hard to believe that September is already here, it seems that Summer has flown past with the blink of an eye this year, only yesterday we were extolling the virtues of lighter mornings and suddenly they have become darker again!

Ah well, lots to look forward to, read our team section to find out what our lovely ladies are looking forward to this Autumn.

I listened to a really interesting radio debate the other day about how we actually regard September as the ‘New Year’ more so than January. This goes back to school days when Autumn saw the start of a new academic year and of course, this continued into university years and then the schooling of our own children. 

September can signal new beginnings, and also a kind of ‘hunkering down’ for the winter ahead, maybe planning holidays for the Spring or getting into shape after the excesses of our Summer holidays and the never ending bar-b-ques!

Maybe this is the time of year that you are thinking about a fresher smile in time for the festive season? If so, now is the perfect time to give us a call and book your complimentary appointment with Naomi or Katie to discuss and plan the options for your dream smile.


We are delighted to welcome two additional members to the Portmore family this last month.

Rebecca is our Trainee Dental Nurse and will be assisting in the Hygiene and Therapy department. Rebecca has some experience working in corporate dentistry but wanted to continue her learning and development in an environment that is focused on private dentistry and patient care/wellbeing. She has already proven to be a great member of the team, hardworking and very eager to learn. Rebecca begins her official Dental Nurse training course this Autumn.

Sadie is our newest team member and has joined Portmore as Lara’s Dental Nurse. Sadie has worked in private dentistry for nearly 10 years and is a very experienced Dental Nurse, particularly in the fields of cosmetic and implant dentistry. Sadie has a wonderful way with patients, is extremely organised and loves a good old natter!

Please take the time to say ‘hello’ to the girls when you’re next at Portmore, they would love to have a chat with you.

New team members Sadie & Rebecca
Complimentary Consultations with our Treatment Coordinators

A vitally important part of our relationship with all of our patients is trust, we want to make you feel relaxed and that you are in safe hands.

Many patients would like to improve their smile, whether it be for cosmetic or functional reasons, but perhaps you are nervous and would like to talk about sedation? Or maybe you would like us to help you budget for your dental care with our finance options or membership plan? Maybe you would like to see some before and after photos of patients who have had cosmetic dentistry before you commit to treatment? 

Our Treatment Coordinators, Naomi and Katie offer a patient care facility which means that you can spend as much time as you like with an experienced team member who will take time to answer all your questions in a relaxed environment. Whatever your question, worry or concern, Naomi and Katie can help.

We want our patients to experience care and service beyond their expectations. 

If you would like to visit Naomi or Katie for an informal chat, please call 01932 855 011.

Diary Dates

21st September - Portmore Practice Development Programme – Lecture 3 – Nick Peters – Bti Implants.
27th September - Nikki to attend CQC Compliance and Training Day with CODE.

10th -14th October - Johann attending annual AAID (American Academy of Implantology) conference in San Diego.
12th October - Portmore Practice Development Programme – Lecture 4 – Alex O’Neill – CODE.
16th October - Adult & Children Safeguarding training at Portmore.
2nd - 4th November - John, Eben and Johann attend The Dawson Academy 3 day TMD congress in Manchester.
3rd November - Nikki and Naomi attend the Practice Manager conference in London.
9th November - Portmore Practice Development Programme – Lecture 5 – Smile Design – Ian Buckle from The Dawson Academy
17th November - Dental Photography training for the clinical team at Portmore.
New Website
We are very excited about the impending launch of our new website, due to ‘go live’ in the first week of October….. see the screen shots below for a taste of what is to come!
Spotlight on...
Same Day White Teeth… 
Did you know that unsightly silver amalgam fillings can be replaced very simply with tooth-coloured fillings?
Our approach to minimally invasive dentistry at Portmore means that we aim to conserve as much of your natural tooth as possible whilst using state of the art bonding techniques to place new, white filling material. Modern white filling material is very tough, and because it is bonded to the tooth it actually helps to preserve and retain the structural integrity of the tooth as a whole.

Your new filling will be totally undetectable and will blend in completely with your own natural teeth.

Tooth coloured fillings can make a huge difference to your smile and your confidence, imagine throwing your head back with laughter and not being worried about showing a mouthful of metal? We can replace your metal fillings in just one visit, which means you can literally walk out of the door with a whiter smile on the same-day!

Same Day Crowns
CEREC is a state of the art piece of equipment that allows us to carry out tooth restorations such as crowns in just one visit to the dentist. Previously, to create a crown, we would have had to take an impression of a patient’s teeth before sending this off to a dental lab to have a suitable crown made. However with CEREC we can create crowns here so in most cases crowns can be applied on the same day, removing the need for temporary crowns.

Same-day white crowns with state of the art Cerec technology means that you can have comprehensive dental treatment completed in just one visit. Great news for those if you who are time poor, busy, busy people!

So how does Cerec work?
  • The first step is to freeze the patient’s tooth and take a digital impression. The impression helps us create and mould the crown with the perfect shape, height and colour to suit them. 
  • Once this process is complete, the crown can be 3D printed on-site using the CEREC 3D milling machine. 
  • Once printed, it can then be stained and glazed to look as natural as possible.
  • The new crown can then be fitted, allowing the patient to walk away on the same day, happy with the solution.
Zoom! Same Day Tooth Whitening
Zoom! whitening is ideal for patients whose time is limited, or who have an important event looming for which they want to look their best as the whole treatment process takes only 2 hrs.
Zoom! has been one of the most popular in-practice whitening procedures for many years, mainly because it consistently delivers fantastic results.

Benefits of Zoom! Whitening
  • Instant results – we can whiten your teeth up to 12 shades lighter in as little as 1 hour!
  • Tried and trusted brand with consistently great results.
  • Perfect for busy people who want instant results at short notice.
  • Our Dental Therapist’s can carry out this procedure at the same time as your professional clean.
What are you looking forward to this Autumn?
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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