Privacy Policy

The practice is committed to complying with the Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), GDC and other standards.

The practice only keeps relevant information about patients to provide them with safe and appropriate dental care.

The person responsible for Data Protection is DR. LISA HEWITSON

Our legal basis for processing data is:

⦁ Consent
⦁ Processing is necessary for the purposes of preventative or occupational medicine, for assessing the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment or management of health or social care systems and services on the basis of Union or Member State law or a contract with a health professional.
⦁ Hard copy and computerised records are stored, reviewed and updated securely and confidentially. Records are securely destroyed when no longer required. To facilitate patients' health care, the personal information may be disclosed to a dentist, doctor, health care professional, hospital, NHS authorities, HMRC or private dental schemes of which the patient is a member

All confidential information is sent via secure methods. Electronic communications and stored data are secure. All computerised clinical records are backed up and encrypted copies are kept off-site. In line with GDPR - as we have your personal details on our database, we also need to confirm that you are happy for us to continue to contact you via email, SMS or post letters.

  • Mon
    8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Tues
    8:30am - 5:00pm
  • Weds
    8:30am - 4:00pm
  • Thurs
    12:45am - 8:30pm
  • Fri
    8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sat
    9:00am - 4:30pm

T: 020 7736 9505

E: info@bpdc.co.uk

A: 413 Fulham Palace Road
SW6 6SX


Paediatric Dental care

CALL US

020 7736 9505

Email US

info@bpdc.co.uk

ADDRESS

413 Fulham Palace Road.SW6 6SX

PAEDIATRIC DENTAL CARE

  • The First Visit:
    Our emphasis at the first dental visit is on helping you as a parent to understand your child’s oral health and how to best care for your child’s dental needs. This involves a consultation with the dentist, followed by a full dental examination. For older children, it may be necessary to take dental x-rays at the first visit. This visit will give you the chance to discuss any questions or concerns which you may have with regards to any aspect of your child’s dental health. For this reason, we recommend that for the initial visit your child is accompanied by an adult who is very familiar with the child’s dental habits and medical history.
    With our younger and nervous patients, it is not uncommon to hear them protest during the first oral examination and toothbrush demonstration. Equally, parents are frequently surprised at how often these patients are very passive and quiet and appear to enjoy the attention and novelty of the visit.
  • Routine check-ups:
    There is evidence that the rate of progression of dental caries can be more rapid in children and adolescents, and it seems to be faster in primary than in permanent teeth [NICE, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence].
    We recommend a tailored recall schedule for every child to maintain good oral health and periodically assess the development of the dentition.
    A reminder message will be sent to you via email/text approximately prior to when the child’s check-up is due.
  • Scheduling appointments:
    We understand that after-school appointments are often popular however, in our experience, younger children do best for fillings and other treatment visits earlier in the day and such care should be preferably scheduled during the morning hours. Checkups and cleanings may be scheduled anytime during the day.
  • Our treatments for childrens’ teeth include:
    • •  Oral health examinations, including risk assessment for caries and dental trauma
    • •  Preventive dental care including cleaning and fluoride treatments, as well as nutritional and dietary advice
    • •  Habit counselling (for example, pacifier use and thumb sucking)
    • •  Repair of tooth cavities or defects
    • •  Management of dental injuries in both primary and permanent dentition (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)
    • •  Care for dental injuries (for example, fractured, displaced, or knocked-out teeth)
    • •  Assessment and management of malocclusions (incorrect bite), which may include timely referral to a specialist orthodontist
    • •  Management of gum diseases and conditions, including ulcers and paediatric periodontal disease