Long-established Spalding dental surgery Trawford, Shorrock and Associates is celebrating its 25th anniversary having introduced ground-breaking new technology for the benefit of patients.
As part of the surgery’s expansion, partners Dr David Trawford and his stepson Dr James Shorrock are announcing the arrival of a new associate dentist, Dr Luke Smith, who will join fellow associates Dr Kenny Doig and Mrs Nicola Marr.
They are also delighted to welcome back Dr Jeremy McCahill as the surgery’s own specialist in dental implantology.
Jeremy worked with David and James for five years as an associate before leaving to work at a specialist practice in 2005. He is now returning as a regular visitor after gaining an MSc with distinction in implantology.
To allow the practice to plan totally in-house implant treatments with a very high level of precision, a CBCT scanner which carries out 3-D X-rays has been purchased by the surgery as one of a range of new high-tech aids.
Investment to the tune of a third of a million in the last five years has brought many new treatments. These include the computer-aided design and manufacture of crowns, enabling patients who have lost their crowns or fillings to have them replaced durably, in one visit with no need for temporaries or impressions.
Various laser based dental treatments are now available, using diode and waterlase laser units, and Invisalign invisible braces can give patients with minor to moderate orthodontic problems good results without the need to wear an obtrusive metal brace.
James Shorrock said: “When my stepfather David came to Spalding and set up practice in London Road 25 years ago, there were just three members of staff and now we have 24!
“He custom-built our present surgery in Camelgate in 1995 and I joined him after qualifying three years later. We were the only two dentists to start with, and now we are up to to six, with Jeremy as our visiting specialist. We also have three dental hygienists in the team.
“In 2005 we opted to become an entirely private practice so we could spend more time with our patients and offer them a much wider range of service, while striving to keep our fees affordable and offer excellent value for money.
“With the arrival of our new associate we are pleased to be able to offer new patients a place at our practice.”
* Spalding Dental Surgery, Camelgate, Spalding, PE12 6ES. Telephone 01775 724756. www.spaldingdentalsurgery.co.uk
Dr Luke Smith BDS, the latest recruit to the surgery, qualified from King’s College London in 2003. He has since taken up positions as a clinical teacher at Guy’s, King’s and St Thomas’s Hospitals in London as well as at James Cook University in Queensland Australia.
Luke enjoys all aspects of clinical dentistry with particular emphasis on advanced aesthetic and neuro-muscular dentistry which is an effective approach to treating a multitude of chronic symptoms associated with a less than perfect bite.