Our History

Serving the local community

Pinhoe Dental Centre has been serving the local community for over 60 years, providing a high quality of dental care. Some of our patients have been coming to us since we opened!

Over the years the practice has grown and now we have 7 dental surgeries, with 8 dentists, 2 therapists, a hygienist and 2 oral health educators.

Alongside general dental services, we also provide dental advice and help to the wider community through the Surestart programmes, helping children get a foot up in life. Visiting local schools to educate young students is also part of our oral health education plan. Our dentist Joe also goes to a secure children’s home for disadvantaged kids, to take care of their oral health.

Aditionally, we run a dental nurse training centre, educating the next generation of dental nurses to fulfil their ambitions to enter the profession.

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Our Ethos

Friendly and caring

At Pinhoe Dental Centre we aim to create a friendly and caring environment for our patient’s right from the first impression, with the goal of them feeling calm and relaxed.

We strongly believe in helping patients achieve a high level of oral health from the treatments we provide, and from providing tailored advice on how to maintain a healthy environment in their mouth with homecare.

Cleanliness

Our patients feel valued and respected, with their involvement in decision making about their healthcare of utmost importance.

Our infection control is of paramount importance to us. We have invested in sterilisation equipment including autoclaves and washer disinfectors. This enables all instruments to be decontaminated safely and efficiently to ensure patients are protected. Re-usable metal equipment also enables us to reduce the impact on the environment by not using excessive volumes of plastics.

Our infection policy has always been to take universal precautions so every patient is treated the same to prevent the transmission of any infective disease including Covid-19.

Green Dentistry

Caring for our environment

We are always looking at ways to make our practice greener and more environmentally friendly.

Sustainability

We try to reduce excessive waste and use of plastics. We have switched to paper cups, wipeable keyboards which don’t require clingfilm wraps and we have bamboo toothbrushes available at reception.

We have an allotment for staff to use and grow salad, tomatoes, aubergines and fruit thus reducing the purchasing of these items from the shops in plastic bags. We compost plant & kitchen waste for use on our allotment collect rain water to keep it watered.

Water is carefully managed within the practice and shut off every night when we leave.