Our practice will gradually start to re-open its doors on Monday 15th June 2020, but we just wanted to be clear that this will not be business as usual, it will be a different kind of normal!
We are looking forward to welcoming you all soon and rest assured if you have had your appointments cancelled, we will be contacting you over the coming weeks to rebook.
We are accepting new patients, especially ones who are in pain to see our in-house root-canal specialist Sela.
We feel it would be useful to outline the plans for re-opening and for those that are new patients to the practice, the changes we have implemented in order to keep everyone safe, but we hope you still feel as welcome as you have always been.
When you do come for your pre-booked appointment, please read the important information below:
Thank you for taking the time to read this update, we look forward to welcoming old and new patients back to the Practice.
Ali, Sela and the Team at Little Common Dental Practice
Little Common Dental Practice is a private, family run dental practice. Situated on the main A259 from Eastbourne to Hastings, it also incorporates our sister practice Little Common Denture Care which is just off the roundabout in Little Common, Little Common Road. Between the two surgeries we are able to cover all your private dental and medical needs.
At Little Common Dental Practice we offer private dental care of the highest standard. We are able to provide patients with a full range of treatments and preventive care in one of the most up to date and modern practices in the Bexhill area. Our practice along with the surgeries and restroom facilities are on ground level which has been specially designed for disabled access. We have parking facilities and the route for the 99 bus, stops right outside the practice.
The aim of our team approach at Little Common Dental Practice is to make all our patients feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible, in a friendly atmosphere. Some of our patients even look forward to coming to the dentist and enjoy their visits with us. We pride ourselves in keeping up to date with all the latest techniques and highest standards of cross infection control to give patients peace of mind.
90% of our patients would recommend another person to our practice.
87% were happy with the amount of information given to them
73% of our patients were seen on time for their appointment
97% had their treatment options explained to them
87.5% of patients were happy with the amount of information available to them
65.5% were happy with the times given to them for appointments
75% of patients thought we were value for money
100% said that the layout of the practice was easily accessible
100% agreed that the practice is clean, comfortable & tidy
65.5% were aware that if necessary there is a quite area available to discuss private
100% of our Patients felt they were well treated by all staff members
96.5% of our Patients felt confident with the abilities of their dentist or/and hygienist
100% felt they were treated with dignity & respect
96.5% agreed that their opinion was taken into account & all options were discussed with regards to their treatment
65.6% of patients were seen on time for their appointment
18.7% of patients waited for up to 5 minutes
9.4% waited between 5 & 25 minutes
6.3% waited for 15minutes or more
93.95% felt that the dentist or hygienist talked about their gum or tooth health
56.25% of patients knew how to make a complaint if needed
100% agreed that the dentist/Hygienist explained the treatment options
75% of the patients surveyed would recommend the practice and gave us a score of 10/10
Prosthodontics – A prosthodontist is a dental specialist who is skilled in the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of natural teeth. They are registered on the general dental council’s specialist list, and have had at least 4 years of postgraduate training within a teaching hospital. This type of specialist is trained to deal with complicated and simple restorations of the whole mouth as well as treating facial deformities. Common procedures treated by a prosthodontist may include dentures, fixed bridges, crowns, implants, veneers and more.
Endodontics – An endodontist is a dentist that specialises in the care and treatment and diagnosis of the dental pulp, tooth root, and surrounding tissues and in the associated practice of root canal therapy. Patients are referred to an endodontist when their nerve becomes infected.
Periodontology - A periodontist is a dental specialist that has completed an additional 4 years of specialty training in diagnosing, preventing and treating gum disease. Periodontists can also place dental implants as well as perform cosmetic periodontal treatments.
Dental Implant – A dental implant is a small screw that acts as an artificial tooth root when placed into the jawbone. It is made of titanium, a metal well-accepted by the body and one that can form a strong bond with the bone to create a stable foundation, to create an anchor for the placement of a crown, bridge or denture.
Hypodontia – Is the dental term for missing teeth. Sometimes teeth do not form, it is generally a genetic problem and often occurs in families.
An emergency service is provided so that we can continue to look after our regular patients if dental problems occur when the practice is closed. This information is available out of hours on the answer phone. Emergency appointments are available Monday to Friday during normal surgery hours. These are bookable no more than 24 hours in advance.
Time constraints limit the treatment that can be performed during emergency appointments and whilst we will endeavor to resolve your immediate problem, it will occasionally be necessary to book follow-up appointments to enable treatment completion.
Should you have an out of hours dental emergency that cannot wait, please ring the surgery on 01424 845530 where our out of hours emergency numbers will be provided.
Your call will be triaged and dependant on the problem advice will be given or a dentist will be called out to see you at the practice.
This service is only available to our registered patients. If a dentist is called out there is a minimum charge of £200 to open the surgery, any treatment carried out will incur a further charge.