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SMILES Dental team
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A DENTAL practice in Emsworth has achieved the standard required to join the Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme.

Accredited dentist and practice principal for enVisage dentists, Dr Richard Guyver, said: ‘This is a fantastic achievement for the practice, especially as we’re the only practice in Emsworth to attain this high status.

‘I cannot praise the team enough and we look forward to sharing the benefits of Denplan Excel with our patients.’

Their wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and our care promise to be open and honest with patients at all times ensures they receive the best advice and most appropriate dental treatment for their individual needs.”

Developed by Denplan, the UK’s leading dental payment plan specialist, The Denplan Excel Accreditation Programme is the first to be approved by the Patients Association and helps dentists to develop better relationships with their patients through good communication. By helping dentists and patients to work closer together, the programme seeks to improve people’s experience of going to the dentist. Patients are encouraged to take a more active approach to managing their oral health, with the emphasis on prevention and maintenance of oral wellbeing.

Richard, an Implantologist with extensive experience in oral surgery and sedation, added: “Studies have shown that patients are less anxious when their dentist is able to explain treatments clearly and involve the patient in making decisions about the future care of their teeth and gums. Excel gives us the tools to deliver this though an Oral Health Score, which helps our patients to understand their dental health status and whether it is improving, stable, or needing extra attention. Together, we can then choose the most suitable treatment options for the patient, which we believe is an important part of an effective and lasting dentist-patient relationship.”