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FREE teeth whitening cometition

Here are the 3 simple rules to win our free teeth whitening treatment worth over £500!

  1. Like the post with this photo above on our instagram https://www.instagram.com/p/Btavnt4lUKN/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet
  2. like the post and tag the name of whoever you want win in the comments!
  3. BOTH accounts must be following @adamsdental

THATS IT!

You can enter as many times as you like by having other friends tag you in the comments!

Entrant must be 18 or over to enter.

Winner announced 14th Feb 2019

Winner chosen at random.

Privacy Notice

The practice aims to meet the requirements of the Data Protection Act 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR], the guidelines on the Information Commissioner’s website as well as our professional guidelines and requirements.

The data controller is Dr Richard Adams who is also the information Governance Lead and the Data Protection Officer.

This Privacy Notice is available on the practice website at www.adamsdental.co.uk/blog/privacynotice / at reception/ by email if you contact info@adamsdental.co.uk by calling 02080 449 5643 or via request in person to one of our team.

You will be asked to provide personal information when joining the practice. The purpose of us processing this data is to provide optimum health care to you.

The categories of data we process are:

  • Personal data for the purposes of staff and self-employed team member management

  • Personal data for the purposes of marketing (only with if given your opt in consent)

  • Special category data including health records for the purposes of the delivery of health care

  • Special category data including health records and details of criminal record checks for managing employees and contracted team members

We never pass your personal details to a third party unless we have a contract for them to process data on our behalf and will otherwise keep it confidential. If we intend to refer a patient to another practitioner or to secondary care such as a hospital we will gain the individual’s permission before the referral is made and the personal data is shared.

  • Personal data is stored in the EU whether in digital or hard copy format
  • If personal data is stored in the US in digital format, the data storage company is certified with the EU-US Privacy Shield.
  • Personal data is obtained when a patient joins the practice, when a patient is referred to the practice and [when a patient subscribes to an email list]

The lawful basis for processing special category data such as patients’ and employees’ health data is:

  • 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

The lawful basis of processing personal data such as name, address, email or phone number is:

  • Consent of the data subject

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract

The retention period for special data in patient records is a minimum of 10 years and may be longer for complex records in order to meet our legal requirements. The retention period for staff records is 6 years. The retention periods for other personal data is 2 years after it was last processed. Details of other retention periods are available in the Record Retention (M 215) procedure available from the practice.

You have the following personal data rights:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure (clinical records must be retained for a certain time period)
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object

Further details of these rights can be seen in our Information Governance Procedures (M 217C) or at the Information Commissioner’s website. Here are some practical examples of your rights:

  • If you are a patient of the practice you have the right to withdraw consent for important notifications, newsletters, surveys or marketing. You can inform us to correct errors in your personal details or withdraw consent from communication methods such as telephone, email or text. You have the right to obtain a free copy of your patient records within one month.
  • If you are not a patient of the practice you have the right to withdraw consent for processing personal data, to have a free copy of it within one month, to correct errors in it or to ask us to delete it. You can also withdraw consent from communication methods such as telephone, email or text.

We have carried out a Privacy Impact Assessment (M 217Q) and you can request a copy from the details below. The details of how we ensure security of personal data is in our Security Risk Assessment (M 217M) and Information Governance Procedures (M 217C).

Comments, suggestions and complaints

Please contact Dr Richard Adams at the practice for a comment, suggestion or a complaint about your data processing a info@adamsdental.co.uk , or by writing to 244a Chase Side, London N14 4PL or visiting the practice at 244a Chase Side, London N14 4PL. We take complaints very seriously.

If you are unhappy with our response or if you need any advice you should contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Their telephone number is 0303 123 1113, you can also chat online with an advisor. The ICO can investigate your claim and take action against anyone who’s misused personal data. You can also visit their website for information on how to make a data protection complaint.

Related practice procedures

You can also use these contact details to request copies of the following practice policies or procedures:

  • Data Protection and Information Security Policy (M 233-DPT), Consent Policy (M 233-CNS)

  • Privacy Impact Assessment (M 217S), Information Governance Procedures (M 217C)

Needle FREE, Pain FREE, Lip fillers.

 

Lip fillers have proven to be a popular and effective treatment to either enhance the shape of or increase the volume of lips transforming not only the appearance of lips but also the whole face

 

Patients often have the following concerns

  • Is it safe?
  • Will it hurt?
  • How long will it last?
  • Will it look obvious?
  • How can I find out if lip fillers are right for me?

Safety – All our filters we use, such as Restylane, Juvederm, and Belotero, are of the highest quality and are naturally broken down in the body. Our practitioner Dr Ricky Adams has been providing lip fillers in London for over 7 years and is highly skilled and experienced, with a proven track record. He is fully insured and qualified to provide the treatment throughout the UK and often trains other dental and medical professionals in the use of fillers.

Don’t feel a thing. We offer our patients the choice of numbing cream or dental blocks to fully anesthetise the area prior to treatments. Treatments are pain-free and patients often remark how comfortable they found the procedure.

Longevity. Results vary but fillers typically last 6-9 months, depending on the individual’s lifestyle and activity levels.

Results. Dr Ricky Adams is highly skilled at creating natural looking results, be it improving the shape and definition of lips, revolumising and plumping, or full face rejuvenation.

See below just a few of Dr Ricky Adams actual results, volumising lips and enhancing shape whilst keeping the natural real look.

 

 

 

Find out more. Dr Ricky Adams offers a free no obligation inital consultation at our northlondon dental practice. You can book online via our website, on email by emailing info@adamsdental.co.uk or by calling 0208 449 5643.

 

We are pleased to announce we now have availability for a trainee dental nurse at our practice!

This role will involve studying and training for a dental nursing qualification as well as benefiting from close clinical support and training in-house by our team of experienced dental nurses and clinicians. As well as 121 mentoring.

We anticipate a high number of applicants for this position. A such please kindly email your CV nad cover letter to jobsadamsdental@gmail.com , please do NOT apply to our reception team as they will be unable to assist.

To apply please include answers to the following in your cover letter

  • How did you hear about our vacancy?
  • Are you already enrolled in a dental nursing course?
  • Do you have any experience or work experience in dental nursing?
  • Why do you want to become a dental nurse?
  • What makes you think you would be a good candidate for this role?
  • When are you available to start from?
  • Why should we select you above any other candidate?

Google & Facebook Reviews

To leave us a review on Google press the red button bellow and if you do not have a Google account, you can either sign up for one, it will only take a few minutes.

 

Or you can  leave us a review on Facebook by pressing the blue Facebook button.   

 

 

 

 

What is an Invisalign Records Appointment?

Once you’ve had your initial consultation, received your estimate and selected the right package for you.  You may be ready to find out exactly how Invisalign could improve your smile by having your own 3D Clincheck treatment plan created.

This is when you’d book in for your Invisalign Records Appointment.

During your visit we will;

  • Confirm with you in person and writing your preferred package option and payment option.
  • Perform a full dental examination, oral cancer screening and take any x-ray which may be needed.
  • Take moulds/impressions of your teeth to send to Invisalign to create your Clincheck treatment plan.
  • Take your before digital photos.
  • Confirm and agree on terms, conditions and any additional agreements*.

* Please note agreeing to these terms does not in any way obligate you to taking up treatment. We take the time to perform this with you at this stage so that should you wish to move forward quickly once you have received your treatment plan all your paperwork is in place and we can help make this happen for you as quickly as possible.

An example of a Clincheck treatment plan.

Following this visit, along with the Invisalign team. We’ll create your own bespoke 3D treatment plan like the one shown above.

A few weeks after your visit, we’ll email this directly to you. You’ll be able to view your 3D treatment on most smartphones, tablets, and computers as well as being able to show it to your friends and family should you wish.

We’ll review it together with you in person, over the phone, or email. If you’d like any changes you can discuss this with your Invisalign dentist at this stage.

The cost of an Invisalign Records visit is £350 and you are under no obligation to move forward with Invisalign treatment following  this visit, howe, er should you choose to, the cost of your Invisalign records visit is deducted from your total treatment amount as a first installment towards your total treatment cost. If not, this is non-refundable.

‘The Invisalign records visit and the Clincheck 3D  treatment plan is a a really empowering way for patients to find out and see for themselves exactly how Invisalign will transform their smile from the comfort of your own home on their mobile, tablet or computer. It’s a really exciting stage for everyone involved.” Dr Ricky Adams B.D.S.

Retention. How to keep your teeth straight after Invisalign.

During our consultations we always make sure we cover this with patients at the beginning. It’s one of those things patients may not even be aware of when first starting treatment

Once you’re teeth are straight, we want them to stay straight, so we recommend you retain them. This basically means doing something to keep them (retain them) in their new position we include this in our new Invisalign packages.

Why do you need retention?

  1. All teeth move, always! Yes all our teeth are always moving to some degree and in some way. This is a natural aspect of teeth. Some move so little you’ll never notice it, some move a lot especially as we get older teeth might tend to move towards the midline of the face creating crowding and crooked teeth that never used to be there.
  2. Your teeth are most at risk of moving back or relapsing in the first 1-2 years following your treatment.
  3. Whilst it’s true some patients find after the first few years their teeth settle into place and don’t use anything to keep them straight, this isn’t the case for all or indeed most patients. I tell all my patients you need to be prepared to retain your teeth for as long as you want to keep them straight!

We will discuss this in much more detail with you and which of the retention options are right for you in your individual case.

We also provide an information sheet and pricing on retention options, this is also available for non patients on request, simply click here to request from our reception team.

What is a refinement?

So, if you’ve been reading along with my series on Invisalign, you’ll now know about what Invisalign is and how it works, and what a Clincheck 3D video animated treatment plan is.

Now lets talk about what might happen during your treatment, what a refinement is and why some dentists are being a little more than cheeky by not telling you about all this upfront!

For certain percentage of people, their teeth will move exactly as we’ve planned, and at the end of their first series of aligners, their teeth will be exactly where we want them to be and everything is perfectly finished off in just one set of aligners! Great no problems and no need for any refinements, straight onto keeping your teeth straight and maybe even a little whitening to finish things off.

This, however isn’t the case for all patients, and in my experience for most patients.

Teeth can be unpredictable at times, and don’t alway move exactly as we planned them to, some times teeth will ‘lag’, i.e. they will be moving slower than we had planned them to.

This is one of the things your Invisalign certified dentist at Adams Dental will be reviewing with you during your visits to us every 6-8 weeks, and there are some things we can do to help move these stubborn teeth, (see tips and tricks to get the most out of your Invisalign).

Predictably I have found most patients will achieve 80% – 90% of the desired movement we planned in their original clincheck on their first series of aligners.

So what happens next?

Well this is where we do what is known as a ‘Refinement‘. This is where we take new moulds of your teeth, create a new 3D treatment plan, and manufacture another series of aligners to tidy up the final little movements you may need, basically repeating the process.

Now here is what you should be aware of. Many places will quote really “cheap prices” for Invisalign to get you in the door and signed up, but they won’t tell you lots of things aren’t included! Commonly they may charge you extra for …

  • Invisalign Records visit
  • X-rays
  • Photos
  • Refinements
  • Retainers

Some practices can charge up to £1000 per refinement!! Can you imagine that, getting towards the end of your series of aligners and being told if you want to finish it off you have to pay another £1000!!

To me this is really cheeky, in fact, it’s worse, I think it’s plain dishonest, as once you have got to this stage, you’ve invested your time and money and are then faced with this horrible choice;

‘Do I pay more money to finish of my treatment as I wanted originally or do I stop and walk away without having got the smile I wanted?’

That’s why at Adams Dental we’ve created what we call ‘All inclusive invisalign package’. These include EVERYTHING mentioned above.

We want you to have the piece of mind that when you choose to have your Invisalign treatment with Adams Dental, there will be no hidden costs, all your consultations, visits, x-rays, photos, refinements and retainers are fully included in your treatment plan.

Depending on which Invisalign product you choose, i7, lite or full. We will provide you with the maximum refinements Invisalign allow.

For Invisalign full packages this actually includes unlimited retainers as needed to achieve your treatment goals (see t&c’s for more details, available on request).

In fact now we’ve gone one step further and not only included retainers to help keep your teeth straight, but the best retainers around, Invisaligns’ own Vivera retainers.

Keeping your teeth straight is something which I think every patient should be aware of before they start their treatment, read more about retention and how to keep your teeth straight as well as Vivera Retainers here.

What is clincheck?

Clincheck is Invisaligns own 3D animated treatment plan that is created following your full consultation or Invisalign records visit.

Following your Invisalign records visit, the moulds we take of your teeth are shipped to the Invisalign laboratory where they are scanned into a special scanning machine to create a 3D model of your teeth.

From there, your Invisalign certified dentist at Adams Dental will work along side the team at Invisalign to create your custom 3D animation of your treatment plan.

Below is an example of a Clincheck 3D treatment plan.

Your treatment plan will be emailed to you and can be viewed on most smartphones, tablets and computers.

When you receive your Clincheck treatment plan it allow you to;

  • See how many aligners your treatment plan consists of.
  • How long your treatment time will be.
  • What your teeth will look like will at the end of your treatment.
  • You’ll be able to view your own teeth in 360 degrees and watch as they transform over the treatment time.

You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your treatment plan with your dentist, either over the phone, email or in person at our practice in north london.

Even up until this point you are under no obligation to choose to move forward with your Invisalign treatment!

Book you free consultation online today.