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Celebrating 10 Years at the helm!
29-Aug-2017

Congratualtions to John Lewis who celebrates 10 years as Practice Principal this week. He bought Brunswick Sq Dental Pracitce in september 2007, moving up to the new Ghyllmount Dental in 2009. Ghyllmount is now a multi national award winning practice and is unrecognisable to the place it was 10 years ago. Many thanks to all our loyal patients, old and new for their continued support and congratulations to John for his hard work and many acheivements over the last 10 years.

Wimbledon competition
09-Aug-2017

Many thanks to all who took part in our Wimbledon competitions. We raised £250 for The Alzheimers Society. Special thanks also to Johanna Konta and her family for their support and also our fabulous sponsors, Flower World, Traybakes, Starfruits, Birtles and J&J Grahams

Many thanks to Johanna Konta
28-Jun-2017

Many, many thanks to British Ladies tennis No.1 Johanna Konta for sending our signed items for our Wimbledon 'wheres the ball' prize. Collect a sheet from reception. Only 50p per sheet. All proceeds goes to The Alzheimer's Society
Particular thanks also to Evian and Birtles sports shop for donating some fabulous prizes too.

Thanks also to Flowerworld, Starfuits, Traybakes, Birtles and J&J Grahams for prizes. See our facebook page for more details.

Wishing Johanna all the best of luck at Wimbledon this year.

Hospice at Home
26-Jun-2017

Many thanks to all who supported our 'Ghyllmount Goes Orange' event. We raised £236.67 for Hospice at Home. Thanks again, we can't do it without you!

DENTISTS IN THE MAKING
12-Jun-2017

ALL SMILES AT SAFEHANDS
The children at Safehands Nursery have enjoyed playing dentist's and learning about how to look after their teeth as part of National Smile month 2017. We look forward to them joining the team a few years from now!

ANY ONE FOR TENNIS?
06-Jun-2017

Continuing with our Wimbledon theme we are excited to announce that we will be running our Wimbledon competition with signed tennis items from Ladies British No 1 Johanna Konta as prizes amongst others. Johanna has kindly agreed to support our fundraiser for Alzheimers Society and sign some tennis goodies. We will certainly be cheering her on during the Wimbledon tournament. Watch this space for more details.
Any one for tennis?

Supporting Jed and Team GB Tokyo 2020
22-May-2017

Ghyllmount book corner is pleased to support Jed Thompson as he works hard towards representing Team GB (karate) at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Please continue to bring in your unwanted books to enable us to continue to support our local charities. We can't do it wihtout you!

EDEN FM
18-May-2017

John Lewis and Karon Kirkland went to visit Eden FM today to help promote Dementia Awareness Week. They were interviewd by Martin Cowin who kindly offered to continue promoting the event for the rest of the week. Many thanks to Eden FM.

DEMENTIA FRIENDS
08-May-2017

NATIONAL DEMENTIA WEEK 2017

In support of National Dementia Week we are offering FREE consultations for people living with Dementia on the morning of Tuesday 23 May.
Given the character of the illness, people with dementia deserve and need special consideration.

What can we do as a Dental practice to make life a little easier?

What specific support and co-ordination of care for the person with dementia would help?

If you think you could help us we would really value your thoughts or if you would like to book an appointment, you can either call and speak on 01768 862291 Email: reception@ghyllmountdental.co.uk or message us on facebook

Highly Commended for Eleanor
23-Mar-2017

Many congratulations to Eleanor Mounsey on her Highly Commended award for Practice Manager of the Year. She was thoroughly spoiled at the Towergate Care Awards yesterday and treated to lunch at the Dorchester followed by the ceremony hosted by Denise Van Outen.

BRONZE FOR GHYLLMOUNT MARMALADE!
22-Mar-2017

Much excitement today here at Ghyllmount. Karon Kirkland (ably assisted by her husband Sean) has won Bronze in the First Timers category with our 'Ghyllmount Marmalade' at the Dalemain Marmalade awards!
We are all very pleased for Karon and Sean. Well done on your fantastic effort!

MISSION GUATEMALA
03-Mar-2017

Wishing dental nurse Rachel Emerson and her husband Roy the best of luck when they will shortly join the chairty 'Mission Guatemala' for 5 weeks. We look forward to welcoming her back to the practice in April.
In January 2005 the Humphries family left England for Guatemala. They work in an indigenous (native) town which is extremely poor and gang violence and corruption make people's lives very hard. They set up a school which now teaches 170 children, with a few now starting University, something they would never have been able to do otherwise. They also run a church, a family and learning sponsorship programme and work with the women of the town, many of whom cannot read or write.

www.missionguatemala.co.uk

TOWERGATE CARE AWARDS
02-Mar-2017

There is much excitement for our Practice Manager Eleanor Mounsey today following the news that she has been shortlisted to the final 3 for the Towergate Care Awards - Practice Manager of the Year. The awards ceremony will be held at The Dorchester Hotel ,London on 23 March. The event will be hosted by Denise Van Outen. Wishing her many congratulations from us all.

WORLD BOOK DAY 'DEMON DENTIST'
01-Mar-2017

David Walliam's Demon Dentist (Annie Ellwood) seeks position with the 'Best Child Friendly' practice in the UK. World Book Day at Morland Area C of E School. Lots of Demon Dentists in class 3 this morning!
Thanks for sending this in, I think the position is yours Annie! Looking great.
Send us your world book day pictures in. We would love to see what you are all up to.

HELP US TO HELP YOU
15-Feb-2017

As members of Penrith Dementia Action Alliance we need your help.                           HELP US TO HELP YOU.

We would love to hear from people with Dementia and family members/carers of people with Dementia.

Given the character of the illness, people with dementia deserve and need special consideration.

...

What can we do as a Dental practice to make life a little easier?

What specific support and co-ordination of care for the person with dementia would help?

If you think you could help us we would really value your thoughts. You can either call and speak to Eleanor or Karon on 01768 862291 Email: admin@ghyllmountdental.co.uk or message us on facebook

The Beavers visit Ghyllmount
07-Feb-2017

We were delighted to welcome the Lowther Beavers to Ghyllmount on Tuesday night to help them work towards their 'Health and Fitness Activity Badge'. They all behaved beautifully and hopefully learned lots of things about tooth brushing and the quantities of sugar hidden in our everyday food.

GHYLLMOUNT MARMALADE
06-Feb-2017

GHYLLMOUNT GOES ORANGE!
In preperation for the Marmalade Festival we have produced our very first 'Ghyllmount Marmalade'. We are entering the 'First Timers' catagorey.
The marmalade will be on sale from next week at £3.00 per jar. All proceeds go to Hospice at Home.
Look out for more 'orange offers' and competitions coming soon.

PENRITH DEMENTIA ACTION ALLIANCE
26-Jan-2017

We are proud to announce that Ghyllmount is now a Local Member of the Penrith Dementia Action Alliance (DAA)

We are delighted to be part of this Alliance, supporting the people of Penrith and Eden with dementia. By being part of this we hope to help raise awareness and encourage other businesses to join up too.

Penrith DAA was formed in 2016.  The alliance aims to bring together individuals, organisations and businesses across the town, uniting in the common goal of helping local people with dementia remain active in their community. 

They hope for a membership spanning a wide range of sectors and with representation of local people with dementia and carers in some way too.

New members are invited to join the alliance by visiting the joining pages here and for more information please contact Alison.hodson@alzheimers.org.uk (DAA Coordinator for Cumbria). 

 

National Dental Awards winners!
09-Dec-2016

 

 

SMILES OF SUCCESS AT GHYLLMOUNT

Ghyllmount Dental, competed with practices across the country at National Private Dentistry Awards to earn the title of Best Child Friendly Practice (UK)
Best Team (North) Highly Commended
 
The whole team attended the awards at The Private Dentistry Awards, London The team were treated to a glamorous champagne reception at Park Plaza Hotel Westminster before a three-course dinner and the awards presentation.
We are absolutley delighted to have won these awards over so many fabulous Practices throughout the country. We are are very proud of our achievements and the service we offer to our patients.

Highly Commended - BEST PRACTICE NORTH WEST
28-Nov-2016

We were delighted to receive our award at the national Dentistry Awards 2016 - Highly Commended for BEST PRACTICE NORTH WEST.

Special thanks must to go all our fantastic patients for their contiuned support and of course to our fabulous team for their hard work and efforts every day.

Thanks also to Emma and Beth who took one for the team and represented Ghyllmount at the awards.

GREAT TRAINING DAY
03-Nov-2016

 SAFEGUARDING CILDREN AND VULNERABLE ADULTS AND CARING FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA

Had a great training day Yesterday. Lovely to see lots of teams attending from other local practices. Very intersting to recap on 'caring for people with Dementia' and 'Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults'.
Many thanks to Denplan for a great presentation and a very interesting day. Thanks also to Stoneybeck for a well organised event and lovely lunch.

WELL DONE MR WARD!
11-Oct-2016

Many congratulations to one of our dentist's, Dominic Ward on passing his Clinical Periodontology MSc with a merit!
This means that Dominic is now a dentist with a special interest in gum disease and gum health. He accepts referrals form other Practices, so if you have any problems or concerns about your gums, Dominic is the man to see.
Many months of hard work have paid off, Well done Dom.

Thanks for your support!
10-Oct-2016

We are very pleased to announce that we raised a fantastic £285.75 for MacMillan Cancer care from our Coffee morning last Friday. A massive thank you to everyone who attended and donated money we could not have done any of this without all of your support.
We are also pleased to announce the winners of our competitions we held on the day and have carried on throughout this week. The lucky number picked from the numbers square was 189 and the winner of £50 is Marilyn Powley. The winner of our "guess how many toothpastes in the jar" competition is Colette Davidson!! There were 271 tubes. Congratulations to you both.

PRIVATE DENTISTRY AWARDS FINALISTS
07-Oct-2016

More exciting news...
We have also been shortlisted for Private Dentistry Awards 2016 in the following catagories;

BEST TEAM - NORTH
PRACTICE OF THE YEAR - NORTH...
BEST CHILD FREINDLY PRACTICE

The whole team are booked to attend the awards ceremony in London on 9th December.

THE DENTISTRY AWARDS FINALIST 2016
29-Sep-2016

We are delighted to have been seleted as finalists for the following categories of the Dentistry Awards 2016

BEST TEAM - NORTH WEST

BEST PRACTICE - NORTH WEST

The winners will be announced 25th November 2016 - Fingers crossed !

MACMILLAN CANCER CARE COFFEE MORNING
29-Sep-2016

Come along and join us for our Macmillan Coffee Morning.

With the hope of raising as much money as possible for this amazing charity we are also running a competition with a great prize!!


The prize includes a nights stay in The Pooley Bridge Inn kindly donated to us by Ricki Lamb, a days pass on Ullswater Steamers and also a days pass on Ravenglass & Eskdale Railway kindly donated to us by the team at Ullswater Steamers and afternoon tea kindly donated to us by Fellbites cafe and restaurant in Glenridding. WOW!!! A huge thank you to all businesses that have kindly donated these prizes to us!

BRITISH DOWN HILL MOUNTAIN BIKING SERIES
14-Sep-2016

GOOD LUCK GEMMA!

Wishing dental nurse Gemma Taylor the best of luck this weekend when she takes part in the last round of the British Down Hill Mountain Biking Series at Llangollen Wales. Go Gemma!!

GHYLLMOUNT BOOK CORNER SUPPORTS RNLI
07-Sep-2016

We were delighted to hand over £71.13 to RNLI from funds raised from our Ghyllmount Book Corner.

Many thanks to all who have bought books or brought books. Please continue to bring in your unwanted books, we can't do it without you!

Our next charity is Macmillan Cancer Care.

Ghyllmount Sponsors UCC South Africa Rugby Tour
14-Jun-2016

Sports Mouth Guards Sponsorship


Ghyllmount Dental and Steven Sinclair Dental Laboratory are pleased to support the UCC South Africa Rugby Tour 2016, by providing sponsored custom made mouth guards.
Dental injuries can be easily prevented. It has been suggested that a properly fitted custom made sports guard may reduce the rate of concussion as well as dental injury. Protect your Childs teeth against sports injury. A mouth guard is one of the most important parts of the school uniform!
Particular thanks go to Steven Sinclair Dental Lab. Without his generosity the offer wouldn’t be possible.
Wishing all the students and staff a fantastic trip!

It's a Gold Medal!
11-Jun-2016

Going for Gold!

Our very own John Lewis and team - Ian Machin, Denis Burke, Keven Wilson (Coxed by John's son Tom) have returned home with the gold medal and Winners of the Novice Coxed Fours at The British Rowing Masters National Championships.

Many congratulations to them all. Well done guys!

NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH
10-Jun-2016

GHYLLMOUNT COSMETICS NEW WEBSITE

 

We are delighted to launch our new GHYLLMOUNT COSMETICS website today showcasing all we have to offer for all of your cosmetic needs. Check it out at www.ghyllmountcosmetics.co.uk
We'd love to hear what you think of it.

Support Uganda donation
09-Jun-2016

Support Uganda

Getting ready for my next trip to Uganda. A huge thank you to Mr Lewis and Ghyllmount Dental Practice for donating a case of gloves. These will be greatly appreciated and will help so much with our work trying to establish good health and hygiene practices. Thank you Ghyllmount

Good Luck John!
08-Jun-2016

British Rowing championship

 

We are very proud of our Mr Lewis who is one of 4 competing in the British Masters National Rowing Championships (Novice coxed fours category) this weekend. Fingers crossed for a medal. Good Luck guys.

AND THE WINNER IS.......
11-Mar-2016

We are pleased to announce the winner of our 'World Book Day' competition is Annie Ellwood with her fab effort at becoming Cruella Deville. Well done Annie!

Annie wins a £10 WHS Voucher and 4 signed copies of Felix the Fast Tractor books.

Thank you so much to Catherine Cannon for picking the winner and for the books and thank you to everyone who entered you all looked great.

WORLD BOOK DAY COMPETITION
04-Mar-2016
Authur and judge Catherine Cannon

To celebrate World Book Day 2016 we would love to see pictures of your little ones dressed up in their outfits.

We can now reveal our judge for the World Book Day competition is local author Catherine Cannon, who wrote the Felix the Tractor books.


She is also kindly going to donate a signed set of her books for the lucky winner as well as the £10 WH Smith Voucher donated by us at Ghyllmount.
 
Winner will be announced on Wednesday 9th March.

Please send your pictures to our facebook page.

If anyone has any unwanted books we would also be very grateful of these for our Ghyllmount book corner, we are currently raising money for the RNLI Lifeboats.

 

LIGHTS, CAMARA, ACTION!
03-Mar-2016

LIGHTS, CAMARA, ACTION!
We enjoyed our day of filming yesterday with Denplan and their film company who came to shoot a Denplan Champions training video, to be used at their training events up and down the Country.

Excellence in Customer Service Award 2016
11-Feb-2016

We were delighted to receive our award from What Clinic today
In recognition of excellence in the field of customer communication

MacMillan Cancer Care Support
08-Feb-2016

GHYLLMOUNT BOOK CORNER SUPPORTS MACMILLAN CANCER CARE

We are delighted to hand over a cheque for £102.16 to MacMillan Cancer Care Support which was raised from our Ghyllmount Book Corner. Many thanks to all our clients who have brought books and those who bought books.
We always need more books so please do bring along any books you are finished with.

CLEARSMILE BRACES
28-Jan-2016

New to Ghyllmount - Clearsmile Braces.
This is a rapid orthodontic system that focuses mainly on your front 10 teeth. The speed and less visible appearance makes it a highly appealing option.
Book your FREE 10 minute smile assessment to see if Clearsmile is suitable for you.

DH&T AWARDS 2016
18-Jan-2016

"PROMOTING EXCELLENCE IN ORAL HEALTH"

We are delighted to have received our award for Excellence today from the Dental Hygiene and Therapy Awards 2016 in recognition for our hard work and dedication to Oral Hygiene and Therapy.
Particular thanks must go to our fantastic prevention team, Linda, Louise and Charlotte for their dedication and care they offer to our patients.

Welcome to new denitst Anna Crosland
03-Dec-2015

We are pleased to announce that new dentist Anna Crosland will join us from 4 January 2016. Anna replaces Michael King who left us for pastures new in December. We wish Michael well with his new position and wish Anna a very warm welcome to the team.

Anna graduated from Liverpool University in 1997 and returned to work in Cumbria in 2001, joining the Ghyllmount Team in January 2016.

She is an experienced and conscientious dentist committed to providing her patients with high quality dental care. She is also qualified to provide Invisalign clear braces.

She leaves a group of patients whom have been with her for 14 years in her previous practice in Dalston and she wants to care for her new patients at Ghyllmount with the same unwavering commitment to their dental health needs.

In her spare time she enjoys fell walking, running and cycling.

 

Thank you
18-Nov-2015

Many thanks to all who came along to our open evening last night. Once again we had a very busy evening despite the weather!
Special thanks to in particular to Denplan, James Pittam, Skip, Dodd & Co, Atkinon's Builders for help on the night and for all who donated raffle prizes. We rasied £74 in the raffle which was raised in memory of Adrian Banks and for the Anthony Nolan Charity.

Thanks again to all. We really do apporeciate your support.

ANNUAL OPEN EVENING
17-Nov-2015

You are invited to our showcase of treatments on Tuesday 17 November from 5.00pm - 8.30pm.

Due to the popularity of this event and to avoid a wait on the night, we strongly recommend you reserve your place in advance. You can book as many free consultations as you wish.

Offers on the night are;

TOOTH WHITENING £135 Better than 1/2 price! (APPOINTMENTS MUST BE BOOKED IN ADVANCE OF THE EVENING)

FACIAL AESTHETICS aka Botox. FREE consultation Saving £50

IPL LASER HAIR REMOVAL - FREE gift voucher worth £20 for test patch and treatment. Presentation at 6.00pm

PERMANENT COSMETICS - LIVE DEMONSTRATION 6.30pm. Sketch the brow competition to win a free brow treatment worth £450. All other entries recive 25% discount.

GHYLLMOUNT BEAUTY - All treatments booked on the night 1/2 price including gift vouchers (terms and conditions apply, excludes electrolysis)

MEET THE DENTIST - Dentist's Dominic Ward and Anna Crosland available for FREE consultations throughout the evening. Come along and discuss all apsects of dentistry from tooth straightening to concerns over missing teeth

HAIR BY SKIP - Half price offers available on the night and Hair 'put up' demonstrations throughout the evening

JAMES PITTAM AND TEAM- Available for advice on health and fitness, diet, sports massage and physiotherpay matters

 

FREE GOODY BAGS FOR THE FIRST 40 PEOPLE TO BOOK THEIR CONSULTATION

Network Rail event
16-Sep-2015

The Ghyllmount Team are at Carlisle Racecourse today supporting Network Rail's health event which promotes healthy living and wellbeing to their employees.

FILLING WITHOUT DRILLING
10-Aug-2015

We have recently acquired an air abrasion unit

which is a technique that we can now use to

remove tooth decay without reaching for our drills.

Air abrasion is ideal for use in children and others

who are fearful and have minimal decay. It is best

suited for removing small cavities that form early on

the surface of teeth.

It is also particularly useful for dental phobic patients

because it is removes the high, whining noise that

the dental drill makes.

Your dentist or therapist will advise you if this

technique is suitable for you.

Row Row Row Your Boat - Fundraiser!
17-Jul-2015

On August the 13th our very own John Lewis will be one of ten men from Talkin Tarn Amateur Rowing Club rowing the Caledonian Canal. A mammoth 97km over two days.

 Their aim is to raise some much needed funding not just for the rowing club, but also for the invaluable Great North Air Ambulance Service.
Please have a look and share the link below.
 Fundraising has commenced, #getInvolved at https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/john-lewis-2
 Sponsor sheet available at reception too.
Thank you


https://m.facebook.com/TTARCcaledoniancanal

Ghyllmount visits Queen St Nursery
07-Jul-2015

Dental Therapist Charlotte  and Dental Nurse Dawn visited the children at Queen St Nursery to talk to them about the importance of good oral hygiene. They all drew pictures showing us what makes them smile. Lovely, they certainly made us smile!

Unexpected suprise!
19-Jun-2015

We were very honoured to have been selected to receive an award from Professor Nairn Wilson CBE, President of the BDA (British Dental Association) during the annual conference of National Oral Health Promotion Group at Manchester today.
This is in recognition of our efforts during National Smile Month 2014. Verity Ellis, Shiona Anderton and John Lewis went to collect the award and represent the team at Ghyllmount . This came as a very unexpected surprise to us all.

Many thanks to the people of Penrith who helped us with our campaign last year.

Ghyllmount smiles with Shap Primary School
16-Jun-2015

NATIONAL SMILE MONTH 2015

As part of National Smile Month the team at Ghyllmount visited Shap Primary school  where the children drew and wrote about what makes them smile. We had a great time with everyone and many thanks to Angela Idle for inviting us along. All the pictures are fab, sorry we can't show them all. Thanks kids!

Baby Girl
15-Jun-2015

IT'S A GIRL!


Lovely news for Dental Nurse Leanne Ridley and her partner Stewart Birkett on the birth of their daughter Sofia Lousie weighing in at a healthy 8lb 8oz born on the 15 June. Mother and baby doing well.

NEW ONLINE BOOKING SYSTEM
27-May-2015

IMPORTANT NEWS ABOUT YOUR REMINDERS AND APPOINTMENT BOOKING SYSTEMS.

We have recently launched a new way of informing you that your examination is due. If you have given us your mobile phone or email address, you will be sent a notification to contact us to arrange your next appointment. You will find a quick and easy link for you to click on, which will take you straight to the appointment page. This allows you to book yourself in at a time and day that suits you, without having to call the practice. If you prefer to stay as you are and continue to receive a reminder through the post, that’s absolutely fine, just let us know and we will adjust your records accordingly. We hope that the new system will work well for you and the practice, however if you do experience problems please let us know so we can put it right. The new system will also allow us to send text reminders too, just to remind you a little closer to your appointment date

 

GHYLLMOUNT SUPPORTS SSAFA
20-May-2015

Ghyllmount join forces with SSAFA

Ghyllmount Dental Practice have joined forces with SSAFA to help raise funds and raise awareness for this important charity. The team and patients of Ghyllmount Dental Practice raised £55 through their charity book corner and handed a cheque over to some of the SSAFA volunteers.

A spokesman from SSAFA said “ We are very grateful to all at Ghyllmount Dental Practice for their donation, but for also helping to raise awareness of the support we offer to so many Servicemen/women and their families.”

CELEBRATING 6 YEARS AS GHYLLMOUNT
16-May-2015

It has been 6  years since we relocated and moved to Ghyllmount Dental Practice. To celebrate we held a 'Ghyllfest' celebration in Mr Lewis's field. A great day was had by all with all the families getting involved with the fun and games all day. Despite Helen being the anchor for the girls tug of war team, the boys still won!

Double Win at the Dental Awards 2015
21-Apr-2015

GHYLLMOUNT WINS THE DOUBLE AT THE DENTAL AWARDS 2015

Official photos from our recent win at The Dental Awards.

Winners of Best Dental Therapist IN THE UK!!! - Linda Holmes...
Winners of Best National Smile Month Event IN THE UK!!!

We are so very proud of achievements, particularly when you see the amazing Practices we were up against. Once again, thanks to you all for your constant support.

IT'S A BOY
20-Apr-2015

The good news continues at Ghyllmount with the wonderful announcement of the birth of receptionist Lucy Branthwaites baby boy - Teddy, born  weighing in at 7lb 7oz. Mother and baby doing well. Great news and many congratulations to them.

WORLD BOOK DAY 2015 SUPPORTS MACMILLAN CANCER CARE
05-Mar-2015

To celebrate World Book Day 2015, we are pleased to announce that our new chosen charity for your Ghyllmount Book Corner donations is Macmillan Cancer Care.

 You can help in two ways;

1. Donate books. We would be grateful of any unwanted books you may have to enable us to keep our bookshelf well stocked.

2. Donate funds. When you visit the practice and see a book you fancy, simply put a donation into the collection box on top of the book shelf.

Not only have you got your self a good read but are also providing much needed help to our chosen charity.

Many thanks

THE DENTAL AWARDS 2015
04-Mar-2015

We are delighted to receive the news that we have been shortlisted for The Dental Awards 2015 for the following categories:


Dental Therapist of the year - Linda Holmes
National Smile month event of the year


The ceremony will be held at the Dentistry Show in Birmingham on Fri 17 April.

Fingers crossed!

Welcome Charlotte
19-Jan-2015

It is with much pleasure that we introduce Charlotte Gash, our new hygienist/therapist to the practice. Charlotte starts working from Ghyllmount on 19 January and will be the latest member of our prevention team, working alongside Lousie and Linda. We are looking forward to Charlotte joining us and expanding the prevention care available at the practice.

MERRY CHRISTMAS
16-Dec-2014

Christmas Hours

Here at Ghyllmount we will be closing from 1pm on the 24th of December and will be back in the practice on Monday the 5th of January.

If you are experiencing any pain or are having any dental trouble then please do not hesitate to give us a call and get booked in between now and then before having to eat your Christmas dinner, we hold emergency appointments everyday.

If you are lucky enough to be going away for the Festive period, don't forget that you have got your Worldwide Dental Accident and Emergency Insurance as part of your Denplan membership, if you did have an emergency whilst being away then please call Denplan on 0800 844999.

Covered by Denplan we also have the access to emergency dental care 365 days a year, please just call the practice on 01768 862291 and follow the instructions given on the phone message.

All the Team would like to wish all our clients old and new a very Happy Christams and Peaceful New Year.

Thank you all for your continued supprt, we really do appreciate it.

MOUTH CANCER ACTION MONTH
30-Nov-2014

Ghyllmount supports Mouth Cancer Action Month - IF IN DOUBT, GET CHECKED OUT!


Mouth cancer takes the lives of more than 2,000 people each year in the UK, which is more than testicular and cervical cancer combined. Mouth cancer also takes more lives a year than road traffic accidents. By knowing more about the risk factors, living healthier lifestyles and by learning what to look out we can help reduce our risk and lower the number of lives that mouth cancer effects.

We are showing support throughout November for Mouth Cancer Action Month by offering free oral health assessments. Call 01768 862291, email reception@ghyllmountdental.co.uk or message us to book your free appointment.

GHYLLMOUNT BOOK CORNER SUPPORTS SSAFA
01-Sep-2014

We are pleased to announce that our new chosen charity for your Ghyllmount Book Corner donations is ssafa.

Their purpose is this

 “At SSAFA we provide lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force. We are here for you and your family, whenever and wherever you need us. We will always treat you with dignity and respect.”

You can help in two ways;

1. Donate books. We would be grateful of any unwanted books you may have to enable us to keep our bookshelf well stocked.

2. Donate funds. When you visit the practice and see a book you fancy, simply put a donation into the collection box on top of the book shelf. Not only have you got your self a good read but are also providing much needed help to our chosen charity.

Many thanks

 

 

RNLI DONATION
01-Sep-2014

GHYLLMOUNT BOOK CORNER DONATES TO RNLI


It was with much pleasure that we handed over a cheque for £105 to Brenda Couzins who collected on behalf of RNLI.

Many thanks to all of you that have given books or donated to the charity.

Happy 50th Birthday!!
28-Jul-2014

Wishing 'The Boss' John Lewis all the best for his 50th Birthday on 31 July. We had a great day out celebrating the occasion on Saturday at Pooley Bridge, Howtown and Glenridding. Many thanks to Ullswater Steamers for getting into the spirit of things with us. We really did have a fabulous day!

IT'S OFFICAL - GHYLLMOUNT DENTAL BEST TEAM UK!
06-Jun-2014

The team at Ghyllmount returned from The Dental Awards in London, not only winning Best Team - North but then went on to win overall Best Team UK. See our awards page for more details.

More Smileys!
05-Jun-2014
Frame, Swift and Partners. Vet's PenrithSalvation ArmyCity Hall New YorkBrooklands Guest House
Frame, Swift and Partners. Vet's Penrith

Thanks to all for getting into the spirit of National Smile Month 2014

GHYLLMOUNT SMILES WITH.....
19-May-2014
Friars Bowling ClubPenrith Hockey ClubMuddy Boots NurseryThe Herald OfficeAST Signs
Friars Bowling Club

The lovley people of Penrith taking up the Smiley Challenge for National Smile Month

Penrith smiles for Natioanl Smile Month
12-May-2014
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Ghyllmount smiles with Cranstons

Taking place from 19 May to 19 June, National Smile Month aims to promote and raise awareness of good oral health, and Ghyllmount is getting involved to do just that.

To show their support, the team from Ghyllmount will be offering free examination appointments that aims to put the smile into National Smile Month. Anyone who wants to pop along will receive a full examination and any necessary x-rays free of charge. These appointments will be available every Tuesday during National Smile Month.

Two of the dental nurses from the practice, Dawn Ritchie and Verity Ellis from Ghyllmount have been out and about spreading the word on the importance of good oral health with the people of Penrith. “We love taking part in National Smile Month. We had such a great day meeting and speaking to so many different people from Penrith. Everyone one was up for the “Smiley challenge” and really got into the spirit of it.”

 
 

Macmillan fundraiser
02-May-2014

Sam Clementson of Alexander St Carlisle, and several of her close pals, are organising a fundraising bash in aid of Macmillan, and to raise awareness of oral cancer.

Sam 34 and  a mum-of-two is undergoing chemotherapy to prolong her life as much as possible. Sam, found out she had mouth cancer after a routine visit to the dentist, shortly after falling pregnant with her second child Theo. Sam was given the heartbreaking news that her illness is terminal.

The fundraising event will take place at the Venue in Portland Place, Carlilse from 7pm on June 27th. For more information email fids24@googlemail.com

Ghyllmount is pleased to offer all who attend the event a free oral cancer screening appointment.

TEAM OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
22-Apr-2014

We are delighted to receive the news today that we have been selected as finalists for TEAM OF THE YEAR at the national Dental Awards 2014. The winners will be announced at a glittering black tie dinner on 6th June at London. Congratulations to the team and many thanks for their constant hard work and commitment to their roles. We are privileged to have such a caring and dedicated team.

ITS A GIRL!
05-Apr-2014

Many congratualtions to Dental Nurse Joanne Walker and her husband Chris on the safe arrival of Niamh weighing in at 6lb 6oz. Mother and baby doing well.

ITS A BOY!
17-Feb-2014

Many Congratulations to our Hygienist Louise Fell and her husband Andrew on the safe arrival of Samuel William Fell weighing in at 7lb 4oz. Born on 23 January.

Mother and baby doing well and big brother Noah enjoying the new addition too!

DJ LEWIS!!!
08-Jan-2014

ASK THE DENTIST

Listen out for our very own John Lewis on Radio Cumbria. He will feature monthly on Wednesday afternoons between 3pm and 4pm on Caroline Robertsons show.  Tune in and let us know what you think or  give him a call with any questions.

New Baby
06-Dec-2013

Many congratulations to Dental Nurse Jess and partner Rob on the birth of their daughter Bethany Lily. Mother and baby doing well.

WELCOME TO FAYE
04-Dec-2013

We are pleased to introduce Faye Nemeth to our patients.

Faye will joining us to cover maternity leave for Louise Fell. Lousie and Andrew are expecting thier second child in January, and we wish them both well for the safe arrival of thier new baby.

Faye recently moved to the area from Warwickshire and has 12 years experience in Dental Hygiene.

Outside of dentistry her interests are horse riding, carriage driving and dog agility with her 2 Collies.

NEW TO GHYLLMOUNT - TOOTH WHITENING ON THE GO
20-Nov-2013

INTRODUCING OPALESENCE GO

We are pleased to be able to offer this brand new whitening treatment.

Professional results—to go

                Opalescence Go is the professional alternative to over-the-counter whitening options. It's a simple, fast, and great-tasting way to start a whitening treatment or for whitening touch-ups. With no impressions or custom trays necessary, Opalescence Go is ready to use right out of the package!

£15 for one or 3 for £40.

Call or email to find out more.

CN BUSINESS AWARDS 2013
09-Sep-2013

CUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARDS

We are very proud to have been shortlisted to the final 3 for our excellence in customer service.

The awards, which celebrate the achievements and enterprise of Cumbrian businesses, will be presented at a gala dinner at Rheged, near Penrith, on October 17. This year saw a 40 per cent increase in entries.

CONGRATULATIONS!
12-Aug-2013

And the winner is....

Mrs Molleen McHale from Penruddock, who attended Skelton show and won our ipad draw.

Also a winner at Penrith show was Adam Swainson age 11, from Thurston Feild nr Carlisle who won an electric toothbrush from our 'toothbrush tombola'.

Congratualtions from all of us at Ghyllmount and many thanks to everyone who came along and supported us at our stands at both Penrith and Skelton.

Introducing the Bowen Technique
12-Aug-2013

A warm welcome to Liz Blythe

Liz Blythe is the latest addition to our ever expanding Ghyllmount Team.

 

She has trained and qualified with European college of Bowen studies and is able to offer an exciting and effective therapy which is known to aid recovery from;

 

Back/neck pain , Sciatica, Acute and chronic fatigue, Irritable bowel syndrome,  Infant colic, P.M.T, Migraines, Strokes, Whiplash to name but a few.

 

 

This is an effective treatment for all ages and conditions (including pregnancy), using gentle, subtle and relaxing hand-on movements. She uses her thumbs or fingers to make a series of precise rolling type moves over a muscle.

 

Liz would like to offer people an introductory offer of a FREE consultation and taster treatment. Come along for a chat and see how she can help you, you have got nothing to lose.

 

For more information or to book call Liz 07736617179 or Ghyllmount on 01768 862291 or email reception@ghyllmountdental.co.uk

TOTAL WARRIORS!
03-Aug-2013

WELL DONE TO THE GHYLLMOUNT TOTAL WARRIORS!

Congratulations to the team that took part in Total Warrior this weekend. A great team effort and great fun too.

Many thanks to all who have sponsored. We raised £158 which will be going towards the 'Megan's Dream' charity.

Michael King
01-Aug-2013

WELCOME

We are pleased to welcome Michael King to the team.

Professionally Michael enjoys all aspects of cosmetic dentistry. He has particular interests in the provision of lifelike dentures, restoration of the worn and broken dentition, helping people with jaw joint problems and those who suffer from snoring and sleep apnoea. Michael consistently exceeds the minimum requirements for annual postgraduate training. Michael organises and provides training in denture making techniques for other dentists.

 

Away from work Michael enjoys the outdoors - getting outside walking/running and cycling whenever time allows, he is also a keen gardener. He is married to Nicola and they have a young son and 3 dogs which take up much of his time outside of work.

 

Dominic Ward
01-Aug-2013

Welcome to Dominic Ward.

Dominic qualified in Newcastle upon Tyne in 2006 and enjoyed providing the highest standard of dental health care for all his patients in a friendly and welcoming environment. He also enjoyed working with patients to help them achieve a great looking smile and is qualified to provide Invisalign clear braces. He leaves a group of patients whom have been with him for many years in his previous practice and he want to care for his new patients at Gllymount with the same unwavering commitment to their dental health needs.

In his spare time he enjoys the outdoors and is a keen fell runner and climber.

PERMANENT COSMETICS NOW OFFERED AT GHYLLMOUNT
15-Jul-2013

PERMANENT COSMETICS ARTISTRY

We are delighted to offer the services of Julie Cullen Bell who is a permanent cosmetics artist trained by the leader of the industry Karen Betts. Julie comes with a true passion for the job, an artistic eye and an exceedingly steady hand. She has an impressive portfolio of satisfied clients from the young to the elderly who desire a soft, natural enhancement to their appearance.

The most popular areas to treat are eyelining, and enhancing colours to the skin of the face, lips and eyelids

For further details contact Julie directly on 07778 454243 or email reception@ghyllmountdental.co.uk to find out more

SKELTON SHOW
06-Jul-2013

It was lovely to see so many of you whilst at our stand at Skelton show. We had great day and it was nice to see so many of our existing patients and hopefully many new ones too. Thanks for your support.

Polish up your smile
01-Jul-2013

Did you know that at Ghyllmount Dental , you don't need to see a dentist before visiting our hygienist.

With the new Direct Access , you don't need to be a member of the Practice either.

Visit our website at www.ghyllmountdental.co.uk and look at our tooth cleaning section for more information on polishing up your smile.

'DENTIST OF THE YEAR'
27-Jun-2013

Our patients  have been given another reason to smile after Neil picked up the award for ‘Dentist of the year’ at a recent awards ceremony.

Neil Sampson who places our implants, brushed off competition from 200 other practices to be named ‘Dentist of the year’ for his “personal approach and expertise in the area of dental implantology”. Neil works from Ghyllmount  where he places dental implants and treats patients with dental phobia. He offers a sedation service for patients with an acute fear of dentists.

Business Manager Karon Kirkland said the achievement was “well deserved, we all hold Neil in such high regard.  We are delighted to have Neil as part of our team and are very proud to be able to offer his services from Ghyllmount”

GLOWING REPORT FROM CQC INSPECTOR
22-Apr-2013

We were pleased to receive our report following a recent inspection from the Care Quality Commission. We were praised for meeting all the required standards.

We are very proud of the high standards we achieve and are delighted this has been recognised by an outside body like the Care Quality Commission. We welcome the role of the CQC in raising the standards of all health care providers, not just dentistry.”

Copies of the report are available from www.cqc.org.uk

OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE!
10-Apr-2013

By joining forces with each other, the service providers at Ghyllmount now have more than 50 years experience in health care and beauty. Come along and be confident with the care we provide.

LASER HAIR REMOVAL COMES TO GHYLLMOUNT
08-Jan-2013

We are very excited to introduce Teresa Harkes who will be offering

LASER HAIR REMOVAL from Ghyllmount.

Why live with unwanted hair? Lasers and intense pulsed light systems offer a safe and long term solution to unwanted, excess hair for both men and women. The treatment is suitable for the face and body, is quick and results can be seen after just a few sessions.

Call or email now to find out more or to book a consultation and patch test.

01768 862291 email: reception@ghyllmountdental.co.uk

Movember update
03-Dec-2012

Many thanks to all who have donated towards the Movember campaign. The total raised was £370.00.

 

MOVEMBER PROGRESS REPORT
02-Dec-2012

The 'Ghyllmount Boys' facial hair growth is progressing well throughout Movember, it has to be said, some better than others!

The fundraising is going well too. We have already raised an impressinve £200 through dontations and our Movember biscuit sales, which the 'Ghyllmount Girls' are baking freshly every couple of days.

Thanks to all who donated so far.

HERE COME THE BOYS!
01-Dec-2012

Ghyllmount supports Movember. The month formerly known as November, is when brave and selfless men around the world grow a moustache, to raise awareness and funds for men’s health- specifically prostate and testicular cancer

At Ghyllmount we are bracing ourselves for the coming weeks as the males amongst us attempt to grow and groom a mustache. Watch this space as the month and the facial hair unfolds!

There are several ways you can help;

1.Bring/buy unwanted books for our book corner

2.Make a donation for our delicious biscuits

3.Donate online by logging on to the Movember website and search for Ghyllmount Boys

DID YOU KNOW

• 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK – one man is diagnosed every 15 minutes

• A man will die from prostate cancer every hour - more than 10,000 men will die of the disease this year in the UK

IF IN DOUBT, GET CHECKED OUT
30-Nov-2012

Mouth cancer kills
1 person every 5 hours
Mouth Cancer Action Month
1-30 November 2012

Although Mouth Cancer Action Month is a bleak and very serious subject, the good news is that spotting the disease early on increases chances of survival to more than 90%!

                                 Early detection could save lives

The five-year survival rate of mouth cancer patients is just 50 per cent.  But early diagnosis gives patients a 90 per cent chance of survival. It is vital that all healthcare professionals support Mouth Cancer Action Month to increase awareness of the disease, the symptoms and the risk factors.

Ghyllmount Dental Practice is opening its doors for

 free oral screening assessmentsthroughout November . All are invited to come along and receive a professional assessment  which can help save lives in mouth cancer cases.

Mr Murphy who will be carrying out the free assessments says: “We are delighted to get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month in Penrith. It is vital that people are aware of the risks and are checked regularly for signs of mouth cancer – early detection saves lives.”

Simply call or email to arrange your FREE assessment. Quite simply, you have nothing to lose.

Tel: 01768 862291 Email :reception@ghyllmountdental.co.uk      

GHYLLMOUNT PRACTICE'S MINIMAL INTERVENTION DENTISTRY
05-Oct-2012

MINIMAL INTERVENTION DENTISTRY

FREE GOODY BAG FOR FIRST 15 PATIENTS

We are pleased to promote minimal intervention dentistry at Ghyllmount and are offering FREE goody bags worth £35.00 to the first 15 people that ring to arrange a FREE assessment appointment.

MI Dentistry is about stopping problems before they start at any age. 'Prevention is better than cure'  - This is the philosophy at the heart MI dentistry.

It is effective because it helps you  and the dental team to work together to reduce the damaging impact of daily life on your teeth and gums.

At the assessment we will talk you through oral health status and recommend the best future care that your teeth and gums need.

Call now to arrange your free Minimal intervention assessment. Don't forget, the first 15 people to book an appointment will receive a free goody bag. !!

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD 2011/2012
03-Sep-2012

CUSTOMER SERVICE AWARD

We were delighted to receive the following letter from Whatclinic.com which is an independant company that show patients who are looking for help as many options as they can, help them choose and contact a suitable clinic, and ultimately help them get treated.

"Congratulations to you and all of the team at Ghyllmount Dental. You have been rated within the top 5% of clinics for customer service by WhatClinic.com patients which qualifies you for our 2012 Customer Service award."

"You scored 90% positive feedback from WhatClinic.com patients between July 2011 and June 2012."


"The award will be displayed on your clinic's listing and brochure on our site so that WhatClinic.com visitors will know you are among the best clinics at dealing with their enquiries in a professional and timely manner."

Do you suffer from migraine or tension type headaches?
09-Jul-2012

At Ghyllmount we are trialling an appliance which claims to be a simple solution for treating headaches. It’s called the NTI-tss.   The NTI-tss is indicated for the prevention of migraine headaches. In a clinical trial, 82% of NTI-tss users experienced a 77% reduction in migraine events...with no medical side effects.

How does it work?

During sleep, everyone clenches their teeth. For many, clenching and grinding causes migraine or tension-type headaches. The NTI-tss reduces clenching by not allowing the canine or back teeth to touch. Intense muscle activity can cause headaches and migraines. It is a small nightguard that comfortably fits over your front teeth.

 
Its design keeps your canine and back teeth apart. This separation minimizes the intensity of your nighttime clenching forces.
For more information please visit www.nti-tss.com or call or email the team to find out more.

CHAMBER OF TRADE AWARDS
26-Jun-2012

Winners dazzle judges in Penrith’s first Stars of Business Awards

 

2012 

A glitzy ceremony took place at the North Lakes Hotel in Penrith on 22nd June to announce the winners of Penrith Chamber of Trade’s first Stars of Business Awards, sponsored by Dodd & Co Accountants

 

Winner of the Large Business of the Year Award (sponsored by Armstrong Watson)

 

Ghyllmount Dental Practice – There were a large number of applications in this category, but the judges were particularly impressed with the passion Ghyllmount Dental Practice showed and the pride they have in what they do. They showed excellent growth and the judges feel confident that they are set to expand even further. They thought this business was fantastic and couldn’t have asked for more from a worthy winner.

 

We are all delighted to be announced winner of our category and once again would like to thank our patients and team for their loyalty and constant support.

 

Ghyllmoutnt finalists for Stars of Business Awards 2012
12-Jun-2012

Finalists in the Stars of Business Awards announced
8th Jun, 2012

Judging has taken place and the finalists in the Penrith Chamber of Trade and Commerce Stars of Business awards have been announced.


The finalists were selected based on their application forms, which demonstrated business success, commitment to excellence, customer service, development and training practices, sustainability and innovative marketing.
Shortlisted businesses in the Stars of Business awards include:

Large Business of the Year (sponsored by Armstrong Watson)
• Ghyllmount Dental Practice
• H&H Reeds Printers
• Kiddlywinks


The awards, which are sponsored by Dodd & Co, have been designed to showcase local businesses and recognise the huge commitment they have shown to the development and economy of the local area.


The winners of the Stars of Business awards will be announced at the Chamber’s annual dinner on the 22nd June. 

GHYLLMOUNT BOOK CORNER
27-Feb-2012

WORLD BOOK DAY COMES TO GHYLLMOUNT

 

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP

 

 

World Book Day aims to help people explore the pleasure of books and reading by Providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own.

 

To coincide with World Book Day on 1st March 2012, we have launched ‘Ghyllmount Book Corner’ and fundraising event. This year our chosen charity is The British Heart Foundation, and all proceeds will go to them.

 

You can help in 2 ways

 

1.     Donate your unwanted books

 

2.     For a small donation, restock your library from our ‘Ghyllmount Book Corner’

 

Donations of any books would be most appreciated to enable us to kick start this event. Please leave any unwanted books at reception. Many thanks.

GHYLLMOUNT LAUNCHES APP
23-Feb-2012

TAP THE APP!!!

We are very excited to launch our very own App for  iphones. We are proud to be the first Dental Practice in Cumbria to have our own App which is free to download from itunes.

There are a number of ways in which downloading the App can increase convenience for patients, to enable them to access the following services at any time and place;

  •   Appointment Request 
  •   Patient Education 

     

  •  Special Offers
  • Contact Us
  • Practice news

At Ghyllmount we want you to be very 'APPY' with your smile and to celebrate the launch,, we are offering 1/2 price airflow stain removal when you download the App. (Saving you £15.00)

So 'TAP THE APP' and bring in your phone to qualify for your 1/2 price airflow.

GHYLLMLOUNT WINNERS OF ELITE PRACTICE AWARD 2011
19-Sep-2011

BEST PRACTICE IN THE UK (Small town category)

We are very proud to announce that Ghyllmount Dental returned winners of                                   ‘BEST PRACTICE IN THE UK’ (Small town category)                      at the ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS.

After the judges visited the practice unannounced in August, Mr Lewis and               Mrs Anderton travelled down to the awards ceremony at Windsor on Friday where they presented to a panel of 10 judges.

The judges commented that “The ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS, is a new generation of awards that recognise and reward true excellence in modern dental practice. The winning practices represent the pinnacle of dentistry in the UK today. They are practising to the highest standard and with the highest professionalism. The real measure is across-the-board excellence and the winners have shown to be some of the best examples of UK dentistry.”

We are delighted to win this award which demonstrates our dedication to working to the highest standards, to our patients and to our profession. Special thanks of course must go to our outstanding team who make our achievements possible.

 

 

 

 

GHYLLMOUNT REACHES FINAL OF ELITE DENTAL PRACTICE AWARDS 2011
16-Aug-2011

ELITE DENTAL AWARDS FINALIST 2011

We are delighted to receive the news that we have been selected as one of the three dental practices in the UK to reach the finals of the Elite Dental Practice Awards 2011 (small town category).

A member of the judging panel arrived unannounced last week and spent time with us on a normal working day.

The awards ceremony will take place on 16th September 2011 at Windsor.

CONSULTANT EYE SURGEON JOINS THE TEAM
18-Jul-2011

GHYLLMOUNT WELCOMES MR MOOSA

Mr Moosa, Consultant Eye Surgeon will be working from the practice from 1st September offering private eye consultations regarding:

  • Full eye examinations to detect problems in adults and children
  • Simple and complex cataract surgery
  • Simple and adjustable squint surgery for cross eyes
  • Management of all types of eye problems
  • Botulinum Toxin treatments for lids and squints
  • Glaucoma and diabetic management
  • Lid lumps and bumps removed

Mr Moosa, who lives in Penrith also works and carries out all his procedures from The Cumberland Infirmary, West Cumberland Hospital and The Caldew Hospital.

He completed his fellowship in Ophthalmology and children's eye diseases at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and affiliate Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists London.

For appointments or to find out more please call or email the practice reception@gyllmoutndental.co.uk or visit his website: www.muradmoosa-cumbriacataract.co.uk

 

GHYLLMOUNT SHORTLISTED FOR ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS 2011
08-Jul-2011

We were delighted to receive the news that our practice has been short listed for

‘THE ELITE PRACTICE AWARDS 2011’.

 

During June and July the practice will be visited by a representative from a team of judges. This will not be a formal or pre-arranged appointment. They just want to see our practice in action on a normal working day.

 

Following the visits, the judging panel will select three finalists from each category to attend the finals presentations and awards. The finals will take place in September 2011.

GHYLLMOUNT SUPPORTS ROYAL MARINE CHARITY
27-Jun-2011

The team at Ghyllmount Dental are proud to be involved with a new scheme supporting medically retired Royal Marines, giving them help and support by providing free basic dental care for life.

 

Founded in May 2008, the purpose of The C Group is to raise awareness and generate practical support throughout the business community for Royal Marines, particularly those who are suffering the long-term effects of injuries sustained on operations.

 

Adjusting to civilian life after leaving the services due to disability caused in the line of duty can be a challenging period for a former Royal Marine. Sixty-four dental practices have already signed up to help support them.

 

‘Coming home and trying to settle into normal life is harder than people image and routine procedures such as going to a dentist can be immensely daunting,' said Colonel Hutton, the Chief Executive of The C Group. 'What C Group and its network of supporting dentists are offering is choice. A [former Royal Marine] can decide whether to go with the NHS system or take the opportunity to receive basic private dental care for free. This scheme will offer an extra helping hand to aid their rehabilitation.'

 

 “I would like to thank our Members for their ideas and support as we take The C Group forward. As you read this Royal Marines are serving around the world; I know you will be following their progress closely and wishing them a safe return.” 

 Major General Andy Salmon CMG  OBE

 

 

GHYLLMOUNT ACHIEVE'S DENPLAN EXCEL STATUS
31-May-2011

Ghyllmount Dental has recently achieved the prestigious Denplan Excel Practice Accreditation.

Supported by the Patients Association, the Denplan Excel Practice accreditation is a prestigious award and provides a visible sign of our commitment to quality and proves to our practice members, our patients, fellow dentists and the general public that we have reached the exacting standards set by the Denplan Excel programme.

Not only does it demonstrate that the quality of care, treatment and service that we provide is among the best available, but that you will be safe in the knowledge that our practice not only meets, but even exceeds standards of clinical governance, statutory requirements and industry best practice recommendations

We were very excited to receive the news that we have been fully accredited as a Denplan Excel Dentist and look forward to working with Denplan on a continuing journey of quality improvement.

GHYLLMOUNT WINS £500 THROUGH CHANGE4LIFE
16-May-2011

We were delighted to recieve the news that we have won £500 to invest in our prevention suite, which helps to educate parents and children on all areas of their oral health including toothbrush instruction and diet advice.

 

Well over 2000 dental practices across England and Wales have been participating in the scheme for the past 6 months as part of the British Dental Trade Associations (BDTA) ‘Kick out the sweets, bring on the treats’ change4life campaign.

 

We are extremely proud of the care we offer our children and believe that prevention and education is essential to both parents and children alike, to help enjoy excellent oral health for life.

Linda offers FREE oral health assessments to adults and children, so if you have any concerns or worries, simply call the practice to arrange a free assessment.

 

 

IT'S A BOY!
19-Mar-2011

IT'S A BOY!!

Many congratulations to our Hygienist Louise Fell and her husband Andrew on the birth of their son, Noah Logan Fell on Saturday, weighing in at a very healthy 8lb 6.5oz. Mother and son doing well.

DAWN WINS 'APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR AWARD' 2011
10-Feb-2011

CONGRATULATIONS!

Our very own Dental Nurse Dawn Richie won 'Apprentice of the Year' at Carlisle College. Dawn was voted the winner for the Most outstanding Individual which was coincidentally sponsored by Ghyllmount, in memory of Edith Graham, a dental nurse from the practice who sadly passed away last year.

We are delighted that Dawn has brought home the first 'Edith Graham Award' which she has decided to display at the practice, so do have a look at it. It can be found in the upstairs patient lounge. Well done Dawn!

 

DENTAL IMPLANTS AT GHYLLMOUNT
31-Jan-2011

Neil Sampson joins the Ghyllmount Team.

We are delighted to add the services of Neil Sampson to our ever increasing team of health care professionals.

Neil has extensive dental implant experience and has been placing implants since 1999. He also delivers courses to dentist's wishing to develop thier knowledge of dental implants.

Dental implants are becoming a more popular treatment to replace missing teeth, as they provide a longer term soloution, slow down bone loss and preserve nearby healthy tooth tissue.

Have a look at our 'implant' page for more information on implants at Ghyllmount.

FRIGHTEND OF THE DENISIT - NEW FOR 2011
18-Jan-2011

INTRODUCING DENTAL SEDATION at GHYLLMOUNT

Do you have a fear of attending the dentist?

Are you frightened of needles?

Have you had negative dental experiences?

Worry no more. Feel relaxed and worry free. Conscious sedation very gently relaxes anxious feelings, giving you a more pleasant experience. It provides a calm state of mind making you feel drowsy and relaxed. The surgery and trained staff are fully equipped to perform very safe Conscious sedation while you have your treatment. This allows us to perform general dentistry, cosmetic and surgical procedures virtually stress free.

Call for more information

GHYLLMOUNT SUPPORTS PENRITH CHRISTMAS LIGHTS
28-Nov-2010

SPONGE THE DENTIST WAS A HIT!!!

Many thanks to all who came to support us for our Christmas lights fund raiser. We raised £60.00 for 'sponge the dentist'. It was a great community event and all the dentist's lived to tell the tale!

 

 

 

GHYLLMOUNT'S WINNING TEAM!!!
07-Nov-2010

What a fantastic weekend!. We hare returned from London triumphant from the Private Dentistry Awards 2010 with;

GHYLLMOUNT DENTAL

WINNER: Most Improved Practice

Runner up : Best Team

Shortlisted : Best Community Award

Shortlisted: Best Practice

We are all extremely proud of our achievements, as this was a national competition and to be crowned overall winners over so many other fantastic practice's in the UK is quite overwhelming.

Many thanks to all our wonderful patients who  have continued to support us throughout so many changes and special thanks must go to a very special team who of course, without, none of this would have been possible.

Ghyllmount reaches two Awards Finals
25-Oct-2010

Ghyllmount Dental are proud to have been chosen to be finalists in two seperate National Awards .

We are going to the Private Dentistry Awards in London on the 4th November for the finals of "Most Improved Practice, Best Team, Best Community and Best Practice awards.

In December we're off to Leicester for the Dentistry Awards for the finals of " Best Practice Northwest and Best team".

Well done to all the team for all their hard work over the year, without you nothing is possible.

GREAT NORTH RUN
19-Sep-2010

Mr Lewis and Becky completed the Great North Run on Sunday, both with very respectable times of 1hr 43min for Mr Lewis and 2hr 19min for Becky.

Well done to them both and many thanks to all the kind sponsors. Total raised will be announced soon.

 

 

 

Ghyllmount sponsors Wetheriggs United F.C.
19-Sep-2010
Wetheriggs Utd under 16's

Some of the Ghyllmount girls were proud to be pictured with the Wetheriggs United F.C. first under 16's Team. Ghyllmount Dental  were the proud sponsors of the team who had their first match on Sunday.

We all wish them every success in the new football season and will be watching closely to see how they progress.

PRIVATE DENTISTRY AWARDS
02-Sep-2010

After a year of hard work and many changes, we were all very excited to learn today that we have been short listed for the National Private Dentistry Awards 2010 for the following catagories;

BEST NEW PRACTICE

MOST IMPROVED PRACTICE

BEST TEAM

BEST COMMUNITY/CHARITY PROJECT

The awards ceromony will take place over lunch at the Intercontinental Hotel, Park Lane, London on 5th November 2010. - Fingers crossed!

Ghyllmount Runners
30-Aug-2010

Mr Lewis and Beccy completed the Carlisle 10k run yesterday- next stop Great North run.

After the loss of our colleague Edith, we are continuing to raise money for Cancer Research and are hoping to add to the £950 we raised in the Race for life.

Please sponsor us on http://www.justgiving.com/Rebecca-Mullen

 

Ghyllmount Girls - Race for Life
11-Aug-2010

­­Ghyllmount Dental would like to thank everyone who sponsored the Ghyllmount Girls for the race for life we raised a whopping £950. Well done everyone.

GHYLLFEST
07-Aug-2010
BLOWING BUBBLESTHE RACE IS ON!THE TEAMTHE DELUXE

The team at Ghyllmount enjoyed their first festival 'Ghyll-Fest' which was held in Mr Lewis's field.

All the team, their partners and children enjoyed a day of fun and frolics which included rounders, cricket and a duck race. Food was supplied by Tim Lorton aka 'Jacket potato man' and live music played into the night courtesy of 'The Deluxe'.

Most people retired to their tents around midnight after a fun filled day.

Ghyll-Fest will definitely be repeated next year. A good time was had by all!

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