NJS Dental
79 Water Street
Carmarthen
Carmarthenshire
SA31 1PZ

Practice 01267 233 100
Emergency 07413391432

Appointments
Monday to Thursday
8.20am – 5.00pm
Friday
8.20am – 4.00pm

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE CORONAVIRUS

 

PRE APPOINTMENT FORMS

We would appreciate it if you could download the important forms by clicking the link above. Please fill in, sign,scan/take a photo and return via email to info@njsdental.co.uk before your appointment.

If you do not have access to email we can help you answer these questions over the phone.

06/08/20

We have been working hard dealing with urgent appointments and working through a small backlog but we are also taking bookings for routine appointments so please contact us if you require an appointment.

22.06.2020

We have received commucication from the Health Inspectorate Wales that the RED alert status for dentistry will be downgraded to AMBER from today.

We will be ready to start booking appointments from July 1st. Appointments will be avaialable by telephone only 01267233100!

Please do not turn up at the surgery without an appointment.

Please attend alone where possible and avoid bringing non essential items as we may have to ask you to leave these at reception in a safe container.

We have invested heavily in all the necessary personal protective equipment and each surgery now has “virus killer” air purification machines.

We still have to follow guidance form the Chief Dental Officer of Wales and Health Inspectorate of Wales as we de-scalate from the COVID 19 outbreak.

If you require an emergency appointment/advice in the meantime please phone 07413391432.

You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and staff. For example:

  • We will communicate with you before hand to ask some screening questions.
  • We have a hand sanitiser that we will ask you to use when you enter the practice. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the practice for you to use as needed.
  • You will be provided with a mask to wear in the reception and in the surgery. Please bring your own if possible.
  • We will need to check and record your temperature before entering the surgery.
  • We no longer offer magazines, children toys and so forth, since those items are difficult to clean and disinfect.
  • We have protective shielding screens at reception.
  • Appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients. That might mean that you’re offered fewer options for scheduling your appointment.
  • We will do our best to allow greater time between patients to reduce waiting times for you, as well as to reduce the number of patients in the reception area at any one time.
  • You will notice that our staff will look very different to normal as we will now be wearing an increased amount of personal protective equipment to keep both yourselves and us safe.

Please bear with us as we get used to our new way of working, and we apologise in advance should you experience a delay during your visit with us

If you have contacted us regarding a dental problem during the lockdown we will be contacting you shortly to follow up and arrange an appointment if needed.

We would like to thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times and we hope to see you soon!

 

02.06.2020

 

Dentistry in Wales is currently operating under RED alert status as confirmed by the Chief Dental Office for Wales at the end of March 2020.  

Under Red alert status aerosol generating procedures can only be provided in the urgent dental centres that have been established across Wales. These restrictions have been necessary to protect dental teams, patients and communities in Wales in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

On the 22nd May 2020 the CDO published a de-escalation plan which included the re-introduction of treatments requiring aerosol generating procedures during the AMBER phase. It’s important to recognise that any decision to move to the AMBER phase will be taken in conjunction with the Welsh Government’s easement of lockdown restrictions with the next review due on 19 June 2020. 

Delaying some dental care has been possible for a few months but dentists and their patients recognise it cannot be postponed indefinitely or oral health will deteriorate. COVID-19 has and will continue to affect the practice of both NHS and private dentistry for some months to come. 

However, many dental practices want to introduce more treatments in their own practices in the coming months and the Chief Dental Officer is currently drawing up Standard Operating Processes (SOP) that will provide us with practical advice for a safe practice setting and clearly set out the expected standards we will need to comply with. A key part of this will clearly be the supply of PPE and changes to processes and procedures to implement the necessary social distancing and enhanced cleaning regimes. 

We are still here to help! We have been working hard dealing with emergencies and preparing the practice ready for a safe but phased return to routine dentistry.

For advice please telephone 01267233100 or use to messenger in the contact us section of the website.

 

29.03.2020

 

We now have to try and avoid most face to face contact. If you require an emergency appointment please phone 07413391432. We may have to prescribe medicines remotely and advise you on how to best manage your dental problem at home until normal services resume. There will be designated clinics available to treat genuine emergencies. The dentist will triage over the phone and if necessary a referral will be made.

It is very important to maintain good oral hygiene!

Brush 2-3 times daily with a fluoride toothpaste and do not rinse the toothpaste after brushing because the fluoride needs to protect your teeth.

Avoid frequent snacking now that you will inevitably be spending a lot of time in the house! Particularly avoid fizzy pop and other sugary drinks. For those who have large restorations (fillings, crowns , bridges) stick to a soft diet as much as possible to reduce the risk of fractures or them coming out.

Sensitive toothpastes can help most causes of sensitivity. You can rub these pastes directly onto sensitive teeth.

It is very hard to predict when we are likely to resume normal service at this moment in time.

Please check our facebook page for further updates/advice.

It is important to stay at home to reduce the burden on our NHS whilst they try to deal with this pandemic.

Once again we would like to thank you for your understanding and we are here to help!

 

21/03/2020

 

We will now be operating a closed door policy.  Please do not turn up at the surgery unannounced.

All non urgent / routine appointments will have to be moved forward.

We we will remain open throughout this period for emergencies. If you need an emergency appointment or need to amend future appointments please phone 01267233100 or email info@njsdental.co.uk and we will reply promptly.

 

17.03.2020

 

In light of advice received today from the local health board we feel it is appropriate to provide an update to our patients on some of the measures we will now be taking in relation to the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

We are basing our recommendations on advice received from the local health board, however, it is worth noting that this advice might change as more information is released.

It has been advised that high risk patients should be identified, and any treatment / appointments be delayed wherever possible.

High risk groups we are identifying at present are the over 70’s and those people who are immunocompromised or have complex medical histories.

We have also been advised that we should be avoiding any treatment that generates an aerosol. An aerosol is the air/water that is generated during procedures like ultrasonic scale and polishes and most filling and root canal procedures. The only instance where we can consider treatment that would generate an aerosol would be in more serious dental emergencies.

As such, we will be contacting patients who we deem high risk as per the health board guidelines, in addition to patients who have up-coming non urgent appointments and requesting that we delay any booked appointments until we receive advice suggesting that these appointments should continue.

We hope our patients understand that we are doing all we can to maximise patient safety and we will provide updates as often as we can.

 

Welcome to NJS Dental

 

Established in 1999, our private clinic is located in the centre of Carmarthen.

Our focus is on prevention and our goal is to help you achieve and maintain healthy teeth and gums.

We cover all aspects of  general dentistry and in addition offer a wide range of cosmetic services including teeth whitening, invisible teeth straightening procedures, veneers, composite bonding and we have a CEREC machine on site which can produce strong and highly aesthetic restorations in a single visit.

Our highly skilled professionals will always discuss treatment options and costs in detail and we will try our best to put you at ease and be as gentle as possible.

We have a hygienist available who will help to prevent dental decay and gum disease by cleaning your teeth on a regular basis and providing education about how to care effectively for your teeth and gums, and the affects of diet on oral health.

We operate an out of hours emergency service for our registered dental patients.

We have a spacious waiting room with tea/coffee available. All three surgeries have air conditioning and accessible for wheelchair users. Our new childrens waiting room is also very popular!

 

Denplan Excel

How it benefits you as a patient

Denplan Excel certification programme is an additional mark of quality available to Denplan member dentists, and is tailored to support and encourage practices to reach their full potential as providers of excellent customer care. To join Denplan Excel, a practice must demonstrate continued commitment to quality improvement.

Practices must also pledge to use the most appropriate procedures and dental knowledge to ensure patients are receiving the highest standards of care from start to finish, and encourage patients to be involved in any decision making stages. Denplan Excel members can also access DEPPA, an online tool your dentist can use at your check-up that helps you and your dentist examine your current oral health status and identify any future risks.

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  • Dr Sheehan is proud to be a Denplan Excel certified dentist
  • It is a visible sign of our commitment to offering you the highest level of care
  • The Denplan Excel certification programme provides a simple and effective way for patients to understand all aspects of their oral health

Our Team

Our team of experienced dentists, hygienist and nurses are eager to help.

Dentist

Nicholas Sheehan

GDC: 193730

Qualifications
BDS (London)

 

Principal Dentist at NJS Dental Nick graduated from Bart’s and the London Dental School in 2010. He completed his vocational training in West Wales and has worked in Private practice since.

Nick is a very skilled, gentle and caring Dentist who loves to keep up to speed with the latest advances in Dentistry.

He is a Denplan Excel Dentist and a member of the British Dental Association. He is a certified Invisalign provider and an experienced CEREC user. He has  also completed training in facial aesthetic treatments such as anti wrinkle injections and dermal fillers.

Nick is also currently working towards his post graduate diploma in Aesthetic and Restorative Dentisrty.

He welcomes new patients to the practice and is proud to
say that many of our patients come to us by personal recommendation

Outside of work Nick is a keen marathon runner and Ironman triathlete. Most of all he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young daughters.

Dentist 

Adam Thomas

GDC : 250924

Qualifications:
BDS (HONS) Liverpool

MFDS (RCS)

Adam studied at the University of Liverpool and qualified in 2014. Adam is orginally from Carmarthenshire and is a fluent Welsh speaker.

Adam enjoys Cosmetic Dentistry particularly Teeth Whitening and Facial Aesthetic treatments such as Botox and Dermal filers.

He is due to finish a Post Graduate Course on Cosmetic Dentistry and Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.

 

Hygienist

GDC:

Qualifications

 

 

Practice Manager

Pauline Jones

GDC 245722

 

 

Pauline has many years experience as a Dental Nurse. She joined the practice in 2011 and has several years experience in nursing, reception and administration.

She is able to discuss Denplan and finance options for costly treatments.

 

Dental Nurse

GDC:

Dental Nurse
Charlotte Barnard

GDC: 270189

Dental Nurse
Amy Davies

GDC:281298

Trainee Dental Nurse
Catrin Evans

Our Services

  • Family Dentistry
  • Preventative Care
  • Full time Dental Hygienist available
  • Dental Fillings (Tooth Coloured & Mercury free where possible)
  • Dental Inlays, Onlays, Veneers, Crowns and Bridges using the best most aesthetic materials for each case.
  • Invisalign
  • CEREC Restorations ( 3D Scanning and in house milling of crowns/veneers/inlays/onlays )
  • Dentures (Including cobalt chrome dentures, flexible and acrylic dentures)
  • Affordable, Professional Safe Teeth Whitening !

We understand that it can be difficult to meet dental costs, so we try to help our patients in any way we can. When you begin treatment at NJS Dental, we make sure that :-

  • You will have a clear estimate of costs before treatment.
  • You can have 0% Finance (subject to status) to help spread the cost of comprehensive treatment plans.
  • Once dentally fit, you can join our pay monthly DenPlan scheme.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Please find a copy of our Privacy notice by clicking of the link below. This notice explains what Personal Data the practice hold, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights under the Law.

We are inspected and regulated by Health Inspectorate Wales

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE 

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

 

DATE WEBSITE LAST UPDATED 22.06.2020

 

 

 

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In light of advice received today from the local health board we feel it is appropriate to provide an update to our patients on some of the measures we will now be taking in relation to the current COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic.

We are basing our recommendations on advice received from the local health board, however, it is worth noting that this advice might change as more information is released.

It has been advised that high risk patients should be identified and any appointments be delayed wherever possible.

High risk groups we are identifying at present are the over 70’s and those people who are immunocompromised or have complex medical histories.

We have also been advised that we should be avoiding any treatment that generates an aerosol. An aerosol is the air/water that is generated during procedures like ultrasonic scale and polishes and most filling and root canal procedures. The only instance where we can consider treatment that would generate an aerosol would be in more serious dental emergencies.

As such, we will be contacting patients who we deem high risk as per the health board guidelines, in addition to patients who have up-coming non urgent appointments and requesting that we delay any booked appointments until we receive advice suggesting that these appointments should continue.

We hope our patients understand that we are doing all we can to maximise patient safety and we will provide updates as often as we can.

If you wish to discuss future appointments please contact the reception

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Email: info@njsdental.co.uk
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Keep safe all .

Thanks for this information, fingers crossed I shall not be needing your services. Keep safe everyone.

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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE FOR ALL PATIENTS OF THE PRACTICE.

The practice aims to ensure the safety of our patients and staff and is following the guidelines set out by the Department of Health.

We hope the information we post here will help answer some of the questions you may have about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

In line with the latest advice. Please do not come to the surgery if you have a new cold/cough. Call us on 01267233100 to rearrange.

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Our opening hours over the Xmas period are as follows:

Christmas Eve - Closed
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - Closed

Friday 27th - Open for emergencies
Monday 30th - Open for emergencies

New years eve - Closed
New years day - Closed

Open as usual from Thursday 2nd January

If you are a registered patient and require an out of hours emergency appointment kindly phone 07831140981.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from all the staff @NJSDental
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