About us – Paul Lowe Dentistry in Solihull
Dentistry used to be a simple process of repairing teeth to a functional state with unsightly materials and replacing missing ones with bulky plastic dentures. The emphasis today is focussed on prevention and any intervention necessary to achieve good health and aesthetics should be as minimal and conservative as possible.
Modern dentistry is a fusion of art and science, the skills of a dentist and their support team combining with on-going advances in materials to produce healthy mouths that look and feel great. Increased patient awareness of their teeth and gums, coupled with the fluoridation of the local water supply, provide further help in promoting good oral health.
There is increasing evidence of links between oral health and general well-being and maintaining a healthy mouth may help prevent more systemic problems.
Our Practice, established in 1988, has always strived to be at the forefront of developments in dental care and our team is passionate about its work. We are first and foremost a family general dental practice providing high quality dental care and advice for those of all ages. We also offer specialist services and our dentists feature in six of the General Dental Council’s specialist lists.
Our philosophy is to . We will always treat you as an individual and put your needs and expectations first. We are all dental patients too and treat you as we would expect to be treated ourselves!
Our Charter on Patient Safety at Paul Lowe Dentistry
Our practice has a safety culture which means that patient safety is at the forefront of everyone’s minds not only when delivering healthcare but also when setting objectives, developing procedures, purchasing new products and equipment. It is also a culture that is open and fair, where team members can discuss the challenges they face at work for the best interests of our patients. For patient safety we:
- Follow the latest infection prevention guidelines including those from NHS England
- Use dental instruments that are single use, single patient use or are sterilised after each patient use
- Decontaminate work areas including the dental chair, hand held equipment and cupboard handles, in between patients
- Maintain a high standard of personal hygiene including clinical clothing and the restricted wearing of jewellery
- Monitor practice water for quality. Dental unit waterlines are disinfected and kept clear
- Handle waste according to current regulations and dispose of it with appropriate carriers
- Take expert advice if a team member may have a blood borne infection. The team member will have an occupational health examination and follow professional advice on their role in treating patients
All our team members are trained in safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults and follow the practice safeguarding procedures, which are regularly monitored and reviewed.
As a member of CODE, the practice is kept up to date with the latest guidelines, good practice and regulations. We run a continuous improvement programme called iComply.
As the Practice Manager I have overall responsibility for the practice. I lead and support the team through regular meetings, staff training, personal development and regular appraisals.
We always welcome questions, comments and suggestions from patients and the team. Please contact the Practice if we can help you in any way.