Author: Ralston Dental

CQC Inspection routine request for information

We will be having our routine inspection with ‘The Care Quality Commission’ next Thursday 3rd September 2015. The CQC would like to hear from our patients to get their views about our clinic and the Team. If you would like to help by telling them your thoughts about our service please either –

Completing the ‘Share Your Experience’ form at or complete a CQC comment card which can be found on our reception desk.

We really appreciate your time and opinions.
Cheryl and the Team

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Thank you for your kind words Barbra.

I just want to thank Duncan and all the girls for being so nice to me during my treatment yesterday.

Posted by Barbara Carter on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Decontamination and Infection Control Procedures

Open and transparent; for your safety and protection – An insight into what happens to your instruments and dental implant equipment once you have left the clinic. Our fully qualified and registered Dental Nurses show you how the dental instruments and implant equipment are reprocessed, sterilised and stored in our purpose built decontamination room.

Award Winning Dental Implant Dentist Duncan showing off his new dental equipment – Isolite

Leicester’s award winning Dental Implant Dentist Duncan showing off his new dental equipment – Isolite. Cheryl Bissaker his practice manager kindly agreed to be his first patient to experience isolite and tell us how it feels. Cheryl says “It was very comfortable allowing me to relax my teeth together and not worry about keeping my mouth open whilst knowing that my tongue and cheeks were protected” she goes “on to say “my mouth stayed completely dry and I didn’t feel the need to swallow at all throughout the procedure”.

Congratulations Kathleen and Karen

Congratulations to Kathleen Bray for achieving her NCFE Level 2 Principles of Dementia Care and Karen Mangham for passing her Level 2 OCR Functional Skills Qualification in Mathematics. Thank you for all of your hard work improving the Clinic with your continued professional development.



Smile of the week – Dental Implants and Clear Aligner Braces

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This Pretty young lady came to us complaining of difficulty cleaning her lower teeth.  She also wanted to improve her smile and function.

Duncan used a series of clear aligners to straighten her lower anterior (front) Teeth.

Clear Aligners (also known as Clear Braces, Invisible Braces and Invisible Aligners) have become increasingly more popular in recent years. Similar to braces, clear aligners control tooth movement using a gradual force without the need for metal wires and brackets. A series of aligners were made from a strong clear plastic material which moved her teeth gradually into place.

The advantages of having Clear aligners –

  • Clear aligners are Invisible, very thin, and don’t impede speech.
  • Clear aligners are Ideal for adult patients who are reluctant to have a lengthy orthodontic treatment wearing metal brackets or bulky removable appliances.
  • Clear aligners can realign teeth after relapse post-orthodontic treatment.
  • Clear aligners are removable so it is easier for you to brush and floss after meals.
  • Clear aligners are comfortable and less likely to irritate your gums and cheeks.

Once her teeth were in the correct position her lower left space was filled with a Dental Implant restoring her smile and giving her back function on her left side.

Dental Implants (also known as screw-in teeth) replace missing teeth by placing a small titanium implant into the jawbone which provides foundation for crowns, bridges or fixed / removable full arch restorations, much like a natural tooth root would.

The advantages of having Dental Implants

  • Dental Implants allow you to smile with confidence.
  • Dental Implants help you look younger by avoiding the sunken face      look associated with missing teeth.
  • Dental Implants give you the ability to eat normally and enjoy your      food.
  • Dental Implants can last a lifetime.

If you would like to know more about Dental Implants or Clear aligners please call and speak to one of our friendly staff on 0116 2785611 or alternatively email

Dental Implant Team Awarded Highly Commended!

Well Done to our team for our Highly Commended Award for Team of the Year Midlands!

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A fantastic achievement for our team who we all know are caring and committed to giving the very best service to our patients whist giving up there own time to promote good oral health in the community.

If you know of anyone who may require Dental Implants, Crowns, Veneers or Teeth Whitening then this award proves they will be in good hands here at our clinic. Our team are extremely patient and will take the time to show you all of your options so you are able to make an informed choice on your treatment.

Please call 0116 2785611 for a complimentary consultation with Karen our treatment co-ordinator. We Look forward to welcoming you.

The truth about over the counter whitening.

The truth about over the counter whitening. This interesting BBC  programme which was televised last night followed the trials of several over the counter whitening treatments and found that all of the results were not detectable by the human eye. You may think your getting a bargain but realistically you would be better off investing in a professional whitening service that only your dentist can provide!