Kids love to brush on Finkle Hill
Getting children of any age to brush their teeth is tricky, but we have everything in place to make it easier. We see all children, without charge, from their very first tooth, so we can help you establish a good routine and technique from the start. We have a dedicated children’s area in reception, offer flexible appointment times, and provide helpful hints and tips during your visit. All our dentists are chatty, reassuring and take great care of children.
Both in the practice and visiting local schools, our Children and Families Coordinator, Lauren Thompson educates children (and parents) on the importance of good brushing and healthy teeth.
Our recent visits to local schools, Athelstan Primary and South Milford Primary made a huge impression. We also write a regular blog providing advice on children’s teeth and insights from our patients on their experience of cosmetic dentistry and implants.
- Regular Dental Health Reviews
- Hygiene and Therapy Services
- Free Fluoride Clinics for Children
- Oral Health Education for Children and Adults
How can we help you today?
Regular dental health reviews (check ups)
We know it’s not always easy to schedule appointments around school and work, which is why we offer flexible appointment times that fit around you. Early mornings, late nights or even Saturday mornings, we’ll help you keep on top of your family’s regular dental care.
Hygiene and therapy services
Keeping your gums healthy is vital to maintaining strong and healthy teeth. Our hygiene therapy services focus on ensuring you develop the skills to look after your teeth properly. We also offer Airflow as standard to private and membership patients.
Free fluoride clinics for children
Did you know there is no fluoride in the Yorkshire water supply? Even children who brush their teeth regularly don’t always do a great job. So it’s good to have a little extra protection when you need it. Fluoride varnish, a special gel applied to children’s teeth, is highly effective at reducing decay. We visit local schools to provide dental assessments and offer twice-yearly fluoride varnish applications, to support all the effort you put in at home.
Oral health education - children and adults
Every child should have the chance of strong, healthy teeth and we’re here to help families achieve that on Finkle Hill. As part of our work both in the practice and in the wider local community, we provide Oral Health Education sessions. These show children how different foods affect their teeth, discover the hidden plaque on their teeth and learn the best way to brush to avoid future problems. We also work with providers of care to older people too.
Local families love Finkle Hill Dental
What does it cost?
Finkle Hill Essentials
1 x dental health review, 1 x hygiene session, emergency cover, x-rays
£8.00 per month
Finkle Hill Complete
2 x dental health reviews, 2 x hygiene sessions, emergency cover, x-rays and antibiotics, 15% off all treatments
£13.00 per month
Finkle Hill Hygiene
2 x dental health reviews, 4 x hygiene sessions, emergency cover, x-rays and antibiotics, 15% off all treatments
£20.00 per month
Finkle Hill Kids
Children of our membership patients are seen free of charge until their 18th birthday
£0.00 per month
Our children-focused dental team
Dr Clare O’Neill
GDC number: 258677
Clare is dedicated to providing excellent care for her patients. Her focus is on providing preventative dentistry, educating patients to look after their teeth and gum health.
Clare has a reputation for being exceptionally gentle and works hard to reassure people with dental phobias. She is skilled in the full range of treatments we provide, and particularly enjoys endodontic (root canal) treatments. She loves getting to know patients, putting them at ease and developing a lasting relationship with them.
GDC number: 248358
Serena is the most passionate Hygiene Therapist around with Diplomas in Dental Technology and Hygiene Therapy. She has great communication skills, is gentle, reassuring and critically, aims to educate her patients to restore their gum health and prevent future problems. Her wide ranging skills mean she can offer great advice about how to help patients care for their bridges, crowns, implants and dentures. She has also completed further training to enable her to carry out Teeth Whitening. Serena loves to spend her free time with her young son and husband and enjoys travelling and eating Thai food.
GDC number: 247392
Lauren is our Children and Family Coordinator and an excellent dental nurse. She takes pride in using her skills in the widest sense, running her own clinics and delivering oral health education programme with our local schools. Lauren has additional qualifications in fluoride application, oral health education and radiography. She particularly enjoys working with patients with dental phobias, and runs sessions which support patients to deal with their phobias and advise dentists of how they can best be managed. Lauren is on a bit of a health kick at the moment, and can be found running, eating anything green and occasionally anything which resembles cake.