RED NOSE DAY 2023 SPORTS DAY!!!
Sport day fun at Brixham Dental Practice
We had great fun raising money for red nose day.
We competed in three challenges for Brixham Dental Practice’s first ever sport day. The egg and spoon race was won by Dr Kate Richardson, the three-legged race was won by our dental nurses Harriet & Saffie and the ultimate sack race was won by our trainee dental nurse Daisy.
Luckily the rain held off for us and we raised over £80.00. Well done team 😊
Award winning dentistry success at Brixham Dental Practice.
How does it feel to have won a private dentistry award?
It’s such a privilege to be recognised by the profession for all our hard work.
How did it feel when your name was announced?
We honestly did not expect to win, of course you hope but to see our name on the screen was amazing and the teams support of cheers was such a buzz to hear.
What do you think have been the main benefits of entering the awards?
Running an independent private practice is such a massive team effort and the awards are such an amazing way to bring the team together and celebrate all our hard work. It is also a wonderful experience to be surrounded by professionals who are the best in the industry and inspires us every year to want to continue to such a high level.
What categories were you successful in?
We were a finalist for best patient care, best practice, best hygienist Clare Edwards, best receptionist Avril, best dental nurse Harriet and Saffie and best practice managers Abbie & Steph!!
Have you entered before?
We have entered a few times and been a finalist but never won a highly commended award.
What do you think the Private Dentistry awards are doing for standards within the profession?
We can see the standard of entries was so much higher than before. We worked so hard on our entries and to be a finalist in 7 categories with over 1000 entries was incredible. With practices and their teams raising the bar each year it can only do good for our profession.
What will you take with you from these awards moving forward?
Moving forward we will continue to provide a high level of care to our patients, we will be working extra hard to ensure the smooth running of each individual patient journey and their treatment. We will celebrate what an amazing team we have around us here at Brixham Dental Practice and open our doors to any new patient who wishes to visit us.
A warm welcome to Dr Tobi Topliss from the Brixham Dental Practice
For over 35 years The Brixham Dental Practice has been providing high quality dental care for our patients in the local community. This continuing success has enabled us to expand the practice and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr. Tobi Topliss.
Following his qualification with honors from Cardiff University in 2020, Tobi completed his foundation training on the southeast coast. He has since worked as a senior house officer in the oral and maxillofacial department of Torbay Hospital. During this time, he passed his membership exams to the faculty of dental surgery at the royal college of surgeons of England.
Tobi has a keen interest in all aspects of dentistry, with a focus on delivering high quality care. He is a member of the British society of restorative dentistry, allowing him to keep up to date with the most recent treatments available.
Tobi has a naturally calm manner, allowing patients to feel relaxed in the surgery and enjoys discussing patient’s wishes to deliver tailored treatment for each patient. He joins Dr Paul Richardson, Dr Anne Green, and Dr Kate Richardson at the practice. “We are delighted that Tobi is joining our team and with him bringing enthusiasm and cutting-edge dentistry knowledge to Brixham Dental Practice” said Dr. Paul Richardson.
Tobi’s passion for dentistry started in his early teens when he was walking down the science block and noticed a career poster of a dentist and thought with his love of sciences and enjoyment of helping people he was determined to follow this path and was always known as Tobi who wants to be a dentist.
Dr Paul Richardson, principal practitioner said “he feels very lucky to find such a talented young dentist, Tobi has shown such commitment to the practice and inspiring potential. He has already grown in confidence and works very hard to offer a high standard of dental care to all his patients”.
Anne Green said “It’s lovely that Tobi has come from Torbay hospital as I did myself, this is a great opportunity here for him to grow in dentistry and it’s a pleasure working beside him at the practice. His eagerness to deliver such high-quality dentistry is so infectious and I hope to have the pleasure of working together for many years to come.”
Patients who are nervous and anxious about going to the dentist are exceptionally happy with Tobi: “We like to take things slow, explain everything in detail, and make sure our patients are truly comfortable in our practice.” Tobi said.
When not in the dental surgery, Tobi enjoys playing golf, sea-swimming, paddle-boarding, and discovering all the wonderful beaches Devon has to offer.
The Brixham Dental Practice in Devon offers General and Cosmetic dentistry with a special interest in dental implants, cosmetic smile makeovers and Invisalign treatment. To achieve that smile you’ve always dreamed of, for your convenience we provide a variety of finance options, breaking the costs down into smaller more manageable payments. Due to the expansion of the practice, Tobi will be here 4 days a week as a permanent position.
Brixham Dental Practice is offering new patients a full mouth examination for £65 Here you will be advised of any treatment that may be needed and together can discuss a treatment plan that is suitable for you personally. To take full advantage of this offer, telephone Brixham Dental Practice on 01803 853980 or email us at email@example.com
Summer Staff Day out 2022
After a very busy year, the staff going above and beyond as always, the boss treated the girls to a staff day out in Exeter, we went for breakfast at the Ivy, tried to escape a room stuck in time (luckily, we all escaped) and had an amazing lunch at the waterfront. The sun was shining for us, and we all had a lovely day together.
Private Dentistry Awards 2021
After being a finalist now for the fifth time, we were finally able to attend the Private dentistry awards in London. We were nominated for offering the best patient care in the southwest and what a privilege it was to be invited. We had a fantastic night away, meeting other professionals in the industry and celebrating what our little independent practice in Brixham had achieved. WELL DONE to all the team at Brixham Dental Practice, here’s to 2022!
Summer Day Out 2021
What seems forever after a very difficult couple of years experiencing and learning how to work through a pandemic, with the new stresses it brought upon our team to still offer the safest and highest quality of care to our patients, we were allowed a day off together to enjoy some quality time outside the surgery. We headed to Ashcombe Adventure centre where we all tried our hardest at target shooting (Dr Green was incredible – even beat the boss!) and then headed into the beautiful Teignmouth for some lunch at the amazing Crab Shack on the beach – the food was delicious.
Abbie’s Baby Shower 2019
In August our lovely manager Abbie will be leaving us for a year to have her second child, we wish her all the best and can’t wait to meet her new arrival. We had a lovely trip along the River Dart, enjoying the views and a beautiful cream tea. Abbie will be back in September 2020 to continue her role in management working alongside Steph. Good luck!!!
A warm welcome to Dr Kate Richardson from the Brixham Dental Practice
For over 35 years The Brixham Dental Practice has been providing high quality dental care for our patients in the local community. This continuing success has enabled us to expand the practice and we would like to take this opportunity to welcome Dr. Kate Richardson.
Kate has over 10 years experience in dentistry having graduated from Cardiff University, School of Dentistry in 2010. Since qualifying, Kate has worked in general dental practice both in South Wales and in Houston, Texas, widening her dental knowledge and experience. Since returning from The United States in 2015, Kate has undertaken several courses to broaden her experience and skill set. She is adept to offer a full range of dental restorative treatment and cosmetic options, including facial aesthetics treatments.
Kate has a natural empathy for treating and caring for nervous patients, giving them reassurance and confidence. She joins Dr. Paul Richardson and Dr. Anne Green at the Practice. ‘We are delighted that Kate is joining our team and with her bringing enthusiasm and extensive knowledge to Brixham for our patients’ said Dr. Paul Richardson.
Kate’s passion for dentistry started in her teens when she worked here as a dental receptionist and nurse. She has always been inspired by her father’s work ethic and dental success, now Kate follows in his footsteps, making them one of the only father and daughter dental teams in the South West.
Due to the expansion of the practice, Kate will be here 4 days a week as a permanent position.
To arrange an appointment with Dr Kate Richardson please telephone us on 01803 853980 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating Steph’s 20th work anniversary
Steph first came to Brixham dental practice 20 years ago for her work experience and was offered a job as a Saturday
girl. She has since gained her qualification in dental nursing and has progressed into management. Brixham Dental
Practice wouldn’t be the same without her and she works very hard to maintain a smooth running practice. We had a week
of celebrating her hard work, dedication and loyalty, we went to on the rocks in Brixham for a lovely lunch and the
girls all treated Steph to a spa day at Bovey Castle, where the sun was shining beautifully for us.
Christmas Time at Brixham Dental Practice
Happy Christmas 2018 to all our patients at Brixham Dental Practice
The glamorous ladies of Brixham dental practice dusted off their cocktails dresses to attend the Holly Ball at The Grand
Hotel to celebrate the festive period; a great night was had by all!
Brixham Dental Practice supports Children in Need November 2018
For the week beginning the 12th of November 2018 the Brixham dental practice team dressed up as Super heroes. We had a
raffle where patients were able to win an electric toothbrush and also had a game where patients had to balance money on
a lemon, if it went in the water it was Pudsey’s but if it balanced they could win the money in the bowl! With the
amazing support of our lovely patients and friends we were able to raise £102.70 to help support children in need in the
Sport Relief 2018 – Baking and Running
For the week beginning the 19th of March 2018 Our 4 Runners ran 80km between them over the week. This great achievement and our lovely bake sale by our other members of the team helped us to raise £170 for Sport Relief 2018!
Brixham Dental Practice would like to thank all our patients & family for supporting them in helping them reach this target. Well done everyone!!
Christmas Boxes 2017 for Humanity Torbay
Dr Green and all the wonderful staff at Brixham Dental Practice gathered lots of goodies for the homeless ladies and gentlemen of Torbay and also made Beautiful doggy blankets and treats for the homeless and vulnerable dogs. What a lovely idea ladies ☺
Brixham Dental Practice supports Children in Need November 2017
For the week beginning the 13th of November 2017 the team took it in turns baking each day for the week and completed a walkathon challenge to Land’s end from Brixham. Each day the girls got on the treadmill walking at least 50,000 steps to complete the 250,000 steps goal!! With the amazing support of our lovely patients and friends we were able to raise £135.00 to help support children in need in the UK.
Dr Anne Green’s Volunteer trip to Panama October 2017
Our associate dentist Dr Anne Green travelled to Panama for 3 weeks to visit remote villages and tribes to provide emergency medical care and dental treatment. Anne worked with a charity called Floating Doctors – www.floatingdoctors.com and along with her husband as her dental nurse provided much needed dental care to those who have access to none.
We are so proud of what Anne has achieved and just shows how companionate she is about providing dental care for all, she is an inspiration and we are so grateful & lucky to have her as part of the team at Brixham Dental Practice.
Thank you to all the companies who donated goods and helped provide vital items that will make a huge difference to the lives of the families in Panama.
Red Nose Day 2017
The team at Brixham Dental Practice have been busy raising money for Comic relief 2017. The girls dressed up as Red nose day chefs and baked cakes & sold red noses to everyone to help raise awareness for the Comic relief course. Patients, family and friends supported the girls by buying cakes to have after their dental treatment ☺
Patients, family and friends helped the team to raise £ for Comic Relief 2017
Christmas Shoe Boxes for the Homeless– Christmas 2016
The Team at Brixham Dental Practice gathered items together to make a shoe box full of goodies to help people on the streets. The boxes were filled with essential items such as toiletries, hats, gloves, treats and even a Christmas card to help brighten someone’s festive period. What a lovely idea Ladies, Well done!!
Give it Up Campaign One25 Project– November 2016
Anne, Harriet and Saffie gave up food for 125 hours to raise money for the one25 project in Bristol. One25 reaches out to women trapped in, or vulnerable to, street sex work, supporting them to break free and build new lives away from violence, poverty and addiction.
The girls raised an amazing £617.50 to help support this valued Bristol based charity.
Sport Relief March 2016 – The Dartmouth Mile
On a very cold, windy Sunday Morning in March 2016, the Brixham Dental Practice girls got together to take part in the Dartmouth 3 Mile walk. With poorly team members and a pregnant lady we managed the walk in under an hour and rose over £100 in aid of Sport relief 2016. Thank you to all the support from our patients and family for sponsoring the team, next year we think we will take part once again in the sport relief bake off - is a little warmer for our team ☺
Brixham Dental Practice supports Children in Need November 2015
For the week beginning the 9th of November 2015 the team took it in turns baking each day for the week and with the support of our lovely patients and friends we were able to raise £123.00 to help support children in need in the UK. Another successful event, let’s see what 2016 brings!!
Brixham Dental Practice Super Heroes Complete 5k Colour Rush Run 2015
On Saturday the 12th of September 2015, The Brixham Dental Practice team donned on their capes and masks to participate in the very popular Colour Rush 5k Run. All the members of the team completed the 5k, some ran in under 30 minutes and some walked the 5k along Paignton beach and promenade whilst having paint thrown at them, the team had a great day and the support they received was amazing, we are already thinking of what to sign up for next year!! They were raising money for Rowcroft Hospice, who support and care for over 1800 patients, and their families across South Devon each year.
We'd just like to say thank you to everyone who sponsored the team and help raise £410!!
Red Nose Day 2015
The team at Brixham Dental Practice have been busy raising money for Comic relief 2015. The girls dressed up as Red nose day Pirates for one week and baked cakes & sold red noses to everyone to help raise awareness for the Comic relief course. Patients, family and friends supported the girls by sponsoring them to help reach our target.
Patients, family and friends helped the team to raise £158 for Comic Relief 2015
DENTSPLY Love Cavitron 2015
The staff posted a picture to DENTSPLY Dental Company Twitter account, promoting their love Cavitron stress heart ball. The Company loved the picture so much the girls won £50 in love to shop vouchers!! The girls chose the help promote comic relief in their picture to spread more awareness for the cause.
Mouth Cancer Practice of the Month January 2015
Brixham Dental Practice in Devon is announced as the first 'Practice of the Month' for the Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme in 2015. The team has proven they go above and beyond to implement the charity's Mouth Cancer Screening Accreditation Scheme so was chosen from all dental practices across the UK who have signed up to the charity's award-winning scheme. By joining the scheme the dental practice is placing the onus on their own team to actively prove they are carrying out a thorough head and neck cancer check at routine appointments.
The scheme is a 'Two minutes to save a life' screening protocol, which is a 10-point checklist that every dentist should be able to include in their routine examinations, whether they are based at an NHS, private or mixed practice. The charity accredits dental practices that meet the criteria.
Christmas Time at Brixham Dental Practice
Happy Christmas 2014 to all our patients at Brixham Dental Practice
The team donned on their glamorous dresses and went to the Holly Ball at The Grand Hotel to celebrate to festive period; a great night was had by all!
Children in Need November 2014
All the team at Brixham Dental Practice helped raised awareness for Children in Need and raised £40 by wearing Pudsey and Blush ears. Our Lovely Dental nurse Harriet made a Pudsey head Money box to help promote the cause.
Brixham Dental Practice Tooth Fairies Complete 5k Colour Rush Run 2014
On Saturday the 13th of September 2014, The Brixham Dental Practice team donned on their tutu's and fairy wings to participate in Paignton's Colour Rush 5k Run. All the Staff completed the 5k, they ran and walked the 5k along Paignton beach and promenade whilst having paint thrown at the them, the team had a brilliant day and the support they received was amazing! They were raising money for Rowcroft Hospice, who support and care for over 1800 patients, and their families across South Devon each year.
We'd just like to say thank you to everyone who sponsored the team and help raise over £400!!!
Brixham Dental Practice does sport relief bake off!!
The Friendly Team at Brixham Dental Practice had an action pack week fundraising for Sport Relief 2014. The nurses donned Sport Relief head bands and red T-Shirts whilst working and had a Bake Off at the Practice. The team set up a cake stand where each day a different member of staff baked treats for the patients, so they could indulge whilst waiting or even take a cake home for later.
The cakes went down exceptionally well and we raised £200 for Sport Relief 2014
Red Nose day 15th March 2013
The team at Brixham Dental Practice have been busy raising money for Comic relief 2013. The girls dressed up as Red nose day fairies for one week to help raise awareness for the Comic relief course. Patients, family and friends supported the girls by sponsoring them to help reach our target.
Patients, family and friends helped the team to raise £300 for Comic Relief 2013