Nigel Newton's Dental Care

A Message from Lord Pickles and Lord Blunkett, followed by Nigel Newton's Dental Care's best practice article

The ability to listen and learn from one another has always been vital in parliament, in business and in most aspects of daily life. But at this particular moment in time, as national and global events continue to reiterate, it is uncommonly crucial that we forge new channels of communication and reinforce existing ones. The following article from Nigel Newton's Dental Care is an attempt to do just that. We would welcome your thoughts on this or any other Parliamentary Review article.

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Practice Principal NigelNewton
Nigel’s practice in
Worle, Somerset
Dental and facial aesthetics professional Dr Nigel Newton
qualified as a dentist 40 years ago this year. As of 2020,
Nigel and his team have served the community of Worle,
Somerset, for more than 20 years. Nigel explains that at his
practice, the service offered is professional, personal and caring,
and covers everything from general and cosmetic dentistry
through to facial aesthetics.
After qualifying as a dentist from Manchester University in 1980, I worked for a
number of years in the north of England, in the Community Dental Service and in
general dental practices. I served on the local dental committee there.
Following this I made the decision to move to Somerset, hoping to purchase a
practice in Shepton Mallet. The Irish dentist who was selling the practice in order to
return to Ireland changed his mind, though I was fortunately able to find work in a
practice in Bristol as well as a part-time teaching post at Bristol University.
On November 6, 1984 I opened a brand-new practice in Worle, Weston-super-
Mare, where I worked evenings and Saturday mornings while keeping my other
two posts, allowing the practice to grow. At this time dentists were not permitted
to advertise aside from an eight by ten-inch plaque on the wall outside the surgery.
In spite of this, within six months the practice in Worle had grown to such an
extent that I was able to give up my job in Bristol and work full-time in my own
practice. I continued to teach dentistry to dental undergraduates on Friday
afternoons at Bristol University, a post I held for 15 years.
FACTS ABOUT
NIGEL NEWTON’S DENTAL CARE
»Practice Principal: NigelNewton
»Founded in 1984
»Located in Weston-super-Mare
»Services: Dentistry
»No. of employees: 4, part-time
Nigel Newton’s
Dental Care
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DENTISTRY
Investing in the future
I felt it was essential to provide
vocational training for the younger
generation of dentists, enabling newly
qualified dentists to gain experience
under the mentoring of a more
experienced dentist.
As the practice was originally situated
in rented first-floor accommodation, I
bought a property in Worle in 1993,
which I converted to provide two
surgeries. The practice continued to
grow in size, and in 1998 it was the
only one in Weston-super-Mare to
achieve BUPA accreditation.
Labour’s loss
The advent of Tony Blair’s government
led to restriction in the number of NHS
treatments that dentists could provide.
As such I began an increasingly
successful private practice, while
continuing to treat NHS patients,
many of whom had been coming to
see me for years, some from the very
beginning. I now see their children and
even grandchildren.
Prior to 2006, dentists could treat as
many NHS patients as they could fit
in. Since the new dental contract was
imposed by the Blair government,
despite dentists perhaps having the
time and availability to treat patients,
and the fact that there may be
hundreds or even thousands of NHS
patients waiting for dental treatment,
there is no funding for premises, staff
or materials to treat them. Dentists
would therefore be forced to pay out
of our own pocket if we treated more
NHS patients.
Professional dental bodies
I have served on a number of
professional dental bodies, including
Avon Local Dental Committee,
even becoming its treasurer. In
addition to this I was the General
Dental Services Committee Deputy
Regional Representative for Avon and
Gloucestershire and was a Council
member of the General Dental
Practitioners Association.I was also
a member of interviewing panels
to appoint VT advisers and also the
Regional VT Adviser.
My various professional memberships
include the Society for the
Advancement of Anaesthesia in
Dentistry, the British Society for the
Study of Prosthetic Dentistry, the
British Society of Periodontology, the
Medical Protection Society, the British
Dental Association and the British
Psychological Society.
In September 2014 I gained an
honours degree in law from the Open
University, which I find very useful as I
am sometimes called upon to prepare
dento-legal reports for people who
may have suffered injury to teeth
ormouth.
A professional, personal
and caring service
I felt it was
essential to
provide
vocational
training for
the younger
generation of
dentists
BEST PRACTICE SPONSOR 2020
THE PARLIAMENTARY REVIEW
Highlighting best practice
26 | NIGEL NEWTON’S DENTAL CARE
Practice Principal NigelNewton
Nigel’s practice in
Worle, Somerset
Dental and facial aesthetics professional Dr Nigel Newton
qualified as a dentist 40 years ago this year. As of 2020,
Nigel and his team have served the community of Worle,
Somerset, for more than 20 years. Nigel explains that at his
practice, the service offered is professional, personal and caring,
and covers everything from general and cosmetic dentistry
through to facial aesthetics.
After qualifying as a dentist from Manchester University in 1980, I worked for a
number of years in the north of England, in the Community Dental Service and in
general dental practices. I served on the local dental committee there.
Following this I made the decision to move to Somerset, hoping to purchase a
practice in Shepton Mallet. The Irish dentist who was selling the practice in order to
return to Ireland changed his mind, though I was fortunately able to find work in a
practice in Bristol as well as a part-time teaching post at Bristol University.
On November 6, 1984 I opened a brand-new practice in Worle, Weston-super-
Mare, where I worked evenings and Saturday mornings while keeping my other
two posts, allowing the practice to grow. At this time dentists were not permitted
to advertise aside from an eight by ten-inch plaque on the wall outside the surgery.
In spite of this, within six months the practice in Worle had grown to such an
extent that I was able to give up my job in Bristol and work full-time in my own
practice. I continued to teach dentistry to dental undergraduates on Friday
afternoons at Bristol University, a post I held for 15 years.
FACTS ABOUT
NIGEL NEWTON’S DENTAL CARE
»Practice Principal: NigelNewton
»Founded in 1984
»Located in Weston-super-Mare
»Services: Dentistry
»No. of employees: 4, part-time
Nigel Newton’s
Dental Care
27NIGEL NEWTON’S DENTAL CARE |
DENTISTRY
Investing in the future
I felt it was essential to provide
vocational training for the younger
generation of dentists, enabling newly
qualified dentists to gain experience
under the mentoring of a more
experienced dentist.
As the practice was originally situated
in rented first-floor accommodation, I
bought a property in Worle in 1993,
which I converted to provide two
surgeries. The practice continued to
grow in size, and in 1998 it was the
only one in Weston-super-Mare to
achieve BUPA accreditation.
Labour’s loss
The advent of Tony Blair’s government
led to restriction in the number of NHS
treatments that dentists could provide.
As such I began an increasingly
successful private practice, while
continuing to treat NHS patients,
many of whom had been coming to
see me for years, some from the very
beginning. I now see their children and
even grandchildren.
Prior to 2006, dentists could treat as
many NHS patients as they could fit
in. Since the new dental contract was
imposed by the Blair government,
despite dentists perhaps having the
time and availability to treat patients,
and the fact that there may be
hundreds or even thousands of NHS
patients waiting for dental treatment,
there is no funding for premises, staff
or materials to treat them. Dentists
would therefore be forced to pay out
of our own pocket if we treated more
NHS patients.
Professional dental bodies
I have served on a number of
professional dental bodies, including
Avon Local Dental Committee,
even becoming its treasurer. In
addition to this I was the General
Dental Services Committee Deputy
Regional Representative for Avon and
Gloucestershire and was a Council
member of the General Dental
Practitioners Association.I was also
a member of interviewing panels
to appoint VT advisers and also the
Regional VT Adviser.
My various professional memberships
include the Society for the
Advancement of Anaesthesia in
Dentistry, the British Society for the
Study of Prosthetic Dentistry, the
British Society of Periodontology, the
Medical Protection Society, the British
Dental Association and the British
Psychological Society.
In September 2014 I gained an
honours degree in law from the Open
University, which I find very useful as I
am sometimes called upon to prepare
dento-legal reports for people who
may have suffered injury to teeth
ormouth.
A professional, personal
and caring service
I felt it was
essential to
provide
vocational
training for
the younger
generation of
dentists
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Facial aesthetics
Within the dental practice I also
have an aesthetics practice providing
facial beauty treatments – removing
wrinkles and skin blemishes – using
dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections
and eyebrow treatments, with
the help of my partner Patsy, who
also treats facial conditions using
microdermabrasion.
I was appointed to the General
Dental Council’s Complaints
Service Professional Panel from its
inception. The service helps private
dental patients and professionals
settle complaints about private dental
care fairly and efficiently.
Dramatic turns
I believe it is important to engage
with hobbies in order to relax and to
put one’s energy towards something
independent from work. As such,
I have been involved in a range of
theatrical productions over the years.
I have appeared in plays and
music-hall productions including
TheMonkey’s Paw
,
Mack and Mabel
,
Aladdin
,
Twelfth Night
, and as
both Frank Lubey and Philip Welch
in
All My Sons
, Harry Robinson in
TheLadykillers
, Harry Brewer and
John Wisehammer, two roles, in
OurCountry’s Good
, MrPerks in
The Railway Children
and recently as
MrBadger in
The Wind in the Willows
.
I also sing in a communitychoir.
Future direction
My practice in Worle continues to
grow and develop. As well as being
the only one in Weston-super-Mare to
have been accredited by BUPA, it was
recently recognised by Denplan as an
Excel practice.
I am concerned about global warming
and climate change and hope very
soon to be able to install a charging-
point in the practice car park which is
available for patients.
I am now also studying psychology and
am currently in my second year of a
degree course in the subject.
A comfortable and
relaxed atmosphere for
patients
My practice in
Worle
continues to
grow and
develop

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This article was sponsored by Nigel Newton's Dental Care. The Parliamentary Review is wholly funded by the representatives who write for it. The publication in which this article originally appeared contained the following foreword from Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss.

Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss's Foreword For The Parliamentary Review

By Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss

Even by the standards of the day –this has been one of the most exciting and unpredictable years in British politics.

The leadership election we’ve just seen marks a huge moment in our country’s history. This government is taking a decisive new direction, embracing the opportunities of Brexit and preparing our country to flourish outside the EU.

As international trade secretary, I’ll be driving forward work on the free trade agreements that are going to be a priority for the government. Free trade isn’t just an abstract concept bandied around by technocrats. It is crucial for a strong economy and for the ability of families to make ends meet. Free trade benefits people in every part of our country, as British firms export to new markets and people doing the weekly shop have access to a wider choice of goods at lower prices.

The essence of free trade is in the title: freedom. It’s about giving people the power to exchange their goods without heavy government taxation or interference. Commerce and free exchange are the engine room of prosperity and social mobility. I’m determined to tackle the forces who want to hold that back.

One of my priorities is agreeing an exciting new free trade deal with the US, building on the great relationship between our two countries and the Prime Minister and US President. But I’ll also be talking to other partners including New Zealand, Australia and fast-growing Asian markets.

And with the EU too, we want a friendly and constructive relationship, as constitutional equals, and as friends and partners in facing the challenges that lie ahead – a relationship based on a deep free trade agreement. Our country produces some of the world’s most successful exports, and the opportunity to bring these to the rest of the world should make us all excited about the future. It is this excitement, optimism and ambition which I believe will come to define this government.

For too long now, we have been told Britain isn’t big or important enough to survive outside the EU – that we have to accept a deal that reflects our reduced circumstances. I say that’s rubbish. With the right policies in place, we can be the most competitive, free-thinking, prosperous nation on Earth exporting to the world and leading in new developments like AI. To do that, we’ll give the brilliant next generation of entrepreneurs the tools they need to succeed. Since 2015, there has been a staggering 85 per cent rise in the number of businesses set up by 18 to 24 year olds – twice the level set up by the same age group in France and Germany. We’ll help them flourish by championing enterprise, cutting taxes and making regulation flexible and responsive to their needs.

As we do that, we’ll level up and unite all parts of the UK with great transport links, fibre broadband in every home and proper school funding, so everyone shares in our country’s success.

2019 has been the year of brewing economic and political revolution. 2020 will be the year when a revitalised Conservative government turbo charges the economy, boosts prospects for people across the country, and catapults Britain back to the forefront of the world stage.



Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss
Secretary of State for International Development