Wednesday, 19 December 2012


Happy Christmas and best wishes for a healthy and prosperous 2013 from everyone at Chagford Dental Practice!

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


After much discussion we have decided to do the 3 peaks challenge and we are asking everyone who knows us – patients, non-patients, suppliers, family and friends to dig deep in their pockets to sponsor us!  We are raising money for Devon Air Ambulance in 2013.

If you don’t know already,  this challenge is all about climbing the 3 highest mountains in the UK within a 24 hour period – that’s Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in Cumbria and Snowdon in Wales.  YIKES!!

So our training starts in January – Simon, Jackie, Tam, Sandra and Zoe are our intrepid team and  will be joined by Sam Hill who left the practice a couple of years ago to have a baby but is keen to be a part of this amazing trip.

Sponsorship forms and a ‘justgiving’ page will all be available in the New Year.  In the meantime we will relax a bit and not worry about training over the Christmas period!!


Monday, 19 November 2012

Another autumn day in Chagford

Rain rain rain rain rain!!!!

We are truly fed up with it.  At least it’s warm and cosy in the practice though!

Sunday, 4 November 2012


 DSC01595 November 2012 is Mouth Cancer Action Month. 

We are holding an open morning on Wednesday 14th November when anyone can call into the practice for a FREE, No Obligation mouth cancer screening with Dr Sally Button or Dr Simon Channing.

So if you want to get checked out but are not a patient at Chagford Dental Practice now’s your chance - just pop in to 24 Mill St Chagford between 9am and 1pm on Weds 14.11.12.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Bruxism is the term for teeth grinding during sleep which can cause permanent damage to the teeth and often leads to frequent headaches and facial pain.  It is the third most common sleep disorder, with around 8-10% of the UK population affected by it at some time during their life and occurs in both children and adults, most commonly in 25-44 year olds.

Symptoms of bruxism include Damage to teeth & dental work, inflamed gums temperomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, Headaches & ear ache, Neck & shoulder pain
Clicking & other noises, Muscle spasms, Disturbed sleep
Causes of bruxism
Stress & anxiety, Smoking, Caffeine,Heavy alcohol consumption
Recreational drugs, Medications for sleep & depression, Abnormal bite, Other sleep disorders

Treatments - Although there are several treatments available, reducing stress levels and protecting the teeth are probably the best options. 

If you think you suffer have a chat with Sally, Simon or Jonathan at your next visit.

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Dartmoor Challenge!

Jackei and friend Rachel on Hamel DownJackie completed a 13 mile walk on Dartmoor on Sunday 14th October in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.  She finished the walk in 4.5 hours.

The weather was spectacular and much fun was had by all – despite a few aching limbs at the end! 

Hoping to do it all again next year!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A sad day at Chagford Dental Practice

Today is Amy’s last day working with us.  She is going off to do a degree in musical performance at Exeter.  We wish her every success and will surely miss her here.

All the very best Amy – we’ll be looking out for you on TV! xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Am Dram in Holsworthy

Beverley sisters

Joyce GrenfellJackie was in an Amateur Dramatic Jubilee Celebration at Holsworthy theatre last weekend  - taking part in many songs, sketches and narrations of the era. 

In particular she was one of  The Beverley Sisters singing ‘Sisters’ and she also performed a Joyce Grenfell monologue  – for those of you old enough to remember it was one of her Nursery school sketches – ‘Free Activity Period’ – much hilarity ensued!!!






Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Chagford Film Festival

Chagford Film Festival was established in 2011 by the Globe Inn with three aims:

To support local businesses, raise funds for charity and to have fun!

After the success of the first festival, funding was awarded by the National Lottery's Village SOS scheme and the festival was established as an independent community organisation.

The whole town will swing as local businesses join in the fun - shop windows with film themes, film clips screening in surprise places, staff dressed up as film characters, quizzes and themed meals in our lovely pubs.

At Chagford Dental Practice we have put together our own window display with a film theme.  See if you can guess what it is……

film festival                            film festival

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Robin Retires

Robin Wilding

Specialist prosthodontist Robin Wilding has recently announced his retirement. Robin has been working with us here at Chagford Dental Practice for the past 3 years carrying out specialist implant surgery for our patients.

We will miss his charisma and humour and wish him every happiness in his retirement.

Our implant patients will continue to be looked after by a new member of our team to be announced shortly.

Monday, 27 August 2012

Sally Returns from the Olympic Village

DSC01551 Sally has returned to Chagford Dental Practice having had a brilliant time in London where she has been working as a volunteer dentist at the Olympics for 3 weeks. The dental clinic was very very busy and the hours were long (10 hour shifts sometimes starting at 6am or finishing at 11pm) but the atmosphere in the Olympic village was amazing and she was very pleased to have been involved. 

We are delighted she is back home with us now!

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Hidden talents of Miriam ………


Miriam singingOur very own Miriam (receptionist and dental nurse) is one of the singers in ‘New Crisis’ a local band.  They performed recently at  Chagstock.

(Miriam is the one in the red dress!!)

Miriam singing at Chagstock

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Treat yourself to whitening…..


Here is just one example of the natural results we achieve with our whitening system.  This lady had quite yellow teeth and just wanted them to be brighter and whiter.

Within one appointment of just 2 hours this is the result

Patient A before whitening                               Patient A after whitening

Before whitening treatment                              After whitening treatment

Call us on 01647 432224 for more information…….

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Sally goes for Gold!

staffSally left sunny Chagford to take up her role as one of the team of dentists selected to look after the oral health of the world’s best athletes.  She’ll be back to Dartmoor in mid August no doubt with plenty of stories of gold, silver and bronze!

National Smile Month

National Smile Month was a great success here at Chagford Dental.  With lots of Chagfordians coming into the practice for extra hygienist appointments to make their smiles beautiful!

Chagford Dental Supporting National Smile Month

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

We love our new website…

Well our new website is here, we hope you will check it out and find the ability to register, request an appointment and sign up for our newsletter both easy to use and useful.

Thanks to Tim, Jake and Paul at The Drawing Board for all their efforts on creating such an innovative design that is so clear and easy to use…


Friday, 20 January 2012

We want you…

Les bosses (Simon & Sally) avec le team




Le team


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year 2012

Just a quick Happy New Year from all of us at Chagford Dental… wishing you all the best for 2012… and good oral hygiene.

happy family could put somewhere!