Patient Story – Paddy

Paddy is a man in his 60s from Co. Clare who came to see us 6 months ago.

He was having major trouble with an upper denture, his lower teeth were failing and he thought they looked awful.
He said “I have been to a number of dentists and dental mechanics and although they tried their best I just wasn’t able to comfortably wear any denture that they made”. He informed me that “They are always loose; food is getting in underneath them and it’s getting embarrassing at this stage”

He had heard of dental implants and didn’t know if they would suit him, but his wife encouraged him to find out his options. Paddy told me that he didn’t want “doggie dentures” or the Hollywood smile. All he wanted was for them to be “presentable, comfortable and tight”.

After listening to Paddy’s wishes I assessed and scanned him. All the options were explained and after thinking about them for a few days Paddy decided to have dental implants.

I saw Paddy recently for his check up in our Roxboro clinic. His upper teeth are tight and stable, and he told me that he is very happy with the results. He said “I’m really glad I went for the treatment. The implants are great and in fairness it was much easier than I expected. I just needed a bit of paracetamol and I was grand.”

Thanks very much to Paddy for letting us share his story and photos! 😊

 

 

Patient Story – Anne

When Anne first visited our clinic she was frustrated. She had been wearing a denture for many years and had been told elsewhere that it was her only option. When we saw her we listened to her concerns which were that her denture was unsightly, it was loose, and food was getting in underneath it. She wanted to know were there any other options. We initially CT scanned Anne and used implant simulation software which showed us that implants were an option at Bowe Dental for her.

Now 5 years down the line, Anne came in for her routine check up. The implants are functioning wonderfully and she is delighted. Anne said “This is the best thing I’ve ever done. I forget they’re not mine, they feel like they’ve always been there. Thank you to Dr. Bowe and his team at Bowe Dental Clinic.”

Patient Story

This young man came to see me recently. He had fallen as a child and broken his front teeth. Some of the teeth were capped and he had a tooth crown also. He is a young healthy farmer in his 20s and was recently struck by a gate whilst working. The blow resulted in his front teeth being catastrophically damaged. The remaining roots needed to be removed and the previous crown was also damaged.

We were able to help him by replacing the damaged crown and replacing the lost teeth with dental implants. These photos show the final result. I am particularly pleased with this case as the teeth look very natural – I always want to make them look like “they grew there”. The patient was very pleased with the results. He is a man of few words but said “It’s brilliant, thank you.”

When people ask me why I do dentistry – This is why!

 

Teeth Cleaning for only €15 with your PRSI!

Don’t Miss Out On Claiming Your Annual Cleaning Benefit for 2018!

Last year the government has announced the reintroduction of an annual cleaning through PRSI.

Bowe Dental Clinic in Roxboro and Foynes are offering patients a subsidised cleaning through their PRSI.

Instead of patients paying the €60, once PRSI approved their 30 minute cleaning with one of our hygienists is now ONLY €15.

Patients are entitled to this reduced fee through their PRSI once a year, and we want everyone to be aware to avail of this years cleaning as they will be entitled to another cleaning at the reduced rate in 2019.

Call 061 608 186 with your PPS number where a member of staff will be happy to check you are entitled to your prsi cleaning and get your smile ready for Christmas.

Teeth Cleaning for only €15 with your PRSI!

Don’t Miss Out On Claiming Your Annual Cleaning Benefit for 2017!

The government has announced the reintroduction of an annual cleaning through PRSI.

Bowe Dental Clinic in Roxboro are offering patients a subsidised cleaning through their PRSI.

Instead of patients paying the €60, once PRSI approved their 30 minute cleaning with one of our hygienists is now ONLY €15.

Patients are entitled to this reduced fee through their PRSI once a year, and as we are coming to the final months of 2017 we want everyone to be aware to avail of this years cleaning as they will be entitled to another cleaning at the reduced rate in 2018.

Call 061 608 186 with your PPS number where a member of staff will be happy to check you are entitled to your prsi cleaning and get your smile ready for Christmas.

Nominations Open for Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year Awards!

Nominations Open for Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year Awards

Nominate your dentist and be in with a chance to win €1,500!

To recognise and celebrate the exceptional patient care of the Irish dental profession, Sensodyne and the Journal of the Irish Dental Association are searching for the 2017 Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist and Dental Team of the Year.

Patients are invited to nominate their dentist and/or dental team for outstanding care. If you wish to nominate your dentist or dental team you could BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN €1,500!

Closing date for entries this year is midnight September 30 and you can nominate your dentist by filling in the form at the address below.

http://www.sensodynesensitivedentist.ie/

Nursing Home Patients Are Having Up To 20 Teeth Extracted Due To a High Sugar Diet and Lack of Dental Care!

A recent article from the Irish Dental Association has said that patients who reside in a nursing home are having up to 20 teeth extracted due to a high sugar diet and lack of dental care.

Gifting sweets and sugary drinks to the patients along with having a diet high in sugary foods is causing untold damage to the oral health of thousands.

Many of these patients are taking medications which can cause dry mouth, this also accelerates dental decay.

A low sugar message should be sent out to all healthcare professionals and appropriate oral health training programs should be made mandatory.

Where possible, family members of the patients should bring them into the dental clinic for regular check ups and cleanings.

We Are Now Stocking a Range of Electric Toothbrushes!

Phillips Sonicare Electric Toothbrush for Kids

 

Bowe Dental Clinic are now stocking a range of electric toothbrushes for both adults and children. As part of the range, we stock the Philips Sonicare Toothbrush for Kids. The toothbrush offers maximum plaque removal, sonic technology and connects via blue-tooth to an app transforming brushing time into fun time! Children are rewarded for regular brushing and the app can track to ensure all areas of the mouth are reached.

Electric toothbrushes are designed to encourage your child to brush for longer. Sonic technology helps remove up to 75% more plaque vs a manual toothbrush.

SPECIAL OFFER: €65.00 which includes 2 brush heads and 8 handle stickers so kids can create their own custom look!

Ask any of our staff or phone 061 608 186 for details.

How to Claim 20% Tax Back on Your Non-Routine Dentistry

Claim 20% Tax Back on Dental Expenses

Med 2 Form – Patients be informed!!

Many patients are unaware that they can claim back 20% on most non-routine dentistry through a Med 2 Form. Simply ask us if your treatments qualify to claim your tax back and leave the filling out of your Med 2 up to us.

Why leave it unclaimed? It is your money for the taking!

Here is the list of the specific dental expenses you can claim tax back on below.

  • Crowns
  • Veneers
  • Tip Replacing
  • Post and Core Build ups
  • Inlays
  • Root canals
  • Periodontal treatment
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Surgical extraction of impacted wisdom teeth
  • Bridgework

How to Claim Tax Back On Qualifying Dental Expenses

To claim tax back for non-routine dental expenses your dentist must complete a Med 2 Form which is essentially a receipt for your dental expenses.

You do not need to send your Med 2 to Revenue, but you should keep it in your records. You may be requested to provide it if Revenue need to check your claim.

You then claim the dental expenses by claiming health expenses as usual at the end of the tax year and supplying the figure for dental expenses.

For more information see the Revenue website http://www.revenue.ie/en/personal-tax-credits-reliefs-and-exemptions/health-and-age/health-expenses/dental-expenses.aspx or the Citizens’ Information website http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/money_and_tax/tax/income_tax_credits_and_reliefs/taxation_and_medical_expenses.html