Plenty to smile about at dental practice

A DENTAL practice has been shortlisted in two categories of a prestigious national ceremony.

The Hartlepool-based Elliott McCarthy Dental Care is in the running for national honours in the Most Attractive Practice and Practice of the Year – North categories of the Private Dentistry Awards which are being held in London in early November.

It is the latest good news for the Throston Grange practice which opened a £500,000 extension in March, complete with four new dental suites, new patient waiting areas, wall-mounted plasma televisions and patient consultation rooms.

Principal partner Helen Elliott said: “To be shortlisted for two categories by such a prestigious industry publication is a vindication of the investment that we have made to create a unique facility for the people of the Hartlepool.

“Feedback from patients, not only those who have been with us for several years, but also new patients that have been attracted by our facilities has been fantastic, but these nominations are the icing on the cake.”

Helen added: “We are one of only nine practices, and the only one based in North-East England, to be nominated for the Practice of the Year – North category so this is a massive achievement in its own right and we will have everything crossed on November 4 when the winners are announced”.

Although it has been nominated for the Private Dentistry Awards it does have high number of NHS patients registered. The practice is owned by two principal dentists, Helen Elliott and Pauline McCarthy.