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Folksy 365 - Daily Listing Challenge Thread - APRIL 2019

(Thedotterypotter) #463

Nice finds Natalie :slight_smile:

Yes, I’m not sure exactly what happened with the dental hygienist - all I know is that she doesn’t work there anymore and the practise manager told us that she had misdiagnosed people and there were communication problems! I think they are suggesting that she was misdiagnosing because she didn’t understand English very well…I’m not totally sure! I don’t know if they meant she was misdiagnosing for profit. It was a very sombre conversation and I was a bit drowsy! I was then told that I would be seeing the head honcho today for another initial assessment (obviously as the first assessment had been done by the hygienist that no longer worked there). Mr DP then asked if head honcho could be my dentist (instead of the newly recruited dentist I was supposed to have) as we had heard so many good things about him and everyone said he was lovely. The practice manager said that he doesn’t really take on new NHS patients (as I guess he does mostly private work) but she would arrange it so he could be my dentist. I was so pleased but now I’m wondering if he thinks I demanded it or something because of the palava. I didn’t even really know there was a problem until they told me I wasn’t having the treatment yesterday. Maybe he doesn’t like filling in all the paperwork for NHS patients! Either way he didn’t make me feel very welcome!

(Natalie Ofkants) #464

A hygienist should not have been diagnosing dental treatment, they are only qualified and legally allowed to diagnose periodontal/gum issues. Anyone can look and think, ‘oh yes there is a hole there’ but they cannot diagnose treatment, only suggest you might want to see a dentist. Sounds all a bit dodgy to me.

(Thedotterypotter) #465

Ah, I see…She was a bit vague and she actually told me that all of my teeth had some degree of decay (that made me quite worried) and then said that she needed to refer to me to a specialist for my jaw pain and that I would need a filling for the tooth pain. Maybe she was just supposed to do the initial x-rays and then pass me onto the dentist without saying what treatment I needed. Maybe she was unsure of her role. Yes, it all does sound a bit unprofessional!

(Natalie Ofkants) #466

In the U.K. A hygienist legally should be working under the dentist prescription, you should have seen a dentist initially prior to seeing an hygienist, if this was a new practice to you, as otherwise how would she know what your dentist required of her.
You can request a copy of your X-rays, as with all your written records, they are your personal records and you have paid for of the X-rays and your personal notes, the practice only holds them for you, they actually belong to you and as dental records they legally have to keep them for a good number of years. They may charge you an admin fee, but you can request a copy of any and all records, from past and previous dentists, and see what is written or show to another dentist for a second opinion.

(Thedotterypotter) #467

Well, she was actually doing the initial consultation and she told me afterwards that she wasn’t a dentist and wasn’t qualified to do the treatment as I was discussing it with her as if she was going to do the work. I didn’t realise until afterwards that she wasn’t my dentist. So she shouldn’t have been left in charge of initial consultations then? Do you think I should look for another practice then?..this one has been there for over 30 years and all the reviews are good…trust me to have this experience when I am such a nervous patient…lol!

(Natalie Ofkants) #468

She should not have been doing your initial consultation, if she is just an hygienist, and it sounds as though she knew that with what she said. I would wonder why you were booked in for a dental examination with a hygienist in the first place. Even if it was a mistake, she should have not carried out such an examination. Don’t know how you would want to proceed, but if it was me I would question it with the practice manager, and/or report it myself to the GDC if I was not satisfied with their answers. If she was a dental therapist, they do have some limited additional skills, but you could check that yourself, anyone registered to work in the dental profession in the U.K. be it a nurse, hygienist or dentist has to be resisted with the GDC, so doing a name check with them should give you the information you need.

(Natalie Ofkants) #469

You can test it by checking on me if you like, put in my surname on that link as directed and my number will show, if you copy and paste my number, go back to that first page and enter it, it will show you I am a dental nurse, when I registered, etc…

(Thedotterypotter) #470

OMG - she did say that she was a dental therapist…I remember now but I’m sure the practice manager referred to her as the hygienist when she spoke to us - I think she confused issues there! I feel a bit better now knowing that it was probably ok for her to do the consultation… (I don’t actually know her name to check :frowning: )
Thanks for all your help Natalie on your hols xxxxxx

(Thedotterypotter) #471

Sorry everyone for hijacking the thread with dental issues xxx

(Sarah Bell) #472

Evening all.

Goodness @thedotterypotter what a time you’ve had!? Much sympathy.

Great photos @NOfkantsCurios have a lovely time x

A new one from me!

Everyone liked and pinned to here xx

(Max Pring) #473

Good morning, yay happy dancing for your sales Sarah and Brenda :slight_smile: :dancer:

Thanks for the master class in dentists Natalie, I’ve learnt a lot definitely helpful. I’m not nervous at the dentist at all but I struggle with the x-rays I just cannot tolerate having the thingy between my teeth on one side, last time I went they actually gave up lol! luckily I’ve hardly any fillings, even have a wisdom tooth that came through without any problems, I do go for a check-up though to make sure everything is okay :smile:

(Karen Lonergan) #474

Morning all ! Crikey @thedotterypotter what a nightmare you have had, made my teeth ache just reading all about it. Hope you are feeling better now!

I’m all caught up to here with all the gorgeousness

I have something a little different today a new listing of an original watercolour… for once it’s not of animals, but two boys. Hope you like it

(Lynn Britton) #475

Morning all. Beautiful sunny morning here today, still chilly though.
Poor you Sarah @thedotterypotter, hope you manage to get your dentist issues sorted out.
Loving the bag Linda @wildrosedesigns. Your painting Karen @TheCornishHare looks just like my two boys when they were youngsters.
More destash beads from me today

(Sharon Halmshaw) #476

Good morning all :slight_smile: a flying visit for now as my Morrisons delivery is due anytime :slight_smile: today’s listing is the last pair of my peacock feather earrings :slight_smile: all caught up to here :slight_smile: have a lovely Friday everyone :slight_smile: xxx

(Thedotterypotter) #477

Good Morning everyone…no dentist talk today…I promise!!

5 sales to report please Max @MaxPringJewellery x

I’ve been really enjoying seeing your peacock earrings over the last few days Sharon @OhhhWhatAYarn…I love the variety of colour options x

My listing today is this floral pot: (Edited, I sold that one really quickly, so I’m just going to change my listing to this plate instead:)

(Sharon Halmshaw) #478

Thanks so much Sarah :slight_smile: love your pot today its so pretty :slight_smile: xxx

(Brenda Cumming) #479

good morning…today I have a 7x5 watercolour…

(Verchielbeadsandjewellery) #480

Morning. A new listing from me today

(Cat Thomas) #481

Good morning! Organic cotton coasters today.

(XStitcherJoss) #482

Lots of lovely stuff, as usual. Selling something while in the middle of listing it is almost obscene, Sarah @thedotterypotter ! Your substitute plate is beautiful.

This is what I did yesterday - between shopping and spending time with our daughter and grandkids.