For over two years, Dr Farid Asghari has been running the Dorset and Hampshire Dental Forum. The Forum brings local dentists together to share information, both academic and social. The sole aim of the dental forum is to benefit both patients and professionals through creating a network where ideas can easily be shared.
The Forum encourages collaboration with a safe and friendly environment. Our group provides case help for members, directly helping dentists with a hub of knowledge and experience to tap into. We also run CPD courses in different specialisms to improve professional development.
Find out more about the Dorset and Hampshire Dental Forum’s courses and how to become a member here: dhdentalforum.co.uk
Dr Farid Asghari is the sole founder of the Dorset and Hampshire Dental Forum and trained at Bart’s Hospital and the Royal London Hospital, where he received his BDS in 2000. Farid is very knowledgeable and experienced in general dentistry, and implant dentistry and orthodontics are his main interests. He passed the MJDF examination in November 2012, governed by the Royal College of Surgeons.
“I had a vision to bring the local dental community even closer together in Dorset and Hampshire, and in January 2018, I created a local dental group named Dorset and Hampshire Dental Forum or DHDF.
It has since grown to over 100 participants who have been able to interact and share knowledge, experiences and ideas on social media platforms. Throughout 2018, I was able to offer five CPD courses and we met for our annual dinner in November of same year. In 2019, we had very similar activities and the members are enjoying the interaction and its benefits.
In order to expand my vision, this is only possible with the support and participation of as many local dentists as possible. We are all working within a very close local dental community and such interactions as a group will only bring us closer. Some of the benefits of joining our group include verifiable CPD courses, sharing knowledge and clinical experiences on social media platforms as well as getting group discounts form dental companies.
Feel free to join our Dental forum while there is no joining fee and take part in building the future of local dental community.”
Re-opening of Park Dental
We very much hope that you and your family are in good health.
We are pleased to announce that we will re-open Park Dental practice as of Wednesday the 1st July and this will begin under a phased opening structure. We understand that the government has announced the start of re-opening of dental practices in the UK from the 8th June 2020. As you may appreciate, this was not possible for about two thirds of dental practices in the country according to a survey carried out by the BDA (British Dental Association). The main reason for this is lack of PPE's (Personal Protective Equipment) in the UK and possibly globally. Our suppliers themselves have been let down by manufacturers leading to this major shortage. Subsequently, adequate staff training and fit testing are required which is currently in progress with everyone’s health and safety considered.
We are very thankful for your understanding during this time and appreciate your continued support and loyalty to the practice. These have been very difficult times for all of us and we understand that many of you have been unable to access the dental care you need. Please kindly call the practice number in July to reschedule any appointments we have had to postpone and as promised we will endeavor to fulfill your dental requirements. If you already have appointments booked from July onwards, please consider these to be valid unless you hear from one of our team members.
Our priority, as always, is your safety and care and we would like to offer you reassurance that we have re-examined all of our procedures and protocols to ensure we provide the highest level of safety to you and our team. We have always had very high levels of infection control in the practice but we have enhanced these measures even further to meet and go beyond new regulations and guidelines following the Covid-19 pandemic. Such measures include strict social distancing protocols, the investment and use of heavy duty PPE and installing specialist extractor fans to create negative pressure to exchange the air out of surgery efficiently during aerosol generating procedures; this special measure is also used in hospital settings to achieve the same result.
Your dental journey will be enhanced for your safety therefore you will notice a number of changes when you have your next appointment:
Please be assured that it is still your old friendly team under these garments and we apologise for lack of visual expression or our usual extended ‘banter’. Hopefully this will only be for the short term.
Again, we would like to thank you for your understanding and patience during these unprecedented times and we very much look forward to seeing you soon.
The Team at Park Dental