Dr Mide Ojo shows Miranda Jessop around his bright and welcoming new dental practice, Refresh Dental.
When I was young, I dreamed of being a professional footballer or a doctor like my father. The football dream ended when I was sixteen and, after I did some work experience at a hospital with my dad, I realised that becoming a doctor wasn't for me either. I decided to look at dentistry as another option.
It takes six or seven years to qualify as a dentist. I spent five years studying at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. This was followed by two years vocational training in a practice and also in a hospital supporting maxillofacial surgeons. My first full time job as a general dentist was at a practice in Staines where I stayed for over nine years.
It was always my ambition to have my own business and, when the time came, it made sense to set up a practice in Twickenham where I live with my wife and two young daughters.
Refresh Dental opened its doors on 13th of March 2017. We are a brand new state of the art dental practice in the heart of Twickenham. My priority right from the start was for it to be fresh and different.
Everyone loves the modern decor and I have to thank my wife for that. She has been responsible for all the colour schemes as well as the overall design. We are lucky to be right next door to Wild About Flowers so our reception area always has a stunning floral arrangement. We also have a little play area for children.
Let's be honest, nobody really likes going to the dentist so my mission is to make Refresh Dental a pleasant environment and a place where people are happy to come.
We use the most innovative technology from cutting edge dental X-ray equipment to the latest audio visual system. Our TV screens on the ceiling are especially popular for anyone having a slightly longer session in the chair. We also offer a variety of methods to reduce dental fear including needle free numbing, calming aromatherapy and soundproofing headphones.
My job would be impossible without my fantastic team especially Amelia, my front of house and treatment co-ordinator. We pride ourselves in offering a truly personal service and the client is always our number one priority.
I consider myself a general and cosmetic dentist catering for everyone's individual requirements and my attention to detail is second to none. I am so passionate about cosmetic dentistry and nothing pleases me more than being able to make people feel confident enough to smile again.
We believe our prices are very competitive and cost effective especially for those joining the Refresh Health Plan. A fee of £15 per month covers two dental examinations and two dental hygiene appointments a year. We are very keen to attract families so, if parents are registered with us, check-ups for children under the age of 18 are free of charge.
I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of running my own practice and I am passionate about making it work. Here at Refresh Dental, we are committed to always 'going the extra mile for your smile' !
Refresh Dental, 157 Heath Road refresh-dental.co.uk 0203 026 0999
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