Direct Access became available to patients in the UK in April 2013. It gives patients the freedom to see a dental hygienist or dental therapist without a referral from their Dentist. In the past every member of the dental team had to work on the prescription of a dentist. This meant that patients had to be seen by a dentist before being treated by any other member of the dental team. Patients are now able to see a dental hygienist or dental therapist for hygiene appointments without the need to see a dentist first.
Ravat & Ray Dental Care are very proud they were one of the first dental practices to make direct access available to their patients.
As a result of this Ravat & Ray are very excited to introduce Dental Hygiene Therapist, Holly Hadfield pictured above. Holly can deliver hygiene services through direct access such as Air Flow Therapy and Scale & Polish within the Chorley, Chadderton (Oldham), Burnley and both Bolton Practices.