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West Earlham Dental Health Practice
50 Earlham West Centre, Norwich , Norfolk, NR5 8AD

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West Earlham Dental Health Practice

Offering Calm & Caring Dentistry To All Our Patients

I own an NHS and Private dental practice based in Norwich. Offering a range of dental treatments for you and your entire family, such as regular checkups, hygiene appointments, extractions, fillings, teeth whitening and much more…

All treatments are delivered in a ‘Calm & Caring’ environment, which allows us to take any stress and worry out of your dental experience.

West Earlham Dental Practice is an NHS Practice so children can be seen at no charge with the additional benefit of being enrolled onto our Teeth For Life Programme.

Now Taking On New Private Patients Only

We are currently at full capacity for NHS, so we are unable to take any more NHS patients on. However, the Great news is, we are currently accepting new private patients but spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis, so don’t delay. For more information, to register as a patient or to enrol on the Teeth For Life Programme please call 01603 858952 or pop in to the practice for a chat.

You can always be sure of a big smile and a friendly welcome at West Earlham Dental Practice.

I look forward to seeing you soon.

Here’s to Calm & Caring Dentistry

 

 

Gautam

Search for city's 'most nervous' dental patient is on

The hunt is on to find Norwich's most nervous dental patient.

West Earlham Dental Practice has become increasingly aware of the number of patients suffering from dental phobia – and the risks this could pose to their oral health.

West Earlham Dental Practice owner Dr Gautam Sharma said: “It’s a sad fact that a large number of people are putting off dental appointments and ignoring their oral health because they are petrified of visiting a dentist.

The competition winner will be chosen by a team of judges and will receive their treatment between now and the end of the year.

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Dr Sharma Talks about his work with dental mavericks and his view on sugars in children's diet

Gautam Sharma as featured in the British Dental Journal

Refugee mercy mission in Lebanon

Gautam Sharma, who runs West Earlham Dental Practice, is a trustee of the Dental Mavericks Charity, and formed part of an international contingent of 50 dentists, healthcare assistants, translators and cultural advisors who spent five days in Lebanon.

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A Day with the BBC

Gautam On BBC radio talking about sugars in children

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Norwich dentist Gautam Sharma and a member of his practice team ran the Marriott’s Way half marathon last month, raising £250 for the Hallswood Animal Sanctuary

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Masters in Science of Restorative Dental Practice

Gautam - and you - put more smiles on refugees’ faces

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Teeth For Life Programme

First my focus at the practice is to help you to maintain your teeth and your smile, enabling you to feel more confident about yourself. Second I developed a “Teeth For Life Programme” aimed at dramatically reducing the amount of dental work you need.

Furthermore, I am committed to helping you maintain healthy teeth for life making it ideal for patients of all ages; our proactive approach also offers advice for parents of newborns.

“My focus is to try and educate patients on not only brushing advice but diet. By doing this our aim is to reduce early obesity, diabetes and heart related health issues for all the practice’s patients.” –  Dr Gautam Sharma, Practice Owner

Using the latest technology for a calmer dental experience

Calm & Caring Dentistry at West Earlham Dental

Calm & Caring Dentistry at West Earlham Dental

We are always looking at ways to make your dental experience better. We’ve recently invested in some new equipment in the practice. 

The benefits of our new hand-piece to you are-

  • Your improved comfort

  • It’s safer, as it doesn’t exceed your body temperature

  • It’s smaller, so it’s easier to use in your mouth

  • And it’s more stable, meaning no vibrations!

The result is a more gentle experience for you when ungoing treatment.

IADR (International Academic Dental Research Conference)

IADR (International Academic Dental Research Conference)

After four years of working towards my MSc I was very fortunate to be selected to present my project at the IADR (International Academic Dental Research Conference) this year which was being held in London. It was a great event where all the leading academics and institutions in the World were present.

With great support from my tutors my poster generated some great talking points within the community. It was a fantastic experience and I am really glad that my work was able to be presented on this international stage.

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Dr Gautam Sharma to help Syrian refugees

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UK dentist assists displaced refugees in Lebanon

NORWICH, UK: Dr Gautam Sharma, owner of a dental practice in Norfolk, has just returned from a mission to Lebanon, where he and other volunteers provided treatment to almost 1,500 displaced Syrian and Lebanese refugees.

Sharma was there as a trustee of the Dental Mavericks, a charity focused on improving access to dentistry for underprivileged communities in Morocco and its surrounds.

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Dentist treats 1,500 refugees in Lebanon

A Norfolk dentist has come home after he and his team treated 1,500 displaced refugees in Lebanon.

Gautam Sharma, who runs West Earlham dental practice in Norwich, is a trustee of the Dental Mavericks charity, and formed part of an international contingent of 50 dentists who spent five days assisting Syrian families.

He said: “This was my 2nd trip, so I had some idea of what to expect this time, but even so, I don’t think I was quite prepared for the relentless pace of the number of patients coming through to be seen”

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Gautam, As See On ITV

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Dr Sharma has joined Dental Mavericks

Gautam Talking To BBC Radio Norfolk

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Dr Sharma in Lebanon with Syrian refugees.

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Dr Sharma in Lebanon with Syrian refugees.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Dr Sharma in Lebanon with Syrian refugees.

My Work With Dental Mavericks And Local Charities

As Heard On BBC Radio with Nick Conrad

Recently I was asked to appear on BBC Radio Norfolk to discuss how difficult it is to see an NHS dentist in Norfolk.

I was talking to BBC presenter, Nick Conrad during his section on why we need some dentistry that is available to all people.

As Heard On BBC Radio Norfolk

Recently I was asked to appear on BBC Radio Norfolk to discuss the state of childrens teeth in the area.

I was talking to BBC presenter, Nick Conrad during his section on “Tooth decay – Norfolk dentists are calling for more education to stop unnecessary tooth loss”.

Volunteering Ticked All The Right Boxes

Lebanon has been known in more recent times for its volatile political climate and high levels of poverty. Something else that remains an issue there, however, is access to dental care.

I’ve heard about charity relief elsewhere in the world for a long time and I just felt like I could be doing more. Through dentistry, I have a skill that can be utilised and so, rather than just donating money to a charity, I wanted to do something different, something more related to my skills.

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Global mission sees Norfolk dentist restoring smiles

Norfolk dentist, Dr Gautam Sharma, flew thousands of miles last week as part of an international mission to provide dental treatment and preventative advice to displaced families from Syria.

In recent days, he has worked alongside medics and specialists from a variety of organisations and academic institutions, and has performed extractions and treatments for more than 300 patients – many of which are children.

The work is part of a global outreach programme, which sees Dr Sharma working collaboratively with a group dubbed the Dental Mavericks. A follow-up for all those treated is scheduled to take place in around six months’ time.

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Providing care for Syrian refugees in Lebanon

A dentist from Norwich has thanked the many dozens of East Anglian businesses, schools, and individuals who are helping him enhance the lives of Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Dr Gautam Sharma, who sees NHS and private patients at his West Earlham Dental Health Practice, is days away from participating in a specialist charity mission, where he will provide dental care to refugee adults and children, as part of a recently established outreach programme.

He said: “There is one and a half million Syrian refugees sitting in that valley who’ve fled Syria to try to get better conditions and they’ve got no sort of dental aid or help and they’re in a lot of pain.

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Norwich dentist on helping Syrian refugee children in Lebanon

He was determined to spread a little of his Norfolk cheer in the communities and schools of Lebanon and Norwich dentist Dr Gautam Sharma has being doing just that after he flew thousands of miles to provide dental treatment and preventative advice to displaced families from Syria.

In recent days, he has worked alongside medics and specialists from a variety of organisations and academic institutions, and has performed extractions and treatments for more than 300 patients – many of whom were children.

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Dentists Swaps Tooth Work For Legwork For Charity

A Norwich dentist swapped tooth work for legwork as he donned his walking boots to raise money for charity. Dr Gautam Sharma pushed his body to the limit as he walked 17 miles through the Welsh mountains in less than 15 hours to raise money for Nelson’s Journey.

The walk had the doctor completing more than 55,000 steps to beat the target time across 10,000ft of mountain range. Dr Sharma was supported by the team and his patients at West Earlham Dental throughout the challenge.

He said: “I put my mind and body on the line to do something positive that I have not done before. I would like to thank all the patients and friends of the practice who donated for the cause, which has fantastically raised over £500.”

(Article taken from the Eastern Daily Press – 20th July 2017)

 

Crisis warning as four in 10 children in Norfolk and Suffolk do not visit a dentist

 

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As Seen In The Eastern Daily Press

Gautam Sharma, who sees NHS and private patients at his West Earlham Dental Health Practice, said figures released by the Local Government Association (LGA) this week that 43,000 children and teenagers underwent “completely preventable” operations were not surprising.

The analysis of NHS spending data found £36.2m was spent on the procedures nationally and there was an almost 20pc increase in extractions over the past four years.

Having been in practice since 2009, Mr Sharma admitted he was worried things were getting increasingly worse, and said both parents and children lacked sufficient education around dental health.

He said: “Sadly, the insight given nationally this week about a huge rise in children having extractions, is something I very much see across the NHS and private patients I see at my practice. It is deeply disturbing, and I sense that we’ll see this data continue to get worse year on year.”

Dr Sharma said a mass education approach is necessary to help curtail the increase in the alarming rates.

“We need more joined up thinking across schools and community health outreach to ensure that families really understand the implications,” he said.

“With year on year reductions in the NHS dental budget, the government is making it extremely difficult to tackle the grass root issues of the problem.”

Dr Sharma and his team have made prevention of decay their core objective and have started their own teeth for life programme, as well as voluntarily teaming up with the Sure Start Centre to deliver free oral healthcare messages to their local area.

“As a professional, but also as a parent, it worries me hugely that the message is not getting through,” he said.

“My team and I are passionate about changing the understanding, and the best approach is for us to emphasise prevention. I would welcome the opportunity to talk to schools or community health projects on this area because I really want to do all we can to ensure fewer children across the region are facing extractions at a premature age.”

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Google 5* Review - Elizabeth C

Dr Sharma is incredible and I recommend seeing him particularly if you have anxiety or other barriers to dental care. As a survivor of abuse living with complex PTSD I could not ever imagine allowing a dentist (or any other care professional) near enough to touch me – I had not ever seen a dentist as an adult because of this and my teeth are in bad shape.

But after seeing Dr Sharma’s amazing work with Syrian refugees reported in the paper I saw his kind and non-judgmental nature and knew if anyone had a chance at offering me dental care it would be him. I wasn’t wrong – I was treated with respect and dignity, and with consideration of my trauma.

I can’t believe I’ve actually seen a dentist! If you need dental care but are too afraid to seek help please do go to West Earlham to see Dr Sharma – he might just change your life.

Google 5* Review - Robert Duke

I have just joined this practise as I am one of these people who only go to the dentist when they have to. I am a very nervous and on edge when I actually manage to get myself in the chair.

But this dentist is really good at what he does. He always made me feel in control and only carried on when I was good n ready. He did everything he could to stop.me from being anxious and even gave me a stress ball to squeeze.

I recommend this dentist to anyone who like me is anxious and nervous about going.

Google 5* Review - Paula Armstrong

I am so grateful to Dr Sharma and his team for helping me to get my smile back after a a stupid, clumsy accident! They were all so kind and compassionate, and super friendly, and I felt completely confident that I was getting the best possible care.

From the day I had my accident right through to today and the end product, the care I received has been amazing. I can’t praise them enough.

Google 5* Review - Dumitru Todor

I want to highly recommend West Earlham dental practice, not only they have helped me quickly and efficiently with my pain I had on my molar but the doctor is very kind, professional and helpful.

I do urge anyone who has any toothache or problem to go and see him. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.

Google 5* Review - Marie Spring

Highly recommend west earlham dental practice Dr G Sharma ,both of my girls were scared of dentists so someone recommend this dental practice and I’ve got to say after going there today the staff was friendly , chatty and made us welcome.

Dr G Sharma was great with my girls he made them feel comfortable and not scared he told them step by step what he was going to do , I was shock as my youngest wouldn’t sit in the dental chairs but here she sat in the chair so I have definitely found a good dentist

“The Dentist was very patient and gentle”

Can’t fault the service at all from the reception staff, calling in for an appointment (twice in the same week) to the follow though of treatment.

The Dentist was very patient and gentle and explained everything to me, nurse was great as I was a blubbing mess lol. Would highly recommend this Practice.

“I found the dentist to go that extra mile”

I have always found either dentist to be kind and understanding and very gentle. If you have an emergency you can always be fitted in.

The receptionists are very helpful and I found the dentist to go that extra mile to sort out any issues on referrals. Would recommend 100%

“a first-class service”

Having been with this practice for quite a few years, I think that the present team are offering a first-class service. Helpful and welcoming receptionists, efficient nurses, and dentists who are interested in all aspects of good dental care.

To work on my teeth must be like walking on eggshells, yet my dentist manages to be optimistic and realistic at the same time when outlining treatment possibilities.

“puts you at ease and is very gentle”

I have visited this dental practice ever since I was a 6-year-old child (now 23) and overall the experience has been good. My current dentist is relatively new, and I am very impressed with their knowledge, attitude and mannerism regarding treatment and advice. The dentist is very friendly, puts you at ease and is very gentle. They understand your fears and accommodates these and offers good explanations regarding the health of your teeth and gums.

I could not fault my previous dentist either. They were thorough with their treatment and offered good advice. I was apprehensive when they left as to who I would be seen by next, but I am relieved to say that I am very happy and satisfied with the addition of my present dentist.

The receptionist who I saw today on my visit was pleasant and helpful.

“The dentist was calming and made the whole experience quite pleasant”

Having just moved to the area and needing a dentist, I asked about going on their list and they rang me back with a check-up date, within a couple of days. The member of staff said that if I was in any pain before that, to pop in and they would see if they could find an available slot for me, as I’d not seen a dentist for a couple of years.

I wasn’t in pain, but sure enough, after it was mentioned, a filling fell out and I was in a lot of pain. I popped in to see the staff to get an appointment and the dentist said that they could see me right then.

I told the dentist I had a fear of dentists and they couldn’t have been nicer or more reassuring. The dentist sorted out the troublesome filling for me, and explained what they were doing every step of the way. The dentist was calming and made the whole experience quite pleasant – for a dental treatment.

Since then I have had another old filling fall out and I have no hesitation in making an appointment this time.

The staff are friendly, professional and very reassuring. The rooms are spotlessly clean and pleasant. Nothing like the old-school dentist who gave me nightmares.

As Heard On BBC Radio Norfolk

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Email smiles@westearlhamdental.co.uk

Monday 09:00 – 18:00 (closed 13:00 to 14:00)
Tuesday to Friday 08:45 – 17:15 (closed 13:15 to 13:45)
Weekends Closed

50 Earlham West Centre, Norwich, Norfolk, NR5 8AD

How To Find West Earlham Dental Health Practice

Out of hours information

Telephone: 0800 587 4132 (PALS), 0845 4647 (NHS Choices)

Hours Of Operation: PALS 0800 587 4132 (Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm) if you are unable to find a dentist in your area who is accepting fee paying NHS patients

NHS Direct 0845 4647 (24 hour service) for any dental enquiries.

Out of Hours Telephone: 0845 600 3246

Details: Out of Hours Service available weekdays in the evening from 6 p.m to 8.30 a.m, weekends from 6 p.m Friday evening to 8.30 a.m Monday morning and public holidays

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