Top award for "exceptional"
BUNCRANA dentist Dr
Aneta Spring has been crowned Ulster Regional winner
in the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the Year
The prestigious awards, held in Dublin's RDS Concert
Hall, invite patients to nominate a dentist if they
believe they have gone above and beyond normal
patient care in treating patients.
Dr Spring, of Spring Dental, Church Street, Buncrana,
was nominated by Kathleen H for her "outstanding
patience, understanding and professional care" in
treating her frightened 10-year old boy.
Ms H said in her nomination: “Dr Spring put my son
at ease by being caring, professional and friendly
and extremely supportive when a trip to the local
hospital was required to remove a harmless tumour.
“Dr Spring intervened personally to organise the
procedure and when the first attempt to remove the
tumour in hospital was abandoned because of the
child’s distress, Dr Spring calmed my son and the
surgery went ahead on the second occasion.”
RTE star Joe Duffy interviews Dr
Aneta Spring after she was awarded Ulster Regional
winner at the Sensodyne Sensitive Dentist of the
Year Awards 2016.
In choosing the
Buncrana-based dental surgeon as regional winner,
the judges said that “the care shown to both parent
and child was exceptional”.
Dr Spring said she was delighted to receive the
“Last year I was shortlisted and I was delighted,
but to receive the award this year for the Ulster
region is a huge honour.
"It can be very daunting for some children to attend
their dentist but I would encourage parents not to
put off a visit just because a child is nervous.
"Regular check-ups not only ensure that everything
is ok but it helps a child to get to know their
dentist a little better."
Dr Spring added: “These awards highlight the
importance of the dentist/patient relationship where
the patient is at the centre of everything we do.”