Caring for the dental health of the Bexleyheath area
and beyond for over 30 years!
  1. Basic Life Support - April 9, 2019 by crooklog


    1. CPR

    (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)


    (Automated external defibrillator)

    Here in Bexleyheath we practice BLS (Basic Life Support) once a year, we feel that it is important and beneficial for everyone to have knowledge of CPR, as you never know when the need may arise. Today we had the opportunity to update and refresh our knowledge with the latest guidelines.


    A fast response can mean a better recovery!


    👉 CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation

    👉 Performed on people suffering from cardiac arrest

    👉 Provides a continuous flow of oxygen to the lungs and brain until the person regains consciousness.


    👉 Did you know that the brain can only survive approximately five to six minutes without oxygen (after the heart stops)!

    👉 However, if CPR is performed within the above time the brain may survive the lack of oxygen.


     Things you should share! 

    👉 Providing your dentist/hygienist with honest information about your current health and health history is vital, as this will help them provide you with the best dental care possible, especially in an emergency.

    👉 Provide us with current medication on every dental visit.

    From over the counter medication to prescribed medication.

    👉 In the event of an emergency, knowing what medications you are currently taking can be vital to your health when we are determining our next course of treatment or prescribing other medications.

    We want to ensure you that our dental team, at Crook Log Dental Practice, are up to date with the latest guidance and training, this means if a medical emergency occurs in the practice our patients will receive quick, effective treatment.

    Thank you for reading!

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  2. A huge congratulations to our award winning dentists! - April 1, 2019 by crooklog

    Two of our dentists win 4 awards, all within the space of 12 months!

    Dr Claire Louise Culverwell: BSc BDS GDC No 185352
    Dr Sim Mangat: BSc BDS GDC No 2716


    Crook Log is a NHS/Private practice and also has the pleasure of hosting vocational trainers! It was a pleasure taking Sim on during his 1st year of training, as well as, training hard with the support of his mentor Dr Baber Khan, where he won the Best Case Presentation South East London Deanery for 2017.
    Nothing stopped him there! He continued to excel the following year 2017 – 2018 where he won the National Foundation Dentist of the Year!
    What an achievement…

    At Crook Log we believe in hard work and high quality dentistry. Our trainee dentists are taught our ethos and we are so proud to see all the hard work pay off for them.


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  3. MOTHERS DAY! - March 20, 2019 by crooklog

    Mothers Day is approaching quickly this year! This year this fun-loving day will be celebrated on Sunday 31st March.

    Flowers, perfume, chocolate, makeup hmm.. a gift you give and receive every year!

    Being a parent we often put our children first. Caring for our own dental health can sometimes be neglected and delayed however, at Crook Log Dental we want to put you first and show you that your children and family do care. So, how about making 2019 mothers day a smile makeover, making it memorable and meaningful with a beautiful gift of a smile.

    Our team at Crook Log Dental have highly experienced cosmetic dentists offering treatments from facial aesthetics to dental cosmetic results.


    With time our teeth eventually change colour due to aging, lifestyle and diets! Fortunately this is reversible in today’s world. With our modern teeth whitening options here at Crook Log Dental we can provide the nice white smile you want! Prices are affordable and not as pricy as you think.

    mothers day


    1. Keep hydrated – remember to sip on water throughout the day, especially when you’re on the go.
    2. Healthy snacks – Reach for the healthier snacks, cheese and crackers, vegetables and fruit.
    3. High in sugar food and drinks – to be consumed at meals times only. Drinking a sugary drink with a straw will give your teeth less contact to sugar.
    4. Sugar free gum – Try and chew sugar (Xylitol) free gum. The gum will help promote saliva, neutralising the acids in the mouth.

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  4. We Are 10 Years Old! - February 20, 2019 by crooklog



    Thank you for being part of our success over the years! We greatly appreciate your custom and continued support. It has been an eventful 10 years – here are some of our main achievements!


    Dr Khan and Dr Younis take over – proud to be handed over the responsibility of taking care of the patients from Dr Jamus


    We renovate our decontamination room to comply with HTM 01-05 standards


    Renovations continue to Surgery 2 with improving the surgical workflow.

    We go live on Facebook!

    We introduce our first Hygienist to the team, Ms Nicola Walker, who continues to play a pivotal role in maintaining the oral health and hygiene of so many of our patients!


    All surgeries begin major renovations! We improve compliance with infection control guidelines and drastically enhance staff and patient experience

    We become a Foundation Training practice! It is with great pride that we are able to support and coach newly qualified dentists at the start of their careers. Our first FD was Dr Christopher Wooldridge, who remained with us until 2015


    We were shortlisted as finalists for the Best Practice at the Dentistry Awards

    Dr Khan graduates with a Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Faculty of General Dental Practice

    We go digital! Introducing Cerec to our practice to improve our restorative workflow for both patients and staff

    dr khan


    The work begins to renovate the entire ground floor to create disabled access and improve ground floor access for patients to see the dentist and hygienist. It was a long process and great thanks go to our patients and staff whose patience and understanding throughout the building work did not go unnoticed!

    Dr Younis receives her Masters in General Dental Practice from King’s College London


    The ground floor renovations are completed! What a transformation!


    Our dentist Claire Culverwell wins Foundation Dentist of the year 2016/17!


    Two of our dentists win 3 awards, all within the space of 12 months!

    Dr Mangat wins the Best Case Presentation South East London Deanery for 2017/18 and Dr Culverwell has won the Best Case Presentation South East London Deanery 2016/17 as well as the Best FD Nationwide 2016/17 by the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners FGDP

    2 dentists


    Our very own practice principal Dr Khan received his Masters in Restorative Dentistry from the University of Leeds.
    dr khan 2
    We launch our sister practice in Dartford!

    So as a thank you we are offering free cosmetic consultations including botox and fillers with a 10% discount off treatment price.


    We are also offering a FREE electric toothbrush with our teeth whitening packages.


    Over the months of February and March we will be posting different blogs from members of staff who have undergone treatment too so keep your eyes peeled!


    It has been a fantastic 10 years and here’s to another ten we hope to share with you!


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  5. National Smile Month 2018! - May 29, 2018 by crooklog

    It’s May, and that means its National Smile Month 2018!

    So what does that even mean?

    It means that this is the month where many organisations try to spread messages for a healthier and happier mouth, and it is a long running campaign based on promoting good oral health.

    So what are the top tips for a healthier smile?

    1. Brush twice a day, morning and night with a fluoride containing toothpaste. Fluoride a great ingredient in toothpastes to make the teeth more resistant to everyday insults
    2. Cut down on the sugary foods and drinks. The number of times we expose the teeth to these in a day, the more likely we are to damage our teeth, so let’s cut down!
    3. Visit your dentist as often as they recommend this maybe every 3 months, 6 months or even 2 years – depending on what is necessary.

    We at Crook Log believe that every month should be smile month, let’s start a life full of smile months starting with May 2018. If you have any questions/concerns or to book a consultation feel free to contact the practice on the details in our “Contact Us” section.

    Have a great month and enjoy the sun with a healthier smile.

    Crook Log Dental

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  6. Creation of a practice representative of our vision of dentistry. - March 15, 2018 by crooklog

    “True compassion does not sit on the laps of renovation; it dives with an approach to reconstruction” – I Ayivor

    This notion resonated with our vision at Crook Log Dental when considering creating a practice fit for the future. We became co-owners of the practice in 2009 and since then have been making improvements, initially within the surgical rooms and then the decor. We believe the practice in every aspect should represent the ethos of the group clinicians visions, that of provision of excellent dentistry centred around a relaxing patient experience, tailored to the needs and expectations of the clientele we attract.

    It quickly became apparent to us that our practice appearance was not really representing the type of dentistry we were doing. In effect, it was giving out mixed messages. On one hand we were aiming to give the ultimate dental experience; on the other hand, the décor and layout were tired and dated. We discussed this with our designers (Paradigm Design Solutions) and they worked with us to put a coherent plan in place that would clearly position the practice and give it a strong‭ ‬ and‭ ‬ memorable brand identity.

    The process began with a clear vision, which we communicated to the design team involving a large scale reconstruction. The CGI’s attached show what the initial consultation yielded and then almost a year after the reconstruction of the receptions area photographs show a clear realisation of the original vision. The reconstructive work saw the surgery be finalists in the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards 2017.

    For us the two essential aspects leading to a successful transformation were:

    1. A clear vision of our goal when providing dentistry.
    2. Clear communication with a great design team

    With these two salient ingredients, the vision became a reality, as can be seen below.

    More updates and pictures and posts will be shared on the Instagram and Facebook pages for CrookLog Dental, if you have any comments or feedback feel free to email in/drop a message.

    We would like to thank Gavin and the whole Paradigm Designs Solutions team for realising our vision.

    Ultimately, we invested in the practice for the benefit of our patients and our team. It is so rewarding to get positive feedback from our regular patients who have witnessed the positive changes over the years. We hope you like it!

    Dr Khan & Dr Younis













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  7. National Children’s Dental Health Month - February 13, 2018 by crooklog

    So it’s February, and this month is National Children’s Dental Health Month.

    So what does that mean?

    The ADA (American Dental Association) sponsors this event in order to ensure that the right information is given to patients and children to highlight the importance and impact of good oral health.

    Here at Crook Log Dental Practice, Bexleyheath we would like to do our bit in giving 5 tips for caring the little ones.

    1) It’s important to brush twice daily for two and a half minutes. To form create a habit, try supervising this at the same times daily until it becomes routine for the child.

    2) Correct brushing technique: Multiple videos can be found on YouTube/websites, just search “Modified Bass Technique.” A soft/medium bristle brush, angled 45 degrees towards the gum, brushing in small circles for 3-5 seconds per tooth surface should provide a good clean

    3) Did you know that the most important active ingredient in toothpaste is the fluoride? Mouthwashes after brushing wash away the toothpaste and reduce its benefits. Refrain your child from rinsing the mouth after brushing and adopt the “spit don’t rinse” habit early on. Mouthwashes can be used between meals!

    4) Unfortunately, fruits & smoothies are full of sugar so it’s best to try to avoid smoothies and just eat the fruit, and when your child eats their fruit it is best served with a main meal. It’s the frequency of sugar consumption that contributes to decay, so this is a good way to reduce that frequency.

    5) Trips and falls. This is a common problem, if the child falls over and a tooth falls out, to give it its best chance of being put back in, hold the tooth from the crown (white part of the tooth) and not the root, then place it in milk and come to the dentist ASAP and call them on the way so they can plan to see the child urgently as time is of the essence, to be exact, the likelihood of success drops considerably after 60 minutes. For more information on this, you can visit the IADT for more in-depth tips (this is a website for dentists but has great tips on how to handle the incident immediately)


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  8. 0% Interest Free Finance - February 22, 2016 by Crook Log

    Did you know we offer 0% Interest Free Finance for anything over £500?

    Here at Crook Log Dental Practice, we understand that it’s not always easy to spend money on your teeth especially when it’s for unplanned treatment.

    Whether its cosmetic work or general dentistry, we want you to be happy with your treatment!

    Many patients want cosmetic treatment but simply can’t afford to pay it, this is one of the reasons we offer affordable finance plans through Braemar Finance.

    We offer 3 different repayment terms of finance depending on the amount you need to borrow.

    Balance Financed / Term (Months)

    £500 – £999 / 6months

    £1000 – £2499 / 10months

    £2500 – £25000 / 12months

    You can find out more about the options we offer on our website or call us on 0208 303 3838

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  9. Crook Log Dental Practice Q&A’s on Teeth Whitening - January 29, 2016 by Crook Log

    Teeth Whitening

    Questions & Answers

    Facts & Statistics from the BBC News September 2015.

    As dental professionals we are continuously being asked questions about teeth whitening:

    Is it safe? Why can I get it done elsewhere a lot cheaper? Is it legal to get it done by a non dental professional?

    The British Dental Association (BDA) says whitening is perfectly safe if, carried out by a registered dental professional. The BDA warns anyone else won’t have the right training or knowledge and could cause permanent damage to your teeth and gums.

    Under the Dentists Act 1984, it is illegal for anyone other than dentists or dental health professionals such as hygienists to carry out teeth whitening.

    For example, if the mouth-guard containing the bleaching gel does not fit properly some of it may leak and cause painful chemical burns. In extreme cases, people have been sick after swallowing the bleaching product. The BDA says beauticians aren’t properly trained to take a medical history to make sure someone is suitable for teeth whitening.

    Is that actually illegal?

    The GDC said: “The Dentists Act makes it illegal for anyone who is not a dentist to give ‘treatment, advice or attendance’ that would usually be given by a dentist. Handing an individual a tooth-whitening tray and advising them on application, amongst other things, could constitute the giving of ‘advice or attendance’ and would be illegal.

    So why are home kits allowed? Are they safe?

    While only dental professionals can provide a teeth-whitening service, it is perfectly legal for anyone to treat themselves with an over-the-counter kit, provided it contains less than 0.1% hydrogen peroxide. A dentist though can legally use 6% hydrogen peroxide and some home kits do not contain enough whitening product to be effective.

    Here at Crook Log we offer 2 types of whitening which are safe for all our patients – In surgery and Home Whitening.

    1st step – Have a dental examination with your dentist within the last 6 months to make sure your teeth and gums are fit and healthy.

    2nd step – Discuss Whitening with your dentist and decide which whitening procedure suits you best.

    3rd step – Complete your whitening treatment.

    4th Step – Now you’re ready to show off your pearly whites!

    For more information please check out our page or call us on 0208 303 3838


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  10. 6 Month Smile Before and After - January 22, 2016 by Crook Log

    Six Month Smile

    Straight Teeth. Less Time. Clear Braces.

    It took less than a year to achieve this result, how long would it take for you?

    Book in now for your consultation*


    leanne merrit pre op full smile edited

    leanne merrit post op full smile edited


    Braces are becoming more and more common; in fact some would say it is fashionable to have braces. But some ask, is it worth it? Am I too old to have braces? It’s a long procedure; can’t I just have veneers done?

    Here at Crook log we offer 6 month smile – a clear fixed brace for adults.

    No drilling, no veneers, no ruining perfectly healthy teeth…

    Everyone wants the perfect bright white smile, but how do you go about achieving it?

    There are many options but the most non evasive and natural way is braces followed by teeth whitening.

    Click here for more information

    or call us on 0208 303 3838

    *Consultations cost £50 however if you choose to go ahead with the treatment, this will be deducted off the total fee.

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