At your orthodontic assessment, the orthodontist will use a two-part grading system called the ‘Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need’, commonly referred to as ‘IOTN’ to determine whether orthodontic treatment is necessary and whether this can be completed on the NHS for those under 18.
Teeth whitening: The options
Your smile is unique to you, and Portman Dental Care clinicians understand that your reasons for teeth whitening will be personal too.
More than just a check up
Regular check-ups are an essential part of a good oral health routine and help to provide a preventative approach to dental issues; but at Portman Dental Care, this is more than just a check-up
Increasing safety with air purifiers
In all applicable practices, we have invested significantly in state-of-the-art air purifiers, providing a safer environment for you, your practice team and all our patients.
Dental phobia causes and solutions
We want to reassure those nervous about attending our practices that support will be readily available to help with any issues around dental phobia.
Home photography guide
To help your orthodontist have the clearest view possible of your teeth and smile, you may be asked to share photos ahead of your appointment.
As our practices begin to reopen. We have put together some answers to frequently asked questions regarding your appointments and PPE.
Seven ways to keep you safe
As our practices begin to reopen, we have put together seven simple ways to keep you safe whilst you are in our care.
Our guide to PPE
We ensuring that all of our colleagues and clinicians are trained, safe and confident in this new world of PPE.
Our new patient journey
Every single decision we have made and step we have taken has been with a focus on the safety of you, our colleagues and clinicians.
Child patient journey
We understand that visiting the dentist can often be quite a big event for a child. Now things are different, we wanted to help showcase what a child should expect when they next visit the practice.
Coping with dental health during lockdown
Although our practices are currently closed to help minimise the spread of COVID-19, we want to ensure that we are still there to support each of our patients at this time.
Our guide to using dental floss and interdental brushes
Understanding our approach to cancellations
We are working hard to ensure that patients can return to our practices to receive the care they deserve as soon as it is safely possible.
Learn about some of the common dental problems and what might constitute an emergency, alongside some tips to help from home
Order your own oral health supplies from home
We have partnered with our supplier CTS to offer you the opportunity buy Oral Health Supplies from home.
Portman Academy for clinicians - Spring lecture series
How to manage mouth ulcers
How to maintain a healthy mouth by brushing your teeth
Overcoming Covid-19 Together - guidance for the self-employed
Overcoming Covid-19 Together
Success at the Dental Industry Awards!
Not only did Portman retain the title of ‘Outstanding Business of the Year’ (more than 25 employees), making it three years in a row, but our Director of Mergers and Acquisitions UK and Europe, Gary Chapman was awarded ‘Dental Industry Employee of the Year’.
Practice Spotlight: Manor House Dental & Implant Clinic
10 Years of Portman: Rebecca Sadler
Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Portman Dental Care by sharing the stories of some of the people and practices that have been part of our journey so far.
Practice Spotlight: Pittville Lawn Dental & Implant Clinic
Celebrating 10 Years of Portman with the London to Brighton Bike Ride
10 Years of Portman Dental Care
Celebrating our 10th anniversary, over 100 practices, and our 2000th Portmanite seemed like the perfect time to reflect on the Portman journey so far, with the following message from our Founder and CEO Sam Waley-Cohen.
Celebrating National Smile Month 2019
Low Sugar Swaps to Help You Maintain a Healthy Smile
Whilst we all like to enjoy the occasional sweet treat (yes, even Dentists!), excessive sugar intake is damaging for your oral health, and is still one of the primary causes for tooth decay in the UK. So how does sugar have such an impact on our teeth?
Celebrate National Smile Month with Portman Dental Care
Portman recognised as ‘outstanding’ at the Dental Industry Awards for 2 consecutive years
Chipped and broken teeth: causes and solutions
Smile for life: tips for a healthy mouth
What equipment does your dentist use to look after you?
How your teeth develop in your lifetime
10 surprising foods that are good for your teeth