DR BETHANY RUSHWORTH
"Your Smile is Worthwhile"
Award Winning Dentist
Editor Oxford Handbook of Clinical Dentistry
MChD/BChD, BSc, MFDS RCPS(Glas)
"It is essential to me that my patients can be open and feel relaxed during their time with me. From the position of the dental chair to the choice of music in the surgery, I will do everything I can to accommodate you during your appointment. I understand how your smile can affect your confidence and work with all my patients to help them achieve healthy mouths with a smile they can be proud of. Whether this is through more complex cosmetic work, or simply regular check ups and cleaning to maintain the teeth as they are, I am happy to be their dentist."
Dr Rushworth qualified from the University of Leeds with Distinction, going on to work in general practice gaining experience in endodontics, periodontics, prosthetics and tooth whitening. She also did home visits and treatment for patients in care homes with complex dental and social needs. Dr Rushworth is passionate about education, whether that be teaching others through regular lectures and workshops or learning about new techniques and materials herself.
Dr Rushworth has also worked full time in a major trauma centre as part of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery team, caring for patients with both acute (fractures, lacerations and facial swellings) and chronic (cancer, saliva gland problems and temporomandibular joint conditions) problems. She worked on an oral surgery clinic in the Leeds Dental Institute where she carried out hundreds of extractions and gained experience in the surgical removal of teeth. During this time Dr Rushworth treated a lot of patients with both general and dental anxiety, implementing different techniques to help her patients feel relaxed and at ease.
Dr Rushworth has a particular interest in the holistic care of her patients and believe that there can be many factors affecting both dental health and pain. She works closely with her patients to educate them and highlight lifestyle factors which can be modified to improve both dental and general health.