Online Resources

Our Regulators

As a healthcare provider, we are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). You can view our CQC registration details and read our latest inspection report online.

Our dentists, dental care professionals and dental technicians are all registered with and regulated by the General Dental Council.

Useful Links

The British Society of Gerodontology provides excellent advice and training for healthcare professionals and members of the public.

The Alzheimer’s Society provides advice for people affected by dementia and their families and carers.

For further information regarding the provision of NHS services in your area, please visit the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) website.

Online Privacy

Please note that email is considered an insecure medium, and whereas we are very happy to communicate with patients or their representatives by email, I would be very reluctant to send anything over email that I would not want in the public domain. We recommend you secure your email in an end-to-end fashion. The easiest way to implement this is to use Mozilla Thunderbird as your email handling program and let the Enigmail extension handle the Encryption/Decryption routine seamlessly and painlessly. A tutorial is available which will guide you through the one-time setup process.

We routinely use Public-Key Cryptography (OpenPGP RFC 4880) in-house to secure our communications and we will be more than happy to encrypt our correspondence to you that way. Our Public Key (info@castleandcosta.co.uk) can be downloaded here (right-click…save as, then unZip, and import into your key ring)

Key ID: 946EB3B9

Fingerprint: 008A CC54 E8A9 891A CD2D E957 31C4 7091 724F 06A6

Should we receive a plain-text (un-encrypted) email from you that could potentially contain personal information, we will assume that you are happy to communicate with us via an unsecured medium and will conduct our correspondence with you in the same manner.

For Android devices, comparable software is K-9 Mail coupled with OpenKeyChain to handle your PGP tasks.  More recent versions of Android will be better suited to R2D2 Mail

There are many improvements you can make to stay smart on the world wide web. This excellent resource from Mozilla is a good starting point.