Who are we?
We offer a full range of dental treatment from preventative care to emergency appointments. We encourage children to visit us from an early age to get used to visiting the Dentist and to avoid dental problems developing.
X-rays are necessary in the diagnosis of tooth and gum disease and are always undertaken within the Practice. X-rays can determine the presence of hidden decay and impacted teeth, the condition of deep fillings, and many other problems.
We are able to offer cosmetic dentistry on a private basis. Please discuss this with us if you are interested.
If you are a new patient to the Practice, you will need to visit us or our website to complete a medical history; this will allow us to register you and make an appointment for your initial consultation.
At your initial consultation, we will conduct an examination of your teeth, undertake any necessary x-rays and review your medical history. We will then discuss your dental needs, any concerns that you may have and together determine your personal treatment plan. This will include a description of any treatment that may need to be carried out and the associated costs.
NHS Patient Charges
NHS dental care is free to children under 18, those under 19 in full-time education, pregnant women, new mothers and people on certain state benefits.
If you do not qualify for free treatment under the NHS, you will pay one of three fixed charges (known as ‘Bands’) relating to the type of dental treatment that you require. We ask our patients to pay for their dental treatment at the time that their appointments are made.
We accept cash, cheque and debit card payments only. The Practice team will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about the charges.
For more information on the charges in NHS Dentistry, please see the NHS Direct website www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk
As a Practice, we work hard to make your dental experience as easy as possible for you. We send mobile text reminders of your appointment a few days before. We ask you to give us at least 24 hours notice of any cancellation.
If you miss or cancel two appointments with little or no notice, we may no longer be able to see you, although you will have the opportunity to discuss this with the Practice Manager. If you miss your new patient consultation you may not be seen again at the Practice.
We pride ourselves on our welcoming friendly Practice and ask that you are equally courteous to our staff. We do not tolerate violent or abusive behaviour.