Your First Visit with Us

You can either call or visit us to book an appointment. Your first appointment will normally be 45 minutes for a new patient examination or one hour if referred for a specialist consultation. At this appointment the dentist will first check your medical history, so please bring a copy of any medication that you are taking with you. Once you feel comfortable, the dentist will make a full assessment of all the teeth that you have present, along with any fillings, as well as your gums and general health of your mouth, checking for any abnormalities. If necessary X-rays are taken.

Once the X-rays have been checked the Dentist will write a treatment plan, which he/she will discuss with you. The treatment plan lists any treatment that you may require along with the cost. You can then decide if you would like to go ahead with the proposed treatment.

We also have a hearing loop to help hard of hearing patients at our clinic.


Patient confidentiality at our practice is taken seriously and all information about our patients is treated with the strictest of confidence in accordance with our practice policy. We can give you details of who has access to your information and your rights in relation to disclosure of such information. If you would like a copy of our practice confidentiality policy or privacy notice, please ask the Practice Manager.


We accept cash, credit and debit cards. We ask that you pay for your treatment as you go, usually at the end of each appointment. However, for referred and new patients we ask for payment at the time of booking. In addition, we may ask for a deposit or all of the costs up front if there is to be laboratory work involved; this will be mentioned at your appointment.

We are happy to fill out any insurance forms that you may have and will issue you with an itemised receipt. We can also spread the cost of your treatment over your appointments with the dentist or hygienist to make payment easier.

Missed Appointments

If you are not able to keep your appointment, please give at least 48 hours’ notice. If less than 48 hours’ notice is given please see the below fees:

Missed Appointments Fees

48 hours’ notice or more – no charge
24 -48 hours’ notice - £30 per half hour or 50% of the fee of the treatment planned for that appointment, whichever is the greatest will be charged. (unless we are able to fill the gap)
24 hours or less – The full appointment fee will be charged. (unless we are able to fill the gap)

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  • "Treatment is expensive here, you get consistent good quality treatment and service, which I believe is well worth the expense."
  • "Everyone is pleasant and always helpful."
  • "Very happy with everything and Ali always explains what he is doing."
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  • "Very efficient and courteous staff well satisfied all round – no complaints."
  • "Confident that he knows what he’s doing and never had any discomfort or trouble."
  • "All the dentists & Hygienists are very efficient, courteous and helpful, as are the receptionists."
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  • "We have been with the practice since it started and have never had cause to regret this choice."
  • "This is the best dental practice I have had. I am treated so well by all the staff."
  • "All members of the team are superb, friendly, informative. Everywhere is clean, bright and modern."
  • "This is the best dental practice that I have ever used. I recommend it to everyone who asks."
  • "I think 9/10 is a fair score at it’s a private practice and not everyone can afford it."
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  • Mon to Wed:
    8:30am – 6:00pm
  • Thursday:
    8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Friday:
    8:30am – 5:30pm
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