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How do I register with the Practice?

In order to Register with the Practice you may either, complete the Registration details on line and submit, or alternatively you can telephone the Practice and speak to member of staff on Reception who will be happy to take your details. Alternatively, you are most welcome to visit the Practice in person and register.

What precautions do you take to ensure patient safety?

Patient and staff safety are of utmost importance to us. We follow the sterilisation, disinfection and cross infection guidelines as set out by the Department of Health and the British Dental Association A12 Advice sheet. Furthermore, in compliance with the Department of Health Guidelines, we also have a purpose built decontamination room where all instrument decontamination and sterilisation takes place. We are also registered with, and comply with guidelines as set out by the Clinical Quality Commission (CQC), who purpose is to regulate primary dental care settings.

Will I have treatment on my first visit?

Not necessarily. We will do a full check-up of your mouth, chart the existing condition on our computer, take radiographs if necessary, discuss the options for your treatment and give you a written treatment plan. If you are in pain, we will do our best to get you out of pain.

Where can I find out more about crowns, veneers, inlays, dentures and implants?

Information about these treatments is available here. Furthermore, please feel free to ask our dentists at your consultation appointment.

Will you care for my entire family?

Yes, we provide dental care for all members of the family. If we find that any member would benefit from seeing a specialist for particular treatments, we will then consider offering a referral to a trusted colleague or clinic.

Do you treat children too?

Children are very welcome to Wildridings Dental Practice from a very early age. All our team members are very happy to see children of all our registered patients free of charge, covered by the NHS programme.

We understand their needs and perspective are very different to those of adult patients. We will ensure that they are very well looked after during their visit offering them much needed assurances and take away dental phobias.

It is important for children to visit us regularly where we can monitor their development closely and ensure that their teeth and gums remain healthy as they grow into adults.

How do you keep up to date on current techniques, technology and materials in dentistry?

We are registered Dentists, Hygienists and Nurses. We have an obligation to keep updated on current techniques, technologies and policies in Dentistry. We follow a plan of Continued Professional Development on an annual basis, which includes attendance at courses, meetings and reading journals.

What do I do if I need to see a dentist urgently?

Please telephone the Practice as early in the day as possible to make an appointment during opening hours. Should the patients of the Practice have a dental emergency outside of the Practice opening hours, please call NHS Direct on 111.

What is the advantage of white composite fillings over metal Amalgam metal filling?

A major advantage of white composite fillings is that they are less destructive to the tooth and are adhesive. When the dentist prepares a cavity, more of your own natural tooth material can be retained. They are much more aesthetically pleasing and can be worked and polished in a way that makes them look just like a natural tooth.

Do you refer patients to specialists?

Whilst we are trained and equipped to handle many dental treatments, when we feel that a specialist would be better, we will discuss your needs and requirements and refer you accordingly.

Any other questions?

Please contact us directly if there are any questions that you have that are not covered here.