Our mission…

is to help you achieve and maintain a healthy and aesthetic smile and provide you with a pleasant patient experience in a caring and comfortable environment.

We aim…

to provide a complete dental healthcare service. This includes screening, preventative advice and dental treatment of a consistently high quality so that you leave the practice knowing that you have received the best possible care.

Our services…

Bamford Dental Practice provides general dental care. This includes, but is not limited to; oral health assessments, fillings, gum disease care, root canal treatment, crowns, bridges and dentures.

We provide a range of cosmetic treatments to improve your smile including composite bonding, veneers, airflow, and tooth whitening.

We have dentists with special interests who can provide implants, clear aligners (braces), facial aesthetics and advanced periodontal care.

Denplan is a scheme to help patients budget for private dental care under a fixed monthly payment plan. All our dentists are able to provide care under Denplan. If you require further information, please ask.

Care Quality Commission are the independent regulator of all health and social health services in England. Our CQC registration details can be obtained from CQC at www.cqc.org.uk.

About us…

High-quality dental care is at the core of our practice philosophy, supported by our considerate and professional team, within a caring, comfortable environment.

We are a family-friendly practice and children are always welcome however young they are.  We like to prevent dental disease rather than treat it at a later date and aim to secure and maintain the dental health of all our patients.

Preventative dentistry is central to the care that we deliver and the advice that we give. Your treatment plan may include the services of a hygiene therapist who works under the prescription of the dentist. They are trained to treat patients who have more severe gum (periodontal) disease.  They can help to treat and maintain the oral health of patients as well as preventing further disease with the aim of helping patients to prolong the life of their teeth. Therapists can also provide fillings in children and adults.

Staff at our practice have defined responsibilities and we encourage our staff to suggest ways of improving the services we offer. All staff are given training in practice procedures and are taught specific skills. We regularly review the training needs for members of the practice. We support and encourage staff through regular staff meetings, training, supervision, and team building. Our dental nurses have qualifications for radiography, suture removal, fluoride varnish application and oral health education.

Your care…

New patients are allocated to a dentist in our practice according to availability. However, if you wish to see a specific dentist, please ask the receptionist and we will endeavour to comply with your wishes. For new patients examinations and first treatment appointments, we require a 100% deposit of the cost which is non-refundable if you fail to attend or late cancel your appointment.

Disabled patients are welcomed at our practice. If you, or someone you attend the practice with, have additional needs then please let us know so that we can endeavour to accommodate them.

Informed choice is vital and when we suggest treatments to you, we will listen to your concerns and consider your wishes. We will explain all the available treatment options and, where appropriate, the costs of your treatment. We will provide you with a written treatment plan detailing your treatment and any costs. We will always explain what we are doing, and all our staff are trained to help you if you have any queries

Safe treatment means knowing about your health and any medicines you may be taking, so we will ask you about these as part of your treatment. All information given to us is treated as confidential.  As part of your examination, we screen for mouth cancer and may ask you about tobacco and alcohol use because they are known to increase the risk of oral cancer.

What we need from you…

Not able to attend? Please let us know as soon as you can if you are unable to keep your appointment, so that we can use the appointment for someone on our waiting list.

If you fail to attend your appointment, you may incur a charge of up to the full amount of treatment planned for that appointment.

If you cancel your appointment without giving us 48hours notice, you may incur a charge of up to 50% of the cost of treatment planned for that appointment.

If you cancel your Denplan examination or hygiene appointment twice with less than 48 hours’ notice, within a 12-month period, then your allocation for that appointment is used up and you will need to pay privately to rebook or wait until your next allocated appointment.

Running late? We ask you to be prompt for your appointment. We try our very best to see you at your appointed time. If you are late for your appointment, we may not be able to see you as this can inconvenience all the patients after you. If you are no more than 10 minutes late, we will try our best to accommodate you, although we may not be able to do all the treatment planned for you at the appointment.

Payment. Please pay for your current course of treatment on or by your last appointment. We accept the following methods of payment: cash and all major credit and debit cards. For treatment appointments we will take a 50% deposit which is non-refundable if the appointment is missed or late cancelled.

Participating in your care. We rely on you to keep us informed of any medication that you take or changes to your general health. We also ask you to follow our instructions to care for the treatment you have received. 

Like our practice? Please help our practice to grow by recommending us to your family, friends, and colleagues.

We appreciate any comments you may wish to make on the services we provide, and we will endeavour to fulfil any requests, which will improve the quality of our service.

Thank you.

Andrew Preston and Shalini Watkinson