The Essential Service
Whether you are new to the area or simply looking for better quality dental care, we would love to meet you. We are always pleased to welcome new patients to our practice and are happy to accommodate adults and children alike.
For the convenience of our patients appointments are on offer across a wide time-frame through the week. This includes some appointments as early as 7.30am, later ones up to 7.30pm and Saturday mornings.
Tailored Dental Care For All
When you register with Hockley Dental Practice we will ask you for a thorough dental and general medical history, including details of any medication you are taking. This is an essential part of the dental health exam and enables us to provide the most appropriate and safe treatment for you.
Confidentiality and privacy are of the utmost importance. You will be invited to view our Privacy Statement and we will keep a signed copy of your agreement or refusal on record.
During your first 30-minute appointment, we will undertake a thorough dental assessment and take x-rays, if necessary. We also check for oral cancer as standard, as early detection is vital.
The dentist may use an intra-oral camera (with your permission) to aid discussion and help demonstrate any issues. This will allow us to ascertain the condition of your teeth and supporting tissues, together with your disease risk, so we can formulate a detailed treatment plan that will include a full breakdown of costs.
Children (see Children’s Dentistry) are a very important part of the Practice. It is essential to get the young ones off to a good start and give them every chance of living their entire lives without dental disease.
Please be assured that we undertake all necessary precautions to ensure patient and staff safety. We follow recommended safety guidelines regarding radiation (lower dose digital x-rays), disposable items, instrument sterilisation and the disposal of waste. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have about your safety and protection.
Paying For Treatment
HDS is a Private dental Practice. We offer a comprehensive range of dental treatments and the costs are always openly discussed once a treatment plan is being formulated. Maintaining good dental health is the best way of controlling dental care costs. If more expensive treatments are required, we can often offer a payment plan to help spread the cost into monthly instalments.