Welcome to Hoddesdon Dental Surgery

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

The Chief Dental Officer (CDO MARCH 2020) has released a statement :

ALL DENTAL PRACTICES IN THE UK HAVE BEEN ORDERED TO:

  • Cease all care of anyone who is classed as non urgent and stop all procedures that generate aerosols.
  • Dental Practices - the staff are at high risk of contracting the virus from the public and should only offer a dental service if they have the resources and the PPE.

At Hoddesdon Dental Surgery, until further notice, we will be stopping ALL Dental Care - from WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK (25th March 2020).

We strongly advise patients to avoid seeking dental assistance until the virus has been controlled and practice self isolation for their own and others safety.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING FOR EXAMPLE : then wait until the dental practice reopens :

Routine care such as a dental check up and hygiene treatment 

Fillings and other treatments that are not urgent .

  • Mild or moderate pain: that is, pain not associated with an urgent care condition and that responds to pain-relief measures
  • Minor dental trauma
  • Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is able to control using self-help measures
  • Loose or displaced crowns, bridges or veneers
  • Fractured or loose-fitting dentures and other appliances
  • Fractured posts
  • Fractured, loose or displaced fillings
  • Treatments normally associated with routine dental care
  • Bleeding gums
  • ORTHODONTICS/ INVISALIGN OR COSMETIC OR IMPLANT WORK

WHAT IS CLASSED AS A DENTAL EMERGENCY?

Dental emergencies include:

  • Trauma including facial/oral laceration and/or dentoalveolar injuries, for example avulsion of a permanent tooth
  • Oro-facial swelling that is significant and worsening
  • Post-extraction bleeding that the patient is not able to control with local measures
  • Dental conditions that have resulted in acute systemic illness or raised temperature as a result of dental infection
  • Severe trismus
  • Oro-dental conditions that are likely to exacerbate systemic medical conditions such as diabetes (that is lead to acute decompensation of medical conditions such as diabetes)

PLEASE NOTE – YOU WlLL NOT BE SEEN BY THE EMERGENCY DENTAL SERVICE OR BY OUR DENTAL STAFF AT HODDESDON DENTAL SURGERY IF YOU DO NOT FALL INTO THESE CATEGORIES.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO FALL INTO A DENTAL EMERGENCY CATEGORY THAT CAN NOT WAIT : 

  • Contact the practice on 01992 462 043

We are running a phone triage system and will have to filter those that we can and cannot see.

  • Contact NHS 111 services if you cannot wait for the practice to get back to you.

(it may take upto 48 hours for us to get back to you as we will be dealing with other emergencies)

NO HIGH RISK PATIENT WILL BE SEEN AT HODDESDON DENTAL SURGERY: 

  • All high risk or infected patients can find out the local high risk dental centre by calling NHS 111 (where special facilities have been set up)

We are pleased to welcome you to our Dental Practice, where you will find a friendly, efficient, sympathetic and helpful team who are dedicated to making your visit to the dentist a pleasant one. We provide NHS and private dental services to East Hertfordshire including Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Wormley, Turnford, Chesthunt and Nazeing.

Our aim is to help you and your family to attain and maintain optimum dental health. We will help you achieve this with a minimum of treatment in a comfortable environment with our dedicated professionals attending to your every need. We will use a combination of personal attention, clear communication, dental technology and modern techniques to achieve this. We are proud of how our team look after our patients and care for you as though you were their family member.

We also aim to offer you the best possible value for money. We offer a variety of treatment options, including NHS, independent and our own in house dental health plan.

We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our unique dental practice.

NHS Choices users overall rating of 5 stars based on 32 ratings.

Click here to read our glowing reviews at the NHS Choices website.

We have associate practices in Ashwell, Letchworth, Great ShelfordHiston and  Harlow

NHS vs Private Dentistry

What are the differences between NHS and private dentistry?

Many patients are confused about the difference between private and NHS dental treatment so we have outlined some of the differences below. The common assumption is that private dentistry is more expensive but this may not always be the case and usually the service and treatment outcome you receive is better and unrestricted.

Click here to read more.

Dental Health Plan

Our dental health plan enables you to spread the cost of your family’s dental care.The tailor-made scheme has been carefully designed to meet the particular needs of our patients and reflects our preventive philosophy.
Click here for more information.

Testimonials

I have faith in the treatment I am getting at the practice.

The dentist is very respectful and very gently and caring.

Nothing could have been improved everything is great. Email appointment reminders are great.

R Amos

The wait was short, everyone was friendly and I feel I had a good treatment.

Friendly and efficient. It's really good to have an email reminder service, otherwise I would have forgotten to make an appointment

 

A Marsh

This is quite honestly the best practice I have ever visited.

The staff are always very friendly and willing to help, I am always greeted with a smile. Any problems or queries I have are dealt with promptly.

 

J M

Excellent caring service very good at dental stuff and at overcoming my fears

You are kind and acknowlege that I have been a nervous patient and take the time to explain everything and take good care. Thank you for helping me with my dentist fear now finally I am keeping my regular checkups and have my filings and teeth sorted and being taken care of and it's not an ordeal!

Jo

Dental care does not come better than this. From first contact by telephone, through my consultations with the dentist and dental nurse then the hygenist, the treatment I received was the best I have ever experienced. All the staff were cheerful, very competent and explained every aspect of my care to me. I felt highly valued and would have no hesitation in recommending this practice to my friends, family and colleagues. Well done all!

S Greenhill