Information for New Dental Patients

Welcome to the Village Dental Practice

On arrival at The Priory Medical Practice

You can use the large car parking facility, then please come to the Medical Centre Reception, they will point you upstairs to our reception on the first floor.  To ensure access is available to everyone we also have a lift, please ask at reception for the lift access.

Complete Examination

We carry out a thorough examination of your mouth and surrounding parts. The examination includes a cancer screening and gum health check. We record your existing fillings and their integrity and assess your occlusion and teeth. You will notice during your examination that your dental nurse will call out to the dentist a series of questions from a checklist. This ensures that we perform a thorough examination including various checks for different forms of tooth wear, cracks and leaking fillings. When appropriate we will advise you to have X-rays taken. These help us detect decay between the teeth, before it has a chance to make a large cavity. We have invested in the latest digital X-rays for your safety, as they deliver a much smaller dose of radiation.

Once we have completed your examination we will discuss the findings with you.

We will take care to explain to you what the findings mean and involve you in the decision making and treatment planning. Should you require any remedial work to restore your mouth to health we will present you with a printed estimate of any treatment planned.  If we can recommend any treatment that may help you to avoid future problems or treatment, we will do so.

For more information on the range of treatments we have available please view our Treatments page.

The fee for the New Patient Examination is £80, payable when you book.

To book your first appointment please call us on 01234 860575


Children need regular examinations to confirm that their mouths and teeth are healthy. These checks don’t take long but never-the-less are important.

This is our way of helping to cut costs for parents:

  1. confirming your child’s oral health
  2. includes teeth check and oral cancer & orthodontic screening.
  3. we are subsidising this care for your child

The fee for these appointments will be

  1. up to 12yrs old £15
  2. 13–18 yrs old £20
  3. students £30
  4. Updated March 2022 – due to an unprecedented number of families wishing to access childrens services here, these reduced fees are only accessible for a child with a parent who is also an active patient with us at The Village Dental Practice. Any child accessing time in the diary without a parent who is a patient here will be charged a consultation fee for the appointment.
  5. This fee is £45.00

Should your child have an emergency we will make every effort to see them the same day or next working day.

Our Values

We aim to deliver

Modern dentistry


Traditional values

The first thing we do when you open your mouth is listen………..