About The Practice

We take great pride in the quality of our dentistry and want to make your visit a pleasant experience. Our aim is good health for you and your family through preventative dentistry. This means providing you with regular dental advice and helping you to understand how to care for your teeth, which can help to reduce your need for future dental treatments. The dentists and staff are always happy to answer any queries you may have. You will find comments and questions on any aspect of our practice are always welcomed. We will be pleased to discuss your individual needs at any time.

Did You Know?

The building has always been used to improve the health of the community – for many years it used to be a doctor’s surgery and residence. Our “home” is steeped in history and still retains some of its original features. When you are next in the practice, why not look for some of them?

  • Original features on the doors.
  • Original plaster work on the hall and landing ceilings.
  • Original banister on the staircase.
  • Original shutters on the windows.

Recently, after forty years apart, the two floors in the building have been reunited by opening up the original staircase and renovating to create more dental treatment rooms.

The practice operates six completely modern treatment rooms. Each has their own intra-oral x-ray unit and in addition we have an x-ray unit for whole mouth x-rays.

The practice is fully computerised, with terminals in each treatment room along with the reception terminals and offices. All treatment planning is done via the R4 Clinical+ dental computer system. All x-rays are now digital which has many advantages, including lower doses and extra viewing options for clinicians. Our system is now linked to allow online appointment booking.

There is also a patient reception area and reception desk, LDU (Local Decontamination Unit) where we have the most up to date sterilisation and cross infection control equipment, staff room and further storage areas.


The practice provides a comprehensive range of dental treatment and preventative services by private contract, or our Dental Care Membership.

Dr John Bates carries out more complicated orthodontic treatment (straightening teeth) within the practice and refers out to a consultant orthodontist at a specialist centre for more complex cases. We can also refer to NHS referral centre for children under 18.

The practice refers special cases to hospitals and clinics in the local area if necessary, for a consultant opinion or specialist treatment.

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