77 Tring Road Aylesbury Buckinghamshire HP20 1LE  

Tel: 01296 481615

Tavistock Dental Practice

Coronavirus update 02/11/2020

It's business as usual at Tavistock House!

We are open and providing a full range of treatments - but by appointment only.

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday 31st October – understandably – we have had many enquiries asking if we will be closing or otherwise reducing our services.

Thus far there has been no suggestion that dental or other healthcare services will be closing.  As Boris Johnson says, “We are not going back to the full-scale lockdown of March and April”.  Everyone is far more prepared for this event than they were in March, and Tavistock House is no exception.

We’d like to remind you about all the preparations we have made within the practice to create the safest environment for our patients.  Therefore, we encourage you to visit our dedicated Coronavirus page which we will be keeping regularly updated.

Please visit www.tavistockhouse.co.uk/coronavirus/ to find out more.

If you have a dental problem during isolation, please visit isolation advice.

Coronavirus updates

Please do not attend without an appointment.

Welcome to Tavistock House!

Established in 1973, Tavistock Dental Practice has always remained at the forefront of dental technology and care for our patients:

  • Always use the best techniques and most appropriate materials
  • The first practice in the area with a permanent hygienist
  • Membership of the BDA Good Practice Scheme since 2011
  • Metal-free alternatives for all dental restorations
  • In-house tooth whitening in an hour
  • 3 types of cosmetic tooth alignment
  • Low-dose x-rays in all surgeries
  • Digital intra-oral cameras

“Prevention is better than cure”

Prevention is the cornerstone of our practice.  By advising on home care and creating a mindset for regular hygienist visits we can dramatically reduce the need for active treatment, whilst ensuring the longevity of old fillings.

“Our patients are the heart of everything we do”

We establish and maintain rapport with our patients and provide a fair, honest and ethical approach.  We believe this is why, so few patients ever leave us.

Always with our patient’s best interests in mind, we listen, and provide treatment options.  We provide estimates for the proposed treatment and always communicate any necessary changes.

“Constant advancement”

We enjoy our work and strive for constant improvement.  We are passionate about learning new techniques, discovering new materials and attending regular training courses.  Internally we share knowledge to learn new ways to improve our services.

The Tavistock House Experience

  • Your 1st appointment - what to expect
    • This usually takes 45-60 minutes.
    • We would request that you attend 5-10 minutes prior to your allocated appointment time, to give yourself adequate time to fill in a new medical history form.
    • We will listen to any issues you may have regarding your teeth and/ or gums.
    • We will then carry out a full mouth examination, including teeth (and existing fillings or crowns), gums and soft tissues.
    • Where appropriate, we will take a series of low dose, phosphor-plate digital X-rays.
    • We will take appropriate photos of your teeth and will show and discuss these with you, along with your X-rays, highlighting areas of concern or potential problems.
    • We will discuss with you your possible treatment options, including which materials to use on your teeth, and consequences of deferring certain treatments. We can also advise you as to which treatments to prioritise.
    • We will give you a full, no obligation estimate for any planned treatment at the end of your appointment.
    • And, if you are happy to go ahead with treatment, your next appointment can be booked.

     

    If you’d like to learn more about what we are doing to keep our patients safe please refer to our Coronavirus page.

    Coronavirus

  • Why choose us?

    We have been long-established in the area (over 45 years!).  We are proudly independent and not part of a corporate body of practices.  We appreciate that many patients are anxious about dental treatment and will do our best to allay your fears.

    • Over the last 10 years, the whole practice has been modernised, treatment rooms have been refurbished, and new dental chairs and equipment have been installed.
    • We are fully computerised, with the latest dental software, and will keep your information fully secure.
    • We use low dose, phosphor-plate digital X-rays and intra-oral cameras in each surgery. In 99% of cases, X-rays are checked while you are in the chair. You will be shown photos that we take, showing you regions of problems, potential problems, and even areas that you may be missing with your toothbrush (or over-brushing) when you are cleaning your teeth at home. These photos can also help guide you to making the right treatment choices for you.
    • We offer our existing patients (one’s who have had a check-up within the last 6 months) a complimentary 30-minute consultation appointment for tooth whitening or cosmetic tooth alignment (straightening).

    Testimonials

  • Your children
    • We have a small NHS contact presently, which covers children we see at the practice, and all our dentists are very experienced with treating children.
    • We purposefully see most children in appointments made after school and during school holidays.
    • We have good ties with existing orthodontists in the area. We have a robust referral system to ensure that children that we see get the opportunity for orthodontic referral if and when appropriate.
  • Accessibility
    • We are on a frequent bus route, 10 minutes’ walk from the nearest train station (Aylesbury).
    • We are on a main road and have a large, easily accessible car park at the back of the building. This is free for use by our patients.
    • We are open Monday to Friday, including 2 evenings (Tuesday & Thursday) until 8pm.
    • We have 4 hygienists working 5 days per week, including 2 evenings. We have referred a number of children to them in the past, to assist with compliance of good oral hygiene, especially prior to, during, and on completion of orthodontic treatment. The hygienists work in their own specified treatment room.

    Hygienists

  • Disabled access
    • We have 3 additional treatment rooms, including a downstairs surgery, suitable for patients requiring disabled access, or who may have difficulty with stairs.
    • We have a downstairs toilet, suitable for patients requiring disabled facilities.
    • We have 2 large waiting areas for our patients, including one downstairs.
  • Emergency appointments
    • On a typical working day, we usually expect to have 2 or 3 clinicians working, either the morning, afternoon/ evening session, or both. As an existing patient, if you did need an emergency appointment, we would try & get you in on the same day or next working day with one of our dentists.
    • We would ask you to please contact us as early as possible to give us the best chance of getting you seen as soon as possible.
  • Furthermore
    • When faced with challenging cases, and with your consent, our dentists may discuss your anonymised treatment with one other to reach the best solution for you.
    • Our dentists are constantly seeking out new courses to increase the range and quality of services we can provide to our patients in-house. If we are unable to provide a particular service, we will certainly do our utmost to refer you to someone in the area who we think can help you. If we can’t give you a solution, we can usually find someone who can!
    • Our staff are all trained and long qualified. We have little staff turnaround and some of our reception staff and nurses have been with the practice for over 20 years! We understand that it is important to have a friendly face greeting you when you come in and to hear a familiar voice on the phone when you ring us.
  • Thank you and your team for your kindness and patience during today's treatment.  With best wishes to you all from a contented patient, Richard Stevenson.

  • How pleased I am with the care and skill that you put into the fillings — they are almost impossible to detect…the treatment was gentle and painless. - D R Walker

  • Brilliant, always helpful, always kind. Now on two occasions I’ve been seen at short notice

  • Friendly staff, a lot of people I know are scared of the dentist, they should come here and watch the fear dissolve

  • Lovely staff. Efficient response to need for treatment. Superb dental treatment

  • Best dentist I’ve ever had.  Staff always make you feel at ease and the dental care is first class.  I’d highly recommend. - Annette

  • Not a bad bunch of people. Makes a great cuppa! 50 years at this practice and I still have teeth, not all but terrific treatment and patience by the team. Has been brilliant.

  • I had a filling and the person that done it was lovely and it did not hurt and it was my first one.

  • Dr Carlton Morris expertly assessed the dental work necessary for me as a new patient and has now completed the work with great care. I am impressed and very grateful - Dr A . Paterson

  • Lovely service as always!

  • Always very helpful + professional service from all the team. - JRT

  • Sue is always friendly and a superb hygienist – it’s a pleasure to visit - I I Mulins

  • I'm constantly amazed by the advance of technology used by Tavistock Dental Practice, their thoroughness, excellent time keeping, and the excellent customer friendly receptionists. - Chris Plumb

  • I highly recommend having the C-Fast brace. I am really happy with the results of the treatment - NN

  • Welcoming, friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and cutting edge Practice - Glynis Spenceley 6/2/2018

  • My family and I have been with this surgery since August 1976. The treatments have been first class. It is friendly & welcoming - Jackson A.

  • I first came to this practice in the summer of 1976. It is a brilliant practice and I would recommend it to anyone. The staff are great. - Barrington Jackson

  • Caroline Gerasch is an excellent dentist. She is kind, friendly not in the least bit patronising and creates a relaxing atmosphere - C. Caswell

  • Excellent and made to feel at ease as always - D.K. Spittles

  • Once again thank you Team at last I’ve found the perfect dentist - W. Wilson

  • A first class dentist and hygienist service. I have been with them for 40 years and have always been well cared for, with friendly and helpful staff.

  • Excellent dental practice. Patient for many, many years. Thank you to all the staff - H.C.Davies

  • Best dentist ever!

  • Staff very friendly + helpful, efficient, caring - Poell B.H

  • After having avoided dentists for over a decade, I was very nervous!  Tavistock put me at ease, were friendly, explained everything and made it easy.  I highly recommend Tavistock Dental Practice - Steve Munden

Read more about our aims

We plan to continue providing a range of very high quality dental treatments and services; fillings, extractions, crowns etc. to our patients of all ages, in a long established practice. We plan to continue providing diagnostic and screening procedures to allow for treatment of dental disease, disorder or injury, as well as dental surgical procedures to the best of our ability. Where appropriate and necessary, if diagnosis or treatment lies outside the realms of our expertise within the practice, we will always refer patients to an external provider, to ensure that suitable treatment is subsequently carried out.

We are proud to have been awarded membership of the British Dental Association Good Practice Scheme since 2011 and we are constantly trying to improve the quality and range of services we can provide to our patients.

Mission statement

To provide the highest quality dental care across the whole spectrum of dentistry.

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