At Benhill Dental Practice we welcome new NHS and Private dental patients of all ages.
Many of our patients come to us through personal recommendation of a family member or friend. If you have been recommended a particular dentist or have any preference, we will do our best to book your first appointment with them. You may wish to check out our Benhill Team page.
Many of our staff at the practice have been here for over 20 years and are more than happy to answer any questions or queries you may have so please do not hesitate to call us on 02086422887.
Registering as a Private Patient
Private patients wishing to register can call our friendly team on 020 8642 2887 or drop into the practice between 9:30am to 12:00pm and 2:00pm to 3:30pm Monday to Friday.
Registering as a New NHS Patient
Patients wishing to register as a New NHS Patient should book a Registration Appointment in advance. This is to avoid disappointment as our reception staff are often very busy dealing with patients and may not have time to register you on the day.
You can book a Registration Appointment by coming in to reception and picking up a Medical History Form or by calling our friendly team on 020 8642 2887.
Please remember to arrive early to fill out your Medical History From (including all medications you may be taking) if you haven't already done so. You must also bring ALL the following documents to your NHS Registration appointment ;
- Photo ID
- Proof of home address
- NHS number (which can be obtained from your GP)
- Doctors Details
NHS dental treatment comes under three bands (see our fees page for full details). For some patients they are exempt from paying NHS dental charges (for example expecting mothers and those on universal credit). If you believe this applies to you, please let our reception team know when you register and bring any necessary paperwork with you.
Your First Appointment
We are open for appointments from 8.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and will do our best to give you an appointment at the most convenient time possible.
At your first appointment, your dentist will check your medical history and will be happy to talk through any concerns or questions you may have before your examination. They will then carry out a thorough assessment of your teeth, gums and surrounding structures, checking for any signs of decay, gum disease, and any other dental or oral health problems such as oral cancer. Your dentist will take any x-rays and photographs as necessary to help with diagnosis.
At the end of your first consultation, your dentist will present you with a preliminary idea of treatment, including options available to you and the costings (both the NHS and Private). You then have time to decide which treatment you wish to go for. When you are ready to book, our receptionists will do their best to arrange the next available appointment to start your treatment.
For larger courses of treatment we will take a deposit before we start treatment.