If you are unable to keep your appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.

Missed hygiene appointments will incur a charge of £30.

NHS registration lapse

There is an expectation that NHS patients attend the practice at regular intervals, usually every six months as per NICE guidelines. The recommendation to have an oral examination is a key message in preventative dentistry. Research shows that long-term attendance has a positive impact on oral health in general, contributing to increased oral health-related quality of life while decreasing tooth loss and caries rates.

The practice has limited NHS funding and for this reason will monitor patient attendance on a regular basis. Where patients have not visited the practice in the last 24 months their NHS registration will lapse and we may not be able to offer them NHS dental care in the future.



Like with any service the most important thing is the people providing it, in the case of the Beechwood Smile Centre they excel as a team.


I feel that the staff is knowledgeable and take the time to explain treatments well.


There is a peaceful, professional but friendly atmosphere. The appointments e-mail reminder service is an added bonus.


Very good quality dental treatment. Courteous treatment throughout the practice.


I have been a patient here for approximately 30 years. The staff are always friendly and helpful and my family and I have had excellent dental care over the years . My current dentist continues to give me superb care. She has a quiet, friendly and professional manner.


The dentist was patient and explained things clearly to me and my 14 year old daughter which made us relaxed.


All staff have provided excellent service to me over the past very many years.


The staff are efficient as well as friendly and the appointment times are kept. Reliable and professional service.


The staff were very friendly and made me feel at ease and comfortable whilst they were working on my teeth.


Beechwood is a pleasant surgery to come to and everyone is natural and friendly. The treatment is good and it is easy to free park in the area.


Friendly staff and my dentist is great. Doesn’t make me feel anxious and always does a good job.