Dunstable Dental Practice welcomes new dental patients

We look forward to welcoming new dental patients from Dunstable and surrounding areas like Sewell, Houghton Regis and throughout Bedfordshire to Dunstable Dental Practice.

We currently have reached our maximum number of NHS dental patients and will only accept new NHS patients when space becomes available. We will however treat all new NHS dental patients for emergency dental appointments.

We welcome all new private dental patients and offer 0% finance to help make private dental treatments affordable.

Our wide range of dental services includes regular dental check-ups, restorative treatments such as fillings, crowns and root canal therapy plus cosmetic dental treatments like teeth whitening or bonding which help to improve the look of your smile.

Our more popular dental services include:

  • Teeth whitening
  • Teeth straightening
  • General dentistry
  • Dental hygiene

We also look forward to meeting new children at Dunstable Dental Practice. We take children’s dentistry very seriously – it’s important to care for young children’s teeth which set the foundations for healthy adult teeth.

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What happens at your first dental appointment at Dunstable Dental Practice?

When you arrive at the dental surgery for the first time, we take time to find out more about you before starting any treatment. We collect information about your oral and general health.

Next, you will meet your dentist who will thoroughly assess your mouth, teeth and gums. Your dentist will check such things as – how many teeth you have, the condition of your teeth, your bite and whether your gums are healthy.

At this stage, your dentist will also talk to you about concerns that you might have and whether there is anything that you want to change about your smile.

To help give your dentist a better understanding and more detail about your oral health, we may take x-rays of your mouth at this stage.

Your dentist may give recommendations or make suggestions about treatments that you should consider. They will also tell you when they next want to see you again. If there are no problems or concerns with your teeth, this tends to be in 6 to 12 months’ time.

It’s a good idea to make a booking at the same time to see a dental hygienist. Your hygienist works with your dentist to monitor your oral hygiene and help prevent gum disease which is the number one reason for tooth loss in the U.K.

Benefits of regular dental check-ups at Dunstable Dental Practice

You should see your dentist and hygienist either once or twice a year according to your dentist’s suggestion. Regular dental check-ups in Dunstable mean:


  • We can closely monitor your oral health ensuring that you maintain a lovely smile
  • Deal with any issues quickly as and when they arise, which often means treatment is less complex and potentially less expensive
  • Through regular dental check-ups, we can ensure that plaque does not build-up too much to become a problem either with tooth decay or gum disease
  • By maintaining and protecting your oral health, you can help boost your general health as the two are closely linked. You are less at risk from developing conditions such as heart disease, Alzheimer’s Disease and oral cancer if you take good care of your oral health

FAQ's for New Patients

Will a dental check-up hurt?

A regular dental check-up allows your dentist to check your teeth, mouth and gums and so this should not hurt at all. If your dentist finds a problem such as a cavity in your tooth, it is unlikely that they will have time to deal with it there and then. Instead, your dentist will recommend a specific treatment and ask you to book in for this at another appointment. No dental treatments should hurt. We offer sedation or a local anaesthetic for more complex or invasive treatments, but these generally will alleviate any pain that you are likely to be experiencing in the first place.

What happens if I forget my dental appointment or need to cancel?

We understand that mistakes can happen. If you are an NHS dental patient and you fail to attend your appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours’ notice, we may make one allowance, but we will not be able to offer you another NHS appointment if it happens again. If this happens, you can book again as a private patient or seek NHS dental treatment elsewhere. This is because we have a waiting list of people looking for NHS dental services.

Which dental treatments are covered on the NHS?

Dental treatments that are covered by the NHS include those that are deemed necessary to protect your oral health such as regular dental check-ups, hygiene, dentures, fillings, root canal treatment and emergency dental treatment. Unless you are under 18, are pregnant or are receiving certain benefits, you will have to pay a contribution towards your NHS care, and you can find out more about the bands of payment on our fees page.

Cosmetic dentistry includes those treatments which enhance the appearance of your teeth such as teeth whitening, dental bonding and teeth straightening. The NHS does not cover these treatments, and you will need to pay for them privately. Dunstable Dental Practice offers 0% finance to help make cosmetic dentistry more affordable.

Our Reviews

Iqbal J.
Heena and Adriana were absolutely fantastico during treatment of my tooth
Julia S.
Been attending for years - lovely staff - brilliant treatment - and especially good at treating my nervousness - well recommended!!
Sal Z.
Very pleased with the service I received. Dr Hussain was very helpful and patient with me as I worry alot. Also Elaine was very kind and got me an urgent appointment which was just what l needed.
Carole N.
Very friendly staff Heena & Anais & Adnene.
Paul B.
My dentist Heena and her dental nurse Adriana always give me a professional experience and are pleasant and friendly. I’ve been seeing Heena for a fair number of years now and always feel comfortable and at ease . I’m not a fan of the hygienist cleaning due to sensitivity but let Heena do it and honestly it was quick and without drama. Would recommend her and her work
Ziaur R.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Ms. Lynne at reception, who was very nice and polite when booking the appointment over the phone. She is very patience and calm to understand both the patients and dentists availability to accommodate. It's a great customer service I experienced and would like to wish her all the very best! Great Job Ms. Lynne! All the very best for your future endeavours!
I hate the dentist. I'm a very nervous patient. But the staff at Dunstable Dental Practice are so lovely it makes it a bearable experience! Reception staff are lovely, friendly & efficient. The Dentists are reassuring and professional as well as friendly.Thoroughly recommend
I went to Dental Practice Dunstable for a check up and needed two fillings. Dr Heena was very kind and gave me an emergency appointment after I've told her that I work in school and the only time I can take an appointment is in holidays.Dr Heena and Adriana were very friendly and talked to me all the time during my procedure.
Katie H.
Embarrassed to admit I don’t know the name of the hygienist I saw today and it’s not on my appointment email reminder, but she was lovely, really professional. I had the scale & polish with a different hygienist a few years ago before teeth whitening & I was honestly dreading going in today but it wasn’t an ordeal at all. She was really helpful & I will definitely not be worried about my next appointment, thanks so much
Richard D.
Excellent and friendly service by the dentist and the reception staff
Christina I.
I have been coming to this Dentist for many years , at the weekend I got a chip in my back tooth , so called on Monday and got an appointment straight away , had it checked and X-rays and booked in again next day to see what treatment needed , lucky for me only a small chip so was able to have a filling . I was so pleased Mr Bukhari and the dental nurse was so calming and made me at ease very quickly as I was very anxious about my tooth and what would happen , the staff friendly and welcoming Great Dentist see you again soon Thank you
Graham R.
I had an appointment with Heena and Anaïs to have a severely broken tooth extracted. I was very wary that this may not be able to be done at the surgery. Heena assured me that she would be able to complete this procedure. Heena managed to get all of the tooth out (in 2 or 3 pieces) successfully and without any excess pain. All throughout I was asked if I was ok and not feeling pain or uncomfort.I would like to recommend this dental surgery and especially Heena and her assistant for a very professional approach.Thank you. You are Great 👍
Lorna F.
Had a few bits of work done today. Was made to feel very welcome and comfortable. Had a full explanation of what was happening every step, and was always asked if I was okay. Fantastic service from Heena and Anais.Thanks ladies
Michelle J.
I’ve always gone to Dunstable Dental Practice and have always found all the staff here very nice , reception staff will always try their best to accommodate you . Have seen a few dentists over many years and have to say all have been really good . My mum own parents have been going there since 1970’s and also think it’s a great practice . My mum is a nervous patient and the dentist is great with her . Absolutely great practice and would highly recommend.
sheila W.
I'm a very scared patient always to the point I'm sick and shakes my dentist Mrs bhunva is the best one so far she's so kind and caring and puts me at ease all the time the staff are loveky to I would defiantly recommend dunstable dental practice I have 100 per cent trust and faith in my dentist she's the best 👌
Bryan I.
Our dentist and hygienist are friendly, considerate and always willing to give advice. They make a visit to the dentist a pleasant experience. We continue to stick with Dunstable Dental Practice even though we’ve moved away from the area.
Jose Luis S.
Amazing dental practice starting from the ladies at the reception who really make you feel welcomed and then every other member of the staff like dental assistants who are very friendly and professional.I have to specially mention Adam who has been amazing from the first day, very professional and very reassuring. Considering that my level of anxiety while at the dentist is very high, every member of the staff has offered reassurance and they always made me feel more calm.Absolutely everything and everyone in this place is outstanding!! As I am leaving the country soon, I wish I could take you all back to Spain with me.Thank you guys. You are amazing!
David F.
I've just had my 6 month check up with Poonam Tanna. My teeth are rubbish but Poonam Tanna makes you feel like a special human being. Always encouraging and friendly. Only see one problem? If she left.
Dawn M.
Had an appointment with the hygienist today. Wow, my teeth feel so clean and they look amazing. I have made another appointment for three months time. I am thrilled!!
jithu K.
Went in to get my cavities sorted out. Got my appointment through Dano, who was very helpful and considarate. Up on my visit, I was greeted and well welcomed by a pleasant and charming reception team. Moreover, the dentist Mrs Prem was very gentle and reassuring, making sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure. I needed some drilling and fillings she did everything thoroughly while ensuring I was calm and comfortable during the whole procedure. In the end, she gave valuable insights on how to take care of dental health. It was really a good experience, I will recommend them to everyone
Allison O.
Poonam is great, explained my procedure in full and always puts you at ease, not a pleasure coming to the dentist but I am glad she is my dentist 😁 !!
Lee M.
Friendly, helpful and great service. Thanks very much.
Fran G.
I recently sadly had to have a tooth extracted after treatment was not successful. The practice was magnificent throughout. I always received a prompt, even same day, appointment and was treated with professionalism and kindness.
kamonporn G.
Excellent service . Very efficient.
John H.
I visited Dunstable dental today for my second part of a course of 4 fillings and 2 composite rebuilds.i cannot thank the dentist for his work awesome is an understatement made me feel a million dollars when I walked out with no chipped teeth anymore.i am a very nervous dental patient but will no longer worry so much thanks to this dentist ...kindest regards.see you in 3 months
Nuz F
Having struggled to find an emergency NHS dental appt I was seen by Dr Tanna several times over the past month. She has been amazing and was able to save my infected tooth.I highly recommend the practice and staff. Thank you once again!
Idris O.
Painless filling & professional handling
Sarah R.
Highly recommend this dentist, I’m a very nervous patient but Poonam & Adriana were fantastic. So kind and caring. Poonam always does a 5* treatment. Thank you so much ladies.
Milky Chu (.
Very good service provided.
Mary S.
Dental practice is amazing they always do their bestDaniel and Adriene were lovely
Alexandra I.
Kind and friendly staff!
michelle J.
Myself and my family have been clients of Mr Abbay Shah for over 20 years, always a great service and looked after well each visit. Todays visit was Abbay and Adriana and again all good, happy and polite visit. Will happily recommend them.
Dawn R.
Been registered here forever, never had an issue. Professionals all the way.
Dave T.
Very polite and friendly, giving lots of information and making you feel at ease, thabkyou Hussain & elaine
Imdad A.
This was my first time that I had to go to a dental, the staff was very helpful and friendly. It was my son’s dental check up and everything was great. Thank you so much
Jacek M.
Very happy with Hygienist
Kevinlaura P.
No problems well organised,welcoming staff,nice friendly helpful dentists(update) Had major issues with teeth, recently,and it was dealt with fantastically by Receptionists and also the dentist, sorted, issues out brilliantly, Kudos all round 👍☺️
sue H.
I’ve been visiting Danielle for over 25 years & she is an amazing dentist. With my very sensitive teeth she is so careful & I cannot praise her work & friendliness enough. Thank you so much
megan I.
Quick and easy. Lovely lady