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General Dentist in Surrey Quays

Access quality dental care when you need it the most with Surrey Docks Dental Practice. We offer a range of preventative and restorative dental procedures to enable you to take care of your oral health. We can provide expert dental care for the whole family, including children, teens, adults and seniors.

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Protect and restore your teeth with expert dental care from the Surrey Docks Dental Practice team. Our general dentistry service will support you in caring for your teeth and gums. 

We offer a wide range of treatments to help keep your mouth healthy or restore teeth that have been damaged by injury, decay or the ageing process. Regular routine checkups will help you to stay on top of your oral health. And if you are suffering with a dental issue, we can help to put this right.

Prevention is always better than cure

We believe prevention is always better than cure, which is why we encourage you to visit the dentist regularly for a routine checkup. Regular checkups can help us to monitor your oral health and spot the early warning signs of an issue before it becomes more problematic. This is what you can expect during a routine checkup:

  • Examine your teeth, mouth and gums for early warning signs of decay or gum disease.
  • Ask about your oral health and care habits to determine if there is more to do to protect your teeth.
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Offer advice on brushing, flossing and lifestyle factors that might impact your oral health.
  • Discuss a recommend date for your next checkup, which could be between every 6-24 months.
  • Discuss other treatments you might be considering.

General dentistry explained

General dental care includes any treatment that will protect the natural tooth structure and protect it from damage or decay. This could include treatments such as a dental hygienist visit to remove surface stains and lower your risk of gum disease. It could also include treatments like a root canal to help save a tooth that is badly damaged by decay.

Having a dental emergency? Find out about our emergency dental care.

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We’re accepting new NHS patients. Contact the practice today.

Why choose us?

Friendly Support Team

Our team of dental nurses, hygienists and support staff are here to make your visit relaxed and calming.

Flexible Appointments

Access dental care when you need it, with flexible appointment times and emergency appointments available daily.

Nervous Patients Welcome

Our team are specially trained to support nervous patients in their journey to better oral health, simply contact our team.

Modern Facilities

Our modern and welcoming dental practice offers a wide range of treatment options under one roof, making dentistry more accessible.

Finance Available

Make treatment more accessible and affordable with 0.0% interest payment plans to spread the cost of care.

NHS Patients Accepted

We’re currently accepting new NHS patients for routine and restorative care, so you can access quality, affordable dentistry.

These are just some of the reasons you’ll love the Surrey Docks Dental Practice approach to general dentistry.

Surrey Docks Dental Practice Team Member Dr Zahid Chowdry

Explore our treatment options

We offer a range of treatments to help protect and perfect your smile. Learn more about the treatments available, or book a consultation with our team to find out which treatments are right for you.

Meet our team

Learn more about the incredible team working to transform smiles at Surrey Docks Dental Practice. Our entire team is here to make you feel relaxed and welcome throughout your visit.

  • Surrey Docks Dental Practice Team Member Dr Zahid

    Zahid Chowdhry

    GDC: 79748

    Principal Dentist - IMPLANT SURGEON AND COSMETIC DENTISTRY - BDS Lond 2001 Dip Implant Dent UCLan

The benefits of regular checkups

Visiting the dentist often can help to safeguard your oral health and your wider health. These are just some of the benefits of committing to routine checkups with your dentist and dental hygienist. 

Prevent gum disease

Regular scale and polish treatments remove plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gum disease. Visiting the dental hygienist regularly can help to protect your teeth.

Get help with oral care

Not sure if you’re brushing or flossing correctly? Regular checkups will allow you to check in with your dentist and make sure you are caring for your teeth correctly at home.

Avoid costly treatments

By attending regular checkups, you can help your dentist to spot small issues before they become much more problematic. This can help you to avoid costly treatments down the road.

Oral cancer screening

During every checkup, your dentist is also looking for the early signs or oral cancer. Spotting this early can lead to better outcomes and limit the risk of this spreading.

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about your treatment. We’ve answered the most common patient questions below.

This is different for everyone. While some people will need to visit every 6 months to stay on top of oral health issues, others may be able to visit every 1-2 years without concern. Discuss this with your dentist if you are unsure.

A dental checkup can be very quick if you have minimal problems. If your dentist spots an issue during your checkup, you will need to book a follow-up appointment to arrange treatment. 

We offer both NHS and private treatment. NHS treatment only covers preventative and some restorative care. For cosmetic treatments and some more aesthetic restorative treatments, you will need to choose private care.

Yes, it is certainly possible to combine treatment plans. You might choose NHS dentistry for your routine care and then supplement this with private cosmetic dentistry.

Don’t just take our word for it.
Hear from our happy patients

  • Professional, effective and fast results - great dentist 👍👍👍 and nice receptionist


    May 16,2024

  • Surrey docks dental is the best place to have a dental check. Very accommodating staffs especially the receptionist Jink , having a great smile doing the appointments booking for us.

    Peter John Biasca

    May 15,2024

  • Excellent Practice. Excellent doctors. Had an appointment with Mr Reuben. I'm terrified of being in the dentist's chair but he's one of the best at his work! Made me very comfortable. Also shout out to the practice manager, she really goes above and beyond for the patients and the practice itself.

    aastha pandey

    May 14,2024

  • Very good dental clinic. Not easy to book early appointments but receptionist Jinky was very helpful to find a suitable time slot.

    Gilbert George

    May 13,2024

  • Had my Invisalign Treatment done by Dr Mehdi Safari, an amazing dentist, professional, and very good at what he does, no issues at all with my treatment or check-ups. a bit far from where I live but worth the travel for a great practice with good people

    Duane Mason

    Apr 29,2024

  • I had such a big job and everything went so smoothly, thank you so much for this lovely experience, will recommend it and I am coming back for sure

    Poison Blondie

    Feb 3,2024

  • Couldn't express enough gratitude towards the team here. I needed a safe pair of hands with my #8 Incisor, plus the heavy-woes close behind my dilemma. Dialling in to SDDP, I was received by Djoan, who was attentive and patient with my anxiety. She really was altruistic over the phone and put me at ease right away. Getting an appointment is never easy in the land of today but I felt reassured I was made a priority as best she could. Representing is Djoan and also Roshni, whom was totally ahead of the game and had forseen an appropriate approach to my following visits necessary to regain as much of my Hollywood E-lister smile as possible.Dr Safari answered my doubts with professionalism, great knowledge and clarity. Rebooking before leaving was painless as Djoan and Roshni had effortlessly lined up my appointment options so I only had to mutter, "that one". With Ivana managing, perpetual assurance is imminent.


    Feb 2,2024

  • Just want to say That Surrey Docks Dentist is the best Dentist's n the Area Staff are very helpful polite make you feel so welcome. Down from front desk to main Dentist's themselves.... I have been with Dr Chowdry for over 20 years and wouldn't go Anywhere else. Would and do advise all my Family and friend's to go there NHS or PRIVATE go book an appointment and see you tryely won't be disappointed

    Anne Parrish

    Feb 1,2024

  • Such friendly staff!The receptionists Djoan & Roshni were so helpful and went out of their way to ensure that I was seen - they didn’t have to do that so I am very grateful, thanks guys!Then there’s Dr Safari, he’s honestly just amazing! The lengths he goes to to ensure his patients receive the best care is something I really respect about him. Thank you for everything you do!If you are looking for a new dental practice in Surrey Quays, trust me come here and see Dr. Safari - you wont be disappointed!- Temi

    Temi Aina

    Jan 31,2024

  • I had an outstanding experience with Dr. Safari. His calming presence immediately put me at ease, and he did an excellent job with my dental care. Moving forward, he'll be the go-to dentist for my entire family. Highly recommend his services

    Dilhan Hussein

    Jan 27,2024

  • Adnaan Mann is the best dentist, myself and my family will only see him he’s amazing and puts you at ease if you’re a nervous patient. All the staff at Surrey docks dental practice are wonderful so friendly and helpful, I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

    Sam Muir

    Jan 25,2024

  • I had a severe phobia of the dentist was seen by Dr Mehdi who put me at ease and gave me all the time and support I needed to receive the treatment I needed. I couldn’t recommend this dentist enough and have even been back for a check up without the usual fear. Amazing

    michael dunphy

    Dec 19,2023