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NHS Dentist in South East London 

NHS dentists allow you to access high-quality dental care for an affordable price. The NHS pricing band system simplifies the fee process so you know exactly what to expect. Dental care available on the NHS includes everything you need to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Some treatments are not available on the NHS, and some treatments may have some restrictions. 

Now accepting new NHS patients

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NHS dentistry makes dental care accessible and affordable for all. NHS treatment includes everything you need to maintain your oral health throughout your life.

Most people in the UK are eligible to access NHS dental care, and some people are even eligible for free treatment. NHS dental care is available for people of all ages and can support your changing oral health needs as you get older. Treatments available on the NHS include:

  • Routine checkups
  • Hygienist cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Root canals
  • Bridges
  • Crowns
  • Orthodontics (braces)
  • Extractions
  • Wisdom teeth removal
  • Dentures

Some treatments are only available when they are clinically required, such as hygienist cleanings. Some treatments will have limitations on the materials that are used. For example, you might be offered dark amalgam fillings or metal crowns. And finally, some treatments have strict eligibility criteria, such as orthodontics.

We can help guide you through the process of securing treatment on the NHS, or offer advice and support that will enable you to supplement your NHS treatment with private care.

We are Accepting New NHS Patients 

Why choose us as your NHS dentist?

NHS Patients Accepted

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

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.

Latest Technology

Our treatment plans are guided and informed by the latest dental technology to ensure better outcomes for patients.

NHS Pricing Bands

Treatment Band 1

This covers an examination, diagnosis (e.g. x-rays) advice on how to prevent future problems, and a scale and polish if needed. Urgent treatment, when you need to see a dentist immediately, also costs £25.80.


Treatment Band 2

This covers everything listed in Band 1, plus any further treatment such as fillings, root canal work or if your dentist needs to take out one or more of your teeth.


Treatment Band 3

This covers everything listed in Bands 1 and 2 above, plus crowns, dentures or bridges.


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

Prices correct as of April 2023

Surrey Docks dental practice team member

Meet your dental team

Our dental team will ensure that your visit is always relaxed and calm, putting patient safety and satisfaction above all else. When you visit our practice, you will be met by our friendly and courteous team. If you have any concerns about your visit or treatment, we encourage you to reach out by email or phone so we can answer your questions and put your mind at ease.

Surrey Docks Dental Practice dentists carrying out treatment

Your treatment journey

Every treatment journey is unique, but this is what you can expect when you start your dental treatment with us. We’ll keep you informed every step of the way.


Book an appointment

We do not offer free consultations for NHS treatment. You will simply book a routine checkup, and this will be charged as a band 1 treatment. If you require further treatment, this cost could increase.


Your treatment plan

We will discuss your treatment plan and explore finance options. If you choose NHS care, you will have to pay one of the three treatment bands. There may be limitations on the treatment and the materials used.



We'll support you to take care of your oral health by reminding you to attend regular checkups. If you do not attend the practice for a long time, you may lose your spot on your NHS patient list. This is to ensure we can make space for patients that need treatment.

Frequently asked questions

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

Some people are eligible for free dental treatment on the NHS. You will need to be:

  • Under 18, or under 19 and in full-time education
  • Pregnant, or have had a baby in the last 12 months
  • Being treated in an NHS hospital and your treatment is carried out by the hospital dentist
  • In receipt of certain low income benefits, such as income support or pension credit

There is a lot of demand for NHS dentistry at the moment as a result of backlogs from the Covid-19 pandemic. There are also fewer NHS dentists than ever before, which means that some patients are struggling to register with a dentist. The best thing to do once you are registered with an NHS dentist is to attend regular checkups so you can remain on their list.

Yes, it is certainly possible to mix private and NHS care. Many patients like to opt for NHS care to maintain their oral health and supplement this with private care for cosmetic treatments like teeth whitening. 

A dentist can offer both NHS and private treatment. The main difference is the price you pay and the treatments available. NHS dental care is intended to cover everything you need to maintain a healthy mouth, while private care also includes treatments such as cosmetic dentistry.

Our Treatments

We offer a wide range of treatments to protect, restore and refine your smile. Whatever your goals, we have a treatment plan to help. Click below to learn more or book an appointment today.

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