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Information for Patients

This page provides information about our practice and the services that we offer. If the answer to your question is not included here, please contact us 01322 220677  for further information.

Dentists

Dr Maeve Logue – Principal Dentist – GDC No. 53441

Dr Logue gained her qualification at Trinity College, Dublin in 1978. She has been established in Dartford since 1981 and is a member of the British Association of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr Paramjeet Krishan – Associate Dentist – GDC No. 211261

Dr Carolina Vazquez – Associate Dentist – GDC No. 120189

Dr Charles Pontikis – Associate Dentist – GDC No. 251242

Hygienists

Nicola Walker – Wednesday – GDC No. 104308

Nicola gained her qualification from St. Bart’s, London in 2006.

Olivia Stephens – Tuesday, Thursday  & Saturday – GDC No. 209028

Appointment Times

Monday: 08.30 am – 6.00 pm

Tuesday: 10.30 am – 7.00 pm

Wednesday: 8:30 am – 6.00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am – 5.00 pm

Friday: 8:30 am – 5.30 pm

Saturday: 8:30 am – 3.30 pm

Facilities

The practice offers modern, air conditioned and comfortable facilities; in a calm and welcoming environment on the ground and first floors. We particularly welcome patients who are anxious and offer special care to help them receive dental treatment.

We keep all patients’ records in locked cabinets; we as a practice are unable to disclose any information regarding a patient and their treatment without permission of the patient in question.

Our continued aim is to provide quality dental care, in a relaxed, friendly and caring environment. There has been a dental practice established here for over 50 years. Dr Logue has owned the practice for over 30 years.

Treatments

We offer a full range of dental services from routine fillings and hygienist services to specialist & cosmetic treatments.

We have a particular interest in progressive and cosmetic dentistry to improve you smile. We offer the latest tooth coloured filling materials, metal free crowns, veneers and whitening.

To replace missing teeth we will take the time to explain all your options; this may include minimal preparation bridges, implants, dentures and flexible dentures.

A Preventative Approach

We offer preventative dental care for the whole family. We have a partnership approach to care at the practice and there will always be time to ask questions about the treatment or any other aspect of care. We also offer Hygienist services, following referral from the Dentist. However, should you wish, this treatment can be carried out by your Dentist.

Emergency Care

Our practice policy is that we will try to see all emergency patients the same day.

We understand that your dental emergency may not be toothache. We are happy to see you for cosmetic emergencies, chipped teeth, lost crowns and broken dentures.

Please phone us on 01322 220677. If you have a dental emergency, we will advise of a suitable time. Our reception is open from 8.30 am daily.

When the practice is closed, call and follow the instructions on answer machine.

  • For expert, confidential health advice and information, 24 hours a day every day, you can call the NHS Direct Helpline on 0300 311 2233 or visit www.nhs.uk
  • For urgent or emergency NHS dental treatment Monday to Friday, outside of normal working hours or at weekends & Bank Holidays, please contact Dentaline on 01634 890300 or visit the website on www.medwaycommunityhealthcare.nhs.uk

Hours: 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm Monday to Friday and 9:30 am to 11.00 am and 7.00 pm – 10.30 pm Saturday/Sunday & Bank Holidays.

  • For details of practices currently accepting new NHS patients, telephone the NHS Direct Helpline on 0300 311 2233.

Terms and Conditions

NHS Dental Care

If you are unable to keep your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible so that we can use the appointment for another patient on our waiting list. If you miss more than one appointment and give less than 48 hours’ notice, we may not be able to complete your treatment or offer you NHS care in the future.

Independent Dental Care

We accept that there are occasions when it becomes necessary to cancel an appointment at short notice. For patients who cancel their appointment without 48 hours’ notice we reserve the right to charge for the cancellation. Whilst we fully appreciate that no one comes to the Dentist when they are ill or suffering a severe emotional disturbance please ask a friend or relative to phone the surgery to let us know you will be unable to attend your appointment. There is an answer phone for out of hour calls. We feel that the circumstances in which it is not possible to let us know that an appointment cannot be kept are very few.

Patients must pay for all chargeable items received at that visit. Any treatment involving the provision of laboratory items e.g. crowns and bridges will require payment at the start of the treatment (with the exception of dentures, which can be paid in three instalments). In the event of late payment, we hold the right to add legal fees, debt collector charges and commission, and our own administrative costs.

We are here to help

If you would like any further information about care at the practice please contact us. We want you to be entirely satisfied with your care and treatment.

Complaints Procedure

We aim to make your experience at the practice as pleasurable as possible. However, should you have any complaints, please contact the Practice Manager on 01322 225788 or email at smiledartford@btinternet.com who will be able to deal with your complaint and talk you through our procedure. Alternatively, you can pick up a copy of the complaints procedure from reception.

Violence and Aggression Policy

Our philosophy is that violence is unacceptable in whatever form, for whatever reason. This policy is intended to protect everyone who works at the practice from possible harm from violent or aggressive behaviour.

We define violence and aggression as:

  • Actual or threatened physical assaults on staff
  • Psychological abuse of staff
  • Verbal abuse which includes shouting, swearing and gestures
  • Threats against practice personnel which occur in the workplace.

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