'Open Wide' Mark to officially open Deepdale Dental Centre

(June 29, 2011)

Mark is due to officially open Deepdale Dental Centre, in celebration of its first year of operation, at a grand opening ceremony on Friday 1st July.   

Deepdale Dental Centre opened its doors to help combat the shortage of NHS Dental provision in Preston, and was being referred 300 patients per week from the Central Lancashire Dental Waiting List and now has 20,000 registered patients.

The Deepdale Dental Centre was formed from the merger of two smaller local NHS dental practices and with some additional funding from the Central Lancashire PCT was relocated into empty premises situated at the highly successful ISSA Medical Centre on St Gregory Road, Deepdale.

Mark said: 'I am looking forward to opening the new dental practice at Deepdale and meeting with the staff and dentists there. I am also looking forward to seeing first hand the new and improved facilities that will no doubt greatly benefit both the patients and the dentists.'

The practice was designed, built and refurbished with five dental surgeries on budget in just nine weeks and saw its first patients on time. On the day the new practice opened, it already had 3000 new patients on its waiting list!

The practice is fully Disability Discrimination Act compliant with all surgeries situated on the ground floor and equipped with the latest practice management software system, digital radiography and central sterilisation and decontamination facilities as well as a dedicated patient car park.  The practice staff speak a range of languages, including Gujarati, Urdu, Farsi, Punjabi as well as Spanish, Portuguese and Greek.

The practice has a clinical staff of 7 dentists as well as 14 qualified nurses and support staff.  The practice offers a full range of dental services including teeth whitening, non-metallic white fillings and smile restoration services illustrated on the practice’s website

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