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Here are a few quick answers to any queries you may have

• Do I need to be registered to see the dentist?
You need to register/book an examination with the practice to be seen under the NHS. Private patients do not need to be registered to have an appointment.

• Do I need to pay to be seen on the NHS?
Yes, unless you receive certain benefits

• How much will it cost me to see the dentist?
Every course of treatment starts with an examination. Currently on the NHS an examination will cost you £23.80. Private examinations are £65. At the examination the dentist will discuss the full costs of any proposed treatment, in a treatment plan.

• Will I see the same dentist every time?
We aim for you to see a dentist you have been seen by before, however this may not always be the case unless you let us know if you have a specific preference. In this case we will do our very best to accommodate your wishes. Please bear in mind that if you have booked an emergency appointment this will be with the dentist that is a available on the day and not necessarily the dentist you normally see

• Is gum cleaning the same as a normal clean?
No. Gum cleaning is otherwise known as root surface debridement which cleans the teeth both above and below the gum line. A normal clean is normally what is said when talking about a scale and polish. This cleans the debris off of the teeth above the gum line. We have a number of different cleans available to suit your condition and needs; a check up is advised to assess this.

• What should I do if I have a toothache?
Call the practice at the first instance, during the opening hours, where a member of the team will help you to book an appointment.


0208 521 3777
0208 520 5533


Opening times:

Monday 9am - 5pm*
Tuesday 9am - 5pm*
Wednesday 9am - 5pm*
Thursday 9am - 5pm*
Friday 9am - 5pm*
Saturday 9am - 2pm*
Sunday 10am - 3pm

*evening & weekend appointments for private only

  "The receptionists are always smiling and willing to help you in any way they can...if you have an emergency they will do their very best to make sure you see one of the practice dentists. ." 

Last updated 29/11/17 Copyright 2017 Forest Dental Care.