What Our Patients Say

Need to change dentists?

After several years with my previous dentist – and dreading every visit – I decided I needed to change. I can’t believe the difference, not only in the quality of care but also the dentistry which is far more advanced than I have experienced before. I have just had root canal treatment and can honestly say that on each of my visits I haven’t felt the slightest bit nervous – the team have looked after me fantastically and I am very happy with the results.

J.B, Leicester.

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Friendly Leicester Dental Practice…

I have been a patient at Smile Essential for a number of years. I used to be a very nervous patient and really hated going to the dentist after having several bad experiences at other dentists in Leicester. The staff are very friendly and very helpful too. From the moment you walk into the time you leave you are put at ease and any treatment you receive is explained to you.

I have recently moved to the Isle of Wight but I will be coming back to Leicester so I can have my treatment at Smile Essential.

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Dental membership plan offers a real saving…

Dr Niket Patel and his team at Smile Essential Dental Practice in Leicester are committed to providing their Leicestershire patients with the best quality dental care and treatment in a friendly environment.

Our mission is to help our patients to maintain the health of their mouth and encourage them to adopt a preventative approach to their dental care. Our membership allows you to attend for your regular dental appointments for only £12.40 per month. Attending regularly means your dentist can spot any concerns before they have a chance to develop into something more serious.

For just £12.40 per month, we will provide you with comprehensive dental care and more.

Here’s what is included:

• 6 monthly dental health checks. This includes a mouth cancer screening, all necessary x rays and photographs.
• 6 monthly hygiene appointments. These appointments with the dentist/hygienist include a thorough assessment of your gum health, fresh breath treatment, techniques to prevent gum disease, periodontal advice, and most of all, the thorough removal of built-up plaque that causes decay and a polish that refreshes your smile
• 15% discount on most dental work you may require – including most cosmetic treatments.
• 12-month guarantee on all restorative work (provided due care has been taken).
• Priority appointments for your convenience.
• Same day assessment of dental emergencies and dental pain.
• Dispensing of most antibiotics.
• Emergency call out.
•Dental insurance for treatment needed anywhere in the world as a result of dental emergency or accidental damage to your teeth.
• Worldwide emergency callout.
• Redundancy protection cover

By taking care of your dental health and attending regular dental appointments you will have fewer fillings, a healthier mouth and are less likely to suffer from toothache.

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A WOW experience…

After a lot of online research, I decided to go to Smile Essentials for a consultation about a smile makeover and all I can say about my whole experience is WOW! Even at the free consultation, I was taken aback by the friendly service I received from all members of staff and as I was happy with the suggested course of treatment (whitening, gum contouring and tooth bonding) and I felt it was very good value for money, so I decided to go ahead.

Now that the treatment is all complete, I am absolutely over the moon with the results and it has left me with a smile I am so happy with! However, the main thing that stood out for me was Lina, not just the results she achieved on my teeth, but her warm, friendly and caring manner that puts you at ease at every visit. She works so closely with you throughout to ensure you are going to achieve your desired result and her attention to detail and desire to get everything perfect for you really shines through (which was great coming from a fellow perfectionist!).

This isn’t my routine dental practice but I was made to feel like I had been going there for years and if it wasn’t for the fact that I live 50 minutes away, I would definitely be switching dentists!

Miss A.A, Leicester.

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Absolutely loving my new smile…

Absolutely loving my new smile …… thanks to Nik and the team. It was great to see my holiday photos this year and not be embarrassed by my smile. Nik assured me he could get my teeth straight and white and he never failed to deliver.

Thank you to Nik and the lovely, friendly staff at Smile Essential. I would recommend you to anybody. First class service

Mrs J.S, Leicester.

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Gentle dentists…


I have been to numerous dental practices before coming here, I always felt very very anxious and nervous. Everyone at Smile Essential does their utmost to put you at ease and nothing is too much trouble for them. The dentists and team are so brilliant and they take the time to explain everything before and during the visit.

They are so gentle and you don’t experience even on the initial injection. Also, there is no feeling that you have been to the dentist the day afterwards or even later after the appointment.

I would recommend this dentist and everyone that works there.

Mrs S.Y, Leicester.

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