To our patients and Friends of Smile Essential Dental Practice. 

Our team have been working tirelessly to keep Smile Essential a clean and safe environment for you. 

As a Dental Practice, we work in an environment where the prevention of the spread of a whole range of infections is woven into everything we do. In addition to our usual scrupulous cross infection control measures, we have been paying particularly close attention to all government guidance and updates related more specifically to Coronavirus.  

Following consultation with countless colleagues, opinion leaders, governmental bodies, medical colleagues in the direct frontline of dealing with Covid-19 and numerous in-house staff meetings, it is with a heavy heart that we have made the immediate decision from Monday 23rd March 2020 to temporarily suspend all routine dental care and restrict care to severe dental emergencies only for the time being. 

Whilst sad, we believe this is unequivocally the best and only choice in the present circumstances. Our absolute priority has always been to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and our staff. 

Our duty of care is not only to protect our patients and staff but also to minimise the spread of Covid-19 by enacting upon the social distancing measures as stressed by the government in recent days. 

As a team, we are doing everything we possibly can to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue our usual high standard of dental care for you when things return to normal. 

Our reception team will be here by telephone to answer any questions you may have or to help you in the case of a severe emergency. Please contact us on 0116 2891317 or email us on  If you have an appointment with us in our diary already in the upcoming days/weeks then one of our team members shall be giving you a call in the near future to reschedule it to a later date. 

Again to reiterate, we would like to reassure you that, as always we are here for you and shall continue to act to ensure the health and the safety of our patients and team. 

We shall, of course, keep you updated with any developments and when the time is right we look forward to welcoming you back to Smile Essential and bringing a smile back. 

Thank you for your support, and please be safe, take care of your loved ones and your communities. 

The Team at Smile Essential Dental Practice.